A little bit of quilting – finally

Oranges and Limes – a quilt for a friend.  Every square is different – I started with a shape and added strips until it reached the size I wanted.  I spent a wet, cold week in July making the squares for this quilt – I spread the fabric out over the table at my Mother’s and played.

I mostly hand quilt using an embroidery thread.  I know how to free motion machine quilt, but have been too scared to experiment on an actual quilt.  I decided this was the quilt to play with  – I figured that by the end, I would have developed a new skill.  I love doodling and much to my surprise, I discovered that I can doodle quilt – it is fun, random and looks good too!  This will be hard to give away!

I  have not done much creating with fabric this year – too many other things have filled my time.  The other quilt that I completed a while back is for me – a little indulgence.  It has been sitting on my rocking chair for about three months and I have used it to snuggle under while watching DVDs or TV. I just took a photo of it then and both my boys looked at it in amazement – as if they had never seen it before.  They wanted to know who it was for and why they hadn’t seen it before – well, they sit next to the rocking chair every day, so I can’t answer that question – perhaps they are not good at noticing things like this unless pointed out.  I love the pastel coloured fabrics – they are soft and pretty.  I used up left over bits to create the back – I played with giant triangles – it was like doing geometry all over again – in fact, I like the back more than the front.  I was inspired by a friend from my past who is a very very talented and gifted quilter and gardener to use this pattern.  If you enjoy quilts and gardens, you will love her blog and her work.  Here is my quilt:

About sarahcondie

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, an ex-librarian, a minister's wife, a women's Pastor, a quilter, a reader, I enjoy thinking about things slowly, I love cups of tea, I love sitting at my kitchen table in dappled sunlight and chatting with my friends, my children's friends, my family abut anything and everything.
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3 Responses to A little bit of quilting – finally

  1. Cath says:

    They are both so pretty, Sarah. You are so clever. I love the oranges and lemons, and the quilting looks beautiful.

    I have boys in my house who don’t notice things too. Sometimes it’s endearing. 🙂 They are so different.

  2. Cath says:

    Sorry, I meant oranges and limes!

  3. Alison Blake says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the girly-ness of your personal quilt – and the 2 sides compliment each other – one very ordered and the other a bit crazy. The oranges and limes quilt looks very fresh and “zingy”!


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