Monday, March 10, 2008

finished


this quilt is going to my grandmother

for her birthday, which is next week
some quilts are harder to give away than others
for some reason, I have become quite attached to this one
but I am also excited to give it to her

61 comments:

Shelli said...

it's just, so, beautiful.

Mazal Tov!

I'm totally behind now, as my former boss is pregnant, so I ditched all to work on the pinwheel quilt for her.

And then, well, I now understand the "WIP" phrase - mine's growing.

OY!

This has been so awesome, and I can't wait to complete mine, and I can't wait to see everyone else's, too!

Rebekah said...

so so pretty! She'll love it!

Julie said...

Beautiful Quilt! I love the colors!

500 or less said...

I love the hands of your little helpers peeping over the top of the quilt.

Sandra said...

I think you did a great job.Your Grandmother will love it.I know I would.

Mama Urchin said...

It looks so nice. Aren't the 30s fabrics just perfect for Grandmother's quilts?

One Sweet Life said...

IT LOOKS FANTASTIC! I had planned to give mine away as well, but have become so proud of it and can't bear to part with it anymore (just as soon as I finish the quilting & binding) ... thanks so much for doing this ... it's been a LOT of fun! :)

qusic said...

what a wonderful birthday present!
it came out VERY nice, hope to finish mine too.

sulu-design said...

I COMPLETELY understand why this is a tough quilt to give away, which makes the gift to your grandmother all the more special. She's going to be so touched.

Kristin said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS :) Your grandmother will surely love it, not only because it is totally breathtaking, but because you made it for her. What a treasure! :)

Kristin
http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Anina said...

It's so beautiful and she'll love it! This was going to be my next project to complete but now I'll just layer and baste it, make the binding, and wait for the UPS guy...

Katie said...

that is so beautiful! you worked so hard on that one! I bet your grandmother will love it. what a sweet gift! Addison is all snuggled up in the quilt you send us right now. we just love it!

house on hill road said...

gorgeous! she is going to love it!

Paula said...

It will be worth the sacrifice when you see her face! Great job....

lera said...

Oh, Amandajean, she is going to LOVE it! And love YOU even more for giving it to her!

Vicki W said...

It's a lovely quilt and will be a wonderful and special gift!

Jess said...

My goodness, I bet that will be a hard one to let go!
Congratulations.
It is very beautiful.

Stephanie said...

I LOVEE this quilt!

Frieda said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. Your grandmother will love it and you will be so happy you gave it to her.

de vliegende koe said...

I understand you are attached to this quilt. It’s so wonderful and it was so much fun making the blocks with all participants. You put so much effort in making the quilt-a-long a huge success! Your grandmother will love it, I’m sure! She will feel this quilt is made with special love.

Lissa Jane said...

AJ.. your grandma will love this quilt.. Mine is still in blocks, but I am keen to get the top done this month..


take care


Lissa

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

your grandmother is one lucky one! It's just gorgeous Amandajean :)

Michelle Payne said...

The quilt turned out beautifully and your Gramdmother will treasure it.

Jackie said...

Your quilt came out beautiful! Your grandmother is very lucky to have it and a granddaughter who made it for her.

Oiyi said...

It is so beautiful. Your mom is going to love it!

Lina said...

Congratulations Amanda Jean. It's beautiful, thank you for all your time and effort sharing the process with us. I'm sure your Grandmother will be thrilled.

dizzyjadey said...

The quilt is so beautiful! Your grandma will love it.

G'G'ma said...

Oh, your quilt is just beautiful. I kept up with you until time to cut all the little pieces!! Hope to get back to it soon. Your grandmother will love the quilt and be so proud of her granddaughter. Thank you so much for all the time you spent on putting the Quilt-a-long together. You have many followers!! Lois

Sherry said...

It's just wonderful! You did a beautiful job. Your Grandmother will love it, I'm sure. :)

Shannon said...

Stunning! I can see why it will be bitter sweet to give away!

Linda said...

It's so pretty!!!!

Alice Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am still working on mine, a little behind but I am getting there. Thanks for all your fantastic directions!

Roxanne said...

Oh it's so pretty! All the blocks you did around the edge really add a lot! I'm sure your grandma will absolutely love it.

Liz said...

Beautiful. I'm so impressed by your productivity!

Amy Jo said...

Looks so pretty - and I'm sure your Grandma will love it!

dawnkristine said...

So beautiful! She will love it I am sure! Did you send it out for quilting, or did you do it?

Julie said...

amanda jean
your grandmother will love it.
just think you made this with all of your blogger friends doing it along with you. kinda like a cyber quilt guild hehe
beautiful quilt
julie

Kieny said...

It turned out great! I can see why it is difficult to give it away but I think your grandmother will be very happy with it.

Valerie said...

It is just beautiful! I am still doing the quilt a long. I am slow but still working on it. Thank you so much!

Kim said...

I can see why you are feeling attached to this quilt. It is the sweetest quilt ever! It is my favorite that you have shown us so far. Your gram is going to be so amazed and pleased with this gift from your heart. PS: How bout I ship my quilts to your for quilting? Either that or you come teach me how when you head back to MN this summer!! :)

Grammy Mac said...

Your finished quilt inspired me to do blocks 4-8 tonight. I just found your blog last week, so I'm way behind, but hope to have all of the blocks done in the next couple of days. Your grandma is a very lucky lady. I know she'll love it!

Jeanette said...

Amanda Jean,
This quilt turned out so beautifully, and I know every stitch is wrapped in love.

This quilt will be a wonderful heirloom and it is so special that your heirlooms are going backwards, from grand daughter, to grand mother.

My mom made quilts for both of her grandmothers. She got both of them back many years later as her grandmother's passed away, they are more special to her now than they ever would have been had she kept them.

Louise said...

It's truly lovely Amanda Jean. Well done!

Jules said...

any wonder you are attached to it..............It's beautiful. I have the borders nearly finished on mine but yours is so much better, you are such a good teacher too. Thanks

Jules

Debi said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful, and I am sure your grandmother will love it. I finished mine and have it on my blog, my DH loves his Raven's quilt.

Aldana said...

Is very beautifull your blog and yours works!!!


aldi

Katherine said...

What a beautiful gift to give your grandmother. I'm sure she's going to love it!

Thanks for giving your time and expertise to lead us through the process, Amandajean. It's been great having your work inspire me onwards in my quilting.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

It's just beautiful. Can't wait for your next quilt-a-long. I'd love to join in.

Clair said...

I think she will like it.

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Oh how nice!!! I'll try to finish my top during Eastern! Promise....

Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

That is one fine piece of work, it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! You can be very proud of that one for sure!

Linda said...

Amanda, I just love your blog. You do such nice work with your quilts. I love your colours and combinations - not really the traditional quilty look.

I've been reading on different blogs lately about a ironing board challenge. Might I suggest a challenge to see everyone's favourite quilt label? I'm a relatively new quilter, and I think I should start labelling my quilts. But where to start? I'd love some inspiration! I'd do a challenge myself, but I don't have a quilt blog...yet!

Thanks, Linda

Christine said...

I can understand why you are attached to this quilt. It is stunning. I always love quilts made in 1930's fabrics - they are so yummy. Happy stitching.

Suze said...

I can just see the smile she will have when she receives this soft hug from you.......

Chara Michele said...

It is such a beautiful quilt, I think I would have a hard time giving that one away too. I bet it will be worth it though to see how much she loves it! :)

Gillian said...

I love all your quilts and your colours are amazing. I would really like to make this one, sorry if I've missed it, but what size was the finished quilt?

Thanks,

Gillian.

Liz said...

I'm Liz, I've just started quilting and I really enjoy your site. I want to do your quilt along for 2008. I've noticed that week 10 doesn't show the completed directions. Can you help me?
Thank you

Carol said...

I love this quilt. I think I am going to do your quilt alongs in a few months. I have to finish some WIPs before I start anything new

merlyn said...

Hi Amanda,
Thank you so much for sharing! I love your tutorials and am learning fast. I'm from Karachi, Pakistan, so I can't get the jelly rolls and have to search for nice materials for my quilts. I mostly hand-piece and hand quilt mine... haven't yet learned to machine quilt although I do have a Singer Discmatic sewing machine. I love reading all your news. Thank you once again for making things so simple and easy to follow. Merlyn

Lucy said...

I'm doing this quilt-a-long 4 years too late!! I'm loving it though and your whole blog has taught me so much! I'm starting a new blog and have put a link to your blog. I hope that's ok! Thanks, Lucy xx

Lucy said...

I've finally finished my quilt top! Thanks again for such a wonderful tutorial! Please check it out at:

http://charmaboutyou.blogspot.com/2011/09/little-miss-motivated.html

Thanks!