June 20, 2011

Quilts For My Sister, My Friend

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In a previous post, I shared that my sister picked out fabric for me to make her a few quilts for her living room.  They're done!  There are three table toppers, 20" and less, and one piano bench cover.  All made out of 8 fat quarters, 1-1/2 yards of brown Bella solid, and white muslin for backings.

Hanging on the design wall

Liberated wedding ring quilt block - tutorial at Little Miss Shabby

My favorite - fun circles!  I'm getting a circle cutter after this project - you'll definitely see more circle quilts from me!  The circles are quilted in a freehand round manner with brown thread, and the white background is quilted in freehand stipple with yellow thread.  I didn't have a matching green thread, so I chose yellow instead so it'd show up more and enhance the background.

Piano bench cover with 3 layers of batting - hmm, much cuter in real life than this picture.

Back of the piano bench cover

Enjoy, sister!  I Love You!

If you'd like a handmade quilt in one of these patterns Contact Me !

Linking to:
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Miki Willa said...

These are wonderful. Your sister is very lucky. I love the piano bench cover! What a wonderful idea. How did your machine do with three layers of batting?

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

@ Miki Willa - For the piano bench cover, I first freehand quilted the quilt top in a meandering pattern and then added two additional layers of batting with the backing, sewing right sides together and then turning it right side out. I then used my *new* walking foot to quilt the straight lines you see in the picture of the back. It worked great!
Mrs. Hearts

Amy said...

Found your blog via Our Simple Country Life. These quilts are beautiful!


felicity DOT quilts AT gmail DOT com said...

LOVE the circles!!

noga quilts said...

Lovely works! I love the circles, so beautiful. Your sister is certainly lucky!

Amy said...

I LOVE the circles quilt!! Very cute!

Quiltstory said...

Lucky sister! Absolutely gorgeous! Great designs and fabrics. Thanks for linking up!

Shanna said...

so pretty!! I love the fabrics you used! You've inspired me to make a seat cover for my piano bench...adding to the list!

Sofia L said...

Looks great. I love the colors!!

Pamela said...

I love the patterns and colors you chose. And the idea of making one for the piano bench is brilliant. I'm sure it was fun knowing they were for your sister. I love making things for mine.

Marg said...

Love the colours and patterns, the circles quilt really caught my eye.

Rachel D @ Just Sew Y'all Know said...

All of these are absolutely beautiful!

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!

Sandy Jenney - Organize with Sandy said...

They look beautiful. Thanks for linking it up to my link party.

Amy said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the browns and blues.