Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Secret Quilting Part Two

Here is the quilt that I made for my brother and soon to be sister-in-law! I wanted it to have color in it, but be neutral enough that it could find a place in any room of their new house.

The example quilt used bold colors in floral prints, which is part of what attracted me to it. Even though I love that type of color combination, I settled on a fairly monochromatic scheme for each of mine.

Each of the quilts has a paisley theme. On the quilt I posted yesterday, every other rosy square was a paisley print and the tan backing fabric was also a faint paisley. On this quilt the centers and cornerstones of each square are a bold and more modern paisley, while the backing fabric has a faint traditional print in green. Paisley, paisley, paisley! That gets a little bit tricky when you say it three times fast!

While I was taking these photos, one of our apartment complex maintenance workers let me know that I'm not allowed to dry blankets on the volleyball court. Good to know!

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful work Monica! I'm sure they will be so happy with this gift! It's so good to read your blog and see I'm not the only one writing about books and quilts in the same place!

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  2. Wow! They look great, you really worked hard! I love sewing and embroidering!

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  3. what a beautiful quilt!! and such a labor of love! i know that your brother and sister-in-law will LOVE it!! :))

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  4. Thanks Laura! It was with your blog in mind that I realized it would be okay to add another topic!

    Dawn, I've admired your sewing of those darling pouches and aprons! What sorts of embroidering do you do? :)

    Thank you so much, Lori!

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