Thursday, 5 June 2008

Cranberry and Tangerine Forever

With all this talk of babies, some quilting must be done.

And really, my first priority is the small quilt for ALQS; I'm never late in swaps, and the thought of that happening horrifies me. Unfortunately, the machine needed for quilting has been in the shop, so I'm limited with what sewing I can do. Then the other night I remembered I had a second hand machine tucked away. So I pulled it out...

And viola! the quilt below, nicknamed Cranberry and Tangerine Forever due to its colors, is for Baby Eve. Eve is a Spring chicken and her Christening is due soon. I designed the blocks specifically for playful quilting--thinking about doing feathered flowers in the full piece blocks. Soon to come are two borders, solid cranberry and solid tangerine, of which I hope to use cranberry and tangerine varigated thread to quilt rows of hearts on the seams. That's the plan, anyway. Just don't hold me to it.

Although the colors are pretty intense, I think I'm on the right track. Two years earlier I made the quilt below for her older sister Clodagh. Her mom was over the moon with it, so I can't go wrong now...can I?
Little like sugar and spice, isn't it?


Erinness said...

OMG Sherry, that quilt is gorgeous! I love seeing your work, very inspiring. Your friend and her daughter will absolutley love it. The fact that you did it with your regular machine down, is even more amazing. Make sure you have some photos of this one for your mag!

Ms. Jan said...

Very much like Sugar and Spice, just like your girls. Love the artwork of them you got for your B-day. Hope it was happy, happy, happy.