Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Christmas present still sitting on my shelves

006, originally uploaded by myittybittyquilts.

Ok, I made this lap quilt in plenty of time for Christmas, but alas, it is still sitting here on my bookshelves. Why? Well, I haven't labelled it. Seriously, of all the steps in making the quilt, why is this one holding me up?
All the fabrics in the field of the quilt are various Amy Butler lines. I participated in a quilt block swap at and ended up with a fantastic variety of 6 1/2" blocks. I used the free pattern on her site as my inspiration, but of course, changed many things.
I think the hardest part about this quilt was choosing the borders. I knew that they couldn't be too wild because of the busyness of the field. The blue is one of the Amy Butler solids and the light green is a small check from the City Girl line.
I chose to do a small stipple all over the whole thing. I adore the crinkly look, so I washed it and dried it before gifting. I also like to do this so the recipient isn't surprised and especially, displeased with the quilt after THEY need to wash it.

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