Thursday, March 19, 2009

Urban Amish | Part 3

Is it too late to give my brother a wedding present if he's been married for almost a year and a half? If you're new around these parts or if you've forgotten, I'm not shy about my feelings toward the actual quilting of a quilt (aka the bane of my existence). I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love everything involved in making a quilt except the quilting part. So here's to the happy couple...who got married January 5... of 2008.

63 comments:

nic said...

that's gorgeous - and nope - it's never too late, I have a stack left to finish and give!

Heather said...

Send the quilt out, I've never done it, but tons of ladies in my quilt guild do. Or rent a longarm...it will make you love quilting! You can do a king size in a day.

RebeccaMom said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Alissa said...

Oh it's pretty! Love it!! And the more I've quilted the more I enjoy it... I've found that it does get easier. Though I like it more now that I stipple than I did when I did straight lines.

Sara said...

Its beautiful, love the colors, and no its never too late. I hate the quilting part - just hate it! But I love that quilt and I am sure they will too!

Jakob said...

I love it Sarah! Thanks so much!

LauraJ said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Always Inspire said...

Fantastic! As always Sarah!

Julie

Sherri said...

What a beautiful quilt...of course it's not too late!

Anonymous said...

I am still working on a quilt (not nearly as nice as yours) for a couple married over two and a half years. They may get it for their 5th anniversary.

~ Sarah

Stephanie said...

The quilt is gotgeous! I love the color scheme you chose. And I have ot admit the quilting part of quilting is my least favorite as well. :(

Ann-Marie said...

As always . . . beautiful! The color combinations you choose are always so unique! Great work!

And, no, never too late. We got a hutch my dad built for us in November 2008. We were married in June 2007. :)

amylouwho said...

looking at this quilt makes my heart ache it's so gorgeous! Do you know what I mean? I love it!! Did you use a pattern or come up with it on your own?

I love the simplicity of it and that it shows off the fabrics.

I concur about the longarm comment. My mom has one and I've quilted on it and it's a completely different experience. In a good way.

Jessica said...

No NO NO!! its never too late :) Cant wait to see it!!!

Amy and Andrew said...

LOVE the colors! And I love the pattern title... so you. :)

Dani said...

I love the layout of the pieces in combo with the colours. So pretty!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Never too late! It's a beautiful piece - congrats to the couple :)

Jessica said...

That quilt is lovely...I really enjoy that color combination.

Sarah Pead said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it!

Amy said...

It's beautiful. And the wedding excitement has probably waned by now so this will bring them back to it!

Sewing Geek said...

I have two quilts that are over 10 years over and are backed and basted but not quilted. : )

I think your quilt has far made up for being a little late!

Calico Road said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern you chose!!

Alexis said...

I love your quilt! If your brother rejects it for being too late, I will gladly take it! (Just kidding--no one in his/her right mind would refuse it!)

The Lindahl News said...

Never too late! We'd gladly accept one of your "pieces" for our upcoming 33rd anniversary!!!!

You've created yet another masterpiece...love it!

iknitipurl said...

All I can think is "Whoa". Gorgeous!

Susan said...

Sarah, that is so pretty! Nice job.

Jill B said...

Awesome. I just finished a quilt that I was wanting more lines in, and now I'm thinking about another. This gives me even more thoughts.

platty said...

I love this quilt. I'm also a mega Quiltology fan here in Chicago and have had this pattern lying around for some time. You have really inspired me to dust it off and get started. Thanks!

Maggie said...

That quilt is gorgeous. I am onto the quilting of my first larger quilt and I am hating it, so I feel your pain. By the way it was my husband's xmas present, still not done!

VeggieAmanda said...

It is never too late to send a wedding present. it is just beautiful!

platty said...

Thanks for stopping by my little blog! The only class I've taken at Quiltology is the machine quilting one, and I recommend it. I picked up a ton of tips that have really made it easier to quilt and I could use all the help I can get. I'm waiting for the Improvisational quilting class in May since I've never been brave enough to try that myself. Should be fun!

erica said...

this is gorgeous!

J said...

I just took the Urban Amish class at Quiltology. Love this quilt. And, I am from Chicago too!

Jenn said...

I too hate the quilting part of quilting...and I have a quilt on my table for my brother...who got married in 2006!!

lily boot said...

I have to agree with Alissa - straight lines were stressing me out! Now I'm stippling too and whilst a little wonky - it's much more enjoyable.

Amy said...

The quilt is looking lovely. It's never really too late, though now I am feeling guilty about the wedding quilt for a friend that is 3 years late.

AJ said...

I absolutely love this quilt!

Aunt Spicy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wow!

sko_G knits said...

this is gorgeous!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

This is so pretty. What a lucky bride and groom.

Aimee said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the simplicity!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

I had seen it before and I can only say, it's so fantastic!!!!

Letterpress said...

I used to think I had to quilt all my quilts, until I found a good quilter. I still debated, until I realized I could have a quilt top hanging in my closet, or have a quilt to enjoy on my bed, sofa, or chair.

I have a good quilter if you need one--email me: e(dot)eastmond(at)gmail(dot)com. I live in Southern California.

And here's to the very lucky couple who got this for a gift!


--ELIZABETH E, #115

Kelli said...

Definitely worth waiting for!

Diva Quilts said...

Lovely quilt. And it's people like you who make me happy - because some day, I hope to have people like you as customers! ;) I love quilting! (My retirement plan is to quilt other people's quilts).

anyway - loved yours - and no, a year and 1/2 is not too late! In fact, it's kind of fun to get a present so much later. Makes it special. :)

Cara said...

I normally don't like strip quilts but that is really gorgeous.

Katie B. said...

This quilt is GORGEOUS! The combination of fabrics is just perfect. I say you should hold onto this quilt until January and make it an anniversary gift!

Heather said...

it is never too late--they are so lucky!

Bev said...

Love it, love it, love it! Great colors, texture, and name.

Rhondi said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I am sure they don't mind a bit htat it is late. I dislike the quilting process too. I love choosing the colrs and design and sewing them all together, but sure wish I could afford to pay someone to quilt them!

Zarina said...

What about giving to the couple when their eldest is starting school early next year? In the making but stuck because I don't have that much to buy the batting.

Aimee said...

I'll bet they didn't turn it away, did they? It's a beautiful quilt and I can't see anyone telling you it's too late! ;o)

stitchinpenny said...

what beautiful fabric selection and beautiful quilt.

Rebekah said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It's beautiful

Leslie said...

this is so beautiful! i agree...quilting for me is the absolute worst part. i freeze in fear every time i get to that point.

Grams said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous :) I'm sure your brother will love it.

vail in tn

2miracles/Tove said...

Cool use of colors wiht such a simple pattern.! I love it.

sallgood said...

It's never too late for a gift made with love! Really!!!
(Beautiful quilt!)

quiltmom said...

Lovely lovely quilt - Quilting is a process and when I first quilted, I was not keen about quilting my quilts. Then my husband bought me a babylock quilting machine ( much less expensive than a long arm though I am told that one can find places to rent a long arm). My machine is slightly bigger than the average domestic machine. It has a bigger space and a little extended table that helps making quilting easier. It has a walking foot and a darning foot ( used for meandering) and goes 1100 stitches per minute. It is lots of fun to use and I have just finished quilting a king sized quilt on it. There are some great books out there, about the quilting part of making a quilt and DVD tutorials are often with them. Two people that have been suggested to me are Patsy Thompson designs and Karen McTavish who wrote a book called The Art of McTavishing.
Hope that you are enjoying the show- So many wonderful quilts to explore.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow great quilt! I know your brother will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki said...

What a wonderful quilt. I really like the colors and patterns in the fabrics you chose.

sewpam63 said...

Oooh! It's LOVELY!!! ; ) It's NEVER too late to give a homemade gift! Especially when it's made with LOVE! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

I'm just finally finishing up a quilt for my daughter and son-in-law...they were married 10 years in May 2009!

BTW, your quilt is beautiful!!!