May 19, 2011

Gypsy Quilt

Recognize this quilt? I'm posting again about my Gypsy Quilt at Amy's Creative Side because I'm joining the Blogger's Quilt Festival which is going on now! (I'm so glad I saw Inspired by Felix's post, which gave me the motivation to join along too.)
The Gypsy Quilt below is the first "real" quilt I've made. I finished it in March and I'm definitely proud of it, imperfections and all.
 My mom bought me the fabrics in a kit for Christmas and I learned, rather slowly, how to press, cut, sew, quilt and bind them together. Each step of the way was exciting, as I got closer to the end. But the moment I pulled the quilt out of the dryer was the best moment of all. (That moment, along with draping it around myself for the first time. Ahhh.)
 Making this quilt was definitely a learning experience and it taught me a lot. I got lots of help from tutorials online and that definitely made the process go smoother. 
 The quilt stays on our bed at home and, really, I love looking at it each evening after the kids have gone to bed when I can cuddle up beneath it. 
I had a lot of fun making this quilt. Finishing it made me feel like I really accomplished something. And it really made me want to make another (which I did the following month!). I hope to make a third quilt this summer. But this first one is the most special because it reminds me of my mom (and her choice in fabrics) and it reminds me of those winter nights that I stayed up working, sweating, and piecing it. Good times. 

6 comments:

  1. I don't think I noticed the binding on this before, it's really lovely - well done to your mum for good fabric selections! (and to you for making it, obviously!)

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  2. I love this quilt. It is amazing for a first quilt and I am impressed that you learned so much from online sources.

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  3. Wow, its fab. The colours are great. I love it. I too just completed my first quilt. It's great to see it finally finished. :)

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  4. pretty colors. I love your quilt
    Photos are excellent

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  5. Grazie per le bellissime foto.
    La trapunta è meravigliosa
    Ciao

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  6. What a nice quilt! I too love the minute it comes out of the dryer, all bumpy and soft and clean. It is wonderful to take a few minutes just to look at our quilts on a bed and enjoy each little bit.

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