Friday, July 16, 2010

FRIDAY FINISH

In between entertaining 14 year olds, I managed to get the binding on this lovely thing...

This is #2 of 3 queen-sized quilts I'm making for my sister. I've already made 11 twin-sized ones for her home in VT. You really should check this out.



I was a little short on the fabric for the backing and really wanted to use up what I had so I threw in a couple of rows of strips that were leftovers from the front.

Here's a close-up of the quilting ...

Is this just so pretty! It was such an easy quilt to make ... even if it did take 8 months. Snowball blocks and 9-patch blocks. Deb wanted fresh, bright and pretty - think I managed it!


This was going to be her 2010 Christmas gift but I don't want to wait. My niece and nephew are flying out today from MD to VT. I'm sending it with them. I may not be the "fun aunt" but I think I qualify for the "best sister" award!




14 comments:

Michelle said...

Mary, the quilt is just lovely! What yummy fabrics you've used. You managed to go scrappy and yet maintain an overall feeling of "fresh". Very cool pattern too.

Yes, I do indeed think you qualify as the bestest sister ever!

P. said...

It's beautiful! I love all the quilts you made for Goofy's loft beds too!

Dee said...

Oh my, such quiltey goodness in a large quantity with this post!

The quilt in Friday Finish is just drop dead beautiful!

Thank you for all the tasty eye candy!

Elizabeth said...

Wow. I really love that snowball quilt! You did a beautiful job! I recently joined a snowball quilt-along and have had fun with that! I am doing two of the same quilt and now I may just have to do a third, with nine-patch blocks. Very fun, very scrappy and you totally get my vote for the 'best sister' award! Nice finish!

xo -E
(visiting from Sew & Tell Fridays. Oh, and if you are interested, you can check out my snowball quilts here: http://emsewandsew.blogspot.com/search/label/Snowball%20Quilt)

Elizabeth said...

P.S. I forgot to say that I like the strips down the back of the quilt. I love it when there is a little something on the back. And while I'm commenting again, I have to say again that you did such a beautiful job. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B. said...

Oh, my goodness! I can't believe all of those quilts. Gorgeous.

Leslie said...

first of all wow, i can not believe all the quilts you have made for your sister. i checked out the link and all of the twin quilts looks so great all together. this one looks fabulous and i love the colors. you have done such a great job.

Karen in Tucson said...

I love all the quilts Mary. I have a pattern similar to your snowballs and roll of strips in really bright fabrics to make it. That will be my fall project as I don't need any more fall quilts!

Your sister is lucky to have you!

Miri said...

Lovely! Beautiful colors! Two simple blocks put together make a gorgeous quilt that does look simple at all!

Miri said...

I went to look at the quilts in your sister's cabin! Gorgeous! I just love how the room looks with all those beds and all those wonderful quilts! Well done!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

It's so soft looking! I just want to curl up in it. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing :o)

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p.s.phyllis sews said...

love your work! This pattern looks like you could adapt it to so many color schemes.

beth said...

yes. Looks like you've earned that award. the quilt is beautiful.

Carla said...

Yes you do! Wow those are a lot of quilts. I think your sister will be very please with this one.