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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Handquilted quilt all done

This is not a normal post because I usually don't post on Sunday. So this is not normal, but it is such a special item to me and my daughter that I just had to share on the day it was completed (plus I will post later, too, the next day in the 12 days; might as well make a day of it).

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handquilting on daughters quilt

My oldest daughter made a quilt top when she was in first grade, 6 years old. Then placed it on my best quilt frame and every now and again she worked on quilting it. I worked on it some to encourage her to quilt it (so she could have her quilt and I could have my frame). This quilt was even on the frame a year and a half ago when we moved, so we had to be careful not to hurt it in the move. Her quilt was the first quilt placed on the frame, so I have never been able to use it for my own quilts. Sunday morning at 1:37 am she finished it! I got up at 4:30 am and bound it. By the time she woke up at 6:30 am, she realized she was sleeping under her finished quilt. Can I just say we are both excited to have it done. It was a major first quilt; I tried to get her to do a doll or baby quilt, but she wanted one she could sleep under, and now she can. All the colors got picked when she was 6, so I hope she still likes her color combinations. If not, oh well, that is how it is. For a first project, I think she did a great job. Now, at 11, she has her own quilt to sleep under. The top and backing are all cotton; the batting is wool. I figured it was better to start her with good material because quilting through polyester is a pain and very discouraging and wool is so easy she would like it more and it is a warmer quilt. This will fit her twin bed.

quilt made by my daughter

The blocks are quilted with hearts and the boarder has celtic knot work and hearts.

6 comments:

  1. What a treasure! I was 22 when I made my first quilt. That and the next one are nearly in shreds now. I put them away a long time ago- after 20-some years and 4 kids, they deserved a rest.

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  2. Oh this quilt is so sweet! I liked the picture so much even before I read the story...what a great project! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow, your daughter did a great job!! What an amazing undertaking for one so young. She must be very excited and proud :)

    Amy

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  4. Congratulations! Your quilt is very nice.

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  5. Wow, it is beautiful! What a lot of work went into it. She will treasure it forever. Tell C she did a great job.

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  6. I am so impressed! What a great job your daughter did. She will treasure this forever.

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