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It's a TGIFF kind of Friday! I finished a quilt this week.. and am going to head over to Lucy's @ Charm About You to link up! She is this week's host. When you're done here, you MUST go and check out her robot quilt, it's to-die-for-cute!!
This is possibly the quickest that I've ever:
a) come up with a quilt idea
b) pieced the quilt
c) quilted the quilt
d) FINISHED a QUILT!
In about a month's time.. usually I am soooo slow! Plus, not so experienced with the machine quilting.. BUT, here she is in her crinkly goodness:
(sorry for the quality of the photos, didn't have anyone to hold it up for me, or any good light to take them in tonight.)
The only way I was able to make it so fast was that when my grandma passed away last month, I was given her fabric that she had, and lots of it! And, if you'll remember my blogging about it, you probably saw this pic of the box with all of these tiny squares in it, they are two inch squares:
I also used a dark blue cotton scrap from her fabrics to make the border and then ended up deciding to use that for the binding as well.
The back and the batting are the only things I purchased for this project. I really enjoyed sewing through these little squares that my grandma had cut, who knows how many years ago. It brought many wonderful memories to mind. This quilt will be a Christmas present for my mom. :o) I just love it!
Here is the back:
Here is a pic or two or three of the quilting.. it's kind of hard to see. I just stitched in the ditch and then did diagonal lines through all of the bow-ties. FMQ and I don't get along.. Yet.
(They look like little bow-tie pastas to me--what an easy, quick block)
So happy to have it finished! Hope my mom loves it as much as I do. But then again.. if she doesn't like it, I'll get to bring it back home, so it's a WIN-WIN! :o)
Have a great weekend, and head over to Lucy's to check out other finishes.
Well yes yes yes your Mom is going to be just CRAZY over this quilt!! What a wonderful time you must have had sewing away...thinking of your Granny....knowing who you were sewing it for!
What a lovely keepsake you have created!! I have always loved this quilt style!!
I love the fabric you chose for the back, I think she is going to go crazy over your gift, very good job! And you should be so proud of your work, especially getting it from concept to cuddle-ready so fast!
[ps-If you are not pleased with your pictures, head over to "picnik" where you can edit your photos. I just started using it and it makes a world of difference! ]