Meet Chester and Iz

First, let’s meet Chester, a quilt for my dad, who is made from a Moda Farmyard layer cake using the Strawberry Fields Brick Quilt pattern.
Here’s a close-up of one of the layer cake pieces I didn’t want to cut:
Chester's Farm

Here’s a look at the backing fabric with the chickens on it. I had a lot of this fabric, and it’s neutral enough that it’s not offensive with it’s poultry-ness. Believe me, I have some offensive chicken fabric still in my stash.

And now – here’s Iz, for my mom, which has 30 paper pieced pineapple blocks.
Here’s a close-up of the border, which used to be her kitchen curtains. I had to piece it in places to make the width of the quilt, since it’s almost a twin size, which was some tricky matching. You can also see the feather quilting I did in the light colors of the pineapple blocks.
 And here’s the back, with the 5 blocks in the different light values I didn’t use for the front: 
Iz - Back
They will be wrapped up and shipped off in a couple weeks!

6 thoughts on “Meet Chester and Iz

  1. I love both of the quilts – great job. I have not had any luck with paper pieceing but your pineapple blocks are very tempting! I really love the colours you have used in them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Finally got around to listening to the podcast and you got me all weepy with the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” reference. I couldn’t figure out for a long time why that song always makes me so sad, but you’ve put your finger on it. Dr. Green!

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