History, part 1

So I am supposed to be cutting up some paper to make a pop up of Paris but a little procrastination never hurt anyone.  Just flipping through my IPhoto library and came across a bunch of old quilts I made back in NYC.

Our dear friends Elke and Dakila were having a baby a few years back and I had told Elke I would make her a quilt.  She decided to come with me to the City Quilter in NYC, my then local quilting shop to pick out the fabrics.  I let her loose and at first I was a bit skeptical about the colors but after sitting with them for a bit I came up with this. I used a block pattern from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.  The pattern was for the hot water bottle holder but assembled as a quilt it looks good. Along with the quilt I made a matching cushion with the left over block.  That cushion has been remade due to use.

Sebastian's baby quilt

Sebastian’s baby quilt

Lily has been known to sit and stare at it hanging on the wall.

Lily has been known to sit and stare at it hanging on the wall.

Sebastian's replacement cushion.

Sebastian’s replacement cushion.

After Sebastian’s quilt I made a Pin Wheel quilt for a friend at Penguin.  Jasmin was having a boy and thought it might be fun to make this.

Made for my friend Jasmin at work.  Just the top.

Made for my friend Jasmin at work. Just the top.

Jasmin's finished quilt

Jasmin’s finished quilt

Then I decided to make a Japanese inspired quilt from the Japanese Quilt Blocks Mix and Match.

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My Japanese block quilt

My Japanese block quilt

Soon after this one I found out another friend was having twins.  That meant two quilts. I hand picked about 20 different prints and started cutting.  2.5″ long pieces in two different design.

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Twin 1

Twin 1

Twin 2

Twin 2

Twin 2

Twin 2

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