Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quilt Making


So I finally finished this quilt for precious little Nora, who will turn 1 in a couple weeks.

Last year was a busy one for quilts. I think I made five or six. This last one took the longest. I not only chose my most challenging pattern yet, but I also got distracted with the move and new life in NYC.

I think a lot about the parents and the baby as I make a quilt. This one is going to friends in Dallas, Ian & Lori. Ian was pretty insistent that the quilt I had already made for their son a couple years ago was more than enough gift, but I decided to ignore him. Their surprise little daughter needed a quilt of her own.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colors and it looks like a little girl's quilt, I'm sure she will treasure it as she gets older. I like your color combinations and fabric choices.
Cathy

get2eric said...

It looks perfect...

Jennifer said...

I just enlarged the picture and, wow, that is a lot of tiny pieces! It is beautiful. Totally deserving of a compliment from Cathy.

Anonymous said...

I too enlarged the picture,Emily, it is gorgeous and I love the colour combination also..now I'm wondering just how long it took you to make it..I used to do quilting years ago but nowhere near as pretty as yours. A.Norma.x

Anonymous said...

Sorry forgot to ask,Em, did you sew by hand or machine? silly question? I sewed by hand and found it very therapeutic.A.Norma.x

EdamameMommy said...

Holy moly that quilt has so many pieces. Nice finished product, you should be proud!

Emily said...

Thanks for the compliments! Especially treasured by the incomparable Cathy...

It took me several months to finish this one, but I don't sew non-stop. I seem to go in spurts. And I sew by machine. I don't think I'd have the patience to do it by hand, and I find it makes for sturdy quilts that can withstand machine washing. Important for little ones!

get2eric said...

You know, I think you should sign it like Vincent did his work

Anonymous said...

Hmmm a good point,Em. Having seen your Quilt I am now itching to try and quilt again..will let you know if I do. :o) A.Norma.x

Lauren said...

WOW--your quilting skills are becoming quite expert. Having been the recipient of one of your earlier quilts (and another 4 years later), I've seen first-hand your creativity develop over time. Ashleigh's quilt is simple and pretty; Ellie's quilt is complex and fun. Both are cherished and loved. Now, this one--it's quite amazing!