Wednesday, July 22, 2009

for my sister


My sister and her husband bought their first house last month. This is going to be their housewarming gift. I'm excited to hand deliver it today!

The nice thing about a scrappy quilt is that you can use almost anything to bind it as long as it matches the backing. I like using a bold busy print and then chopping it up for the binding.

This is a true scrappy quilt...all the blocks came from the scrap bins. I love that. And the white sashing (bleached muslin) does a wonderful job of tying them all together.

I love this quilt! Many thanks to Melanie for the inspiration.

103 comments:

Petit Debutant said...

love it!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

great job!!!!!! i love it!

MichelleB said...

I love it! It's wonderful. Lucky sister to get it. I think I love every variation of this quilt that I've seen.

Michaela said...

Your sister is lucky to have you...

Leslie said...

it looks awesome...what a great housewarming gift

Lexilooo said...

so, so pretty!

lera said...

Beautiful. What lucky recipients.

Puppenkisterl said...

It's wonderful! I love it and your sister will love it too, I guess!

What a present!

Yours, Karin!

Lucy said...

It's fabulous! Love, love, love the binding.

Want to finish mine??

Emily said...

Your sister is a lucky girl and the quilt is beautiful--as always!

DearJane8 said...

Seeing this complete inspires me. I'm working on mine again.

mochaxlight said...

I can only hope mine will look half as good as your gorgeous quilts!

For the border (? is that the correct terminology?) it looks like you used 2.5" blocks you used for the nine patches, correct? If so, how many in total did you have? I'd love to do a similar thing on my 9 patch, but want to get an idea of how many extra squares I need to cut. Thanks a bunch!

And once I clear our my Flickr, I'm coming right over to the 9 Patch Round 2 Group. Is there anything special I need to know? And thanks for letting me join! :]

Nanci said...

Isn't this the day to start the new nine patch quilting group?
I'm on a roll having cut out a lot of the oh cherr oh! jelly roll already.
I hope it looks as good as the one you have made for your sister.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

woo hoo! you did it! looks great!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Looks great!

MelissaS said...

Yowsa, looks awesome. It makes me want to work on mine today.

rachel griffith said...

awww.
how sweet.

congrats to your sister & her fam.

Angela - patch said...

The quilt is so pretty. I hope finish my quilt next month.

Leanne said...

Hi
I love this quilt.
And I find you soo inspirational that you finish quilt tops!!!

Thank you for all the sharing you do.

Love Leanne

Toni said...

I love that quilt! So cheerful! I wish it were coming to my house. I'm sure they will treasure it. Lucky, lucky Sister!

Kimberly said...

Very nice! Do you need another sister?

Karen said...

congrats to your sis and family on their first house. Your quilt will be the perfect house warming gift. I'm sure they will love and cherish it;)

Aimee said...

It's just beautiful! Great job.

Jessi said...

I'm inspired.

Stephie @ Narrative Self said...

It looks so fantastic now you've quilted it, like a colourful mosaic. I've still got a couple of hand sewn blocks to make for mine, but I'm catching up - decided to do round 2 by machine!!

LeKaQuilt said...

It's a beutiful quilt! Your sister is lucky to have you!

Tara said...

It turned out wonderfully! Lucky sister!

Linda said...

Your quilt is so pretty. Makes me want to try the 9-patch TODAY. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for such a great blog!

Ms Grace said...

It's beautiful! They will love it!

Wendy said...

What a great gift, it really turned out beautiful!
Are you going to use the same colors/scraps for your next one?
I'm going to get started on mine tonight...
Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley said...

it's so beautiful, and what a great housewarming gift! I'm still working on the sashing of mine, but hope to have it done soon!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Congrats to your sister and family! Your quilt is beautiful and a welcome addition to the new home - I'm sure :)

kattmd said...

congrats to your sister and her husband on their first house. Gosh that is so exciting...and then to get that gorgeous quilt. She is lucky!

rosewillow said...

It looks fantastic! I hope mine will turn out that pretty. I'm still working on it and hope to finish before summer is over. Congratulations on a great finish! Dianne B. in England

Lina said...

What a special housewarming gift from the heart, I expect your sister will be thrilled!

Callipygian said...

Major inspiration as I join Round 2 of the quilt-a-long!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

She's a lucky girl- to be getting the quilt and to have a sister like you! :)

Dandelion Quilts said...

It is so cheerful. I love it.

Linda said...

I have been looking and looking but never commenting. However....I absolutely love that quilt. My very favorite pattern. Beautiful.

mau said...

Congrats to your sister on their new home and their new quilt....just love it.

Jackie said...

They are gonna love it!!

Linda said...

Love it! Congrats to your sister!

mom said...

What fun I had stopping by here! Your quilts are beautiful! I love the nine patch block scrappy quilt done on a one-a-day schedule. That would be a perfect winter project for me and would use up a lot of scraps that I have :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Kristin said...

What a fabulous housewarming gift!

comfortstitching said...

Such a great scrappy quilt! All the colours have blended together so well.....no wonder you're ready for round two!!!!!!

Mushyhed said...

I love it. Your sister is so
lucky:0)!

heather said...

Looks GREAT!! She will LOVE it!!!!

Sherry said...

You did a wonderful job, love it! I'm sure your sister & BIL will love it too.

Amy said...

I've loved watching this come together. I love the scrappy-ness of it. I just plain love it.

Alison said...

I love it!!! It is lovely!!

G'G'ma said...

Your sister will be thrilled!!!

pratima said...

So gorgeous! The colors are beautiful!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful, your sister will be thrilled!

Amy said...

Ummm...Will you be my sister? :)

Ann said...

That is one lucky sister you have!

The quilt turned out beautiful. Okay, I admit it. I slacked something terrible on the last quilt-a-long. But, not look I am about 20 square ahead on this one!!! Thanks for doing this again, and I am going to try to hard to keep up :)

Ann

Vicki W said...

It may be simple but it's very striking. Love it!

Patty said...

I love how this quilt turned out and wish I had time for the quilt along; but my garden gets first priority this time of year. Your sister is going to treasure it!

patsy said...

this quilt IS GORGEOUS!!

is there any possibility your parents would adopt me?

Sherri said...

What a perfect housewarming gift!

Andi said...

Are your parents interested in adopting a 37 year old girl who can already sew and looks after herself?
I'd really love to have a sister like you!
Andi :-)

One Flew Over said...

Beautiful work Amanda! I'm sure your sister will treasure it!

jan said...

Really beautiful! Scrappy quilts are my fav and the sashing is like a frame that perfectly sets off each block!

Kristin said...

Beautiful quilt! What a lovely housewarming gift.

Caley said...

Oooh wow! This is definitely one of my favorite quilts I've seen from you. I was also curious like someone above what size square you used and how many you needed for this quilt? So impressive!

Janet said...

I love any sort of nine patch quilt but this one is a standout. I bet they loved it.

wynen.anne.w@edumail.vic.gov.au said...

I love it love it love it - and I'm sure your sister will too. Thanks for all your inspiration. I'm working on mine tonight.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful housewarming gift. Love the simplicity and the white is the perfect touch.

Darcy said...

Scrappy quilts are so hard for me to start -- I love the geometric organization of the classic tone-on-tone quilts. BUT -- I absolutely love the way your quilt turned out. It gives me hope that mine will be OK too.

I just can't get over how good yours turned out! LOVE IT!

Cheryl said...

Yay! for you your sis and her hubby on moving into their first house. I couldn't think of a better housewarming gift to give. They will love and treasure your gift for years to come.
I love the binding. You have given me an idea on a quilt that I have in progress for the binding. You always inspire me. Thanks for sharing yet another beautiful quilt...and oh my, I can't believe you haven't gotten to the bottoom of your barrel on your stash yet.

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

That binding is just gorgeous. What a wonderful gift for the lucky recipients.

Taiya said...

That is a wonderful quilt! Perfect for a housewarming gift! :D

quiltingbonnie said...

amanda jean, the quilt looks awesome ! Thanks for the card in the mail. Will be mailing U a little something in the snail mail. Lovely quilt. Bonita Northeast FL

SweDaisy said...

What a beautiful quilt. I posted about you and some other quilting inspirations on my blog today. If you get a moment, stop by and say hi.

Take care,
Lisa

Julia said...

Your sister will love it! I know that I would!

Anina said...

Stunning! I can't wait to get my nine patch quilt sewn together.

sandra said...

It's beautiful! Your sister will love it!

Bunny said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I am just putting the sashing on mine. I am using white for the sashing too. So nice to see yours finished.

CabbageQuilts said...

Beautiful your sister will love it. The white sashing really frames the blocks so well xo

Shawn said...

Your quilt is so nice Amanda, your sister will love it! I was working on mine today...... I'll get it finished.

Jane said...

Awesome Amanda........just awesome!

NanaKaren said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your sister is one lucky gal!

I hope mine looks this nice. Now that I'm back from vacation, I'll begin cutting the sashing.

What type of quilting did you finish it off with?

Karen

Anonymous said...

lovely quiilt.
ho hum. i still only have 40 blocks done.....
well, power cuts, water cuts, rain ( i live in sudan) and 2 small children are my excuse...
i think my current work rate is 1 per week!
so in a years time mine'll be finished!

all your quilts are just beautiful and inspired me to start quilting a year ago.
lucy

KateKwiltz said...

Lucky lucky sister! It's a great scrappy look -- and I love how the sashing sets everything off. Another beautiful finish!

Rebekah said...

this is fabulous! you're making me want to finish up my quilt now

Katherine said...

You couldn't ask for a lovelier housewarming gift than this quilt for your sister. All that scrappy goodness is delicious!

Chara Michele said...

What a sweet housewarming gift! This quilt turned out so lovely!

Barbara said...

What an awesome housewarming gift......you are a great sister. The quilt is lovely.
Hugs, Barb

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Have you seen L.L.Bean's new 9-patch quilt? It's quite pretty ~

http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=61823&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&feat=sr&freeText=postage%20stamp%20quilt

Elizabeth said...

this is so pretty! i love all the colors. and i love your binding fabric. it's perfect!

M. Regina said...

BEAUTIFIL. I HAVE A LOT OF NINE PATCH AND YOU GIVE ME A IDEAL. wHIT WHITE IT'S VERY PRETTY. HUGS FROM BRAZIL

Renee said...

Your sister will be so thrilled ~ what a gorgeous gift from you heart and talent. :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

That is really very pretty! Now I'm inspired to finish up my 9 patch blocks and to get my quilt done. Very pretty!!! Did you stipple it?

K said...

Just gorgeous!

sulu-design said...

Congratulations to your sister - I'm sure she'll love this house-warming gift. It's nice to know that a quilt that required so much loving attention is going to someone so close to you.

Sam said...

I adore that quilt - how many blocks would I need for a double quilt?

jaybird said...

looks great quilted... and what a nice gift! i'm sure she will love it for years to come!

Rose Marie said...

A delightful housewarming gift!

Brandi said...

Oh I love this quilt! Did you actually make each little square, or did you do strips and then cut?

amandajean said...

brandi,

i made each piece individually. i didn't do any strip piecing.

aj

Bravos Grandkid said...

I love love love this quilt!! If I could stipple like you do I would be a very happy girl!! Wanna come over to Australia, I'll pay for a lesson or two (and free accommodation!!)

Cheers

All things beautiful said...

I love your scrappy quilt, especially the border bit where you combined up the scraps again. I must try that some time. Thanks for sharing

Marina Abreu said...

So beautiful... My eyes are happy :)