Friday, December 19, 2014

A quilt for Aliyah

Before I moved to California, when I lived where it snowed in the winter, I sewed a quilt top for my niece, Aliyah, and blogged about it on my blog and over at Robert Kaufman's blog, the swatch and stitch.

And then I finally sent it off to Angela to work her magic on it and personalize it for Aliyah & gave it to her for her birthday this year!

If you look closely, you can see Aliyah's name in the bunting.

And I made a scrappy backing to finish it.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Remix by Ann Kelle and Quilter's Linen, both from Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Banner Quilt by V and Co
Designed by Vanessa Christenson
Made by Me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 12/15/10
Finished on 4/23/14
Quilt measures - 40" x 45"

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

#ParkBenchQuilt - Finished quilts & blocks on design walls...

Early this year, my latest Block of the Month (BOM) design, Park Bench, hit stores, and I started a series of posts showing off the blocks you have been making of each design. Today's post is all about your finished tops and quilts!

I've been collecting pictures of blocks and quilts as quilters share them on Instagram. I'm loving how your tops and finished quilts are coming together and the fabrics you have chosen to make your quilt unique!

Of all of the posts I've shared from Instagram, which finished quilt are you enjoying the most? Which one has inspired you to start working on a Park Bench quilt? (Instagram user names are above the images in blue lettering.)

You can still post pictures of your blocks, top and finished quilt using #ParkBenchQuilt and you might find your work featured in a future blog post or on one of my social media pages.

Share which Instagrammer has inspired your Park Bench quilt or which block is your favorite in the comments! Thanks so much!

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