Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kira: her flowers

Ripely's believe it or not...the hand quilting on the sucker was done in 30 days. I have no idea how that happened. I was on a deadline. I used bright pink thread for the coins, light purple for the sashing and a dark teal for the border. I alternated the coin fabric for the binding. It turned out really nice.

The quilt was started while I was pregnant in early 2009. I finished it September 30, 2010. As I had posted before, I took a huge hiatis after my son was born. Once I finished my nephew's quilt I started right on finishing this one. I really like this one. The fabric is fun, bright and very girlie! My girlfriend doesn't really like pink so I chose yellow as the sashing. Kira is Katja's little sister. You can see how much my technique has improved.

I put a patch of coins on the back of the quilt.
I used a fabric iron on paper for the label. Galina washed the quilt the other day and all the ink came off. Sew much for that! I picked up a permanent fabric pen and plan to make all labels this way going forward. If you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment.


  1. This one is super pretty! Again, nice fabric combos. And I can see how your handquilting has progressed. I like the quilting design on this one, too.

  2. Thanks April. It's called a stacked coin pattern. It's so easy. You can use charm packs to make the coins. That would be even easier!