Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Next up on my list of nieces and nephews to receive a quilt was Sara, who happens to be my Godchild. Sara simply requested that I put some pink in her quilt and left the rest up to me.
In a previous post I shared the beginnings of the quilt:
The design was loosely inspired by this quilt and this one.
I love the freeform improvisational style!
I used pieces from my scrap bins to make the colorful strips.
I think they look like streamers dancing in the wind. Hence the name. It's fitting for my niece too, as she loves to dance.
The little strip towards the right that is higher than all the others is her. She loved to hear that!
I made the binding with the same fabric I used for the background, but added two colored strips on either side of the quilt. I tried to make it look like the streamers 'float off the edge'. An idea I got from Katie's 'Anything Goes' quilt (seen here).
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The red fabric was intended to be a heart from the start and was the inspiration behind the design.
I had to add that darker blue piece to the top in order to make a strip that was wide enough.
Each individual strip is pieced...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Here's my little story (a warning that i may sound a little philosophical. I just get that way sometimes!):
First off, my name is Cinzia, pronounced chintz-ee-ah!
How long have you been sewing/quilting?
When I discovered the world of modern quilting a couple of years ago, I was totally hooked! What i like about it is that it allows for so much creative freedom within a medium (sewing) that i enjoy. I don't like to follow patterns so coming up with new designs is what I like best.