The pattern is from my one a day 9 patch quilt along that I did a few summers ago. (The links are on my sidebar.) Since my friend requested fall colors for the quilt, I used 2 jelly rolls of Kona cotton, in the dark and dusky color ways. I had a few leftover strips from the jelly rolls, but I made a few blocks from other solid fabrics from my stash, due to the color scheme. The sashing is bella solid, from Moda, which is completely lovely to work with. I'm not sure what color it is, though.
I quilted it with a simple grid on the diagonal in natural colored thread. I must be weird, because I enjoy that type of quilting...at least once in awhile. It only took me a few days to quilt it. I did a lot of praying for the couple while I was working on it. I love doing that if I have a specific recipient in mind when making a quilt.
I dug out all the brown scraps I could find for binding from my scrap bins. They are all the same color...I had plenty of pieces leftover from making my boys' star wars robes, among other projects. I had more than the usual amount of seams in the binding, but I didn't mind...it was nice not to have to buy additional fabric. This is one case where it's a good thing that I throw very little away!
The back was pieced from the stash. I had these colors set aside for a quilt top, (I had a pattern picked out and everything), but I was delighted to use them for the back instead. It's a lovely way to burn though 5+ yards of stash! And that's one less quilt on my list to make. Yay!
The quilt measures about 66" x 90". I made it a twin size so they could use it on the back of the couch or on a twin bed in their guest room. I finished it back in July, but I took photos and added the label on the morning of the wedding. I'm such a procrastinator sometimes! I'm glad this quilt is compete, that it's off to it's new home. I actually enjoyed working out of my normal color scheme and I'm pleased with how it came together.
Happy Monday to you!
It is a beautiful quilt, Amandajean.
It is truly wonderful.
love love love the idea of praying for the recipient while your quilting it! such a great idea! lovely quilt - as always!
Beautiful! I love the color scheme! I also make my quilts "prayer quilts" when I know who they are intended for:)) Good job! Great inspiration for all of us lurkers out here!
if i were to get married...again.... i'd invite you to the wedding!!!
Ooooh. It's so nice! They're gonna love it. And yay for using up more fabric!! :)
Beautiful quilt! Great job!
I like praying over quilts if I know who it's going to and I love "writing" blessings in the quilting. This is a lovely quilt and it makes me think about using my bounty of basics Lights box that I won.
Love the quilt--and you are using your "quilt holders" for this!
Those fall colors are so wonderful! Such an awesome wedding gift. And I love your back - big pieced solids really appeal to me these days.
Verry nice. They are happy witch such present greating carina
Great job, I love it! And I love that you prayed for the couple while you worked on it. :)
What a lucky couple! I am sure your prayers will be well appreciated. Smiles~Beth
What a wonderful wedding gift! I love giving handmade gifts. We didn't get any at our wedding, but are expecting one from my husband's grandma for our baby any day now. :)
love the praying while quilting....an added gift for the couple. It is a beautiful quilt. I did one when you first put up this q-a-l, and I have another work in progress using red white and blue.
Great way to use up a stash.
It is beautiful -- they are very lucky.
It is very beautiful and the quilting is perfect. Great job!
"It's a lovely way to burn though 5+ yards of stash! And that's one less quilt on my list to make."
you. crack. me. up.
seriously, i adore the way you think :)
What a lucky couple, it's absolutely beautiful!
Not my usual color scheme either, but absolutelty lovely!!!
Looks SO good!
It's lovely. :)
Amanda Jean, just lovely! You are a talented woman, and I am blessed to be able to learn from you. Thank you for sharing your gift of quilting with us!
beautiful job. love the colors.
gorgeous and what a treasure for a wedding gift!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a beautiful quilt! I love the colours :)
I so enjoy seeing your finished quilts, they always make me smile!
I feel like I should stand up and clap. amazing. GREAT job!
Awesome! Loved it the first time around (and 2nd, and 3rd :)...in fall colors it is just as beautiful! Love the grid quilting too. So different than your norm.
So gorgeous! Love all the shades you used in this one.
Have a great week!
FABULOUS!!! Perfect size, too!
What a beautiful finish! I loved seeing the colors in person but the quilting really made this quilt! Lucky couple.
Ah, those blocks float nicely across the surface...nice work!
It turned out beautifully! I am sure the recipients will think of you fondly everyday as they escape from the cold.
It's stunning! Your choice of solids makes this quilt glow. What a beautiful wedding present!
Labels? On quilts? I'm a better procrastinator than you on this... I have a label for a quilt I made my son several years back that STILL hasn't been attached to the back of his quilt. sigh. Thanks for reminding me. lol
Wonderful wedding gift!
Beautiful! I love the border made of squares particularly.
Great job! You are one busy woman, I enjoy seeing what you are creating.
wow. absolutely beautiful. I love the quilting, simple and perfect.
What a fabulous quilt for the new couple! They will use it happily, I'm sure.
there's love in every stitch...
it's a beautiful quilt. Cross hatch quilting is one of my favorite designs....
What a beautiful quilt!
This quilt turned out so fabulous! I love the additional solid and pieced borders and the quilting. What a wonderful gift to give friends for their wedding! Also love the three sets of hands holding this up from behind ;-)
Fantastic gift, lucky couple.
I bet you are a great friend :0).
Did they love it!
I was SO lucky to see this quilt come together in person. Many blessing on the newly married couple. I know a lot of love went into this quilt.
Lovely. Beautiful colors.
What a blessing this quilt will be to them! It's so beautiful and modern. Love all of the colors together!
It's so beautiful!!! I like the colours!
Very nice. Just the colors my younger sister would love.
Another winner Ms. Crazy! I've always LOVED that pattern. I still want to make a twin for the one I made when you had your quiltalong. Thanks for ALL of your CONSTANT inspiration!!!
What a beautiful quilt! Sometimes we forget that simple can be stunning!! Thanks for the reminder....
The quilt is beautiful but what I love is the fact that you prayed for them while you quilted it. (I also love that you took several days to quilt it.) I sometimes want to be done so badly that I rush through the quilting process. I think that is why I tend to do so much straight line quilting. When I do FMQ I race and the stitches are itty bitty and irregular. I must practice SLOWING down!
sooo pretty!! the recipients are so lucky to know you!
I used your cross hatch method on a quilt for a diaper bag and I love how this one turned out for you. They are lucky! Love the colors!!
Lovely quilt and lovely colors.
Love the quilt, the colours, and especially the holding hands!
What a lucky couple to receive such a gift. I think it is just beautiful!
It's so beautiful, Amanda Jean! I loved it at retreat, and I love it more now! Really love what you did on the back, too. I wish I could be more like that (burning up stash and piecing a back!). Just great. They will love it. I think the quilting is just perfect, too. How did you mark it for quilting, by the way? I'm curious.
Wonderful, wonderful in so many ways - the colors, the spectacular quilting, the thoughtfulness, the prayers. Wonderful!
Wow, it's a beautiful quilt. Nice border, nice sashing, nice colours; just an all round gorgeous "what a lovely gift" quilt.
I find it so totally cool that you prayed for the couple as you worked on the quilt. Glad to see the back was pieced more than just a little artsy strip. Don't get me wrong artsy strips are good, but this opens my eyes to greater possibilities :o) Thanks, as I need help getting outside of the box! Sending best of wishes for the newly weds. Sarah
I love the little hands peaking around the top od the quilt! In about 25 years when I retire, I plan to quilt, until then I drool over your talent.
Beautiful color combo...I especially like the back!
What a beautiful wedding gift.
I love it! Love the colors, the simple beauty, the borders, everything.
I just think this quilt is beautiful...the more I look at it the more I like it!
This quilt is so pretty and elegant, and looks simple to make. The couple will just love it. Thank you for the sashing helps. I wasn't sure how to do it. I'm using the bella jelly roll but putting a different color at each corner. Hope it works out. Thank you.
Simple and fabulous!! Great back. Treasure this milestone moment with your kids, from here on out it will be warp speed!
That is such a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing it with us. Looking at it reminds me of the leaving turning colors when I lived up north. Just puts me it the mood for fall :)
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