Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Quilt in the Garden

There's is nothing like the satisfaction of putting the last stitch in a quilt for a sweet little girl.

Here is Esmae's quilt finished and hanging in the garden for a "captivating" photo.

The back of the quilt. I just need to make a label for it now.

As I was sewing the binding on, I was thinking that the combination of colours were like a tropical fruit salad, with papaya, mangoes, pineapple, peaches,melons, bananas, oranges with a kiwifruit or two thrown in the mix. What do you think ?

For the series of quilts that I am making, I am using the design Tabestry Garden Quilt from the book Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts. The reason for this is that the design is very simple and showcases the fabrics perfectly...and the quilts don't take long to make ! I have used a combination of fabrics from my stash and for the large squares some KF florals. I quilted diagonal lines in each block using an orange thread.


Anonymous said...

It definitely looks delicious! I would think a little girl would have fun looking at all the interesting fabrics and picking out her favorites.

janet said...

yummy quilt, I love kaffe fabrics and the simple pattern shows them off so nicely.

pebbledash said...

That is quite beautiful - lovely zingy colours. Hope you're feeling heaps better. xx

vanessa said...

Oh superb! That really is a fabulous quilt, the colours are, quite simply, delicious!
Vanessa xxx

kimberlee said...