Monday, November 29, 2010

City Green Quilt

Here is the quilt I made from my brother and his wife for Christmas.  We had a little family get-together the other night, and I was able to give it to them.  I think they really like it, and that makes me happy.  I used the City Green pattern from City Quilts by Cherri House.  I made it a couple rows longer, though I now wish I would have made it even longer.  My brother is 6'8" and needs a tall quilt, but this will do.  The pattern really grew on me after a while.  I wasn't sure about it at first.  The original uses a very dark sashing.  I like the ivory as I feel like it highlights the colors better. 


I love the back.  The main fabric is Kona green grass.  I also used a strip of Kona lime and some Nicey Jane.

 I did straight-line quilting following the ivory sashing.  I quilted a single row on the horizontal through each sashing strip.  I then quilted three rows on the vertical--one down the center of each sashing strip and one on either side, just inside the colored blocks. 

The final part of their present was the argyle pillow.  I know my SIL loved it and was super excited.  She said it's her favorite thing I have ever made.  My husband was a little sad though.  Looks like I'll be making another one.

13 comments:

  1. I love it!! The colors really do pop on the ivory background! And the argyle pillow is so suer cute!

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  2. Yes! We love them! I can't wait to get them home and on display.

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  3. how cute... your husband was sad that you sent the pillow away!

    Gorgeous projects. I love them both so much.

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  4. Kati, this is fabulous! I really loved that pattern in City Quilts, but I think I like your version even better! I agree, the lighter sashing lets the colors pop more. And I can see why your husband was sad to give away that pillow, I would be too :)

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  5. GORGEOUS! I love the quilt and that pillow is awesome!! Did you piece the pillow or is that the actual print of the fabric? I love it! Both are super nice!

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  6. Hooray for you...what a beautiful quilt! I'm glad that you liked the pattern, and I'm honored you made it for your loved ones!

    Merry Christmas,

    Cherri

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  7. LOVE them! Sabrina, you lucky ducky!!! :)

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  8. Great quilt, I love the colours!

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  9. This is beautiful! It's fun to see it done in a different colorway.

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  10. I just found you through the Gen X spotlight. I love your stuff! Is the argyle pillow your own design? I've been looking for a pattern or wanting to design my own and haven't gotten around to it. I love yours!

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  11. 6'8"Holy cow! He must walk around with a bruised forehead all the time from bumping his head. OMG have to clean the top of the fridge if he's coming over!

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