Monday, October 19, 2009

Wonk wonk, it's Chloe's quilt!

I am so excited that I finally get to post about this quilt, because it is now with its new owner! I sewed the blocks for this quilt pretty much simultaneously with these ones, cuz I was so stoked to try out some wonky quilting, and I wanted to play with more colors at once. And, since my BFF had just had a baby exactly one week after me, and another BFF was recently pregnant(she had her baby this month!), I decided they each needed a quilt, and went with the same pattern for both. Anyways, here is Chloe's quilt, finished!

Front of quilt
This finished at appx. 50"x50", I think. The sashing is white Kona muslin. It is so soft, I love it! I like it more than regular Kona cotton, its much softer, and with a 50% off coupon from Joanns, not too pricey! Various fabrics, mostly scraps, leftovers, and a few bits of fat quarters to add some more prints in the blocks. The binding is solid pink.
Back of quilt
I really really like the back of this quilt. I can't decide if I like the front or the back better...

I hand embroidered both Chloe's name and two butterflies meandering along the sashing. You can also see the quilting a bit in this photo, it is a loopy design all over. My free motion quilting is definitely improving! There were many fewer spots that make me wince on this project!

Close up of one of the butterflies.
The other butterfly is opposite colored. So much fun to add these kinds of things to quilt tops!

This quilt is now in its new, good home, where I am sure it will be well loved for hopefully a long time!


Melanie said...

she is on the quilt as I type this! It is so lovely! And I love your new header... so colorful and envy-inducing. :)

sewtakeahike said...

cute!!! you did a fabulous job with those wonky blocks and those butterflies! so cute!