Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers quilt festival!

I am so excited to participate in the online quilt festival again! Amy from parkcitygirl has done a great job! As I was thinking about what quilt I wanted to share, I realized with all that happened this summer I have only made one quilt since last market. But I have to say it is one of my favorites, so I will share it with you.

My sister just younger then me was getting married in June so I made this quilt for her and her hubby. You see below they love it! It has dibs on the bed, while the other comforters they got are being stored in a closet somewhere.
I started out making it a queen sized quilt, or so I thought. Originally it was going to have 5 columns of "huge coins" but once I got them all sewn on I realized it was way to wide and to short. I'll just blame that over sight on being pregnant (because I was). So I took off one column and picked it apart and then added sections of it to the bottom of the first four. Problem solved, but it turned out I made a very large queen sized or should I say it was a king sized one. It was a good thing though because my sister got a king sized bed, so it worked out perfect.
The picture above is a pieced strip that I used for the back of the quilt. Below is the quilt done except for the binding. This was a HUGE quilt to machine quilt on my little Bernina, but I managed. I don't think I will make one this large again, for awhile at least.
Here is the back. It was so big I had to wait to get pictures until we were at my parents house and there was a few extra hands to help. Those three heads you see are my two brothers and my husband. Oh and the arms at the bottom belong to my sister.
Here is the front. I was trying to get a nice picture of the quilt just hanging there but umm... it was a bit windy that day.
See what I mean...
Many of the coral fabrics are from Jennifer Paganelli's flower power line. The blues are from my stash and some are vintage given to me from my grandma. I had a lot of fun making this quilt for my sister and I know it will be loved by her and her hubby as well as from me from afar.

11 comments:

Zonnah said...

I love the colors, It is beautiful!

Lee said...

how fun is this quilt. And to have fabric from grandma too makes it extra special for you and your sister

Candi said...

Wow! What a wonderful quilt. It's really incredible.

Rene' said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

Lovely quilt, thanks, Ann.

Katie B. said...

It is huge! What a wonderful gift.

Lizzy said...

this is a great, really fun quilt! the colors really pop. And wow, it must have been quite a project to quilt that at home! it's a wonderful wedding gift.

Leslie said...

i love how it looks almost like your sister at the bottom is about to fly away with the quilt...you did an amazing job. thanks for sharing. i love the colors and the simplicity of the pattern. your sister is very lucky to have such a treasure from you

stitchinpenny said...

serendipity that you made the quilt the size she needed. It is beautifulo.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, gorgeous! I am trying to make my way through the quilt festival. There are so many lovely quilts to look at.

Jocelyn
http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

Michelle said...

It is a gorgeous quilt and I love the pictures.