Tuesday, December 1, 2009

something to show for myself

This quilt top is hot off the ironing board :0) It's my first leader and ender quilt. It turned out very different than I thought when I started sewing my bright little squares together - but I am delighted with it.
I started cutting little 2" squares from all the fabrics I was using as I worked on other projects. Then they slowly became 9 patches. That is what makes this quilt so special to me now. There's little bits from the Christmas stockings I made last Dec, there's bits from both crib quilts I made this year, bits from the quilts I haven't finished yet... you get the idea. :0) Just looking at this quilt I can remember all the projects I made and all the enjoyment I had quilting this past year.
I want to get this basted to hand quilt over Christmas - I always want handwork and there is little time at Christmas to do prep work. In my mind I imagine elaborate feathers quilted in a wide border around the sides :0) as if! I do NOT know how to to that.
My parents were here visiting last week which is why I didn't get anything posted. My Mom bought me these beautiful roses which I am enjoying very much as the snow falls outside.
Happy Quilting!!


Evelyn in Canada said...

I love that. The grey makes it look antique-y. It appeals to the simple me that I am.

I can never picture the finished quilts with borders, so whatever you do will continue to improve it and surprise me. I don't know what's involved with elaborate feathers but I have no doubt you'd be able to figure it out.

Lurline said...

Your quilt is just wonderful - I love it! Beautiful roses, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥


I love the 9 patch. I made one last year as a commission, and I loved it so much i wanted to make one for myself, but never did. You've inspired me to get on it... I definitely need one. classic and lovely nice job!

Carrie P. said...

Great way to get a quilt done. I am doing that with some half square triangles but it will not be that big of a quilt.
Those roses are beautiful.

Janet said...

I love nine patch quilts a lot, this one looks great with the grey.

Crispy said...

What a great way to get a second quilt made without actually on that project alone, it's like a bonus quilt LOL. Very cute btw.

As for the feathers, there are lots of commercial plastic stencils on the market and also free patterns, here is a link to a great one: http://www.forestquilting.com/motifsfree/motifsfree_pg1.html


Lori said...

I love 9 patches and your quilt is no exception! Full of wonderful memories:)

Kathie said...

I really love this quilt
and love that you made it from scraps!
beautiful flowers, just love the color.