Sunday, May 21, 2017

Spools for Alyssa




Finished this one - it was so fun to piece.  A quilt for my niece Alyssa to take to college.  She is a cancer survivor and wants to be a pediatric oncology nurse.  She is a star soccer player - and a quilter!
Alyssa loves homespun, repros, batiks, and wanted some maroon.






















I always like to add a bit of sashiko to my quilts:



The machine quilting was fast, simple, and fun -



8-inch blocks.  Medium/dark spools on light backgrounds, with a few opposites mixed in.  Plenty of gold/orange to complement the maroon.  Some "fade out" blocks.  Blues and greens too - to balance those assertive maroons and golds.



Wish I could deliver it in person but it's packaged and ready to send to North Carolina tomorrow!



x
Cynthia

12 comments:

  1. this turned out beautifully--love the colors in this especially the maroon/gold combo lovely work
    hugs, Julierose

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  2. A wonderful assortment of fabrics and a great finish :) So charming!

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  3. What a special gift. She sounds like a remarkable girl who knows what she wants and will succeed! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  4. What a wonderful gift. The colors are lovely and I'm sure will be enjoyed by your niece

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  5. Lovely piecing, I like that way to do spools and bow tie blocks rather than using the triangle method.

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  6. I love Alyssa already. Perfect quilt. When u come to NC...I am in Charlotte..meet me here for lunch

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  7. Such a lovely gift! I too like how you have added those little touches of sashiko quilting.

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  8. The colours are beautiful—they manage to look modern and vintage at the same time. Love it!

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  9. A lovely quilt and a lovely gift. I really like how you have balanced out the colours, and love the little sashiko additions.

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  10. You realized a beautiful quilt and your niece chose great colors ! I'm sure she will treasure it !

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  11. That is such a gorgeous quilt!! Love the addition of sashiko stitching.

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