Saturday, December 26, 2009

my favorite gift

(That I gave, that is.)



I finally get to post about Krista's quilt! In January this year, the Elizabeth's Fabric Focus project on Sew, Mama, Sew was a lovely quilt made from the House collection of fabrics by Annette Tatum. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make my own interpretation for my sister-in-law Krista, who loves all things baby blue and many pink things too. Of course I had to change things up a little, and I decided to make my quilt with 10" blocks which wasn't one of the options provided in the pattern. That's ok, I can handle a little bit of quilty math now and then.

I got the fabric and worked on sets of 7 blocks at a time, taking big breaks in between. I finished it up in November after we got back for our cruise and labeled it right before wrapping and shipping our family gifts to Utah a couple weeks ago.

I was so excited about Krista opening this up, and I wish I could have been there to see her. I'm trying to decide who I should make a Christmas quilt for next year!

More pictures, better light:
I like the stained glass effect here.


I don't like how you can see my shadow through the quilt here, but wanted to show the whole quilt back:
Please notice the little pink chunk near the bottom. I really like that part.



Had some helpers for this one, and learned that the flash can be a good thing sometimes!


p.s. if you want to make this quilt with 10" finished squares, ending up with a 50"x70" quilt, you'll need 1/2 yard cuts of 10 different fabrics for the stars. I can't tell you how much white fabric I used, because I didn't really measure it or keep track. But if anyone is interested, I can figure that out and I can also figure out the cutting measurements for the star blocks.

17 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

This is gorgeous! I'm sure it'll be loved by your sister-in-law :) I want to make my MIL a lap quilt for her birthday in May... I keep telling myself to start early so I don't have to rush and panic like I always do hehe

Candied Fabrics said...

Lovely! I'll bet she was really happy!

Jenny said...

What a lovely quilt! maybe next year you could make me one?!?! :)

amylouwho said...

i love love love this!! You've inspired me.

L Johnson said...

Beautiful!!!!! Can i be on your list for next year;0)

kaholly said...

No wonder you were so excited! It's a beauty!

Krista said...

I do absolutely love my quilt & my sister-in law!

Thanks again Vicki!!!

Terri said...

OK Vicki, this quilt is so beautiful that I can't hardly pass by Krista's room without going in and inspecting all of the wonderful fabrics you have chosen. It looks so pretty on her bed, so delicate and for sure her favorite colours.
I thought I would be fancy and pretend I was from England for a moment. Thanks so much for all of your hard work, she truly loves it!

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

So beautiful! I'm so in love with the House fabrics too! I have a star quilt in progress with those fabrics too! Such a lovely gift! Hope you had a very Happy Christmas and have a Happy New Years!

Tara said...

this is an amazing quilt. i love the picture where you show through---it is like the artists imprint.

ktquilts said...

Hush and awe...soft quiet quilts are my favorite...
Blessings,
KT

Leslie - she sews and scraps said...

oh wow! this is amazing and beautiful! I LOVE the blocks and your fabric choice, thank you for sharing and inspiring me :)

Leslie said...

this is beautiful. i love these stars!

Sew It UP! said...

You SIL is a lucky woman. Your quilt came out so lovely. if you are having a hard time deciding who to make a quilt for, I'd be more than happy to help you out there. You can send it to me! (Tee hee hee :o)

KQuiltyBee said...

Absolutely beautiful

Rene' said...

I'm sure your sister in law loves it. The quilt pattern is great and the fabrics are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So soft and soothing... I'm sure she just loves it!