Wednesday, November 11, 2009

4+ Year Project

I started this quilt when I had much more time on my hands and when a certain someone who will be 6 in two days was just a little tyke.

-I saw my inspiration in the Pottery Barn catalogue (for the record--it's cheaper and a lot less of a pain in the you know what to just buy the dang thing. Oh well, I've learned)

-I formed my own "beginner" quilter version

-I hand stitched each and every square

-I had my mom help me sew all the squares together

-I put it in a box for over 4 years

-I pulled it out a week ago

-A wonderful lady from my ward helped and...

Voila!!!!






It's finished just in time for her


6th Birthday!!!

15 comments:

BradandMelanie said...

What a lucky girl! That quilt turned out awesome! I am way to scared to take on a project of that depth - maybe someday :)

Dawn said...

I love it!! I love that it is home-made by "mom". I cherish all the quilts Mom made. Jane will one day - realize how much effort you put in to it and she will cherish it to.

jenn said...

That is really special. I once again am very impressed. It amazes me that all of us got so many different talents. I couldn't do that if I had too. You are lucky to have gotten that talent from mom. I am glad she got to help.

Debbie said...

THe quilt is beautiful. I will show the quilters at Marnie's next week. You might become an honorary member.

Debbie said...

Oh Yah. You are the winner of the Christmas sweater. Yay for you!
Are you happy???

Lee said...

YAY!! It looks great!! I bet she is going to love it!

Shauna said...

So impressed, she will cherish that. I want to learn to quilt.

Kami said...

Darling! I am impressed! I love that your mom helped with it too, it's worth way more than any PB quilt in my mind.

What a nice neighbor!

Gwenevere said...

Hey I have one of those! Projects that is, not blanket...actually I have several!

Becca said...

so cute-love the ric rac. what a special gift from mom (and now even more special since it's from grandma, too).

i've got a quilt i started in middle school (with sunflowers, of course)...i should finish it one of these years! :)

Heather @ boy, girl, and a pug said...

Oh, honey, you rock! It's awesome! So proud!

Indiana Smith Family said...

wow Amanda, it is so awesome. I am so impresssed, I could never do that! Jane is going to LOVE it!

Sara said...

It's beautiful! What a great quilt!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

WOW!!!! I love it! I am so impressed! And that is really neat that your mom helped with it too. What a special gift for Jane. I'm sure she will love it!!!

Liz said...

WOw very impressive. I always go back and forth if it is worth trying to make something or buy it. It is beautiful.