Sunday, June 28, 2009

Graduation quilt

I am quite excited that this quilt is done!
I completely winged it on the pattern (ie. I didn`t have one). I have seen other people make similar quilts and really liked the simplicity of it, especially the way the white sets of the colours of the squares. The fabric for the top and binding is all scraps/stash and the all the white (1.4 m) was donated by a friend for $5. How can you go wrong with that.
As i was trying to get a picture, Jesse decided he would check out the quilt and get in the picture.
I absolutely love the way it turned out. I`m happy because I am usually a follow the pattern girl and surprised myself by `winging it`! You can only see four of the five rows in this picture but get a good idea of what it looks like.
Doesn`t it look comfy enough to cuddle up in. It isn`t quite a twin size, more like a large lap. I really like the size and weight, perfect for snuggling up in.
Since I was taking pictures Papaya thought she needed to get into the limelight too!
And here is our wonderful friend, violin teacher, babysitter that has been such a positive influence on my girls lives. At first we thought she was going away to school next year. Now though she is going to stay at home and work for a year. So we will still see her and possibly have her as a violin teacher for one last year!
This project is my first completed in the project lineup!
Aside: my question mark key isn`t giving me a question mark but this É, why would that beÉ

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilt love all the scraps pieced together to make the squares! We must be thinking alike today, I just posted my quilt too. Your colors are so pretty and warm. Nice work!:)

Molly said...

beautiful quilt! and i love that you made it from scraps - exactly what a quilt should be made from :)

stitching under oaks said...

Bam!!! That quilt is FABULOUS! Wow! I just love it! You did a great job. The colors are great!

Holli said...

The quilt is gorgeous!! Wow, great work.

Christina said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I love it. Winging it is so much fun sometimes.

mmichele said...

fabulous. go no patterns, girl!

Laura said...

Hi, I just found your blog today. I love your graduation quilt!

Kelly said...

Beautiful quilt! I would love to have one like that hanging up in my house - it is so cheery :)

Kate said...

wow, everything about this quilt is lovely! the colors, the layout... makes me want to go search through my fabrics for similar ones and whip one up. and happy 40th!

aryssa , said...

2 more yearss :O

frillbow said...

This is gorgeous! I am so impressed that you 'winged' it too!

Louise said...

It's so beautiful! What a great mix of colours, they work so well together, and I just love the squares.

Rebekah said...

What a pretty quilt! I love the limited color palette and the gradation of the blocks...beautiful!

Philigry said...

that quilt is beautiful. i love all of those colors with the white! perfect.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt - the colours, the style - just perfect. I bet the recipient was thrilled with it.

Kristyn Knits said...

wonderful work! this is beautiful!I love how you made it from what you already have...you have a great stash!