I am a little late getting this up this month, but that is the way things go with the holidays! Better late than never, and as an apology for being late, we have 2 quilts this month!
These two wonderful quilts were made by a wonderful member Stephanie! Here is what she has to say about her quilts.
“These two quilts were a custom Christmas order for two sisters. The sisters are very close in age but could not be more different. Their mom and I talked about their hobbies, style and what their rooms look like. We settled on an anchor design for the older sister who is into nautical symbols and zebra print and a vinok for the younger sister whose first love is Ukrainian dancing. I wanted the quilts to have something that tied them together so both have a modern ombre background.
I based the anchor design on Tula Pink’s Anchors Aweigh quilt. Instead of piecing the anchor in I pieced it separately and appliqued it on the quilt top using a blanket stitch. It gave me a lot more freedom with the background and allowed me to downsize the anchor. The vinok was a completely different challenge. I created the design on my own, hand cutting all of the flowers and appliqueing them on using a fusible and my free motion foot.
The ribbons are real vinok headpiece ribbons and they were very challenging to deal with.
I quilted both quilts with an all over swirl pattern on my domestic machine and machine bound them for durability.
I am really looking forward to hearing how much they love them.”
Great job Stephanie! Want to see what other projects our members are working on? Check out our flickr page! Join us again next month for a new feature quilt, and don’t forget our block of the month will be posted the first week of January!