Finally finished, grandgirl's quilt

empressAugust 10, 2012

Finally finished! This has been a UFO since before my grandgirl was born almost 8 years ago. It is not fancy, but is intended to be used. As hard as it is to believe in this heat, winter will be here again--some day--so I decided it was time to buckle down and finish her baby quilt to replace the oversized flannel blanket I did finish before she arrived. She told me she needs something a bit longer.

I used Kaye Wood's 6-hour quilt as a guideline, with my own measurements and no serger. I learned to hand quilt on this, experimented with various marking methods as well as trying out four or five different types of thimbles and methods.

My daughter and granddaughter have been cheering me on across state lines these past few months as I worked on it again, but I just had to share the finish with the people who help inspire me with all their wonderful quilts. It is washed, dried, and packed, ready to ship out. Woo Hoo!

Here is a link that might be useful: It's quilted!

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nannykins

That is LOVELY! I admire your handquilting.
Theresa

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 3:54PM
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toolgranny

wonderful job. You now have bragging rights amongst the best of us. I know your family will treasure this so hope you put a label on it for HER grandkids.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 4:10PM
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K8Orlando

It is beautiful and I'm certain it will be cherished!

Kate

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 4:19PM
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rosajoe_gw

Beautiful! I love anything handquilted.

My sister started an intricate afghan when she was expecting her daughter. She gave to her on her 12th birthday lol!!!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 4:39PM
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empress

Thanks for the kind words.

Yep, toolgranny. It is labeled. I blurred it out in the pics since it has her full name and birthdate. It is folded over showing on the upper left in one pic and hanging on the lower right in another pic. I used Micron Pigma markers and heat set it.

Too bad you can't see it, though. She was due mid month, so I went ahead and made the label with the month but not the exact date, heat set, washed it, stitched it on and started quilting. The little stinker waited to be born until just after midnight on the first of the next month. I had to cross out the month name and squeeze in the correct one. I left it that way just to let her know what trouble she was from the start! LOL.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 4:40PM
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empress

Thanks for posting that, rosajoe. I feel a bit better now. LOL

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 4:41PM
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quiltnhen

Oh, so pretty. The hand quilted flowers are really beautiful.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 6:04PM
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quiltingfox

It's beautiful and I love your hand-quilting.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 6:16PM
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magothyrivergirl

Your hand quilting is so precise! Beautiful ~ and you must be proud! A wonderful quilt ~ look at it this way, now your grand daughter is old enough to appreciate it!
Very funny about her birth month, and I think leaving it on the label is a nice story for her!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 7:59PM
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loisflan

What a wonderful, delicate, charming quilt! You did a fantastic job. Wow!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 8:29PM
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littlehelen_gw

It's really beautiful...just love your workwomenship! I'm sure she'll treasure it!
Valarie

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 9:30PM
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nanajayne

YOu did a remarkable job. Your quilting is wonderful and I know your little girl will cherish her special gift.TFS

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 10:46AM
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ritaweeda

Beautiful quilt, beautiful hand quilting.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 5:47PM
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loralee

Very nice quilting work. I used to do hand quilt all of my Queen size quilts. The ole neck will not allow me to sit and do this any more.

The last two I had to send out to be machine quilted. I am pleased with the outcome of them. But just not the same look as a hand quilted one. Keep up the awesome work.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:27AM
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fran1523

Very nice. Love that label story.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 8:18AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Cute label story and I can appreciate the hand quilting as I used to hand quilt all of my quilts. Good job on getting it completed!

SharonG/FL-MI

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 11:42AM
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empress

Thanks everyone for the kind words, so nice to hear. DH says wow and beautiful, but he really has no idea.

GG has the quilt now and DD made sure she knew the label was there and why it was marked up. She says she's getting a hug from me whenever she wraps it around her. THAT is why I quilt!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 4:01PM
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