Thursday, December 18, 2008

Amy's Quilt

I realize that you probably have all been waiting for the big reveal of Amy's quilt so here it is!!  This is the quilting LTW did on the back of the quilt.  The thread is aqua and is it ever gorgeous on that black fabric!

You can see the beautiful batik border I chose.  I knew I wanted to work with purple aqua and green so found this fabric to go with.  You can see that LTW used a variegated thread on the top with purple, aqua and green, perfect dontcha' think?
More close ups.

I love how she did the block work to fit in the pattern the bright lines formed rather than in the actual blocks, clever huh?
Here is a photo of the entire quilt all finished.  It doesn't even come close to portraying how beautiful the actual finished quilt really is.  It is quite spectacular.  DD1 thinks it should be hers and I really struggled with that as it really is beautiful.  
Then I found a piece of fabric while looking for something else that DD1 had actually chosen and it is in colors that would work with this quilt.  Sign number 1.  I went to the Quilt Patch on Saturday and found the border fabric and lots of beautiful batiks in these colors too.  Sign number 2.  Who am I to ignore what I'm being told to do?  So this will indeed go to Amy.  My dilemma now is when to give it to her?  I am thinking college graduation which should be next year, and I know that's the right occasion, but I don't want to hold on to it and store it for the next year and I really, really want her to be able to use it now.  Let me know what you all think I should do.


Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

Amy's quilt turned out beautiful! Beautiful colors and beautiful quilting! I would give it to her now and say, "Happy Early Graduation" so she can start enjoying the quilt right away!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is really sparkling with those colours! I wouldn't be able to hold on to it 'till next year and would give it to Amy now, to be enjoyed and loved and keep her warm this winter. But do I understand correctly that you've got to make a similar one for your DD or is that just her wishfull thinking *lol*!?

Faith said...

whooo this quilt has blown me away absolute stunner,,,, green and aquammmm my favourite colours,, Id give this to amy now and say its an early present have you opened yours yet? theres something for you,,,, made for you!!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

Before I can speak I have to lift my jaw up off the floor... I am marveling, in awe, bout this beautiful beautiful quilt. Amazing. Truly. I can see it would be nearly impossible to hold it any longer than necessary... tough decision.
Pam, I finally enjoyed a quiet moment to open and appreciate the package you sent my way. You are incredible. Thank you. Really. I love the chicky bag and the hilarious chicken quilt pattern. Your kindness is amazing, and I hope that the love you share returns to your home in an infinite stream of joy and good fortune.

Tiglizzyclone said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Really lovely colors! Green and aqua are among my favorite colors. I would want to give it to Amy right away.

Elaine Adair said...

Wow - I am in total awe of a quilt made from strips (an easy way) which ends up over-the-top with style! And the quilting is even MORe over-the-top! I really looked closely - even the occasional backtracking is precised and barely visible. Impressive!!! ANd gorgeous!!!

Gina said...

It's gorgeous and I love the quilting. The thread really sets it off.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Tanya said...

Fantastic quilting on a beautiful quilt!

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