Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Quilt for Noa ...

I was recently comissioned to make a quilt for a young child and managed to finish well before the deadline. The brief was; purple, orange and pink with butterflies and dragon-flies appliqued over the top. Okay I thought, lovely colours, I'm up for the challenge.


I carefully pondered how I would combine those colours, came up with some ideas and a payout was agreed. Looking for inspiration for the fabrics I rifled through my stash and came across a charm pack from Moda Clementine, the colours involved pink, purple, orange, blue!! Amazing I thought, just what I need - now how to put them together??? I managed to find some block colours that matched the key colours perfectly and added white just to break it up a bit. The blocks are based on nine 5" squares sewn together 3 x 3, this is then cut into 1/4 making up blocks like these;
Each block is then rotated so that the seams do not match up and therefore it takes no time to put it together, I put mine together in blocks of 4 and played around with the configuration until I was happy. Some simple butterfly and dragon-fly shapes were appliqued over the top, personalised details were added and hey presto a cute and colourful quilt. I hope Noa enjoys this for many years to come.


Happy Birthday Noa Imogen for the 5th December.

5 comments:

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Gorgeous quilt,
You've done a lovely job.
Hugs, Sharon

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Fantastic Caroline. Yummy colours and pattern of course I LOVE the Dragonflies...

Zlaty said...

Very cute quilt Caroline! The disappearing nine patch is on my to do list.

Happy sewing!

Lynda said...

How clever you are to make something (comparatively)simple into something so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love that Disappearing Nine Patch you came up with! We did that as a challenge at guild early in the year. It's so versatile - love the dragonflies, too - great job!

Gerda in Canada