audrey’s finished quilt

August 31, 2009

finished top

I finally am able to post about this quilt I finished about 3 weeks ago.  I finished it the night before I was going to see the recipient so it was dark.  I waited to take a picture of it until I got to my parents house.  I had forgotten my camera so I used theirs.  I didn’t upload them right away, and when I left that Sunday, I forgot I had to do it.   So the next weekend I had to go up to my parents’ again for another event, and that time, no one could find the camera.  It turns out that my mom left it in my aunt’s car.  So, THIS weekend, I had to meet my mom up in Lafayette to switch cars (my car got a flat the last time I was up there and so I had been driving my mom’s car so I could get back to indianapolis and go to work while it was getting fixed).  She finally remembered the camera, so now I am able to share these pictures with you.

I think this is my favorite quilt that I have made so far.  It came together pretty quickly, and I had a good time quilting it.  I even tried to quilt Audrey’s name into the quilt.  Its hard to see in the picture, but you can read it in person.  It looks like 3rd grade cursive! But I am sure I’ll get a steadier hand the more I practice.

Im probably the only one who can read it in this picture!

I'm probably the only one who can read it in this picture!

This is also the first quilt that I have gotten tons of comments on, so it must have made quite an impression on people.  I gave it to Audrey at my cousin’s bridal shower because I wasn’t able to go to her 1st birthday party.  So now I have a waitlist of people in my family who want me to do a quilt for them!  It makes me happy though, I’m doing something people appreciate.  That makes me feel good.

...and the back

5 Responses to “audrey’s finished quilt”

  1. debbie Says:

    This is beautiful. I love the bright colors against the white background. Audrey is very lucky!

  2. Natalie Says:

    I love it – especially the pieced back!

  3. Jessica Says:

    This is beautiful! I want one!!! How did you do the quilt stitching? Is your machine capable of doing that or did you do it all by hand?

    • janmade Says:

      Thanks! To do the quilting, I use a special foot on my sewing machine called a darning foot so I can do free-motion quilting. It lets me move the quilt in all directions so I can make that meandering squiggly pattern on it.

  4. Jessica Says:

    You did such a good job! Seeing your quilts makes me want to try quilting – but I’m not sure I have the patience 🙂

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