Saturday, January 11, 2014

MY SECOND FINISH FOR 2014!

Last summer when we were in Oregon visiting our DS and family, my GD (age 21) said she wanted to make a quilt.  I wasn't surprised because she has designed and made one before and loves them.  She also sews a lot of her own clothes.  She didn't know what design she wanted to use, so I showed her Bonnie Hunter's web site, Quiltville.com because there are lots of free patterns on it.  I showed her the Bricks and Stepping Stones pattern, because I had seen it before and liked it - and she liked it as well, so that was the plan.  

First, she needed fabric.  She pulled out several plastic bins full of fabric that she had bought at various places (especially Good Will), most of it more appropriate for clothes.  She went through the fabric I had with me and cut several pieces from there and then we heard about a quilt shop going out of business!  She wanted all of the "bricks" to be different!   Great idea!  We finished the top except for the border and I brought it home with me to quilt.  

I had some other priorities, so I worked on it as I could and then had to take my machine in for service two times.  Finally, it's finished!

Too big to get in the picture - it's a large queen size.




The center was quilted in the ditch the inner black border was quilted with a loopy pattern and the 10" border was quilted with a variety of meandering leaves and ferns.  I used Essential PRO quilting thread that I purchase from Connecting Threads.  I've been very happy with this quilting thread.

Close up of some quilting


After my guild meeting on Monday night where I will take it to show, it will be sent back to Oregon.  Too bad I can't deliver it in person!

15 comments:

canuckquilter said...

Your granddaughter is lucky to have you quilt this for her. She did a great job with the piecing.

julieQ said...

You two make a good team, it is beautiful!

Janet O. said...

What a nice, multi-generation, joint effort. : )

Marsha said...

Your GD did a great job putting her quilt together and your quilting is wonderful. It is great you two have a project you worked on together!

Beth said...

It came out so awesome. I love that pattern too. And your quilting finishes it off perfectly.

Doniene said...

Fabulous!! What a great joint effort with your sweet Grand daughter!!

Blessings and hugs!!

---"Love" said...

Your granddaughter should be very proud of her quilt; she did an excellent job of piecing it! It will always be even more special to her because of the beautiful quilting you did for her. ---"Love"

Debra Anger said...

I love this pattern, I think i saw it on Quiltville. you did a great job on the fabric selections great way to us up the scraps. you always give me so much incentive!!

Barb said...

great scrap quilt! congrats on 2 finishes already!

Impera Magna said...

How wonderful your DGD is interested in sewing and designing her own quilts! And what a lovely quilt this one is! Congratulations on a great finish! Fab quilting...

Lori said...

I love it! Did I see the start of this one in Sisters? It turned out really good!

Katie said...

Every brick is different? That is a feat in itself, but the quilt is beautiful and your quilting is amazing. Your granddaughter is lucky to have such a generous grandma to quilt it for her, but I imagine you're just as excited to have someone to pass the tradition on to. What a great team - too bad she lives so far from you.

Karen said...

Well done. The black makes it pop!!

Elaine Adair said...

Great Quilt, Ruth - also thanks for the additional tip on the quilting thread - I was just looking at their ad and want to try it out.

a good yarn said...

It's a super quilt. How marvellous that you can share this activity.