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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Two quilts finished...

 The First Quilt

Back in October last year I shared THIS blog post about the "Gorjuss" fabrics I'd purchased to make a quilt for Blossom. My end goal was to have it completed for her 21st birthday last month and I'm pretty chuffed to say 'it's done', and that she absolutely loves it!

Even as a beautiful young woman of 21 she still has a soft girlish heart...

...as well as the ability to laugh at herself and make me smile!
There's enough fabric left to make two matching pillowcases so I may turn my hand to them later this week. I'm sure Miss Blossom will love them too!

The Second Quilt

Last year I decided to sew along with The Fat Quarter Shop and make their fundraiser quilt, "Wishes". 
You can see my progress with the twelve blocks HERE and HERE.
Whilst my girl was here to collect her Gorjuss quilt I asked her to hold Wishes so it could be photographed as well.
The quilt top was pieced in December, the final border added in February, and finally last month I sent it away to my friend Dawn to be machine quilted.
Arriving back in the mail last week I added the binding and ta da!...


The fabrics are a 2011 line by Denyse Schmidt which I bought dirt cheap on sale at Spotlight. They sat languishing in my stash for a few years 'waiting' for the right project to show themselves  off and I think this quilt did that wonderfully.
The back is more of the DS fabric and one lovely line of white homespun...

It feels so good to mark both of these quilts "complete"! 
Now it's time to finish one more so I can begin another. Receiving this bundle of lovelies in the mail as a gift from Lecien today has definitely inspired me...

So tell me, when you make a quilt what is your favourite part of the process? 
I used to love adding the binding best of all, but now I think it's piecing lots of little scraps into a rather stunning block. The more intricate, the more I get drawn in - even when I make a mistake and have to do some unpicking.

Blossom prefers the final step, being given the quilt to take home! 

hugs

27 comments:

Christine M said...

Both quilts are beautiful, Jenny. How lovely for Blossom to have a special 21st quilt. You got some lovely goodies from Lecien. Have fun playing with them. xxx

Leeanne said...

beautiful quilt for a truly beautiful young women.

cucki said...

Both are very sweet quilts x

Christine Barnsley said...

Two wonderful finishes Jenny! I love binding a quilt best, I think... although I do like choosing the fabrics and piecing them together too.... the part I don't like so much is the cutting! :) x

Cattinka said...

Thats the way to go, Jenny, both quilts are gorgeous!
KATRIN W.

Baa. xxx said...

Gosh, both of those quilts are beautiful Jenny. So pretty! I love sitting down at the end of it all and binding the quilt knowing it will be used to snuggle up to very soon after.

KimM said...

Both quilts are beautiful.
xxx

Sharon said...

Such beautiful quilts. How special for blossom to have a 21st birthday quilt, lovely idea. She certainly looks pleased with it, so much love stitched into it. x

Jacque said...

Two lovely finishes! Cant wait to see what you make from those goodies! I've not seen the colorful purse/pouch pieces before....all of mine have been metallic. Have fun!

Kathy said...

Blossom is as Gorjuss as the quilt!
I too enjoy piecing a complicated block. Gives a nice feeling of accomplishment no matter how tricky it may have been.

Sigi G said...

Both Quilts are so beautiful. Love the soft fabric and the narrow border to frame the quilt in the second one. Beautiful daughter too ;)!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Wonderful quilts. Blossom looks delighted! I always love the fabrics you use.

Lin said...

Two lovely finishes Jenny. A beautiful quilt for a beautiful girl and a very pretty sampler quilt. xx

edith csokmay said...

LOL - I'm with Blossom . . . the final stitch is my absolute favorite part so I can say "DONE !!!" with a smile, of course. Both quilts are beautiful, but don't hold a candle to your gorgeous girl :)

xx

Martha M Roberts said...

I love that Blossom's quilt looks like her. Beautiful quilts and beautiful young lady. I think one of my favorite things about making a quilt is picking the pattern and the fabrics. I love the sewing but not so much the fabric cutting. I also need to learn how to budget my time more efficiently.⏰

Carolyn Sullivan said...

The quilts are gorgeous, as is Blossom! as for what's my favorite part? the planning, the buying of fabric, the piecing.... then some where along the way I get frustrated and it becomes harder and harder to get to the finish.... When I'm quilting i second guess myself, and then I get it done and people say OH WOW!

Deb R said...

Always nice to have a finish. Both beautiful quilts!

Deb R said...

Always nice to have a finish. Both beautiful quilts!

sandi s said...

Your quilts are lovely! What beautiful gifts to receive. I love the picture of Blossom. She is gorgeous, and I know from reading about her she is that way on the inside too. Hugs,

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful finishes, both of them, but I love the funny Blossom picture. She is a real jewel. Those Lecien fabrics would be inspiring, definitely! I can hardly wait to see what the new one is.

Christina said...

They are both wonderful! Great job! I would say my favorite part of any project is the planning and getting the supplies together and getting started. Then after that I fizzle out. Wow, you received some wonderful goodies to play with.

Createology said...

Blossom is very beautiful and looks very happy with her new quilt. Both quilts are sew sweet and complete. Since I don't really quilt I can't say what is my favorite part. I have just learned to cut and iron and sew binding so that is pretty amazing for me. I do like hand stitching as it slows the hectic busyness of the day. What a delightful package of fun bits you have received from Lecien. June JOY...

Marie Atkinson said...

Congratulations on 2 beautiful finishes! Finishing a project is such a joy! Happy 21st to Blossom, such a beautiful young lady! I love all of the quilting process, so its hard to pick a favorite part and getting to share the finished products with our friends is such a blessing!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Now that is a Blossom-girl quilt if ever there was one - so pretty for such a "gorjuss" girl! And of course your bed quilt is stunning!

I have to say - anymore - my favorite part is DESIGNING, lol. The actual making, not nearly as much!

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

That is a lovely quilt for a lovely young lady.
Apparently I prefer the piecing and putting together of the tops. I can say that because I am on a bit of a mission to FINALLY put the finish to a number of quilts I have been working on in the past couple of years. 3 are at the long arm quilter, two are ready to go and another is awaiting the putting together of a back before sending it along. I REALLY like to make my backs from left over fabrics from the quilt I am making but sometimes I put it off and it requires another fabric run. That is what happened with this current one. I "know" I have a couple more that need more sewing.

Ozjane said...

Lovely blossom, lovely quilts and then fabric!
You asked, "what is our favourite part of making a quilt?"
I have to say, unequivocally buying, sorting, selecting fabric
I pulled out two 51lt crates of 'fossil ferns' on Thurs as we selected some fabric to bind one of the quilts that one of the group had finished...while I feel guilt at having all that glorious unused fabric...it was a treat for us all to look, touch and play.

Carla said...

First let me say Blossom is beautiful and cute at the same time.
Her quilt is so adorable.
The other one is really pretty.
Very nice