Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quilting Favor and Giveaway Winner

This week, I returned a completed quilt to my mother who had pieced the top and bottom - beautifully, I might add. This was a trade - she makes so many lovely clothes for my daughter, I was happy to return a stitchy favor quilting this project for her.

The quilt is for a new baby boy in our family. She did an excellent job selecting boy-ish prints and mixing them with great geos. Taking her first dive into quilting patterns, she found a layout she liked and boldly modified it to meet her measurement and fabric requirements. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss in quilting. If you don't know the rules, you don't worry about playing by them. What freedom!

I did an all-over meandering quilting. Boring, yes. But that crinkled up look just can't be beat.

Look at these adorable applique patches she put on the back of the quilt!

I enjoyed the process of quilting someone else's top - getting the joy of finishing without the drudgery that sometimes comes with piecing and quilting one's own. Now this quilt is off to its rightful owner, and I can move on to some other projects. :-)

In other business... the winner of the 6 Fat Quarter Kumari Garden giveaway, via Random Number Generator, is Denise from PA! who said:

Denise in PA said...

It's all so beautiful, but I have to Marala in Pink in my favorite. What a great line - thanks so much for the giveaway! Love the pillow too - I'm becoming quite fond of Hexagons myself!

Denise, I'll get in touch to arrange mailing your prize. Congratulations!


  1. darling BOY quilt! team effort gifts are the best.

  2. What a lovely quilt, I love the colours. Congratulations to Denise.

  3. The quilt looks fab & I love your meandering quilting, -not boring at all!