Monday, 19 December 2011

Quilt Number Two...

Okay, so I know that there is no post on my blog called 'Quilt Number One,' but you'll understand why I posted this one first in a few weeks!  I have a friend who is having a baby (and I'm not telling who it is in case she is reading this!), but again, in keeping with my inability to keep gifts a surprise, I just had to post photos of the quilt I made for her baby!  Here it is!

The quilt was made mainly from scraps that I had from previous projects, and I think that the colours look pretty good together considering the only thing I bought for this project was the white sashing.  I had originally cut some 5" squares into triangle quarters for a project that I was starting but ended up kiboshing it because it didn't look quite right.  So, instead of the 'easy' formation of pinwheels (like found here), I pieced all of the triangles individually.  This took much time, and I admit, I almost gave up (pinwheels are not my favourite right now). :)  I also didn't use any sort of pattern, so I had to change a few things along the way which added to the project time.  But, now that it's finally complete I can tell you that it was worth the effort!  Now for some more pics (sorry they're a bit wonky...I really need to work on my photography skills)!


I used a meandering stitch to machine quilt the entire piece...I think that using a walking foot and quilting with straight lines would have been beautiful as well, but I don't have a walking foot yet (I really need to get me one of those)!  Here's a close up of the meandering stitch:

I'm thrilled to be able to wrap this one up...look out, it might be coming your way!  


  1. It's great how you added that row of bright scraps at the bottom. I like how it contrasts with the white of the pinwheels. Nice to meet you, Karina!

  2. karina you need to teach me how to meander....i love to quilt too...and your quilts are gorgeous!! well done! so proud of you! - sarah witmer

  3. I would love to teach you how to meander, Sarah! One great resource is from Elizabeth Hartman at :


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