Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Emmy's Quilt - VOILA!

It took some time for me to finish this quilt. I started it in January, finished the quilt top by the end of January, quilting it in May, binding it in June and now first I am ready to post about it. So many things came in between in the progress of this quilt - birthdays, other quilts, sick kids, vacation, life...  But now finally. VOILA. Here it is - Emmy's Quilt.

It is the size of a single bed, 50 x 80 inches ( 127 x 203 cm)
I have used 5" squares, a mix of vintage sheets and new fabric. 144 of them in total. I was totally inspired by Beata over at Rose hip who makes the most beautiful quilts with vintage sheets mixed with new designer fabric. You should really pop over there to have a peek. She also makes gorgeous pillowcases with a crochet trim that is to die for.

The backing is from Lecien fabrics, The binding is a Tanya Whelan stripy fabric. I added a pin dot fabric from Robert Kaufman as a border and used simple straight stitch machine quilting 1/4" from all seams.

When I made this Emmy had a single bed in her room but now she got a new bed, a growing-in-to bed... So, the quilt is now to big for her bed... A reason to make another quilt, have more fun and buy some more new fabric maybe... And this quilt will be loved and used anyway waiting for Emmy to grow into that single bed one day in the future...

And as Emmy was throwing a tantrum at the time for my photo shoot (yes those things happens still at times...) Nelly jumped in as a reserve. Loving this quilt and wanting this quilt. Maybe she can have it on her bed instead?


And yes, keep tuned. My first give away is connected with this quilt. Give away coming up soon. I know I have said that for a while (like months...) but this time it is true. Maybe because a give away makes me all nervous... Why is that? Anyone else feel that way?

Kärlek
Annette


21 comments:

  1. Absolutely Breathtakingly beautiful!!!I love everything about this quilt!!

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  2. It is stunning! A job well done! <3

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  3. Denne quilten kan du være stolt av! Teppet er vakkert:-)Så fine farger.

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  4. flott teppe i herlige farver. du syr mye fint.

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  5. What a wonderful labor of love. 100% gorgeous!

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  6. Likewise! It's gorgeous! Amazing!

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  7. Love the colors! Polka dots are my favorite! Lucky girl that Emmy.

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  8. I am so envious of your talent. It's beautiful. Great job!

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  9. Stunning quilt Annette, absolutely beautiful fabrics & Emmy looks very pleased :D
    Karen x

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  10. Such a lovely quilt, I love the fabrics you've used.

    S x

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  11. This is such a lovely quilt... I'm slowly letting my courage grow in order to give quilting a try... but I confess I'm scared it will become another addiction!
    xxx

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  12. Hi Annette! Pink, red and blue polka dotty perfection!! I love this so much. All of my favorite things in one super charming quilt! Lucky Emmy :)

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  13. I just love the colors. It's gorgeous.

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  14. I just love, love this quilt! There is something so appealing about blocks, dots and stripes!
    What a lucky girl to have such a lovely quilt!

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  15. Very nice colour combination, I love this quilt, if Emmy doesn't want it, send it this way...

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  16. I completely forgot to tell you! I gave you a Versatile Blogger Award! :D
    Go check it out at http://acreativebeing.com! :D
    xo,
    wink

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  17. Oh wow i love it. Its amazing. I love the straight lines.
    Well done.

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  18. Wonderful quilt! That Lecien print on the back is one of my favorites! Looks like the perfect quilt to snuggle with. :)

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  19. Your website/blog is wonderful... your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing with the rest of the world. It makes me feel happy to see what you create. Thanks so much.

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Kärlek
Annette

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