Sunday, April 14, 2013

A March Finish

I finished this quilt as a gift  for one of my sisters-in-law.  She's married to my husband's older brother.

This is a project I started in February that got pushed aside.  I added it to my goal for the 2nd quarter Finish-A-Long. I used Jelly Roll of an April Cornell fabric called Portugal.  It's been sitting in my cabinet for a long time.  I liked the fabric when I bought it, but my tastes have since changed.  Fortunately, my SIL prefers traditional quilts and fabrics. 
I did straight line quilting on the diagonal across the main blocks and stitched in the ditch around them. It was a pretty quick process since this is just a lap size quilt.
The back is a larger print from the collection.  I didn't do anything fancy.  I had enough yardage do do the whole back out of the same print. 
The binding is another print from the same collection.  I had enough of this print as well as a coral/rose-colored print.  I decided on the yellow since the backing fabric had so much dark pink in it.
My SIL does a lot of home sewing, but very little quilting.
As an added bonus, I made her this as well.

My SIL likes her Friday night wine. (Who doesn't?) They're in the (long) process of renovating a home up on the coast in Gloucester.  She enjoys taking a walk down the street to a little liquor store to get her wine.  I made her this quick wine tote.  I've made so many bags in the past, that it didn't take long to whip this one up.  I made it larger than a normal tote since she likes to buy the bigger sized bottle.  Don't get the wrong idea - she doesn't drink it all in one night:)

Joyful stitching,

she can quilt

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  1. I think this is a lovely quilt. I like the pattern a lot. Looking at it closely, it looks a lot like a Sister's Choice except that in a Sister's Choice the border around the 9-patch would be put on the opposite way. (And of course the colors on the triangles would change.) The bag is very fun. Nice work on both.

  2. I love your new quilt! Your sister-in-law is very lucky.

  3. What a beautiful quilt... and useful gift:-) You're on a roll finishing things up!!!

  4. Love that wine tote - talk about a great gift.