Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Quilts for Christmas

Some quilt projects I made for Christmas presents:

I made this pillow for my niece:

It's based on her tattoo.

The butterfly Celtic knot is reverse appliqued (by machine with a blanket stitch), the star and other elements are regularly appliqued (also by machine with a blanket stitch) using freezer paper.

For the border, I made up a simple foundation-piece-able pattern, and used black fabric with each line to create a stained-glass effect.

This is the quilt I made for Chris:

This is the biggest, most elaborate quilt I've ever made.  It was quite a logistic trick to keep such a big project secret from the guy who lives with me.

Fortunately Henri was willing to help.

I plan to post a step-by-step of these in a later posts.