Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tasha's birthday quilt


My niece Tasha turned 12 on Tuesday, but I only managed to get to give her present to her today.




Not the best photo - quite fuzzy really - but she was so excited when she realised I had made her a quilt and that I had used the same fabric as the bag I made her last year - I was astounded that she recognised the fabric from the back and she was only seeing the binding that 1/2" of fabric. The quilt I made her was in fact made with the same block as her bag from last year.



When she saw it was a quilt she said how much she wanted one. Now she doesn't need to drag her cover of her bed when she wishes to sit under one in the lounge room (sorry another really fuzzy photo)



Cuddling up in her new quilt.
















The "Spiral Strips" quilt was made using a Butterfly fling Jelly roll from Moda. This is one of my favourite fabric ranges.

This is the 2nd quilt I have made with this range - I have given both away. I still have a layer cake and I making that up for me to keep.

A look at the quilting on the back, this was the first time I have tried swirls & I am very happy with the outcome. Dianne did the free form butterflies for me as I just couldn't get it right.







5 comments:

Vicki ♥ said...

If I was your niece I would be really thrilled to get that quilt too Gail.....its fabulous :)

Bev C said...

Hello Gail.

Your niece looks so pleased with it. A lovely idea to use the same material as the bag. I am sure the quilt is being loved to death by Tasha.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Karen's Korner said...

Gorgeous quilt...the fabric and design were made for each other

Cass said...

Gorgeous quilt Gail! :)

Lorinda said...

Mum and I think it is beautiful. Tasha should love it for life.