Tuesday, January 7, 2014

my daughter's AMH quilt


I just wrote and then purposefully deleted a very long blog post about this quilt because I figured I could say the same thing with way less words but this post still seems very long!



So, here is the somewhat shortened version:  at the end of 2013, I spotted a sale on the new AMH fabric so I ordered a few 1/2 yards for my stash.  When they arrived both of my older daughters loved the fabrics and wanted them to be used, not stored.  Next thing I know, all of my AMH fabrics are out and my oldest is making a "huge" quilt for herself (Note:  I have no out of print or hard to find AMH fabrics so I'm not being as generous as it might sound.)


My 10 year old mostly made the quilt by herself - I helped cut a few of the squares (but even with my help there was no rotary cutting involved in the process of making this quilt top  - no way am I letting a rotary blade anywhere near those tiny hands!!!) 



So the squares all vary slightly in size and most of the seams don't match but she loves it and I think she did a great job! 


The quilt top was about 60" x 60" so I had the idea that if I quilted a few randomly placed  horizontal lines that it would make the quilting more manageable for her.  However, I must have quilted too many lines because when she went to quilt it, she decided that she liked it as is - she might have added another line or two but that was about it - oops!  Next time I say that I'll just quilt a few lines to stabilize it for her, I'll just quilt a "few" lines. 



47 comments:

  1. what a pretty mix of fabrics! Your daughter did a great job!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  2. oh it is gorgeous. I want to make one just like that for me :-)

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  3. She did a fantastic job of it. Pretty colours. She has great taste : )

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  4. it's perfect. She did an amazing job. And I do agree about the quilting, looks just right :)

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  5. Wonderful - look at those colors. I so love your photos Beth. They make me smile and sigh :-) Tell your daughter that it is a beautiful finish.

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  6. I am so impressed! Tell her that it is way better than my first quilt!

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  7. beautiful! She did a lovely job.

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  8. Oh cool. Great you share your passion for fabrics and sewing.

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  9. Oh that is just great. I have my fingers crossed that my Miss 4 will love crafty things. Here's hoping!

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  10. A very sweet finish! Nice to see you were willing to share... It's not always easy when it comes to the pretties!

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  11. Your daughter did great job on the quilt! Very pretty.

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  12. Very beautiful. And I bet she doesnt care about matching points and perfect seams!! And just think, this is the start! Once you've made one, you can't go back :-)
    E xx

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  13. It is beautiful, and vibrant, and she should be so proud. And obviously you should be proud of her too.

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  14. Gosh, I adore this quilt!!! And I love that the squares are a little out - I'm sure your daughter will treasure this quilt all her life.

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  15. What a clever daughter you have - exquisite taste in fabric and an awesome quilt maker. Well done to both of you (because you let her loose in your beautiful stash!)

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  16. So impressive! That's one stylish daughter!

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  17. Wow you daughter did an amazing job! How old is she? I so hope that at least one of my daughters wants to quilt with her mama:)

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  18. It's beautiful and I think you're very generous to l share your AMH!

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  19. Your daughter has excellent taste! :) I love how her quilt turned out - she must be bursting with pride!

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  20. So pretty! What a great way to showcase AMH newest line.

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  21. Beautiful!! She did a great job! I would have snagged those prints from you too!! ;)

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  22. Beautiful!! She did a great job! I would have snagged those prints from you too!! ;)

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  23. Your daughter is one smart little girl Beth!

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  24. Beautiful! The two of you did a great job. Looks like you have a quilter in the making.

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  25. So pretty what fun to do that with your daughter! It turned out beautifully!

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  26. What a talented daughter you have! That is one fantastic quilt - I'd love to have one just like that!

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  27. Hahaha, you're still being generous :) Well done you and her for a beautiful quilt.

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  28. Well done, Miss Ten, wow, your quilt is awesome, the colours are lovely.

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  29. Please pass on my congratulations to your daughter on a fine first quilt! Wish someone in my family had the skill to teach me when I was ten!

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  30. It's beautiful! Please tell your Miss Ten that she's done a super job. How clever - love it!!

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  31. Oh well done! It's divine. I'm impressed that it is finished (some of us start with great enthusiasm and then peter out...).

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  32. You have a genius daughter. (She must have gotten it from her Mom!)

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  33. OOh yes, me next pretty please :) lovely job

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  34. Fabulous quilt. She did an excellent job!

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  35. Beautiful quilt and such a generous mom to let the girls at your stash. So far, I've only let mine at the scraps LOL

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  36. Lovely! I can't wait until my kids are old enough to use the real sewing machine.

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  37. Family sewing is such a wonderful experience. She will undoubtedly remember this forever.

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  38. Very nice quilt!! So many beautiful colors to look at!

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  39. Beth,
    Please tell your daughter she did a fantastic job! I love her quilt. The block arrangement is beautiful. Hope all is well your way.
    xo jan

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  40. I want one of those for myself! It's a perfect way to showcase those beautiful fabrics! Nicely done!

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  41. What a great quilt. I still have the first quilt my grandmother and I made together, years ago. She will cherish this for a long time!

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