Sunday, April 13, 2008

Four Seasons Spring Quilt

Blogging from England today. More on my trip when I get back to (snowy?!) Finland, but I just wanted to check in and to post this:

My Four Seasons Spring quilt has arrived in Washington State, so here's a photo of the whole thing. This is the first needle-turn applique I've done and I have to admit, I liked it. I think there will be more applique in my future. It's quilted really densely and the free-motion in the circles is far from perfect, but I hope that Alicia likes it! (This photo is pre-washing, the post-washing photo is kinder to my quilting.)

When I asked for UK travel tips, I offered a little give-away. It's a mini version of the quilt above, about 6"x10". I did a little stitching with pearl cotton on the center 'flower'. It has found a home with Karol-Ann in England Thanks to everyone who commented - it was my first give-away. I think I'll do another one for my two year blogiversary in August.


I finished both the swap quilt and the mini with Terry Chilko's fast finish triangles. I've mentioned these before - found them on Ami Simms' site.

16 comments:

katelnorth said...

Gosh, Karol-Ann is always winning stuff -she's so lucky! Or maybe I'm just jealous...

Karol-Ann said...

I am very pleased to be the new owner of your beautiful mini-quilt. Thank you very much!
ps Kate is just jealous!!!

Cascade Lily said...

Oh your Four Seasons quilt is GORGEOUS! Alicia will love it!

Brikebrok said...

very original your mini quilt !

Ruth's Place said...

Both quilts are fabulous! Congratulations Karol Ann! I think we are all a wee bit jealous. lol

Valerie said...

All your quilts are great! I am just learning to quilt. I am really enjoying it though. It gives me a sense of peace.

julieQ said...

That is a cool quilt! I like the side triangles to hang it if you wish.

Duyvken said...

beauitful quilt!

anne bebbington said...

Love both your four seasons quilt and the baby you sent to Karol-Ann - great design so clean and fresh just like Spring :o)

Libby said...

Love your 4 Seasons piece - oh, who am I kidding? I love 'em all *s*

Guðrún said...

I do like your 4season quilt, very original.

Helen said...

Ohhhh, your 4S quilt is lovely, look at that quilting! Very nice!

Louise said...

Wow, right back at you - I LOVE your 4 seasons quilt! It's just gorgeous; the quilting, the fabric and the design. Well done!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That sure is lovely - fresh and modern! Great job.

Cheers!
Evelyn

susan said...

oh lucky girls that got those two quilts! you did a wonderful job, i cant believe that was your first needle turn applique! i started a flickr group up for swapping 6"-12" little quilts, i would love to have you check it out
http://www.flickr.com/groups/725005@N21/

Very Terry said...

Thanks for sharing my Fast Finish triangle technique! I just moved my site and the URL has changed:

http://www.terrychilko.com/VeryTerry/Tips.html

Thanks again! Terry