Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Monday, June 10, 2013

Birthday Quilt

I have made a few quilts for my brother over the years but he asked me to make him one for his 50th birthday coming up...
I didn't want to do anything traditional this time so the design is based on what he's special in his life.... his children, his vast book and art collection, his birthplace and his family..
All the fabrics are from my stash and I used a couple of techniques ; the letters from Tonya Ricucci's book "Word Play Quilts" and the blocks are sewn on paper foundation ending up as 4 1/2' squares.
As soon as I get an appropriate backing fabric it will be on the HQ18.
Has to be ready by late next month when we are going to be at his party ! Can't wait.
I also been doing some more charity quilts on the Handi Quilter to practice my skills.
For this one I tried different free motion on different blocks..
My garden at the moment...


Long ago I used to do folk-art painting, this is my mailbox....
Wish I had time to do it still....