Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Quick Little Finish

There's a fun spring blog hop going on over at Celebrate Hand Quilting this week! If you're at all interested in hand quilting, you need to check it out and cheer these wonderful quilters on.  Hand quilting is oftentimes a very s.l.o.w. process which means posting about it constantly can start feeling very repetitive! My last posts about hand quilting were on Sunday and then probably the Sunday before. I'm obviously in a rut here.*wink
'Sew Charming'
Anyway, today is the day that I finished up my scrappy little 9-patch made from orphan blocks!  All it needs is a label and then a gift bag too because I decided it really belonged to someone else instead of me. (No matter how much I would love to drool on it during car trips.)  Oh who am I kidding.  From the start it was destined to go to a very special person and I knew it all along.
Looking very cheerful!
This person doesn't even know that I have a quilt blog so it's pretty safe to blog about it now. I think! You know how some people don't even realize that quilting is a BIG DEAL in your life even though the quilts are overflowing from every corner of your house?  That's okay.  I forgive them for their disinterest if they'll forgive me my disinterest in their goat, genealogy (sorry mom), running, coupons, etc. etc. obsessions.  I totally understand where the glazed-over looks come from as I'm susceptible to them myself at times!
And a quick peek at the back.
I desperately hope think this young lady will appreciate the quilt even though she doesn't enjoy the craft herself.  I'd say a home schooling graduation party is just as important as a public high school one wouldn't you?

And once again, I'd like to link up to A Sentimental Quilter and say Thank You! for sharing pictures of the beautiful springtime quilt.  Great inspiration to me for this quilt and as always, a wonderful opportunity to see many quilts that I would otherwise never be exposed to in my little community!

31 comments:

  1. What a lovely and generous gift! I am sure she will love it! I hope you are really pleased with it, it is charming!

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  2. Welll done, Audrey. I am sure the girl will love it. And I also noticed that quilt over at A sentimental quilter.

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  3. WOW, Audrey...wonderful...love your rut :)

    Hugs, Carolyn

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  4. I love this quilt! the colors are wonderful - I know what you mean sometimes I think I post a progress of 10 stitches LOL

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  5. I might have to look at orphan blocks with a different view from now on. A friend recently showed me a beautiful quilt she had made from orphan blocks, also to gift to a young woman, and now that I have seen your beautiful & happy looking quilt made from orphan blocks, it has shown me that amazing quilts can be made from blocks that have been 'put aside' for a while.

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  6. Looks like your orphans have found a perfect home. Great finish.

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  7. How could anyone not love this quilt? It is just so cheerful! The border fabric is great, how did you come up with that one. It is just a perfect finish for this quilt!

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  8. Congratulations on a very happy quilt. I'm sure it will bring cheer to the graduate for a long, long time.

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  9. What a fun, happy quilt! I'm sure the recipient will cherish this. Congratulations - you really did a super job with your "leftovers" - no one would guess that these were orphan blocks as they all look right at home together. And the border is Just Right too. What's not to love?

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  10. What a wonderful fun joyful quilt!! Great choice of border fabric. The recipient will love it for sure!!

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  11. I know this quilt will be loved and cherished. I agree she deserves a graduation party too.
    Love the backing too! Kathie

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  12. Just love that quilt. And you say it is from orphan blocks. Even more special! Lucky recipient indeed, and the back is interesting too.

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  13. It turned out very cute and your Mom's border fabric looks great!

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  14. This quilt finished into a happy quilt!!! Love it! And I'm sure the recepient will too!

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  15. What a pretty quilt. The recipient is going to be thrilled !

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  16. Every graduation should be a a party!! You did a fabulous job on this quilt.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  17. Yes, such a cheerful quilt. The border is perfect for it. I'm sure it's recipient will love it!

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  18. How beautiful a quilt!
    And this is the backside is also wonderful.
    Congratulations!! :))

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  19. Love the quilt. Great color choices.

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  20. Love the quilt and I am sure even though the recipient doesn't quilt she will love it. I too am thankful for the inspiration I find on the internet!

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  21. That's a wonderful quilt! I'm visiting from the blog hop.

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  22. Very beautiful quilt and quilting!

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  23. Your quilt projects are wonderful, and I love this scrappy one. Also the pickle dish/fan one you started a bit ago. I enjoyed wandering through your blog, visiting from the Hand Quilters hop.

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  24. What a beautiful gift! And lovely hand quilted work as well. Congratulations to you and the recipient!

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  25. Your quilts projects and quilting are just wonderful!!

    rosa from Spain

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  26. Love the bright and cherry quilt! also saw some beautiful hand quilting in other posts!! Nice to see how and what other people use in hand quilting tools.

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  27. What a beautiful graduation quilt!! And yes, a homeschooling graduation is something to be very proud of!! (loved your reference to others passions about goats, coupons, etc....so true)

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  28. Homeschooling can be more difficult that traditional schooling I think.. what a cool quilt for a 18 year old who is starting out after being homeschooled! Your quilt if lovely! Thanks for sharing your love of handquilting... also like your blog countdown and what is in your hoop right now! Thanks for inspiring! Kathi

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  29. Visiting from Ohio. Love scrappy quilts.

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  30. Visiting from Celebrate Hand Quilting. The 9 patch quilt is so cheery! I wouldn't have thought of combining 4 blocks together and then sashing them.

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  31. Love your beautiful work and as a finished homeschooling Mom, they and the family deserve a graduation party. It's a lot of work just as a hand quilted quilt is. Both labors of love, a California visitor.

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