Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Paige's Quilt

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post. It does feel good to have some UFOs complete. I am going to try to finish a few more before I start something new, even though I am really ready to open a new pack of fat quarters! I have two darned Orange Crush quilts to be completed. They are kind of hanging over my head right not. Maybe soon.


This is the quilt I just finished for my daughter's friend Paige. She will be taking it to college this fall.


I really struggled to get a good picture. I think it is because the colors are pastels and I did not shoot it outside. It is the same pattern I used in this quilt back in May.It is such an easy pattern and makes a really nice display for the fabric.

The back is pieced which I usually don't do, but my daughter really liked the idea. This fabric was a fat quarter stack I had on my shelf for a long time. It is from Nancy Halverson. I think it is called Friends.

Here is a close up of some of the quilting. You can see how pretty the fabric is in the close up shots as well. The funny thing is that this fabric sat on my shelf forever as an unopened stack because I really was not drawn to it and had received it as a gift. After working with it, I think it is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever made. Very feminine. Let's hope Paige likes it!Have fun quilting girls!

Donna

6 comments:

Linda said...

Such pretty feminine fabrics, and such a fortunate friend of your daughter to be the one to receive this. It always amazes me how we can use a fabric that we don't particulary like and it turns into a gem.

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Donna, Thank you for signing up for Aryn's quilt. I really appreciate it and look forward to seeing your creations!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Donna what a lovely job you have done on Paige's quilt I am sure she is thrilled with it...

TLC said...

So nice of you to make a quilt for your daughter's friend. It is so pretty! You are really an amazing free motion quilter, Donna!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How sweet you are to make a dorm quilt for your daughter's friend! I loved making quilts for my girls that have gone to college so far. Its like taking a piece of home with them.

Christine said...

That looks lovely and what a great pattern, will have to make one of these.Thanks for sharing.

cheers
Christine