collaboration

Stephanie and I make an awesome team. One of our favorite things to do is to peruse the fabric store and come up with great combinations. We try to have an idea in mind beforehand so that we know how many different fabrics we'll need, how much we'll need, and what theme or feeling we have for the finished project, etc.
(click to enlarge) In this case, I saw a similar quilt in an old magazine I had laying around. It was a much larger quilt, on a different scale, and was bright green and hot pink. I knew I wanted to create a quilt with lots of great colors - and I knew that I wanted it to be boyish.

I liked the brown print a lot and used it as my inspiration for the other fabrics. Ideally, I would have backed the quilt with the brown as well, but I didn't for two reasons: 1-I wanted the print on the back to be less busy than that, and 2-The other fabrics in the quilt were much less expensive (it's backed with the red print).

I got the fabrics home, cut, and laid out, and then sewed it all together. It's a super simple pattern and it came together pretty quickly. We liked the circular theme throughout many of the fabrics and wanted the quilting to follow. We picked a pattern with a varied swirl and Stephanie got it marked and started quilting.

Stephanie finished the quilting and binding last weekend, so we were finally able to give it to my newest nephew, Mason. My sister-in-law loved it. I hope they get a lot of use out of it!

9 comments:

Melinda said...

I love your quilt!! How awesome that you two can work on projects together. My sisters and I have TOTALLY different ideas on everything. My one sister takes over my projects if I ask for any advice or help. It's like I'm the baby sister and I'm not capable of doing it and she has to take charge. It's hard sometimes. I totally love your colors for the quilt! How special to have such a great quilt from his two aunties! My sister, the one I mentioned, is making Sam a quilt. She wanted me to tell her what I wanted, but I love surprises. She thinks we won't scar the baby for life if we wrap him in a pink blanket and dress him up in some girl snow suits, but we are morally opposed. Jon won't stand for it. Anyway, I bet Mason will always want to carry that special quilt with him!

Art By MAR said...

Beautiful quilt! You are talented. I so admire people with the ability to sew. My mother taught me when I was young but I have never been good at it.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful job..I have to say, quilting looks so hard to me..you sure should be proud to show this off..Wonderful.

muirwoodsue said...

What a beautiful quilt. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt, but I dare not take on another craft (right now).
It's great that you and your sister can work together -that makes it all the more special.

Sarah C. said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm in awe. Tried once and got frustrated, and, well, it's still in a pile. LOL Your nephew is sure to treasure this one. tfs! :)

Lily said...

what wonderful color choices

Distressing Delilah said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Sandra Collins said...

this is gorgeous - quilting has always been absolutely fascinating to me

Noelia said...

What a beautiful quilt! I'd love to learn how to make these.