Friday, April 28, 2006
This quilt looks better than I thought it would, and I am very happy about it :-)
I hope it will give comfort to it's new owner when I give it away to Warming Quilts (Tepper som varmer), Norwegian Quilt Assosiation.
It is not the last time I have made Bento Boxes,
and I think they will look good very scrappy as well, for example with alternating 2 colours like this quilt, but with many scrap strips, various widths.
To enhance the pattern I can mix in a third colour.
I make blue and red blocks and mix in some yellow, to enhance the square. Hmmm - something to think about :-)
Over the years I have often started a second quilt with the same pattern at once,
only to find that I get bored and am making an Ufo instead of a quilt # 2.
If I wait to make the second quilt it is much more fun and I will see it through.
I guess many are experiencing the same.
The backing is made from all the little pieces and left over pieces of purple from my aunt's fabric collection, pluss a couple of my own.
As you can see, this quilt is quilted in sections.
I have also finished a name sign I have promised to make a while back.
Toril's name sign is in the mail as we speak.
The other one is mine, and I have a blue like Toril's too, as you see.
I pick the one matching my clothes the best when using them.
These stars are machine embroidered on linen, and finished like a small quilt, with hand quilting around the block.
In my guild we are encouraged to wear name signs so we can learn names and get to know each other better. It works well :-)
Sometimes we also get a raffle ticket at the door if we wear a name sign, and a special little gift is drawn.