This is my daughter's amazing quilt which is why I am calling it a Fabulous Friday Finish. She picked out the colours, fabrics and pattern and sewed it all together. I don't know if I would have been so daring at her age, but she has an amazing ability to see what goes together. This quilt is for her, though I tried my best to take it for myself. She has already started on her next one and has that half way done.
I got my Autumn Moons quilt top done yesterday, which means that I got to start on the quilt with the fabric that my son had picked out for me. I have always wanted to make a quilt with leaves, and I love the combination of it with the quarter circles.
I had the best time ever last night. I had a mini quilting retreat with my daughter. We worked a couple of weeks ago on resetting up my quilting room so that her sewing table was cleared off from my stuff and we got her fabric organized and her sewing machine set up. Last night was our first test of trying it out. I worked on the binding for my Wildflower Basket quilt and she worked on a quilt she is making for a friend. It was so much fun! I got my quilt finished and she got a lot of progress done on her quilt.
I love this quilt for its colours and smallness. I love trying all different kinds of quilting designs and finding out that I like smaller blocks now just as much as I like bigger blocks. It is going to be even more special to me now because I finished it with my daughter!
My entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival is my Picnic quilt. It is a pattern from Scrap-Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett. It was made for my niece who graduated from High School and has gone off to University.
It was a fun quilt to make. When I asked my niece what her favourite colours are she told me Blue and Orange. I have never worked with that combination before, but as I started coming through my stash I realized that I had lots of those colours together. At some point I will make another quilt using the leftover pieces.
When I was at my LQS I found the perfect background and in the sale section too! I love the flowers with the orange and yellow centres.
I gave the quilt to my niece in the summer and she was so happy; much more than I ever expected. Quilting gives me so much. It provides stress-release, a chance to add some beauty to this world and I way to show my love for the people who mean so much to me.