Saturday, May 29, 2010

Loving It!!


I've been "pecking away" at making this someday grandaughter quilt. This quilt looks like nothing I have ever made before yet I just love it! It has been one of those quilt projects that I just can't let sit and become a UFO. I'm about 1/2 way finished quilting and then binding.

64 comments:

Sue said...

It is beautiful. Always love looking at your quilting too.

Needled Mom said...

It really is a fabulous quilt. That will certainly be appreciated!!

wendyytb said...

Absolutely beautiful! Are you quilting it by hand?

I am sure it will become a much-loved quilt!

Kim said...

All this quilt needs now is a grandma. :-D

Shakerwood said...

Holy quilting, Batman!! I really like the quilt pattern you are using. Another layer of sweetness for a granddaughter!

NanaKaren said...

Oh, what a beautiful quilt this is! Can I be your grand-daughter? HA HA HA! Have fun finishing this one up.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, Sparkley!

Carol said...

I love it too! Cute as can be.

Sharlotte said...

I absolutely love this Mary!! Very different , yet absolutely perfecto!

Pat said...

I'm sure your the someday mother of your someday granddaughter will really LOVE this quilt!!! (The someday father will probably just look and say, "That's nice!!! LOL)

miniaturequilter said...

Gorgeous! I've not seen that pattern before. Very lucky granddaugter to be!

Joyful Quilter said...

Oh my goodness...I just notice the border of your some day quilt..looks like lots of little pieces! Love it! What design are quilting?

About Me said...

I am loving it also! Someday you will give to that special Little One and I will be smiling along side of you!

XOXO

Pat said...

It's beautiful!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very soft, very sweet, very special... thank you for sharing your dreams through this masterpiece.

rebecca said...

Very beautiful. Your granddaughter is one lucky girl. Must have been great fun piecing this one and your quilting is always beautiful.

Quilt Rat said...

Well isn't this just marvelous? Always love seeing your quilts. So are you in a hurry to be a grandma?

Barb said...

It is soooo lovely.....

Amy said...

So cute! Good job on the stitching.

Terry said...

It's beautiful! :0)

Dresden Quilter said...

I have enjoyed watching you make it and the quilting is fabulous.

Gran said...

You are making a dream come true - a someday grand daughter quilt is a wonderful idea. She will love to look at it and think of you.

Lurline said...

I feel sure I've told you before I love this quilt - it is really stunning!
Hugs - Lurline♥

WoolenSails said...

I love it too, definitely not something you want to hide in a closet.

Debbie

Sheila said...

I love it!

Béa said...

Very beautiful, pattern, fabrics choice &...quilting. I love.

quiltmom said...

It is a fabulous quilt- so serene and so pretty- It does belong in a feminine room. One day a girl will love it..
Thanks for creating a dream piece.
Regards,
Anna

Janet said...

It's a wonderful quilt, the black adds so much to it. Gorgeous!

QuiltSue said...

It is a beautiful quilt. How will you be able to put it away and keep it for "Someday", I'd have to have it out where I could see it.

Sue said...

I wouldn't be able to leave this quilt alone either. Its lovely.

Darlene said...

It's beautiful, Mary!

Barb said...

what a wonderful quilt so lively and fun. I'm sure she'll love it!

Kaaren said...

It's gorgeous, Mary...like all of your work.

Sometimes stepping out of our proverbial boxes is a 'good thing'.

Karen said...

I hope you get that grand-daughter some day. Better make a grand-son quilt, too. Just in case.

Lori said...

I'm lovin' it too!!!

Shelley said...

Mary it's just so... so ?? there are no words to tell you how fantastic it is. It's something about the way you used color in the quilt. It's make me want to grab it and run LOL before anyone else gets their hands on it!! Congrats on getting it done!

Rebecca P said...

Goodness that is such a pretty quilt. I just love polka dots, they are so happy.

Diane H said...

With such a beautiful quilt ready to go you will be blessed with a granddaughter in the near future.

Carol said...

It is just beautiful...that will be one very lucky grandaughter!

AnnieO said...

So pretty! And uniquely yours. Love all the fabrics you used. I hope it won't be a decade before the someday happens :)

Sharon said...

Fabulous quilt! I imagine your grand-daughter is going to love it...I certainly would!

Micki said...

What a stunning quilt!
Micki

Mimi said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

This is such a fabulous quilt! What an heirloom for your future granddaughter. I'm sure she'll be properly spoiled once she gets here!

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic! Love the quilting too.

onlymehere said...

So I'm now wondering if you designed this pattern too. I'm loving it more and more!

Cindy said...

I do believe your "someday granddaugher" is going to have herslef a very special heirloom.

A "grandma" in the making.

Loris said...

Love how the black and white kind of frame the colors. I like the soft colors mixed in too.
Whenever 'she' gets here...she'll love it :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It looks amazing!

Oddbjørg said...

Oh, I love it! I wish t was mine;-)

Nishant said...

It is beautiful.
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Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Beautfiul quilts. I can't wait to get a quilting machine.

missjane said...

Mary, I just love this and you know I'm a traditional gal. But it speaks to me too. Great job and the quilting really makes it sing!
Hugs, Jane

Fiesta said...

Mary it is so pretty and your quilting only makes it better. It will be loved.

Wendy said...

Oh sew pretty, I love it!

Jan said...

Love your quilt. The quilting looks great and I can't wait to see the backside of it.

A week ago, I was at the point you are at. A quilt I had been working on was at the quilter, she was half way done with it, my binding was made and I thought I would have it finished over the holiday weekend.

Instead, my family and friends and I spent about 53 total hours removing the quilting. I talked with the quilter about wanting the back of the quilt to stand out, it was more important than the front. The back is a redish orange batik with motorcycles on it. The quilt is to be raffled off by the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association of WA to help a young woman make care packages for the troops.

Instead of matching the backing as we talked about, she used a cream colored thread, top and bottom that reads as yellow on the backing. I said not to over quilt it. It was over quilted and the cream was all you could see on front or back. The stitches were uneven and except for the border, poorly done.

The point to this lament is that the work that you do on your quilts is so important to the person making the quilt and you listen to the owner and your work enhances the quilts. My thanks to you and other long arm quilters who pour so much of themselves into their quilting. You are appreciated by us all who do not have the talent to do this work.

Tomorrow, I will finish cleaning up threads on my quilt, I was able to replace the motorcycle batik for a new backing and cut new batting. Wednesday it will go to a different quilter, with more specific instructions beyond matching the thread and "do what you think is best - I trust you". She promises I will have it back in time to bind and have it ready for the association's state meeting on the 11th. Fingers crossed.

Karen said...

Very unusual set for this - what's the pattern name?? It's really pretty.

loulee said...

I'm lovin' it too, it reminds me of licorice allsorts. :-)

Carrie P. said...

I am loving it too. Great job.

Candace said...

I love that this is a "someday granddaughter" quilt, Mary - good thinking ahead!! You're right, it isn't like most of what you make, but it's gorgeous!
Cheers!

Mary said...

This is wonderful! I love the blogs and setting and colors.

Stephanie said...

I think the black and white polka dots are a fantastic spark in this beautiful quilt. I have a friend with 5 very young grandchildren and she's making them each a quilt for their wedding. She's already started!

Kate quilts... said...

I think I've mentioned this before, but I love this quilt. Everything about it.

I couldn't find you for a while, I think something happened to your feed and your blog came up with an error on bloglines. Relocated, resubscribed. :)

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