The first quilt I did was in a pattern I had already done once. The "Disappearing Nine Patch." I took photos along the way so I can show you a mini-tutorial on that one soon. But today you get to enjoy the final piece!
The second one is called "Small Plates" which is a small square inside of a big square. (Secret: The big square is really four strips sewn around the small square. Tricky, I know.) I did one in mostly pinks and the second with red. That way they looked very different from each other, yet used most of the same fabrics!
The other new thing I tried with these quilts was the way in which I quilted them. In the past, I've used a walking foot on my sewing machine and did straight lines along the seams. (Stitch in the Ditch and Echo Stitching.) This time I did Free-hand quilting with a free-motion foot, meaning I could move the material any direction I wanted. I did try to follow the basic idea of stippling. Although it was really scary to try this on a real quilt (my test scraps were awful), I'm glad I did. I loved the way they turned out!
They are both square, about 32 x 32 inches.
Little girls, know that you are loved!