Sunday, December 27, 2009

Keeping Amber Warm

This year it was a rush to finish a queen size quilt to be given to my Son’s girlfriend….Amber.  It was VERY exciting that they announced their engagement  just a few hours before she opened the gift!!!!

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Here she is opening the bag…..can you see her behind all of the paper???

 

 

 

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Her first words were….”OHH it’s teal!!”

 

 

 

 

Here is the finished quilt……

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I had intended to do a lot of fancy quilting on this, but ran out of time and ended up just quilting it with lots of straight lines (using the walking foot).    In the end, I kind of like this simplicity!!

If you remember several months ago, I posted about the backing to this quilt.  I originally tried using 10 inch squares of miscellaneous fabrics, but it really looked BAD!!!  So, I decided to dig thru scraps and other fabrics and re-make the back.  One of my friends saw this side first and thought that it was the actual quilt…..it is kind of fun!!!

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The binding used scrap strips that I had cut earlier this year, so I managed to make the entire quilt WITHOUT having to buy any fabrics!!!!!

It was fun to think about Amber while I was making this quilt and I am thrilled that she was excited to receive it!!

1 comment:

Anita said...

The quilt is beautiful, Frances!

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