Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bright Baby Quilt

There are so many baby Lucases in my life right now that it is almost hard to keep track. This very bright quilt - which I hand quilted - was made for Lucas Velez Ruffin, the son of Melanie Velez, my colleague at the Southern Center, and her partner Jonathan Ruffin.

Here is a wonderful picture of Lucas on the quilt when he was still a tiny one. As I have mentioned before, there is no better thanks for a baby quilt than a picture of the baby on the quilt.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Vibeke's Throw

As I was continually making quilts for her children, I thought it about time to make one for Vibeke as well. She and her husband are agronomers so the fruit and veggie fabrics left over from a previous quilt seemed like a good fit. I also used batiks and stacked and wacked them. I hand pieced most of the blocks, not a good idea with batiks, so it was slow going. It was machine quilted by Regina Carter. I put a few of the blocks on the back because I wanted to experiment with a couple of other things and had to add some batik zebras which are not really visible in this picture.
Unfortunately, I didn't realize until I had already given it to her that the quilt was actually not big enough to serve the purpose I had imagined. So I will have to make her another one before too long.