Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Laura's quilt

My only local granddaughter will be a year old tomorrow. This is the April quilt from Lori Smith's quilt of the month patterns I made for her to remember her first birthday. I always hand applique but not here. I also love to hand quilt but this quilt has a flannel back so I machine quilted it, too. So not me! But I didn't want to fight the flannel. The back is a wavy pink and white stripe - very spring and very girly.

When I was first looking for fabrics, I found Hallmark had a celebration line so this has birthday cakes and hats and balloons in several of the pieces. I tried to cut so they'd show even though they don't in this picture.

Friday, April 10, 2009


This is just the beginning. At least I hope it's just the beginning! Even though the name of my blog is Gwendie's quilts, I'll post about other things, too. They'll probably be fabric related but maybe not.

I still have to take pictures of the blocks I've been making. I'm working on my version of The Circuit Rider's Quilt and I love it. I've done over 20 of the blocks so far and they're all hand appliqued. I've enjoyed working on this quilt more than I expected. I knew I'd enjoy it, but not as much as I have. I have a variety of fabrics that are mostly reds and greens. I've thrown in others just for fun and variety. I'm hoping to get some photos tomorrow.