Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Two Little Banshees blog and a fun bright quilt!

First, our winner from The Stitch Sanctuary giveaway

Blogger Jessica said...
I love the Giselle collection - which they are carrying! Thanks for the chance to win!
June 9, 2011 5:48 PM
Thanks Jessica, enjoy your quilt kit!

Kate from Two Little Banshees, or never enough hours,  worked up this darling quilt from her fabric stash. I love her color combination! Be sure to check out her blog for some fun ideas, she makes fun little stuffed animals, knits, bags, she does it all! Here are her tutorials, and some super cute downloadable patterns here and here...go check her out!

I think my favourite part of quilting (and any sewing) is choosing the fabrics. I love to get them all out on the floor and make piles. My sewing room is never neat and organized. I need mess and little stacks of fabric everywhere. This quilt grew out of that. 

It started as a pile of aqua and red fabrics and as it grew I added in some green. I chose a simple block that required one fabric and a background fabric so I could just do a few blocks here and there and work out how big I wanted it as I went.

 I remember having a few ideas for borders but I do love flying geese. I don't think you can go wrong with flying geese. Originally I sewed them on the opposite way with the geese pointing in, but it did not look right so they were unpicked and sewn the other way. 

As I pieced this quilt I had amazing plans to hand quilt with perle cotton, but I realised when it was finished that this would take too long and this was when I learned to free motion quilt.

 Definitely not the most perfect quilting, but it had greatly improved by the time I had finished!
I have made quite a few quilts in the 2 years since I finished this one, but I think this one is still my favourite.



cinzia said...

this is super cute! I love the triangle border!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the colors in this quilt! They just pop! Great job!

marth225 said...

such a happy quilt - I like it

Cecily said...

Pretty, pretty! Great fabrics!

claudia becker said...

i love border!!!!
Congratulations, very special!

LynCC said...

What a pretty, cheery quilt!

Jenniffier said...

It is very lovely. The colors are great and so is the design.

Mel said...

It was this very quilt of kate's that caught my eye and encouraged me, at that point a non-quilter, to contact her directly and ask 'where do I start?' I had suffered a late miscarriage and wanted to make a quilt to commemorate that baby's life. I told Kate the whole story in an email and she responded immediately (despite being a mother of three young girls, two of whom are twins!) with directions on where to find inspiration and further guidance. It took me a year but I made that quilt (and many more since) and it covers me now as I sit feeding my newborn son ;) So yeah I think this quilt and Kate herself, is amazing!

Kate said...

Thanks for sharing my quilt Megan and Megan.
Aww Mel - you are a natural quilter xx

Andrea said...

I like the fabric, , beautiful quilt