I wrote about this quilt in several WIP posts over the summer but never posted the finish. Probably because the second it was finished, my oldest daughter whisked it away and I haven't seen it since! Well, she was the intended recipient.
I hand-quilted it using various shades of blue (basically what I had in my stash) BUT I only quilted it to the batting - I really don't know what I was thinking. Well, actually I was thinking that I wouldn't have to bury a bunch of knots but I obviously didn't think it through to the next step.
I ultimately decided to hand-tie the quilt using perle cotton and so it all worked out in the end.
This was a fun quilt to make plus it was actually quick and easy but I think if I were to make it again, I would limit my color pattern (like Elizabeth did in hers). I mean, I know it is called crazy nine patch but I think with all these colors it might be a bit too crazy. Luckily, as I have written many times before, the recipient, my oldest daughter, loves it and told me she wouldn't change a thing. Hope those rose-colored glasses she sees all my quilts through don't break anytime soon.
Linking to TGIFF which is at Quiet Play this week, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Aw, I bet she loves it! It's so cheery!!ReplyDelete
What a lucky girl! It turned out great and the hand-stitching is such a loving touch. I love that pattern, and I made a quilt from it a couple years ago, but it was a fat fail. Yours turned out great!ReplyDelete
It's perfect for a little girl! It's so wonderful that she loves your quilts so much. Huge ego boost, I'm sure. :)ReplyDelete
What do you mean you only quilted it to the binding?
Between the hand stitching and the colors of the fabric, it has such a wonderful vintage look to me. This is a beauty, Beth!ReplyDelete
what a fun, lovely, crazy quilt!!!ReplyDelete
It is a great quilt. I love the pattern, I had had my eye on it for a while, but have not got around on making it. Your quilt looks beautiful and the linen reminds me of Zakka style.ReplyDelete
You did a great job with the hand quilting.
Very bright and cheerful - no wonder your daughter loves it! So nice when your hard work is appreciated :)ReplyDelete
It is a lovely cheerful quilt. And loved too, so it is doing its job perfectly.ReplyDelete
I can see why your daughter loves it! It's great! I love how the linen blends with all the colours and your hand quilting. A really lovely quilt :)ReplyDelete
I love the use of linen, and the scrappiness. It's an adorable quilt and will "wear" well too with lots of loving use!ReplyDelete
Lucky children you have! What a sweet quilt. I agree - it's got a lovely Zakka/vintage look.ReplyDelete
That IS a crazy quilt!! Love it and how it makes me think about the construction. Great finish.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! And how nice to find your blog. I wanted to let you know that you are the winner of my Liberty fabric giveaway at Very Kerry Berry. I have emailed you a couple of times but with no luck (I wonder if they have disappeared in your spam folder?). Anyhow, do please let me know your address so I can send you your prize! My email is veryberryhandmade (at) gmail (dot) comReplyDelete
This is gorgeous!! I love the craziness and all the colours, which look stunning with the linen. Love the stitching too :)ReplyDelete
it's stunning, I love the colours and the hand stitching really adds a lot to the look. love it! :)ReplyDelete
I love, love, love this quilt.ReplyDelete
I love this too! The neutral linen and the hand stitching is lovely. No wonder your daughter won't give it up!ReplyDelete
I like all the different colors too. It reminds me of a quilt my grandmother made me when I was little.ReplyDelete
It's so colourful and fun, Beth. No wonder your daughter loves it. :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful, cherry quilt. The linen make the colors pop.ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I love all the colors...they make it even more cozy looking!ReplyDelete
It is crazy,but I think that makes it extra GREAT!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and fabrics.ReplyDelete
What a great quilt. I bet that linen feels nice!ReplyDelete
Oh, I love this, it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
It really is beautiful! I love patchwork and I like all the colors. :)ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful scrappy soft girly quilt, well done!ReplyDelete
Oooh, I love it! Love the hand quilting, too. I definitely have to put that pattern on my to-do list.ReplyDelete
No wonder she loves it, it's fantastic!ReplyDelete
Super cute and fun! Sure to be treasured for many years to come.ReplyDelete
This is great! The chunky stitching makes me swoon.ReplyDelete
So sweet! I can see why she loves it, and always will. ;o)ReplyDelete
I think it is lovely as is - must be the scrap quilter in me. I would love cuddling in this quilt!ReplyDelete
I think it looks great with all the different colors. This would probably be right up my alley because it looks like you don't have to worry about matching up the seams. :)ReplyDelete
I'm not suprised she love it, it's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
It is absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
This quilt is so sweet!ReplyDelete
This looks like a quilt made with love. The blue hand quilting makes it, I think. Also, thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial. I think I could make this. Oh, and the linen in your quilt is a great touch.ReplyDelete
Pretty quilt! I especially love the hand quilting in blue. And really, the sign of a great quilt is how much it's used, so sounds like you have a winner :)ReplyDelete
No, the colors aren't too crazy - they are fantastic! Congrats on the finish!ReplyDelete
It's FABULOUS!! What a fun and happy quilt! I don't think it looks too crazy at all. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to finish it up Friday!