Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll enjoy reading about my quilts and travels. I make lots of quilts, many as gifts, some for charity, and a few on commission. I love to travel and I own a car, but I am afraid to drive in heavy traffic. So I often use public transportation to visit big cities. I don't just go on trips--I have adventures!
Last night I finished Rabbits and Flowers, a quilt for co-worker Kristina R. Today was her last day at the office, as she and her family are moving out of the area. I found out about a week ago that she was leaving, and I decided to make her a quilt. My spy told me that Kristina likes rabbits, and when I did some spying of my own, I noticed a couple of personal items in purple.
Rabbits and Flowers For co-worker Kristina R., who likes rabbits. Partly from stash. Original design. 55" square. Began 7/2/2014, completed 7/6/2014.
Theme fabrics had been in my stash for years. I don't think they are from the same line of fabrics, but they work well together. Rabbit squares are fussy-cut.
I was able to get 12 fussy-cut squares in the rabbit fabric.
I got 9 squares from the floral. Trying a layout.
Auditioning dark purples to fill the remaining spaces
I went with the one on the right, which is a tad lighter than the other.
This and the next couple of photos: trying out placement of dark purple squares.
This was my favorite. The diamond shape seemed to add some movement.
White-on-white squares attached
Sewn into five columns
Quilt top finished
Once again, the finished quilt
I gave the quilt to Kristina this afternoon. She was surprised and happy to get a quilt. Her mom happens to work in the office and I invited her to the presentation, which made it a little more special.