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More Quilts!


I decided to make my interest in quilting a bit more useful in 2010 and made a couple of quilts to give as Christmas gifts.

The first of these was for Keith and Karen (andPepper!). With all of them keen on sailing I decided a nautical theme was in order and came up with all kinds of ideas, some of which I actually used!

Having chosen the picture of a yacht to use, I enlisted the help of my other brother to enlarge it to fit the available space, and also to be in scale with the picture of the black labrador I had managed to find on half a metre of fabric at a quilt show last summer! I had to show Pepper sitting on the deck!

The center panel was appliqued and then the borders were attached around the edges. I originally got the idea for this quilt when I purchased the pebble fabric on a visit to Truro.

Keith and Karen's quilt

Keith and Karen's quilt

I had initially thought of trying to embroider a dog on the deck but when I found the labrador fabric I did breathe a sigh of relief. Much easier to apllique one instead!

'Pepper on' the deck!

'Pepper on' the deck!

Not the clearest photo but you get the idea!

The second quilt I made was given to my sister-in-law, Maggie. I based the design on one I had seen in a book but modified to work with the quantity of fabric I had to use. The braids  are made from bright batik fabrics.

Maggie's Quilt

Maggie's Quilt

The original design had all the braids running in the same direction and next to each other.  I felt the overall design here looked better with a strip of plain fabric between the braids. The binding was also done in the batik fabric.

I was really pleesed with the finished results of both these quilts and I am planning to make another couple this year. Not sure yet who will get them or what fabric I will use but it is only February!

In the meantime though, I am going to have a go at some freeform crochet and see if I can make a dent in my yarn stash!

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