08 March 2011

waiting for spring



Wishing for spring to arrive, I have finished two quilts to decorate the house. Both are made using quilt-as-you-go technique.

The blue linen tabletop is 20" * 21", using Quilters Dream Select (cotton) batting. It is quilted on one piece of batting, starting with the 4 center pieces at the same time, and building the courthouse step blocks in parallel. The last three logs are folded over to finish it up (white cross in the picture above).

The spring forward into spring wall quilt / lap quilt is 57" * 82" and quilted on Quilters Dream Poly (polyester) batting.
They really bring some expectations of greener days into the living room!

I am happy with both of them. The bigger one is a bit of challenge to keep squared up as you work on it. It is not completely flat, but has a relaxed, worn look already...

Wishing all of you ladies a great day on the 8th of march!

18 comments:

Kerry said...

Those squares remind me of spring windows, flowers on vases- so fresh and pretty!

Char said...

Beautiful quilts Marit. Let's just hope Spring comes soon. We've had enough snow.

Wishing you a great Women's Day also.

Leslie said...

i must confess...i am so envious of that larger one. it is so beautiful!

~Niki~ said...

very pretty, i am not familiar with quilt as you go.

Lori said...

Both quilts look very nice. What a nice way to welcome spring!

Amy said...

I love he colors and they turned out nice.

Evelyn said...

They are both gorgeous!! Love the little table topper - so cute! The colors are so fresh and clean... You are so talented!

liz said...

Your home must be very quilt friendly. How wonderful that you have somewhere to hang those pretty quilts to welcome spring.

Live a Colorful Life said...

such pretty colors together. Very fresh and lovely.

sewkatiedid said...

My favorite colors.

Janet said...

They're both lovely Marit, ver pretty and spring like.

Carla said...

What sweet quilts, Marit....they do look like Spring!

Nifty Quilts said...

Both are really lovely. Fresh, balanced, lively. You've been hard at work/play!

Quiltycat said...

Very Springy! I love them!

Shannon said...

I love them! So fresh and new. I love all the colors.

Sharon said...

Beautiful, springy projects! I hope they make spring hurry up and get here - I'm ready!

Mari said...

Fantastic, Marit! Love them both.

I have been visiting my grandmother, and came home with 17 duvecovers + pillowcases. Yummi!

otsaid said...

love love love