Saturday, January 05, 2008

Quick and slow crafting

When I decide to make a gift, sometimes it can go really quickly. For example, I decided to make a quilt for my friend Anna's newborn daughter. I was inspired by the Nani Iro fabric at work (I bought some of a different color while in Japan), threw in some Shot Cotton, and this is what I came up with.


I think it came out very nice, considering I made it in a day. I really, really love the inspiration fabric.


I quilted each of the colors a different direction.


The back is the same color as the binding - watermelon!


Now, for slow crafting. A few months ago, Anna told me that a Bobbi Bear I made for her son was lost. So sad! A couple weeks after he lost it, he got sick and asked for "Snoopy Bear". I immediately cast on for the bear, but I couldn't get it finished before the holiday crafting bonanza. I finally finished the bear today.


I hope everyone will like their presents - fingers crossed!

8 comments:

MinaG said...

Love the quilt, very classy. And the bear is too cute for words!

Nell said...

Great quilt. I love the sophisticated look of it.

yaiAnn said...

Love the quilt! I might have to steal your idea of big blocks and multidirectional quilting! Hope you don't mind! =)

Oiyi said...

Great quilt design!

jennifer said...

how could they not love them? i love the quilt!!!

xo
jen

SJ said...

That bear is absolutely adorable -- but he does look a little cold! I think maybe he wants to be wrapped up in that beautiful quilt.

Marisa said...

Nice quilt! Always great to whip something up in a day, and you did a very pretty and quick project! Love the little bear too, it was very sweet of you to make another one. I'm sure it is well loved.

Tami W. said...

You do such beautiful work. You inspire me...
Tami