(I think I will eventually need to work on a better set up for photographing my work... most of these are taken late at night after I have giddily finished a project and ask my boyfriend to hold them up while I snap a few pictures of them. You can usually spot his fingers in the upper corners and his pants at the bottom ;) )
While I had yet to really grasp the ability to match up my seams properly when I made this quilt, I think the colors do a good job of distracting you from the sloppy seams ;) This was one of my earliest 'from scratch' designs, and while it is nothing extraordinary in terms of design - just a simple chevron design made with half-square triangles - I was quite pleased with the end result. I made it as a baby gift for my best friend from high school.
A little while later I made another baby quilt for another friend and this time I was a bit more adventurous with my choice of pattern (this one if the Kissing Fish quilt pattern from Freshly Pieced). This one involved over 250 individual half-square triangles be sewn, ironed and squared up to make the 'kissing fish' blocks. It took me *ages*, and seriously tested my patience, but I was determined to have neater seams and it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. You may recognize this one as the source for the scraps used in the mug rug I posted previously.
Having had my fill of half-square triangles, I instead chose a simple gingham style pattern for a charity quilt we did for the guild. These quilts would eventually be donated to a palliative care center here in Quebec where the families of the patients would get to keep the quilt once their family member passed on. I really agonized over the design for this one, as I wanted something soothing and simple... I can't help but see a tablecloth in the finished product, but I think the shades of blue and the red quilting and binding make for a nice effect. You will also note the amazing seams on this one! ;)
I have a few more quilts to show, but those ones will be in upcoming individual posts.