Tuesday, November 6, 2007

I Interrupt this Stamping Blog for...

A quilting announcement!!!

Yeah! I finally finished this quilt! I started it a couple of years ago, and with all of the time that I spend stamping and doing other mandatory things, like take care of my family :), it got put on the back burner, but NO MORE!!!

This is a quilt that I made for my son, Wyatt. It's a "matching quilt", in that there's two of every printed fabric in the quilt to make for a little game for him, as well as keep him warm! Kind of a "pre-Memory" game. He LOVES it! Each of the different fabrics give him something interesting to look at, and he loves the colors! I had a difficult time getting an accurate picture of this, seeing that the colors seemed to change in every different location! The second picture (below) seemed to capture them most accurately. (Click on any of the pix for a better view.)

I'm a hand quilter. I love having something portable to take with me, to keep my hands busy. You know what they say about idle hands, right?!? ;) The second pic shows some of the quilting patterns. Wyatt chose what he wanted quilted around the border, and that was elephants quilted with a variegated thread. You can't tell much from the top of the quilt, d/t the animal pattern and numerous colors, but you can from the back. (Again, click for a better view.)

And this last pic, shows my Little Man, in all of his ornery-ness, trying his hardest to get in the pic! He cracks me up! It's his latest stage - he wants in EVERY picture! LOL I just had to show him, because he was SO happy with his latest treasure. Made it SO worth all of the time that it took! (For some reason, it's not letting me enlarge this last pic???)
And now I'm off to prepare some fabric for my next venture - an applique/pieced quilt. This one's for ME! I've made 12 now, and given almost all of them away - it's most of the fun, but this next one will be mine to keep. Can't wait to get my hands on that fabric!

Thanks for bearing with me in this non-stamping post! Tomorrow will bring a cutie little LAD card! Have a good one!
xox,
Kirsten

16 comments:

  1. What a fabulous job you did on this Kirsten! This will definitely be something that Wyatt will treasure. All of the animal squares are so fun and bright - who wouldn't love it?

    Hope you're feeling better today!

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  2. Very neat! I have just started to explore the world of quilting...some similarities between stamping and quilting, don't you think?

    Of course, the quilts take more time, but last much longer. :)

    Congrats!

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  3. YAY you! It looks awesome. How much fun to start a new project! Was hoping we could get together one night this week and catch up! I'm sure I could find it in me to gather some supplies to do a layout or two ;)
    xoxo

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  4. Gorgeous! I love quilts - wish I had one! or someone to make me one too!

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  5. Great quilt!! I love how bright and colorful it is!!!

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  6. gorgeous!!!! I absolutely love it! I haven't made a quilt in a couple of years, makes me want to get my fabric out and start quilting! :)

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  7. very beautiful. You can tell he likes it. I give my quilts away also, maybe I'll have to start one for my self too. You're an inspiration

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  8. Congrats on finishing your quilt. That is a HUGE undertaking. (I know I have one I started 8 years ago:D ).

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  9. Holy cow, you're amazing!! Is there anything you CAN'T do?? :)

    What a special gift for him to treasure always! It's gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I'm sure your son will cherish it forever. You did an excellent job.

    Teresa

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  11. How cute is this quilt...Boy what an accomplishment Kirsten, you should be VERY proud!!!!

    Hugs,
    Lisa B <><

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  12. I am a hand quilter also, i am working on a Grandmother's Flower garden, lots of little paper pieces...i figure I might have it done by the time I AM A GRANDMTHER..HA! Congrats on the finish, it looks great!!!

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  13. ooh - this is awesome! Quilting is on my TO DO list before I die! I love to make things, I love to crochet and it took me forever to make something for me because I was always making something for someone else, look forward to seeing what you make yourself.

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  14. From one quilter to another-fabulous job Kristen! Once I found stamping I dropped quilting like a hot potato! I loved the instant gratification of it.
    I made all 3 of my kids quilts. Pray he cherishes it forever. Its hard to watch them USE it! LOL!

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  15. Wow! This is awesome and amazing! What an undertaking! Congrats on getting it finished. The fabrics are all so cute and your work is exquisite. Love all the pictures!

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