Friday, April 17, 2015

made in America

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I was able to finish another quilt this week. It's been so busy 'round here, with spring school activities and everything else, that this finish feels especially good!
This quilt was made from American Made Brand Solids, an assortment of scraps and a little bit of stash. It's very patriotic on purpose....it will be donated to the Quilts of Valor. I love how it turned out and I hope that the recipient doesn't mind some quilting that is less than perfect. I branched out with the quilting, and while it isn't perfect, I love what it adds to this quilt! I have lots of photos to share and I will just let them speak for themselves.
 



The quilt measures approximately 60" x 72".

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

55 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I think the quilting looks wonderful and I love how bright and crisp the quilt is. I hope it brings a lot of cozy warmth to its new home.

Arlene T. said...

This is a beautiful quilt for QOV. Would you share the pattern name so I could make one?

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is really beautiful.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I love your star quilt and the box quilting! The quilting is something I must do! Thanks for hosting.

Jasmine said...

Imperfect or not, I think it looks fabulous. Besides, I always think, "Perfect isn't flawless. Perfect is finished."

Heidi said...

Amanda, your quilt is beautiful! I love that you are donating it to Quilts of Valor! The Medal of Honor convention was in my hometown last year, and it was so special.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love the Etcha-Sketch-y quality of your quilting. As for less than perfect, it looks excellent to me! Perfection isn't required to give comfort, and I'm sure this quilt will do just that!

Lorna McMahon said...

Love the boxy quilting, Amanda Jean. Congrats on a fabulous finish! I remember when you started these blocks. This quilt will be very much appreciated.... I'm sure!

Lindy said...

Another beautiful quilt and a great cause!

Simply, Sarah said...

I love this! Someone will be very lucky to receive it. :)

Lisa J. said...

This is a very beautiful quilt and the quilting looks great.

Susanhusan said...

The quilt is beautiful and I love the quilting! It is a FMQ pattern that I have wanted to try.

Tracy said...

Truly beautiful! I love how you quilted it also. The recipient will love it too
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Maja said...

Its a great quilt and a very nice quilting!
Kind of you to give it away!

Denise Russell said...

OMG, it is beautiful! The quilting is also amazing. Great finish!

Dorian said...

What a gorgeous quilt Amanda. I know someone will just love it.

poppiquilt said...

Brava! Very nice! You are the Best!!

Snowcatcher said...

That is one of the best Quilts of Valor I've seen. I'm hoping to make one soon, and once again, you've given me inspiration!

Susan said...

I think your quilting is perfect! Love what it adds to the quilt!

Rene' said...

It's a beautiful quilt Amanda, and for a very special cause! Awesome finish!

Kelly O. said...

this quilt is a stunner! I like how thick your binding is... what size do you cut it to? I use 2 1/4 and 2 1/2 strips but I think I like a more prominent binding...

Debbie said...

Your QOV quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure whoever is lucky enough to receive it will be thrilled!

Carie said...

It's stunning!! Patriotic without being cheesy and altogether wonderful!

Gnomemade said...

Love it! Especially the quilting :)

tink's mom said...

The quilt is fabulous. your choice for the quilting is wonderful.

Dolly said...

I absolutely ADORE the way you placed the colors in this quilt ! And that quilting is STELLAR !(pun intended)

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

What a great quilt!! It certainly says "America" to me. I love those bright reds, and the spots on the back suit it perfectly.

Jen said...

I always love red, white and blue and this quilt is beautiful! I really like your quilting, it reminds me of etch-a-sketch!

Glinda ♥ said...

It's wonderful! Everything about it is just great ;)

Chris said...

So pretty Amanda! Love it!

KathyinMN said...

Love the quilting and the quilt. Great finish!

SewPsyched! said...

I love the quilting, the recipient will adore this quilt! Thank you for sending it to QOV! XX!

Christine S said...

Beautiful finish!

Terri Faust said...

Awesome quilt!!!

Sheila Perl said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the quilting too!

Patricia said...

Awesome quilt!

BarbCarol said...

Thank you for creating a QOV! I am putting the binding on a QOV with the same pattern...different color scheme.
I am a local QOV coordinator for Oklahoma and have become disheartened at the lack of QOV volunteers. I am the only one making QOV in a multi- county area and am always months behind. Your post has cheered me considerably.

Alycia said...

That Quilt of Valor turned out beautifully! I really appreciate you taking time to make a Quilt for a Veteran. THank you

mb-RI said...

What a beautiful quilt for such an important cause! (With such perfect points! )

LynneP said...

Lovely quilt with wonderful quilting!

Marla said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting gives it a nice texture.

KaHolly said...

Very patriotic! I love how you quilted it.

Tina said...

Wow, what a great quilt! I love all of it: the colours, the pattern and especially the quilting. I wouldn't be able to part with it!

1stteacher said...

My first thought: it looks like a Fourth of July quilt

colleencl said...

I love it and I think it is perfect!! ❤️❤️

Sharon said...

Beautiful! And I love your quilting!

Heide said...

Your quilt is FAB!, love the great patriotic fabric that your used. wonderful work.
Thanks for doing the link ups too, love seeing all the different finished quilts.
Heide

Henry's Shed said...

Such a lovely quilt - I'm a sucker for stars!! xx

Julie said...

Love the quilting. Your work is always wonderful!

u keep sewing said...

So Lovely, you are already for summer+.
Thanks for sharing.

quiltytherapy said...

Pretty sure the recipient will adore the quilt and be thankful. Looks amazing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful!

stamperwithdayjob said...

Oh My Gosh that is gorgeous! Some day when I don't have to work full time I would love to make a quilt for Quilts of Valor.
Someone will love this.

silversmith said...

it's gorgeous! what less than perfect quilting??? all the years I've been making QOVs, and I know the recipients appreciate what we give back to them. it should be well loved.