Friday, June 8, 2012

Ashley IS All Fenced In!!!!

Within a few days of me starting my quilting adventure back in January, my 17 year old put in her order for a quilt of her own.  She loved the All Fenced In by Elizabeth Hartman from her book The Practical Guide to Patchwork (The first quilt book I ever bought).  We bought the fabric and I just himed and hawed because her birthday isn't until July, and let's face it, a quilt needs to be given at a very special occasion... like an 18th birthday party :)
Well, July is fast approaching and she was gone this week at Girls Camp, with our church, so I decided to get it finished up :)
I have to confess I cried and cried as I basted it...like the sobbing kind that you don't want anyone to catch you doing.  I can't believe that the little baby who would sit on my pillow and sing her sweet baby songs as I tried to get 5 more minutes of sleep is going off to college.  I am really not a very sentimental person, but man, I cried HARD!  ..oh no, I am going to start again!  I'd better show you my pictures :)



I decided to do a sampling of quilting styles on each block, leaving the turquoise unquilted.



Every other block was stippled.


Sorry this picture is so washed out.  You can only see half of the quilt in this shot as the quilt is pretty big.  The majority of the back is cream minky with a stripe of color along one long edge of the back.








I am thinking now that I am going to go get some matching turquoise pearl cotton and do a big stitch along the sashing and borders.  We shall see :)
I got this baby bound this morning, not quite before the girls got home from camp :p  I finished it off with another quilt over the top of it so she couldn't see what I was doing.  I watched The Vow while I was stitching :)

I am going to be linking this up with Elizabeth and SHOW OFF FRIDAY over at a Pieceful Life :), Sew & Tell Friday with AmyLouWho, Sew Many Ways Find a Friend Friday and Sarah over at The Fabric Addict for CAN I GET A WHOOP WHOOP???
June Finishes

17 comments:

  1. I love the colors you have chosen. Your quilting is very nice. You have much more patience than I do in that department!

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    1. Thanks, Kat! It was surprisingly easy to do the quilting :) The hardest part was coming up with more design ideas that I could do ;D

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  2. Here: WHOOP WHOOP!!! Gorgeous quilt, She'll love it and surely will cuddle with it on her bed thinking about HOME! The minky looks soooooo soft on the back!

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    1. Kati! You are the BEST! I sure do hope she thinks of us often. We are really going to miss her :(:::::......

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  3. I love the way leaving the turquoise sashing unquilted creates a puffier, distinct frame for the colorful blocks. Great quilting :)

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    1. Thank you, Allison! I was so surprised at how puffy the turquoise turned out. I am glad you like it :) I hope my daughter does ;D

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  4. Nice gift for your daughter...better get the tissues out when you give it to her...

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    1. I know! It is going to be a cry fest around here ;) Thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. What a wonderful gift for your daughter! Way to go on doing different quilting motifs on the squares. That's how I learned and practiced. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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    1. thanks M-R! Quilting is so much! I am so happy I stumbled upon this hobby :)

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  6. Marion, it is a beautiful quilt and one I'm sure your daughter will cherish forever!! Whoop whoop!!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I sure hope she does :)

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  7. This quilt is lovely! Fun colors with the turquoise.

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  8. I love how the turquoise sashing pops out at you! What a great quilt! I'm sure your daughter will love it! You did a beautiful job! Thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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  9. What a pop of color! I love it! She will, too, no doubt. I've never used minky on a quilt. Is it difficult to baste or quilt through? Does it stretch as you work with it?

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    1. Thank you :) I am so excited to give it to her today :) The minky is actually great to work with. I use curved safety pins to pin it taught to the floor before I layer the batting and top. I've done it that way for all of my quilts and the minky gets next to no puckers. I love it and so do my kids ;)

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