Monday, April 07, 2008

Pig and Flower Quilt

I finally finished the pig and flower quilt for my niece Lyssie. I have really enjoyed finishing some long unfinished projects in the last few weeks. It always means I can think about and plan new things.
I really enjoyed not following a pattern for this quilt and designing it myself.
I had one big bit of fabric for the back, but it wasn't wide enough so I used scraps from the front to make it wider.
The machine quilting looks ok from the front (not so good from the back). It definitely improved as I went along.

27 comments:

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Terrific quilt - the little pigs are super cute. You have inspired me to have another go at machine quilting - cause hand quilting is just soooo slow! I think I might try a cot quilt - it must be an easier size to manoeuvre.

Di said...

I love it - those little pig faces are so cute and i think that the strip of scraps on the back adds a lot to it!

Gina said...

LOVE IT!! Amazing - what wonderful work.

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Beautiful Kate! I really don't know how you find the time with your two littlies (think I need some tips!)

Kitschy x

Cathy said...

You have done a lovely job of the quilt - it is so pretty.

Blossom said...

WOW...I'm in awe!!! That's an adorable quilt. Your niece is so lucky to have something so special from her aunty to treasure for ever. I'm sure you must be her favourite aunty!!!

Jodie said...

Thats gorgeous, I especially love the pig. You just can't have too many pigs in craft I say - they really are cute!

Jacquie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. This is fabulous!!! I just adore it. You are so creative. The colors, the design, the quilting...wonderful!

Annie said...

I LOVE the pieced backs. I too am enjoying finishing off some projects. You are working like a machine!

Jody said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! The quilt is wonderful and you can just see the love that went into it.

hilde said...

That flower quilt is wonderfull!! What a lucky girl is your niece! It's amazing how many things you are finishing and making these days, you must have some super-energy (before the baby is born and perhaps there is less time to craft..)

periwinkle said...

love it- so cute. I agree, the stripes on the back do add to it.
Lisa x

djbebe said...

Gorgeous - the pigs are very cute and you did well with the machine quilting flowers - I can't do anything past random swirls.

sue said...

The piggy quilt looks wonderful Kate. Next you will be writing your own patterns. I am sure your niece will treasure it for years to come too.

Jelly Wares said...

Gorgeous quilt!!! Very clever of you to design the whole quilt yourself.... The quilting looks great..

Jodie

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Kate it looks beautiful. I'm so glad you are one of those people that don't worry too much about the back. I love a scrappy back.
Love the flowers for quilting too.
I'm sure your neice will love it too.

Poppy & Mei said...

I. AM. IN. LOVE. WITH. YOU!
This could be very, very dangerous for me & very, very good for you...;) Xxx

dizzyjadey said...

So pretty! What a great design and combination of fabrics.

Jenny said...

Just so gorgeous!

Kris said...

I love pieced backs! Your quilting looks wonderful! Okay, I just plain love the whole quilt. You did a great job!

Philigry said...

you make such beautiful things! wow!

christine said...

how cute. you are so creative!

two hippos said...

The quilt looks so lovely, you will be a very popular aunt!

Selina said...

pigs and flowers are so pretty!so beautiful for a little girl

JuicyFig said...

I love it I love it I love it! I love the pigs, and the quilting and the colours - well done you!

Kath
x

Anne said...

Oh, I love that pig and flower quilt. So cute! :)

Chara Michele said...

It looks amazing!