Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Two Finishes

Two little finishes. 

The top was finished February 2020. It is made of 30s reproduction scraps I won that were left over from making a kaleidoscope quilt. I also added in some scraps of my own. 

The quilt measures 48 x 56. 

I pieced the batting and I quilted it with spirals in yellow thread. 

I had a sweet pea fabric left over from some pillowcases I made the grandkids when they were younger that I used for the backing. 

is a 36 inch square quilt. 

I received orphan blocks from a friend. The upper right and lower left blocks were already sashed in orange. (Yes, one block is set the wrong way but so be it. I didn't want to take it apart and put it back together again).  I sashed the other eight blocks in upper left and lower right with yellow. Then I sashed all four of those blocks with some of my scraps and then added a border. 
This quilt also has pieced batting and was also quilted with spirals. 

I had a one yard piece of colorful elephants that made a nice backing. And when I was looking around for something to use for binding I came across a splotchy polka dot fabric that matched some of the elephant ears. How about that!

A little birdie (well, actually I guess storks are not that little) told me that my nephew and his wife gave birth to Eva on January 1 so these will probably be heading Eva's way some time soon if little birdie sends me an address. 

And on to the next!



Nann said...

The gift that keeps on giving! Nice finished, Cathy.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Two wonderful little quilt finishes -- nicely done! Those elephants are perfect for the backing, too.

Julierose said...

I love your use of yellow--you are really good at it!! I am always afraid it will "take over" everything. Just perfect pairings...hugs, Julierose

Connie said...

These are so cheerful . . . I love quilts of many colors especially when they are happy prints and fabrics. Yours are delightful.
Happy quilting!
Connie :)

Linda said...

Isn’t it lovely when you can finish quilts to gift to newborns? Hope they receive them soon.

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The Joyful Quilter said...

Eva will be a lucky baby to have two such pretty quilts. Congratulations on your finishes and the new addition to the family!!

mangozz said...

Both are very cute quilts - there is something magical about 1930s repros! I've never made a row quilt before but it sounds like it might be fun, especially if it were some type of quiltalong. Maybe you should have one on your blog. On second thought, nobody would be able to keep up with you.

Mystic Quilter said...

Two super quilt finishes to start off the year.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Ohh what happy bright quilts - especially against the snow!!

QuiltGranma said...

Beautiful finishes for items no longer malingering in your closet! Wonderful! And for a good purpose as well, love to Eva!