Monday, October 24, 2011

Life Here At Quilt Hollow These Days

This is the sweetest little quilt measuring 15" x 19" that Joyce wanted custom quilted.

Did you catch just how small this quilt is? This block measures only 5" x 7" and was quilted on my longarm.

How fun to have a surprise in the mail from Denise. I won her giveaway and she tucked lots of extra's in the sweetest package. Thank you Denise!

While I do try to keep my blog mainly to just quilting I have to share with you this photo of my youngest who turns 18 next week. I've been busy with not just quilting but doing some college campus tours with him these past few weeks. Man, I'm going to miss him!


Lynn said...

The quilting on that is exquisite! So did one college seem to be a favorite? It looks like the beach my influence his decision?

Leeanne said...

That is one cute wee quilt and what you did with the quilting has made it shine.Congratulations on the yummy win.

Michele said...

Lovely quilting! Congratulations on a fun and delicious win :-) They grow up so fast! Somehow mine are getting older too.

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilting on those darling little blocks!

Denise :) said...

LOL! I'm so glad I didn't pull this up until after my daughter left - she went through the Halloween bag bemoaning the fact that all the Skittles were gone! That little quilt is wonderful! And an early happy birthday to your son -- they do grow up waaaaay too fast! :)

Kaaren said...

Man, Mary...that quilt is gorgeous...and so is your son!!! *wink* He's gonna break some gal's heart. Good thing I'm an old babe or it could have been mine!

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness...such precise quilting on such an itty bitty thing. Darling! Send your son off to college with a warm quilt from Mom.

Janet O. said...

Once again, Mary, an amazing quilting job! So perfect for the piece. Love it!!
What a fun fall package to receive!
Where is your son considering going--very far from the nest? That empty nest feeling takes some adjustment, that's for sure.

paulette said...

Your quilting is STUNNING!! What a good looking young man you've got there...lucky University girls!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The quilting on that little quilt is amazing Mary. I understand how you feel about your youngest going to college...not yet though.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I'm with you Mary. My youngest started college last year and it sure was a whirlwind trying to find the right one. Enjoy your delicious win :-)

Libby said...

Ahhh - it's fun when you share some daily life. Quilting is nice but it ain't everything *s*

Valerie Z said...

What a handsome man! Enjoy spending time with your son while touring colleges! The quilt is gorgeous! Just love it!

Sue said...

I think you can blog about whatever you want and what a nice photo of your son.

So how did you do the quilting on your longarm for such a small quilt? It's adorable!

Barb said...

YOu are doing an amazing job on that it! Happy Birthday to your youngest!

onlymehere said...

You'll be joining the empty nester club soon. My baby, who graduated last May, is getting married next June. I truly can't believe it. She's dated him two years though and he's 22 so I think they'll be okay. She'll be 19 and I wish she'd be 22 by then but.......I'm a mom!

This quilt is adorable and I can't believe how intricate your quilting is on such a small piece! You're amazing once again!

Pat said...

Exquisite -- tiny treasure.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilt and your quilting is wonderful, and on such a small scale. Tough when the youngest leaves the nest, but mine was a pain, so was happy to see her get her own place, lol.


Nancy E said...

The quilting is just beautiful! It is fun touring college campus or at least I thought so. I enjoyed it with my son.

Carol said...

The quilting is very complimentary. Your son looks like a nice young man; I'm sure he's looking forward to college. Happy 18th Birthday to him. You'll have to join Karen's "nester club".

Kim said...

Hmmm...were we not just talking about nester clubs? Hee he, gonna have to look up Karen's club! And trick o treat - just look at that halloween loot! All the best treats from Denise. Happiest birthday wishes to DS2. I know you're gonna miss this young man once he's off to college, but you know they come home again. :) Joyce's little quilt has a big impact - love that anyone can create such a tiny, precise piece and the quilting - on the long-arm no less, well, did you nearly go blind trying to see what you were doing? OMG! Looks just great and how nice to have the opportunity to work on something like this - a great experience. Well done. :o)

Sue-Anne said...

I love the job you did on the quilting. Congratulations to your beautiful boy on turning 18. I sympathise with you having your baby leave the nest soon.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a superior sweet quilt and beautiful quilting!!

Jeanna said...

Exquisite quilting as usual. No quilt is too small or too big for you. I'm always in awe!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great work on the quilting!

Cheryl said...

Wow,your youngest is flying the coop! A big life event. I am sure you will miss him, but a new chapter will unfold. Love how you quilted the mini dress quilt! You are a real talent.

Bari Jo said...

Oh Love the pic of your son!!!! :o)

The quilt looks so amazing with the custom quilting! Makes the dresses pop... come to life! Love it! (I'm still sewing....) ;oD Hugs! Bari Jo

StitchinByTheLake said...

And what a doll he is! You will surely miss him but what joy there is in the transition you're about to see as he goes from boy to man. blessings, marlene

Mary Lou Casada said...

You amaze me!! I couldn't imagine doing that kind of detail work on my short arm, much less a long arm! Beautiful! Enjoy the college tours!! LOL When we took my Emily to a little college up in the mountains of KY, she was very quiet through the tour...and we really pressed her for her thoughts. To which she replied, "This college is about five minutes from 'if-I-lived-here-I'd-kill-myself'" -- a quote from one of our favorites, Gilmore Girls! LOL Needless to say, that one went off the short list!! We'd be doing the same with Sam about now! Very precious!! :-)
Mary Lou

Pat said...

That little quilt is beautifully really makes the details of the quilt "pop". Have fun with the college tours!

Rita said...

Hi Mary, What a cute quilt. My son turns 18 on Sunday, so know exactly how you feel.

Vivian said...

Exquisite is definitely the word for your phenomenal quilting on this project, Mary. Lucky owner, whoever she is.
Feel free to write about your family when you want. I hope his chosen college is close enough that you can see him often. The youngest one leaving the house creates the biggest void, no matter how busy you may be.

Kathie said...

oh yes you will miss him and each year it doesn't get any easier sending them off again.
My youngest was just home for a week and it was hard to put her back on the plane to go back to school, its her second year at college.
I love that little dress quilt, your quilting adds soooo much to the quilt, love the texture it created.

Shelley said...

Lordy, girl, that is some micro quilting!! Looks fantastic and I've always wanted to make that little dress block :) Have fun with the candy ;)

andsewon said...

Oh goodness that is a small one but just beautiful with your expert touch!Yes you will miss your baby. He is a doll.

Karen said...

I know this is a busy time for you! Getting ready to send your son to college. Last year was the same for us. He's a cutie!

Barb said...

great little quilt and the quilting is just adds to how lovely and sweet it is!
happy birthday to your handsome son!
hummy treats - lucky you!

Needled Mom said...

Your quilting on that TINY quilt is just gorgeous. I imagine it looked a little strange on that great big frame.

You will miss him when he spreads his wings. Aren't we blessed to have had them for as long as we have? I hope he won't be too far from home when he goes off to college.

Mary said...

OMG! Your quilting is unbelievable!

QuiltSue said...

The quilting is wonderful. It was probably far more difficult doing such a small quilt as if you'd had a bed-sized one to do.

So, did your son decide on a college?

Your win looks great. Lots of fun and yummy-ness in there.

Joyce said...

Mary, My little dress quilt just arrived and I am SO thrilled with it. Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did on the quilting. And for everyone who commented - as pretty as it looks in Mary's pictures, the quilting is even more fantastic in person! Thank you again Mary! I LOVE IT and I'm sure my friend I'm gifting it to will also.

Carrie P. said...

Wowwee! awesome quilt.
congrats on your win. don't eat it all at once.
Will you have an empty nest when your son heads off to college?

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