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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Odds and Ends and NTT

Happy NTT, friends!  Since getting back in town and picking up my machine from servicing, I've been working on a couple of small projects.  No... your eyes do not deceive you.  Despite the fact that this quilt is hand embroidered, I have NOT turned over a new leaf and suddenly decided that I like hand work.  I quilted this little baby quilt for my grandmother.


Ironically, even though my grandmother has quilted for years, these days she doesn't enjoy it nearly as much as she loves hand sewing.  Since she still loves giving baby quilts when a new great-grandchild is born, she asked if I would finish the embroidered quilt tops for her after she finishes them from now on.  Her embroidery is absolutely gorgeous and I loved being able to choose a backing, quilt, and bind this one for her.

I quilted with simple stippling with white thread, right over the embroidery (before washing), and it just blends right in, letting the embroidery shine.  The little giraffe is my favorite block!



I also made a couple of pillows for my mom to match the quilt I made for her last year.  Since the pillows are made from solid panels, they went together fairly quickly, but I must say that it was tricky to get ahold of the Chateau Rouge fabric.  Since the line has been around for awhile, I had to do some searching for the prints I wanted.  The red medallion print looks great on the front, with the busier tan print on the back of each.  These are going to look great in her living room!


Last week's party was really amazing, and filled with wonderful inspiration as always.  Maryse Makes Things linked up this stunning Swoon quilt top.


Beth at Cooking Up Quilts showed off his pretty finished top.


and I love the colors in this quilt from Beth at Hello Quilty Lady.


I loved browsing all of the fantastic projects last week while I traveled, and I can't wait to see this week's link-ups!  Let's party!

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18 comments:

  1. That's a great hand embroidered quilt by your Grandmother and you've done a great job with the quilting, binding and backing - that backing fabric is just perfect - Chris :D

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  2. The embroidered quilt is beautiful!!.

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  3. What a gorgeous baby quilt. Your grandmother has amazing embroidery skills

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  4. Wow, your grandmother has some mad skills, runs in the family!

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  5. What a beautiful work from your grandmother! Embroidery at it's best, fine and delicate. You did an excellent job finishing it, just enough quilting to not overpower her embroidery. A treat for the eyes!

    Thanks for showing my quilt this week!

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  6. I love your grandmother's baby quilt. Just beautiful. I am always trying to decide how to quilt an embroidered quilt and your stippling was perfect with it.

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  7. Love the embroidery your grandmother does.. what a great team you two make for the perfect great grandchild quilt! Thanks for sharing that... also love those pillows you made too! Thanks for the linky as well :) Kathi

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  8. How fun to work as a "team" with your Grandma! :) That must be such a nice connection to share with her...the love of sewing/quilting.

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  9. Beautiful work your Grandmother does! I love that she asked you to finish for her...what a special time and one I'm sure you both cherish!

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  10. Your grandmother's quilt is just charming. She (and you) did a beautiful job on it. Your mom's pillows are so nice too.

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  11. beautiful embroidery I love to hand stitch but not the cross stitch route, you have quilted it perfectly

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  12. Your grandmother's quilt is so sweet. And your quilting is great.

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  13. You are right the embroidery by your grandmother is beautiful!!!

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  14. Your grandmother's embroidery is really beautiful!

    -Soma

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  15. I haven't seen a baby quilt like that before, it's so charming! Love all the other quilts in the roundup too.

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  16. What a beautiful baby quilt! So elegant and timeless, yet modern and fresh!

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  17. Your grandmother's embroidery is beautiful. The giraffe is adorable and your choice of quilting was perfect.

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  18. How sweet of you to finish your grandmother's baby quilts, her embroidery is wonderful.

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