Thursday, November 7, 2013

Now I Can Share

So my sister's quilts got to California okay and now I can share the other one. If you recall, this was the quilt I made for my sister K. She loved it, by the way.

And as a treat to my sister S who is a world traveler, I made another lap quilt with this fun Italy print collection by Dear Stella. My sister's favorite country is Italy, so I knew I had to make her something from this cute fabric line.

 There were Vespas and maps and stripes. I bought a half yard of each of the fabrics, with no real plan in mind except to make a quilt. Because of that, I ran a tiny bit short and in the photo above, if you look closely, you can see I pieced one of the squares.
 I had just barely enough of the stripes to bind the edges of this lovely lap quilt.  Excuse the order of the pictures. I am not computer savvy enough to rearrange them.

 Here is the front of the quilt.  I wish you could see all the little maps and buildings that are labeled. It is too cute.
 The grey print is sort of an aerial view of a body of water and surrounding area. I loved that print.
 Here is the back. I used up all the big chunks and added some Terrain by Kate Spain. I still came up short so I used a darker blue green print that I have had forever. It just felt Italian to me.
 My sister was very surprised and that is just what I wanted. I do love a good surprise gift.
I am glad I was finally able to share this. I have been dying to show it off, but I am glad I was able to keep a secret. The end result was fun!
Talk to you soon.


  1. And as the receiver of the surprise quilt I can tell you all it is a fabulously beautiful quilt that I just fell in love with. The little squares with the italian scooters and then the ones with all the various Italian landmarks, like Pisa & Rome - just adorable. Love-love-love it!

  2. What great quilts! I'm not sure which I like better!


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