Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Carrie's Quilt

I'm so happy about the completion of this quilt for so many reasons. 

a) I actually made something that I pinned on Pinterest;
b) It was a super fun pattern to play with;
c) I loved using scraps from my stash and some from my mom's;
d) I finished it before Christmas; and
e) Carrie loves it! :o)


I needed a photo of the completed quilt before I wrapped it for Christmas, so Doug held it up for me. I fussed about the lighting and took several photos that day, and in the long run I just love the way the sun is shining through the quilt and that Doug's silhouette shows.




The only thing I would change about this quilt is the size. As I progress through my life's quilting lessons, I will now be able to visualize what 56"x 56" looks like. It's the perfect size for a lap quilt, and I think Carrie will keep this on her couch as a throw, but if I had it to do over again I would make it a little longer, that's all.



I used my sewing machine for everything but the binding which I hand stitched. And I washed and dried the quilt before I wrapped it because I love the look of a quilt that's been "worn."

Hooray for handmade!!!

27 comments:

Robyn said...

You did the binding by hand?! That's a labor of love! :)

It looks great!!

Cheri said...

It turned out so happy and cheerful Deb! Your satisfaction levels must be through the roof.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It turned out beautifully! I know she will cherish it!

Carrie Rosalind said...

I loooooooooooooove it!! Thank you again! xo

Audrey said...

Wow Deb, it's really, really lovely! That Carrie is one lucky gal. Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

Ruth said...

Wow, I love it! It's really gorgeous and I love how Doug's shadow can be seen ~ makes it a team effort.

Jo said...

That is a gorgeous quilt x

Patty Branco said...

My sister Marilyn is an avid quilter and we have all benefited from her genius. The most sentimental for me was made at great personal pain for her. When we cleaned out my Mom's closet, she took some of her favorite tops and made us all a lap quilt. I treasure it!

Susi said...

Absolutely beautiful. I'll bet she was one happy girl upon opening it up on Christmas Day.

tainted with a positive view said...

I love it! It is absolutely beautiful! It is something she will cherish forever... a piece of you and your mom.

Gail said...

You did a beautiful job on it!

helena said...

beautiful and a lovely design for a stash-scrap quilt (my favourite kind)

Beverly said...

Cool quilt and I love the photo composition. Your creations always make me smile :)

debs14 said...

So pretty, and so much love has been sewn into this. I bet she loves it! Doug makes a good quilt model ;-)

scrappyjacky said...

It's gorgeous,Deb....a real family heirloom for Carrie.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It's beautiful Deb, you've done a fantastic job. Carrie must be chuffed to bits with it :o)

Susan said...

Absolutely love quilts and yours is awesome! Lucky Carrie!

traci said...

Absolutely beautiful deb. I love love love it.

Sinead said...

Oh wow Deb! This is just absolutely gorgeous, I am so impressed :D I bet Carrie absolutely loved it. Well done you!! x

Amy said...

I am only beginning to understand the amount of work this masterpiece has taken - it is magnificent and you should be so proud of yourself!

Karen said...

Handmade and GORGEOUS! I just love the happy colors in it.

Margaret said...

Wow. Gorgeous.

Irene said...

Doug is a great guy to help. LOL. Great job Deb, it looks awesome.

Sian said...

It's gorgeous! You have created an heirloom

alexa said...

Thus is so beautiful ... I love the white space (some quilt designs feel visually very fussy to me) and the plops of colour. You have made something g of great value which will be cherished - hoorah indeed for handmade and for dedication and skill.

S said...

Wow. That's all I can say. Wow!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Simply gorgeous!
Rinda

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