Friday, April 10, 2009

Hand quilt


I light of the fact that I am busying with finishing up any and all projects....

I thought I would share one that was done!

This is my first paper pieced quilt. That means it was pieced together by hand.

Yup...no machine pushing those babies together.

I took about a year or so.

The fabric is mostly 1920's reprints. I added in a few others for color. I now know why my mom was a little upset. (You just don't do that in the quilting world!!)

Anyway it makes it mine. There is material in there from a skirt I made and a few from mom's quilts.

Anyway I finished the quilt blocks. Hand sewed the yellow middle part (sashing) in and left it to dry.

My mom and Grandma Slattery took it on as a mission to finish it up. My mom machine quilted the diagonal lines across and put the purple border on with the binding. My Grandma hand sewed the binding on to the back.

So now it's a three generation quilt and I love it.

It's hanging on my wall as you walk in the door.

17 comments:

rachel griffith said...

omg krista.
it's SUPER DUPER cute!!!
not to mention, it's an heirloom.

Sherri said...

How wonderful to have a true 3-generation quilt! And it's absolutely gorgeous!

amelia bedelia said...

I love it! You are so talented. What great memories you will always have. Super neat!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh My gosh, all three of you, how special that quilt is, you are very blessed. Happy Easter!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Beautiful job!!!

Katie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I am always amazed at your talent with sewing.

mormonhermitmom said...

Hi. Came over from Mormon Moms Who Blog. Nice quilt! I'm just a rank beginner. Haven't dared to paper piece yet. Someday maybe.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

You are amazing!!! I honestly wish I could do that...and REALLY REALLY enjoy it! :)

Erin O. said...

So beautiful, really. What a wonderful idea to have it become a family project.

nikkicrumpet said...

WOW I can't even imagine the work that goes into something like that...but it sure is beautiful!

Annie Valentine said...

Very, very cool.

BTW, I break every quilting rule in the book every time I sit down to quilt. They hate me but my unique and slightly sloppy quilts totally rock.

Rachel H. said...

A-MAZE-ING

WOW!

That quilt has got it all--charm, personality, memories.. :)

I would totally hang that at my door. :) You are so talented!

Natasha said...

Gorgeous quilt and really great that it is a 3 generation quilt. Great job by you all!

Monster Mary said...

I love it. It almost makes me want to start a new project but I have so many unfinished ones maybe I'll give them a go instead. :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It really is very lovely. You've done a fabulous job.

Jenny said...

Love it, your so talented.

whoopsadasie said...

That is soo awesome...a three generation quilt! I so wish we lived closer to each other. You could teach me a few things!