Thursday, December 15, 2011

TGIFF--Friday Finish!

It's a TGIFF kind of Friday!  I finished a quilt this week.. and am going to head over to Lucy's @ Charm About You to link up!  She is this week's host.  When you're done here, you MUST go and check out her robot quilt, it's to-die-for-cute!!

This is possibly the quickest that I've ever:
a) come up with a quilt idea
b) pieced the quilt
c) quilted the quilt

In about a month's time.. usually I am soooo slow!  Plus, not so experienced with the machine quilting..  BUT, here she is in her crinkly goodness:

(sorry for the quality of the photos, didn't have anyone to hold it up for me, or any good light to take them in tonight.)

The only way I was able to make it so fast was that when my grandma passed away last month, I was given her fabric that she had, and lots of it! And, if you'll remember my blogging about it, you probably saw this pic of the box with all of these tiny squares in it, they are two inch squares:

I also used a dark blue cotton scrap from her fabrics to make the border and then ended up deciding to use that for the binding as well.

The back and the batting are the only things I purchased for this project.  I really enjoyed sewing through these little squares that my grandma had cut, who knows how many years ago.  It brought many wonderful memories to mind. This quilt will be a Christmas present for my mom. :o)  I just love it!

Here is the back:

Here is a pic or two or three of the quilting.. it's kind of hard to see.  I just stitched in the ditch and then did diagonal lines through all of the bow-ties. FMQ and I don't get along.. Yet. 

(They look like little bow-tie pastas to me--what an easy, quick block)

 So happy to have it finished! Hope my mom loves it as much as I do.  But then again.. if she doesn't like it, I'll get to bring it back home, so it's a WIN-WIN! :o)

Have a great weekend, and head over to Lucy's to check out other finishes.


Fiona said...

Kelli, I love the quilt you have made...what a perfect way to use the scraps and have such special memories.


bichonpawz said...

A beautiful way to remember! Great job!

I think you are the best daughter and granddaughter ever! What a wonderful gift for your mom and a fabulous tribute to your grandmother. The quilt is beautiful, Kelli. Well done! Thanks for linking to TGIFF!

Unknown said...

I remember when you got all your Grandmothers fabric. What an amazing quilt you have made...a family heirloom.

Katie said...

This is a beautiful tribute and I'm sure your mother will love it. Great job!

This is really beautiful! As others have said, it's a lovely present for your mum and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother :)

A beautiful quilt that will no doubt be passed down the family...

Gayle said...

You will always have beautiful memories when you see the quilt. Very nice.

Aww, what a fab way to use up that fabric, and I'm sure your mum will really appreciate it, it looks great :o)

Kelli I'm so in love with the quilt!! Thank you for linking up to TGIFF. It looks fantastic in it's quilted glory and it's just gorgeous! I agree with Pam this is a very special heirloom quilt :)

It looks great and is full of memories, what better present to give at Christmas? Your mam is going to love it and will love snuggling under it with her memories of a very special lady x

Well yes yes yes your Mom is going to be just CRAZY over this quilt!! What a wonderful time you must have had sewing away...thinking of your Granny....knowing who you were sewing it for!
What a lovely keepsake you have created!! I have always loved this quilt style!!

Wendy said...

Your quilt is lovely and such a treasure that you made it from your Granny's fabrics! It looks beautiful.

Remington said...

Beautiful quilt! Beth has started quilting again -- I will have to tell her about this -- very cool! Merry Christmas, my friend!

deborah said...

The quilt turned out beautifully! So touching that you were able to turn your grandmother's stash into a gift for your mom.

Annaliese said...

what a special (and beautiful) quilt! and don't worry, I haven't conquered FMQ'ing yet either ;) congrats on the finish!

I love the fabric you chose for the back, I think she is going to go crazy over your gift, very good job! And you should be so proud of your work, especially getting it from concept to cuddle-ready so fast!

[ps-If you are not pleased with your pictures, head over to "picnik" where you can edit your photos. I just started using it and it makes a world of difference! ]

Vickie said...

Hi Kelli! The bow tie quilt is precious!! Your mom is going to love it!

Barb said...

I love how it has turned out!

what a precious quilt! I love the bow ties so so much, but how wonderful that they came from your grandmother. what a special quilt you've made!! i bet your mom will LOVE it!

what a precious quilt! I love the bow ties so so much, but how wonderful that they came from your grandmother. what a special quilt you've made!! i bet your mom will LOVE it!

Carla said...

I can't wait to do one of those! I love every one I have seen so far. Blessings on you this Christmas season.

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