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: