Tuesday, November 9, 2010

mod pod quilt

I'm finally putting my winnings to good use and making a mod pod quilt for my boyfriend's best friend's infant son. I'm deliberately taking my time on this one; I tend to make mistakes when I rush.  In this case the new parents aren't expecting a gift from us so I have the luxury of time.  Although, I would like to finish this quilt before the kid is weaned. 

I'm a little concerned that the solids and print are too matchy-matchy.  What do you think?
Ha!  I just noticed that there's a fly on the Rhino's snout!

Monday, November 1, 2010

it's quilt festival time

I'm really proud to be participating in this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'm going to share a quilt that has been given many names.  In it's infancy I simply called it the Zig Zag Quilt.  After it was finished it was dubbed the Circus Tent Quilt.  Finally it became known as Lila's Quilt when it reached the hands of it's intended recipient.

This quilt was a gift to my boyfriend's mother.  Back in April her eldest son, my boyfriend's brother, announced that he was moving 500 miles away to Denver.  I anticipated that the adjustment would be hard for her and quickly got to work making a quilt especially for her.  Nick told me she liked fall colors so I picked a color palette from The Color Scheme Bible that I thought best represented the season.

She was really pleased with the quilt when she received it.  She told my boyfriend that it's going to be hung in a place of honor in her home: the living room sofa.