Monday, August 29, 2011

fall 9 patch quilt

Some very good friends of ours got married this weekend and it was such a lovely wedding. I was excited to finally able to give them their quilt!
The pattern is from my one a day 9 patch quilt along that I did a few summers ago. (The links are on my sidebar.) Since my friend requested fall colors for the quilt, I used 2 jelly rolls of Kona cotton, in the dark and dusky color ways. I had a few leftover strips from the jelly rolls, but I made a few blocks from other solid fabrics from my stash, due to the color scheme. The sashing is bella solid, from Moda, which is completely lovely to work with. I'm not sure what color it is, though.
I quilted it with a simple grid on the diagonal in natural colored thread. I must be weird, because I enjoy that type of quilting...at least once in awhile. It only took me a few days to quilt it. I did a lot of praying for the couple while I was working on it. I love doing that if I have a specific recipient in mind when making a quilt.

I dug out all the brown scraps I could find for binding from my scrap bins. They are all the same color...I had plenty of pieces leftover from making my boys' star wars robes, among other projects. I had more than the usual amount of seams in the binding, but I didn't mind...it was nice not to have to buy additional fabric. This is one case where it's a good thing that I throw very little away!
The back was pieced from the stash. I had these colors set aside for a quilt top, (I had a pattern picked out and everything), but I was delighted to use them for the back instead. It's a lovely way to burn though 5+ yards of stash! And that's one less quilt on my list to make. Yay!
The quilt measures about 66" x 90". I made it a twin size so they could use it on the back of the couch or on a twin bed in their guest room. I finished it back in July, but I took photos and added the label on the morning of the wedding. I'm such a procrastinator sometimes! I'm glad this quilt is compete, that it's off to it's new home. I actually enjoyed working out of my normal color scheme and I'm pleased with how it came together.

Happy Monday to you!

74 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

It is a beautiful quilt, Amandajean.

wackywoman said...

It is truly wonderful.

Mandi @ CRUSH said...

love love love the idea of praying for the recipient while your quilting it! such a great idea! lovely quilt - as always!

OurCrazyFarm said...

Beautiful! I love the color scheme! I also make my quilts "prayer quilts" when I know who they are intended for:)) Good job! Great inspiration for all of us lurkers out here!

VeeV said...

stunning!!!
if i were to get married...again.... i'd invite you to the wedding!!!
xo
eva

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Ooooh. It's so nice! They're gonna love it. And yay for using up more fabric!! :)

Erin said...

Beautiful quilt! Great job!

The Tulip Patch said...

I like praying over quilts if I know who it's going to and I love "writing" blessings in the quilting. This is a lovely quilt and it makes me think about using my bounty of basics Lights box that I won.

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt!

Laurel H. said...

Love the quilt--and you are using your "quilt holders" for this!

angela said...

Those fall colors are so wonderful! Such an awesome wedding gift. And I love your back - big pieced solids really appeal to me these days.

carina said...

Verry nice. They are happy witch such present greating carina

Dawn N. said...

Great job, I love it! And I love that you prayed for the couple while you worked on it. :)

bethanndodd said...

What a lucky couple! I am sure your prayers will be well appreciated. Smiles~Beth

etta said...

What a wonderful wedding gift! I love giving handmade gifts. We didn't get any at our wedding, but are expecting one from my husband's grandma for our baby any day now. :)

Margaret said...

love the praying while quilting....an added gift for the couple. It is a beautiful quilt. I did one when you first put up this q-a-l, and I have another work in progress using red white and blue.
Great way to use up a stash.

Jenny said...

It is beautiful -- they are very lucky.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

It is very beautiful and the quilting is perfect. Great job!
Deborah

quirky granola girl said...

"It's a lovely way to burn though 5+ yards of stash! And that's one less quilt on my list to make."

you. crack. me. up.
seriously, i adore the way you think :)

Jill@northstarquilting said...

What a lucky couple, it's absolutely beautiful!

Maja said...

Not my usual color scheme either, but absolutelty lovely!!!
Looks SO good!

Linda said...

It's lovely. :)

Shannon said...

Amanda Jean, just lovely! You are a talented woman, and I am blessed to be able to learn from you. Thank you for sharing your gift of quilting with us!

charlotte said...

beautiful job. love the colors.

Stampmouse said...

gorgeous and what a treasure for a wedding gift!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lucy said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the colours :)
I so enjoy seeing your finished quilts, they always make me smile!

michelle b. said...

Gasp....It's beautiful!!!

Christy Ross said...

I feel like I should stand up and clap. amazing. GREAT job!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Awesome! Loved it the first time around (and 2nd, and 3rd :)...in fall colors it is just as beautiful! Love the grid quilting too. So different than your norm.

Karen said...

So gorgeous! Love all the shades you used in this one.

Have a great week!

Karen

Jacque. said...

FABULOUS!!! Perfect size, too!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a beautiful finish! I loved seeing the colors in person but the quilting really made this quilt! Lucky couple.

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Beautiful!

Laury said...

Ah, those blocks float nicely across the surface...nice work!

Shasta said...

It turned out beautifully! I am sure the recipients will think of you fondly everyday as they escape from the cold.

Katherine said...

It's stunning! Your choice of solids makes this quilt glow. What a beautiful wedding present!

Labels? On quilts? I'm a better procrastinator than you on this... I have a label for a quilt I made my son several years back that STILL hasn't been attached to the back of his quilt. sigh. Thanks for reminding me. lol

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wonderful wedding gift!

claudey said...

Beautiful! I love the border made of squares particularly.

PinkGranny said...

Great job! You are one busy woman, I enjoy seeing what you are creating.

BumbleSweetDesigns said...

wow. absolutely beautiful. I love the quilting, simple and perfect.

Kathy said...

What a fabulous quilt for the new couple! They will use it happily, I'm sure.

traceyjay said...

there's love in every stitch...

it's a beautiful quilt. Cross hatch quilting is one of my favorite designs....

liz said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Terriaw said...

This quilt turned out so fabulous! I love the additional solid and pieced borders and the quilting. What a wonderful gift to give friends for their wedding! Also love the three sets of hands holding this up from behind ;-)

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Kim said...

Fantastic gift, lucky couple.
I bet you are a great friend :0).
Did they love it!
Happy sewing

Live a Colorful Life said...

I was SO lucky to see this quilt come together in person. Many blessing on the newly married couple. I know a lot of love went into this quilt.

FabricandFlowers said...

Lovely. Beautiful colors.

Kelli said...

What a blessing this quilt will be to them! It's so beautiful and modern. Love all of the colors together!

Timi said...

It's so beautiful!!! I like the colours!

Michele said...

Very nice. Just the colors my younger sister would love.

Thimbleanna said...

Another winner Ms. Crazy! I've always LOVED that pattern. I still want to make a twin for the one I made when you had your quiltalong. Thanks for ALL of your CONSTANT inspiration!!!

Sarah Craig said...

What a beautiful quilt! Sometimes we forget that simple can be stunning!! Thanks for the reminder....

Suzanne said...

The quilt is beautiful but what I love is the fact that you prayed for them while you quilted it. (I also love that you took several days to quilt it.) I sometimes want to be done so badly that I rush through the quilting process. I think that is why I tend to do so much straight line quilting. When I do FMQ I race and the stitches are itty bitty and irregular. I must practice SLOWING down!

Pen Pen said...

sooo pretty!! the recipients are so lucky to know you!

MellieWo said...

I used your cross hatch method on a quilt for a diaper bag and I love how this one turned out for you. They are lucky! Love the colors!!

Stacy Lindblom said...

Lovely quilt and lovely colors.

jo said...

Love the quilt, the colours, and especially the holding hands!

Eileen said...

Great quilt!!!!!!!!!!

Pam M. said...

What a lucky couple to receive such a gift. I think it is just beautiful!

Mama Pea said...

It's so beautiful, Amanda Jean! I loved it at retreat, and I love it more now! Really love what you did on the back, too. I wish I could be more like that (burning up stash and piecing a back!). Just great. They will love it. I think the quilting is just perfect, too. How did you mark it for quilting, by the way? I'm curious.

Someday said...

Wonderful, wonderful in so many ways - the colors, the spectacular quilting, the thoughtfulness, the prayers. Wonderful!

Sandra said...

Wow, it's a beautiful quilt. Nice border, nice sashing, nice colours; just an all round gorgeous "what a lovely gift" quilt.

Clothed in Scarlet said...

I find it so totally cool that you prayed for the couple as you worked on the quilt. Glad to see the back was pieced more than just a little artsy strip. Don't get me wrong artsy strips are good, but this opens my eyes to greater possibilities :o) Thanks, as I need help getting outside of the box! Sending best of wishes for the newly weds. Sarah

tahoe34 said...

Wow!!!!

Lieve said...

Wauw.

lieve

Carrie said...

I love the little hands peaking around the top od the quilt! In about 25 years when I retire, I plan to quilt, until then I drool over your talent.

secret cake said...

Beautiful color combo...I especially like the back!

Gari said...

What a beautiful wedding gift.

Lori said...

I love it! Love the colors, the simple beauty, the borders, everything.

Gidget said...

I just think this quilt is beautiful...the more I look at it the more I like it!

Judy said...

This quilt is so pretty and elegant, and looks simple to make. The couple will just love it. Thank you for the sashing helps. I wasn't sure how to do it. I'm using the bella jelly roll but putting a different color at each corner. Hope it works out. Thank you.

Karen said...

Simple and fabulous!! Great back. Treasure this milestone moment with your kids, from here on out it will be warp speed!

Jolie said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us. Looking at it reminds me of the leaving turning colors when I lived up north. Just puts me it the mood for fall :)