Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Quilt

Ever have a present that you wanted to keep for yourself? This was mine. After it was pieced, quilted, washed and dried, I wasn't sure I could part with it. But it was less than a week before we were leaving for my parents and what else would I get them? So gift it, I did.


Here's the front. It was supposed to be this quilt. But I switched it up a bit. I used an old bundle of fat quarters that I got on clearance. I love them. But that was also part of the reason I hated to give it's not like I can go out and buy more fabric to replicate this quilt! It's a one of a kind for sure.


Thanks to my friend Diana, who JUST started quilting (crazy mad woman made 3 quilts in about a month!), I had to add a cute strip to the back. Extra work, but I love it!


It got plenty of use this trip. Especially because it was winter. And we got snowed in. And lost power. It really was fun, but I sure was grateful for any extra blankets :)

And I still think it would look awefully nice in my house.
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  1. I really, really, really like that quilt. Hmmm, maybe you should have kept it. Make sure you inherit it back someday. That's how I've felt about some of my artwork. It's hard to give away because you know it cannot be duplicated. At all. Good job Jen. I would buy that quilt. Love it.

  2. You are a girl after my own heart. People often ask to see some of the "stuff" I have made and lo and behold I have NOTHING to show!!! At least you are documenting what you have made and some just might be able to make your own! ;)

  3. So cute! I'm totally impressed by your skills. And your parents will appreciate the gift more because YOU love it so much.