Friday, May 7, 2010

Beautiful Pastels for Sew and Tell Friday!!

Hi, all!!

Wow! It's Sew and Tell Friday again!!  It has been a really eventful week here in the Nashville, TN area, but I still managed to finish a project - I'm telling you, Sew and Tell Friday has revolutionized my life!  I'm always trying to get something done that I can post online....  (If you want to see more of what we've been going through here in Nashville, check out this youtube.com link.)





So - here's my finish for the week  This quilt is for our quilt ministry, going to the director of my church's weekday education program.


Take a look at the back of the quilt - the teachers traced each child's hand on the backing and put their name in it so she can remember each one of them.  And I love the front of the quilt - this is a disappearing nine-patch pattern, which I had never tried before but I'm glad to have it in my repertoire now!  I think I'll be making a lot more of these.





I was inspired by a beautiful pastel quilt I saw recently somewhere online (of course, I can't find it now) but it wasn't until I remembered that I had a charm pack of Moda Kashmir II stashed away that it became a reality.  A quick trip to the quilt shop for a little yardage from the Kashmir collection, and some pastel solids from my stash, and this is the result!

 

I particularly like the quilting on this one, too - I just stitched on either side of each seam.  I think it enhances the quilt without overpowering the design...

So what have you been working on this week?  I can't wait to see!!  Stop by Sew and Tell Friday on amylouwho's blog and check out what everyone's doing!

Later!

Sarah

12 comments:

Lauren said...

The quilt is so cute. Glad the sun came out and the rain stopped in time for you to take pictures!

Dayna said...

This turned out great! I really like the softness of the pastels.

ivoryspring said...

What a sweet quilt - I love the fact that is going to bless someone as special as your church children's director.

Thank you for visiting my sew-n-tell, and leaving the kind kind comment!

Blessings.

manuela said...

Beautiful - the quilting works perfectly with the design. Love that little model you've got there. too :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very pretty! What a thoughtful gift:)

Michelle said...

Lovely, cheery quilt! Isn't it interesting how sometimes the simplest quilting is the best? Terrific gift! And your model is adorable.

beth said...

Love your quilt!! You're right. The quilting is perfect for this pattern. It's sooo nice of you to give this quilt away with all those handprints. The recipient is going to LOVE it!

KQuiltyBee said...

Absolutely fabulous--this will be treasured always!

P. said...

Love those soft pastels. The quilting is perfect for it, and the traced hands on the back are sure to be treasured!

Leslie said...

this is such a pretty finish

Darla said...

What an adorable little quilt. And the hands on the back are the perfect touch!

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

Hope things are OK there in TN! The quilt is really sweet, love the backing.