Thursday, March 31, 2011

... finishing what i started

citrus blocks

especially long-forgotten projects. like this quilt i started for my to-be-nephew last year and never finished. until a spurt of energy overcame me last week and i managed to make the quilt back, baste it, quilt it, and bind it in just a few days.

it makes me wonder why i put it off for so long, when it was so simple to finish.

citrus blocks back

actually, i couldn't decide on a backing for the longest time, until i finally saw this anna maria horner folksy flannel (diamond mine in grass) and decided it was perfect. i wanted something equally bright that would highlight the diagonal quilting. yay for yellow!

citrus blocks binding

i bound it in a simple grey polka dot to restrain the brightness just a little. i like it very much.

the quilt is 48"x48" and is made of half-square triangles with a variety of fabrics from my stash. the white is robert kaufman essex linen/cotton blend. this little quilt will soon be zooming through the skies to my nephew in toronto who is, hopefully, not too big for it now.

11 comments:

  1. love it! the polka dot binding is too cute.

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  2. That is gorgeous. It's perfect for this time of year too, really springy!

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  3. Hello, I just LOVE your blog! Found it while googling others who have made little folks quilts, and not only do you have yummy food and gorgeous fabrics -- you also have such a fantastic list of other blogs.
    Thank you!

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  4. I love this little quilt and love that you had a finish! I'm also in the throws of a half square triangle finish ..... From about 8 months ago! Better late than never!

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  5. It came out so beautifully! The front is gorgeous, perfect fabric for the backing and I love the quilting! That is one lucky nephew!

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  6. Love! The grey binding really sets it off.

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  7. it's lovely and I like your choice of binding very much. (it's a pity I'm not your nephew ;))

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  8. It's so light and airy. Love the AMH flannels for backing.

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