Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Quilt-a-long Finished (finally!)

Everyday last week (except Friday) was absolutely gorgeous. So, the kids were outside playing on their new swing set, having lunch on their little table and soaking up the sunshine. While I enjoyed a bit of a break, set up my sewing machine on the kitchen table and watched them while finishing up a very old WIP.
I made this quilt using a pile of fabric gifted to me from a dear friend (who has taught me everything I know about quilting), Jeanette. She had made a blanket for her niece & didn't like the color scheme requested for the blanket ... but I did. I finished just a few weeks behind that first quilt a long and then ... nothing. I took it out a couple of times meaning to finish it, in fact I even promised it to my Mom for her last birthday ... which was near the end of February. Then life happened, Ryan leaves town multiple times, I get pregnant, the holidays ... well, you know how it goes! The quilting only took me a little over a day to do ... with lots of breaks to care for the kids of course. I just did each block's design, but I like the way it makes the designs poof out a little.Then I finished binding it up this weekend. And I just love the way it turned out! :) Makes me wish I hadn't promised it away ...


  1. I think that is my favorite quilt of your so far. I love the colors and bold patterns. You can really see the patterns with the chosen colors.

    Sorry, I would not keep the promise and instead give another one of your great quilts! That one is a winner!

  2. Forgot to say how much I love the pictures of the kids playing on the new quilt. Pure whimsy. That would be a great header picture!

  3. Great job!! I love the colors!

  4. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! That quilt looks seriously comfy and warm. And it seems that your kids are enjoying it too! I just love that blue/green/brown color combo. Your mom is one lucky lady! :)


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