Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Quilt for my Best Friend.

I don't usually make quilts for my family.  That must seem odd to some people, I know.  I'm a mom to several teenage boys, and to be honest, their rooms are smelly, they leave their clothes on the floor, and I don't want to even imagine what else they do inside their beds besides sleep.  So I feel they are not quiet at that age where they can appreciate one of my quilts.

I don't usually make quilts for the rest of my family either.  My husband got one.  He thought it was "very nice" but didn't understand why I didn't just buy one from JC Penny.  It would have been alot cheaper!  My sister loves the idea that I make quilts, she generally doesn't actually love the finished product.  Its to busy, It has flowers, its has to many colors.. The list goes on and on.  On the flip side of that, she generally loves the back.

So last month I texted her the photo of the quilt I was working on and I almost fell out of my chair when she responded "Can I have that?"  She never asks for one of my quilts, ever.  Apparently her husband had taken her shopping over the weekend and they purchased new furniture.  This quilt apparently fits right into the color scheme.

I'm not sure If I should be pleased that she wanted one, or offended that she only once one because it matches.  I guess It could be worse.  She could not want one at all.

This quilt was made using Lily and Will from Bunny Hill Designs by Moda.  I'm writing up a tutorial for how to make those inside blocks out of one Jelly Roll.  I was really pleased on how efficiently I was able to use the whole roll and get a great big size!  This finished at 105" x 105" 
I did some strip piecing on the back.  Honestly if I stay in a line for the whole quilt, I really like to use it up because by the end of the project I really don't want to see it again.

Here is a close up of the quilting.  This was my first attempt on a long arm.  That is a story all on its own!  I did some meandering loops.

Overall I'm really pleased on how this came out.  I know its going to a good home.  Its large enough for her and her husband to snuggle up under on those long German nights.

1 comment:

  1. I think it is a beautiful quilt. I love that Lily and Will line. I can't wait to see your tutorial on the block using the jelly roll. I have a couple jelly rolls that need to be sewed! ;)


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