Of course, once Bernie's quilt was done it was clear a lap quilt for her partner Patrick was necessary too. This one did not require quite as much effort as it was a quilt top I had made some time ago from some beautiful batiks that I bought in the United States. I love the combination of blues and browns in this quilt.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Bernie is visiting my family from the United Kingdom for a couple of months. I thought it would be fun to make her a quilt. She enjoys those bright pastels which are so much fun to use in quilts. She carefully chose those prints she liked and we decided to do just a very simple basic block quilt. Using the simplest block possible is a good way of showing off colours and textures without the distraction of complicated designs. We chose many of those beautiful Kaffe Fassett prints in clear fresh colours. Bernie loves her quilt and there were enough blocks left over to make a couple of cushion covers.
This little table runner caught my eye online. In general, I don't use hearts frequently in piecing or quilting but I liked this little block and thought it made an attractive runner.