Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Presents Part 2

It was a happy homemade Christmas this year. I was excited to try my hand at larger lap quilts as gifts for my extended family. The pinwheel quilt was a gift for my brother-in-law and his wife. I loved the simplicity of the fabrics and how they complemented each other, and I appreciate the look of a pinwheel quilt.


My largest quilt yet -- twin/full size -- was a gift for my parents-in-law. I asked my husband for advice on the fabric choice, and we decided to go with Kate Spain's Fandango line which I was able to pick up on Ebay. It has the look of Spanish tile which is a nice match with the decor in their Arizona home. I kept the pattern extremely simple in order to let the fabric shine on its own, and I was amazed at how it really did bear a resemblance to a colorful tile floor. My quilting was also spartan on this piece, so it was almost more along the lines of a duvet than a quilt this time. I'm hoping to try some new quilting techniques on some smaller pieces in the future to see if I can get the hang of more intricate work.

2 comments:

  1. And it's even more beautiful in real life! We love it!!! :)

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  2. We love it, Heidi. Thanks so much. The quilt does work really well on our guest room bed. Thanks for your thoughtfulness and creativity sent our way!
    Love,
    Mary & Mike

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