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.
Posted by Amanda Jean at 8:44 AM
Labels: quilt-along, quilting, quilts, work in progress
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great job!!!!!! i love it!
I love it! It's wonderful. Lucky sister to get it. I think I love every variation of this quilt that I've seen.
Your sister is lucky to have you...
it looks awesome...what a great housewarming gift
so, so pretty!
Beautiful. What lucky recipients.
It's wonderful! I love it and your sister will love it too, I guess!
What a present!
It's fabulous! Love, love, love the binding.
Want to finish mine??
Your sister is a lucky girl and the quilt is beautiful--as always!
Seeing this complete inspires me. I'm working on mine again.
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! :]
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.
woo hoo! you did it! looks great!
Yowsa, looks awesome. It makes me want to work on mine today.
congrats to your sister & her fam.
The quilt is so pretty. I hope finish my quilt next month.
I love this quilt.
And I find you soo inspirational that you finish quilt tops!!!
Thank you for all the sharing you do.
I love that quilt! So cheerful! I wish it were coming to my house. I'm sure they will treasure it. Lucky, lucky Sister!
Very nice! Do you need another sister?
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;)
It's just beautiful! Great job.
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!!
It's a beutiful quilt! Your sister is lucky to have you!
It turned out wonderfully! Lucky sister!
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!
It's beautiful! They will love it!
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!
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!
Congrats to your sister and family! Your quilt is beautiful and a welcome addition to the new home - I'm sure :)
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!
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
What a special housewarming gift from the heart, I expect your sister will be thrilled!
Major inspiration as I join Round 2 of the quilt-a-long!
Great quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.
She's a lucky girl- to be getting the quilt and to have a sister like you! :)
It is so cheerful. I love it.
I have been looking and looking but never commenting. However....I absolutely love that quilt. My very favorite pattern. Beautiful.
They are gonna love it!!
Love it! Congrats to your sister!
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 :-)
What a fabulous housewarming gift!
Such a great scrappy quilt! All the colours have blended together so well.....no wonder you're ready for round two!!!!!!
I love it. Your sister is so
Looks GREAT!! She will LOVE it!!!!
You did a wonderful job, love it! I'm sure your sister & BIL will love it too.
I've loved watching this come together. I love the scrappy-ness of it. I just plain love it.
I love it!!! It is lovely!!
Your sister will be thrilled!!!
So gorgeous! The colors are beautiful!!
Oh my goodness, how beautiful, your sister will be thrilled!
Ummm...Will you be my sister? :)
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 :)
It may be simple but it's very striking. Love it!
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!
this quilt IS GORGEOUS!!
is there any possibility your parents would adopt me?
What a perfect housewarming gift!
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!
Beautiful work Amanda! I'm sure your sister will treasure it!
Really beautiful! Scrappy quilts are my fav and the sashing is like a frame that perfectly sets off each block!
Beautiful quilt! What a lovely housewarming gift.
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!
I love any sort of nine patch quilt but this one is a standout. I bet they loved it.
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.
What a beautiful and thoughtful housewarming gift. Love the simplicity and the white is the perfect touch.
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!
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.
That binding is just gorgeous. What a wonderful gift for the lucky recipients.
That is a wonderful quilt! Perfect for a housewarming gift! :D
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
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.
Your sister will love it! I know that I would!
Stunning! I can't wait to get my nine patch quilt sewn together.
It's beautiful! Your sister will love it!
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.
Beautiful your sister will love it. The white sashing really frames the blocks so well xo
Your quilt is so nice Amanda, your sister will love it! I was working on mine today...... I'll get it finished.
Awesome Amanda........just awesome!
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?
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.
Lucky lucky sister! It's a great scrappy look -- and I love how the sashing sets everything off. Another beautiful finish!
this is fabulous! you're making me want to finish up my quilt now
You couldn't ask for a lovelier housewarming gift than this quilt for your sister. All that scrappy goodness is delicious!
What a sweet housewarming gift! This quilt turned out so lovely!
What an awesome housewarming gift......you are a great sister. The quilt is lovely.
Have you seen L.L.Bean's new 9-patch quilt? It's quite pretty ~
this is so pretty! i love all the colors. and i love your binding fabric. it's perfect!
BEAUTIFIL. I HAVE A LOT OF NINE PATCH AND YOU GIVE ME A IDEAL. wHIT WHITE IT'S VERY PRETTY. HUGS FROM BRAZIL
Your sister will be so thrilled ~ what a gorgeous gift from you heart and talent. :)
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?
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.
I adore that quilt - how many blocks would I need for a double quilt?
looks great quilted... and what a nice gift! i'm sure she will love it for years to come!
A delightful housewarming gift!
Oh I love this quilt! Did you actually make each little square, or did you do strips and then cut?
i made each piece individually. i didn't do any strip piecing.
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!!)
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
So beautiful... My eyes are happy :)
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