Thursday, February 26, 2009

on a roll...

I've been very goal oriented lately and have finished another quilt. I do better if I set goals before I start a quilt. I find I actually will stick to it. Here is a quilt for my 12 year old niece Mindy. Since all my nieces and nephew are in one family, I can't just make for one and not all of them. They welcomed 2 babies in 2008..not twins, just one born in January and one born in November. Those little cuties got quilts, so now I need to be fair and make the 3 others a quilt. Mindy's Birthday came first and she got an I.O.U in a here it is.

I somewhat took the simple path and used pre-cut Layer Cakes. They are fun to work with and I can get every piece of fabric in the collection without having to search everywhere for it. I simply place RST and draw a diagonal line from corner to corner, then sew 1/4" on each side of the line so I don't get that dreaded bias stretch. Next I cut down the center line and arrange my blocks and voila...instant quilt.

I have a baby shower to go to next weekend, so I plan on making a little quilt from a panel like this. I think it would be super sweet for a little girl!

1 comment:

The Holzwarth's said...

Can I be your niece too?!?!? That is BEAUTIFUL!! You do such beautiful work!! I love it!