Saturday, July 28, 2007

patchwork obsession: part 13


This quilt will be going to my wonderful Mother-in-law today. I was originally making it for myself, but decided I need to give it away. If I decide to make another one for me, I have plenty of pink fabric on hand.

Here is the backing fabric...I love the back and binding...more so than the front.

Here are a few of my favorite parts of the quilt...

There are no puckers in my quilt. None. This surprises me and I am so happy to report that I am a much better quilter than a year ago. Hurray for progress!
We have a family reunion to go to today for my husband's side of the family. Thankfully, the weather has cooled down a bit, so maybe giving a quilt as a gift in July won't seem quite as crazy.

22 comments:

HobbyMommy said...

That quilt is really lovely. Your free motion stippling is excellent!

I was looking at some of your earlier posts since I just found your blog a week ago. I found your Dec. 21 post and was tickled. I used that same line of fabric for quilts for my daughter. I plan to post a little quilt tour of my home this week so be sure and stop by my blog! You'll be able to see your fabrics used "the Buggy Barn" way!

Also, it is really great to see someone else in her thirties who loves to quilt, sew and craft-- someone who seems to need to be creative the same way I do! HA.

Anina said...

Wow, Amanda! It is absolutely gorgeous! You are quite prolific, I must say. I love the pink.

dot said...

Beautiful quilt. Your mother in law is going to love this. Your stippling is great, it is amazing how time and practice improves our abilities. DOn't give up.

capello said...

whoa, your MIL is one lucky lady. LOVE the quilt!

Beth said...

Oh, it's beautiful! You did such a nice job.

Mirre said...

What a wonderful quilt!
I love the fabric you used for the back!

serina said...

First time commenter here. Love your blog, love your work. I'm a newbie quilter.

This quilt is gorgeous. Just the colors I'm hoping to use in a quilt for my daughter's bed. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Lisa said...

Oh, my goodness, that is sooo pretty! Wow, you are an amazing quilter! Do you have a long arm or just really good at machine quilting? i've given up on machine quilting, my neck starts to ache, my fingers cramp, it's not pretty. So I hand quilt. So I don't make many quilts.

The Wooden Spool said...

Hi, I found your blog linked to Lisa's (Pink Lemonade)........I love all your quilts and creations! FUN and pretty!

Linda said...

Gorgeous as always, Amanda! Your MIL is a lucky lady. Hope you have/had fun at the reunion!

kat said...

Wow Amandajean if your mother-in-law didn't adore you before, she's going to really love you now~

The quilt is absolutely lovely. Really. You are quite the artist.

erin said...

i wish you lived closer to me - i would love some lessons. all your quilts are just gorgeous. i am sure that your mother in law will adore this one!

sulu-design said...

What a lucky woman your mother-in-law is! I've admired this quilt since you first posted it in its beginning stages, and with each step closer that you came to completion, I fell more and more in love. This post takes the cake - your top stitching is gorgeous. Congratulations on your advancement as a quilter!

Heidijayhawk said...

stunning amanda!! how long have you had a quilting machine?

Mama Urchin said...

It's so pretty!

Tracy said...

I adore this quilt, it is beautiful! The colors, and top stitching are lovely!

Clair said...

What are the dimensions for the blocks? I am considering doing something in that pattern type for the blues quilt I need to make for October.

amy said...

I love this quilt. The colors are so pretty and soft. And your quilting is excellent! I wish I could do as well.

April:) said...

This is so pretty:), love the colors and the beautiful stippling:)!

Samantha said...

What a beautiful quilt!! I love everything about it! Did you have a pattern you followed or did you make it up? My goal was to make a quilt this year but I don't quite know where to begin. It's a little intimidating :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Chara Michele said...

That quilt is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This is the MIL and I love the quilt but even more, I love the gal that made it.