December 08, 2008

The Blue Quilt Is done!


My oh my oh my! The blue quilt is completely done. This is a dual sided quilt with no real top or bottom, just which ever side you want up when you put it on the bed. The blue side is a lattice with nice big squares turned on point to form a lattice. The heart fabric an all proceeds go to charity print and I used it to bind the entire quilt as well. The Second side is partially pieced, partially embroidered, and a bit of hand turned applique in the center. Those in fact are hexagons for the insanity that I found myself a couple of months ago. Each one has been detail hand quilted so the blue roses have that extra pop. I wove the basket from tubes of fabric. I think sometimes I like to do things the hard way.

If you look closely at both tops you can see the radiating diamond I quilted upon them uniting them together. I really struggled with how to quilt this so the diamond was truly inspired.

Last night Jessica decided it was cold in the living room and she needed her quilt to sit under while she watched the Dora Special that was on last night. She huffed and puffed until she dragged that quilt up the steps and to the couch. I saw it coming and bit my lip for a moment, oh all my work! And then it occurred to me, I've always wanted her to love it. That is what children so with things they love. So I took photos of her playing peak-a-boo with it.

2 comments:

Heather said...

It is terrific and fantastic! I was telling my Mom about you making me the doll quilt tutorial, and she asked me to send her your blog so she could see your work because I was just raving. I hope you don't mind! I love the photos of Jessica playing peek a boo. She's growing up too fast.

Shelly said...

Isn't that all we want, for someone to love the quilt we make? You put alot of love in it so she feels it.