Monday, November 16, 2009

in love...

OK, I admit it, I am in love. I didn't really know who I was making this quilt for, I just knew I wanted to make it. I fell in love with all these patterns when I made my daughter's apron, and decided then that I would eventually make a large quilt with them. Now that it is done, I know that it is MINE....ALL MINE!! Yes, I know I should give it to my daughter, but I love it!!

Because of the size of this quilt, 68x72, it was kinda hard to photograph the entire thing alone. Normally I would have that tall husband of mine hold it up, but he is at work, and I just can't wait to share!!

Now, even though this front turned out exactly how I had pictured in my mind, the back is actually my favorite part of this quilt.

Originally I had planned to have a solid backing on this quilt, but at the last minute changed my mind and threw this together. I adore the way it turned out. To top it all off, I had found these wonderful dots at my visit to Purl Soho last week!! They are from Alexander Henry, and are absolutely delicious, not to mention a perfect binding for this quilt.

The only complaint I have is the type of batting I chose to use. I decided to use Quilter's Dream batting for the first time....why I would try a new batting on a quilt like this, I don't know. It is soft, and great to work with, but when washed it crinkles A LOT!! Since this is such a geometrical design, I don't really like the crinkle effect that it has, but alas it is too late to change that!! So just to let all you know who haven't used that batting before, only use it if you want a lot of crinkle, and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. I pressed it down after washing it so it photograph better, and I still think it is too crinkled.

13 comments:

  1. This quilt is so adorable! One you could stare at all the lovely details for hours with!

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  2. Such a lovely lovely quilt!!!! I don't blame you at all for wanting to keep it for yourself!!!

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  3. absolutley adorable!! i love everything about it!!

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  4. Somehow the back can outshine the front - amazing.

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  5. this is so beautiful! the binding and everything about it is amazing

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  6. I LOVE this quilt! The brown frames are perfect and they really show off that adorable fabric.

    Yes, keep it for yourself and don't feel guilty. I have a couple like that, but I admit that I am always finding them in my kid's rooms. Seems that when mom has something all her own, they thing they need to teach me to share. :)

    Randi

    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/

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  7. KEEP this quilt! It's friggin amazing! You did such an amazing job and your layout is perfect!

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  8. i wouldn't give it away to anyone! tell her it is hers much much later....it is beautiful. i can't wait to make one for myself. i am stuck making stupid quilts right now....

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  9. that's SUCH an awesome quilt!!! I'm gonna have to try that batting, I love crinkles!

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