31 May, 2010

Five

This quilt could have been called Rainbow Sherbet. Or perhaps a light lemon sorbet. You know that fancy dining convention of serving sorbet in the middle of the multi-course meal to cleanse the palate? Well, this is that quilt for me.

After finishing Roots I needed a little break.  Something light, something easy, something fun. With a baby shower to attend this past weekend, for the new baby of a dear cousin, I whipped up this little quilt. 

You see, I am 5 days older than this particular cousin. Growing up I also loved to point out that I was 5 days smarter, better looking, funnier, taller, and stronger than him.  I stopped teasing him when he grew to well over 6 feet tall and could kick my butt when we wrestled. Damn dancer's legs on him!

This little gem was easy to make, but a lot of fun.  You could easily swap out the appliqued #5 with a letter of choice. I fused the number on and satin stitched around it. Otherwise the rest of it is simple piecing. The back was a little polka dot number, as was the binding.

Free pattern coming out on Friday.

14 comments:

Sunshine said...

Very cool quilt! Simple doesn't exclude striking when it comes to describing quilts, does it?

Cheers,
Christine

Exuberant Color said...

Your Roots quilt is fabulous, and so many memories and helping hands to make it. I can see why a simple quilt is the perfect way to wind down.

corinnea said...

That's fun.... you have a great way of interpreting your family into fabric!

made at greenlodge said...

you make it look so easy. simply beautiful. is it all hand stiched ?

sew katie did said...

The simplicity is awesome. I like to see what prints and colors put together. I never would have thought of this combo and it works so well! I like the bike quilt too!

elle said...

How cool. Hi Five to you!

whatktmadenext said...

What fun! Love the story behind it!

Miri said...

Fun quilt! Love your straight lines of loops quilting!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I love everything about this quilt! Five is a wonderful number.

Jessica said...

I do love those fabrics you chose--they come together so perfectly in this project!! I make it a point to remind my sister that I am exactly 4 years and one day older than her. That one day is big...BIG!

Victoria said...

Love it! I set out a few months ago to do a little number quilt, (the #2). Unfortunately mine lacked dazzel, and I ditched it... yours however has lots of dazzle and loads of charm!

Samantha said...

what a fabulous 5! love it...

amandajean said...

what a fun little quilt! i love the story behind the five, too. i love quilts with a good story behind it.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Thank-you for all the compliments.

Made at Greenlodge - unless I specify, the only handstitching I ever do is finishing off the binding. This was all machine pieced and quilted.