Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fonda's Blue and White Finished

I finished Fonda's Blue and White quilt last night.  I gave it to Fonda today, her last day before retiring.  She loved the quilt.  As mentioned before, Fonda is Dutch and proud of it.  She loves blue and white pottery, figurines, etc.  Those elements were the inspiration for the quilt.  Below is a photo of the finished quilt.
Fonda's Blue and White  60" square

The following pics are from the beginning of the quilt, which I didn't take the time to post as I progressed.  Ordinarily a quilt like this would have taken me 10-14 days to produce.  I did it in four days.  I boogied!

EQ sketch

Windmill block (a referral to Fonda's Dutch heritage)

Windmill blocks laid out on the design wall.
Most of the blue and white-on-white fabric was from stash.

Blue and white teapot fabric.
Also from stash, given to me by a friend.  I love blue and white teapots, and I gave up some of this fabric for Fonda.  There's still about 2/3 yard left for some future project for myself.

Teapot fabric joins the windmill blocks

Finished quilt top

Backing fabric--a sweet miniature print in blue and white (new)

I used a pillowcase technique to sew the quilt sandwich together, turned it right side out, and top-stitched along the edges to close the opening.  The quilt is tied with embroidery floss.  Another WIP and WHIMM finish.

Enjoy retirement, Fonda!

1 comment:

  1. What a great quilt and absolutely perfect for the recipient!! Congrats on getting it done so quickly :)


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