Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A lap quilt finished

This is my newest lap quilt.  It is made of 12" blocks from the BOMs over at 15 Minutes Play.  The background is Kona Jade (I know, it is blue, not green).  The sashing and binding is a Kaffe shot cotton with red warp and maroon weft.  There is a little bit of green Batik, that drives Tom crazy because it is not balanced.  The rest is fabric I made by cutting up my favorite Kaffe's and making fabric with them.  It is quilted with a large overall stipple in a King Tut variegated red by Superior on top, and a variegated gold/brown on the back.  While I love excellent quilting, I love seeing the fabric and the patterns created by the fabric more.  I think that is why I have not been really motivated to learn more about machine quilting.
Here is the back.
Originally, I was going to use a very colorful sheet I found at the Goodwill.  When Bella was over last week, she wanted the room darker for her nap, so I put the sheet up over the window.  It looked so beautiful, we decided I should make curtains out of it instead.  Then, I didn't have any idea what I would use, so the quilt sat.  I was going through a bin looking for something else, when I found this piece I had been saving for just the right thing.  I guess it was waiting to be found for this quilt.  I have a noren ( traditional Japanese fabric dividers, hung between rooms, on walls, in doorways, or in windows) that has these three ladies on it leading into my studio.  I bought it in Japan, and was really excited to find the fabric last year.  But I digress.
The quilt is 42" x 52"", just the right size for my lap.
Just a little snow this morning.  We are told we will get quite a bit tonight.  It will be interesting.
Joyful quilting, everyone.


Sarah Craig said...

It's beautiful, Miki! I love the colors on the front, and that's a spectacular piece of backing fabric!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations on your new quilt! It's lots of fun, and the colors are rich and warm.

Samantha said...

I love it!f The colors are awesome!

Stephanie said...

Congrats on a finish! Love your color choices on this one. Fun fabric on the back, too.

Snoodles said...

Lovely bright colors...I really like this, Miki! The fabric on the back is such a stunning piece - no wonder you hung on to it for a while!
Take care with the big snowfall that's coming...I was just watching the weather channel and saw what was coming to your area! Stay safe. :)

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love your color palette! it's just so luscious! Snuggle up and enjoy it with all your SNOW! ;-)