Friday, September 16, 2011

Finishes...Woohoo!

My first finish in the bag is my donation quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids.
I used the pattern available on the site, the Storytime Squares tutorial by Rae Hoekstra. This is the front...
and this is the back. I just pieced together the remainder of the fabrics. I did add one small block like that on the front because I had some pieces.

I used the same quilt idea to do a baby quilt for my friend. I have spoken a lot about this on my blog, so just in case you missed it, dad is Japanese/American so I used Japanese fairy tale prints. Mom's family is from Austria so I used Moda Hideaway to give that Austrian village look to it.
Here's the front...

and here's the back.

I know it's hard to see but I outline quilted around edges and did a window pane in the center. There is no line down the center; that's just a crease from where it was folded. I did a close-up shot of the backing material. We have fairy tales, and fairy tale villages on the front, and nursery rhymes on the back.

Sorry, I was taking pictures of it at night. Also, ignore the extra thread on the left! I did the binding in the nursery rhyme fabric as well. I'm so excited! Now I have to wait until the end of October for a shower. Darn! I got done to soon!

Linking up here!
Finished it Fridays!
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

7 comments:

Ruth said...

Your donation quilt is gorgeous, and I love the hideaway quilt - very calming colours!

Angie said...

These are both very beautiful! I love how you blended the heritages of the parents into one quilt. Fabulous work! Love the colors on the charity quilt, too.

Karen said...

Hi Melinda....I love these two quilts and their backings! Very nice!

Karen

Sue Daurio said...

both quilts are wonderful! I love a pieced back and yours looks great!

Megan said...

What a great quilt for 100 Quilts for Kids! It's great! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

2 finishes! Woohoo! Sew cute, too. I'm gonna have to check that pattern out.

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Love the hideaway. Looks great!!! Thanks for linking up.