A Tale of Two Quilts {pinspired}

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I have been a little quiet around here, because I have been trying to get some stuff done, before I go out of town for a couple of weeks (I’m leaving for the USA to go see my nephew tomorrow!) so real world issues have taken over my blogging time 🙂 I have Korean souvenirs to take to family, but lets be real, there is only so much Korean stuff my family members need in their houses, so I decided that I would make quilts to take and give to my mom and sister. (If I made it, they have to like it right?) Speaking of my nephew, look at this amazing picture of him with a doll I sent him,

Charley and baby

They’re twins right? He is such a little porker, and I cannot wait to plant kisses all over his chubby cheeks. And then my sister sent me this picture a couple of days ago……

charley count down

Don’t you just die? I am so stinking excited to see him! (oh, and my mom and my sisters….but mostly Charley.) Anyway quilts. So this quilt is the one I made for Sarah, (I am apparently bad at surprises, so if you don’t want to see your quilts Sarah and mom, stop reading now) it’s a slightly brighter version of the colors she has in her living room, so I thought of her as soon as I saw the fabric. The fabric is pretty awesome because it was also one of my prizes from Project Run and Play, so I thought it was fitting considering Sarah was more stressed and emotionally involved in PR&P that even I was (we had a lot of FB messaging nights over that, she was so stressed for me!)

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The front is made entirely from fat quarters that were cut into 5″ squares, and the stars are all a little wonky, because I didn’t cut them to be a specific size (on purpose 🙂 ) I just lopped an angle off and added the cream, squared it up, and then lopped another angle off, and squared it up again to make the points of the star. I was originally inspired by this pinterest pin, I just didn’t follow any directions so much as look at the picture. I had the quilting done in a scallop pattern because Sarah loves mermaids, and I thought it would be fun.

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The back was just scraps and pieces I had left over from the fat quarters, and an accent fabric I was able to find locally.

My mom’s quilt is one I started before ever even moving to Korea, (inspired by this pin, but again made without following any directions, since that’s apparently how I roll, I just figured the dimensions based off of the size I wanted.)

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I made the whole top in the states, but never finished the back, and was sort of dreading quilting it, so it was put away for the last 18+ months. I finally dug it out because I have a quilter here I take things to, so I didn’t have to dread anything 🙂

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The back is just made up of whatever fabric from the front I still had left over, so it’s quite pieced (so a double sided quilt?) The binding is also made from scraps. I love the pretty floral quilting this one has, even if it’s hard to see in photographs.

As a behind the scenes/keeping it real sort of deal, I thought this was a funny picture and I couldn’t help but take it; this is how I got the quilt pictures…. I asked the kids to hold the strings I attached with safety pins, at a wall above the middle school; at least they are helpful if not somewhat board, and worried more about the metal by their hair flower than the dirt their hair is dragging in. (and she dropped a shoe off the wall.)

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  6 comments for “A Tale of Two Quilts {pinspired}

  1. March 26, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Ooh I like your quilts, especially the color schemes. Your nephew is ADORABLE and I hope you have save travels going to see him.
    Sometime you should do a post on sewing in Korea, where you buy your fabric and stuff.

  2. Shauneen
    March 27, 2014 at 2:32 am

    The ‘Fat Friends’ picture is my absolute favorite! I love it!

  3. Shauneen
    March 27, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Can’t wait to see you, and the beautiful quilts!!! Travel safely! Only 2 more sleeps…:-)

  4. March 27, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Those quilts are incredible!! Your Mum and sister are very lucky. That countdown picture is ovary-meltingly adorable. xxx
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  5. March 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    That kind of thkniing shows you’re an expert

  6. May 9, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Your’s is a point of view where real intelligence shines through.

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