Saturday, 17 November 2012

All Square

I offered to make a bed quilt for my son and his girlfriend for Christmas this year and showed them all sorts of different patterns that I'd have been happy to make. And what did they choose? Simple squares with a few appliqu├ęd hearts! They liked a simple country look. Well, who am I to argue, so that's what I've made. Hundreds (480 to be exact) of squares in reds and blues, with a bit of white thrown in for good measure. I've decided to have this one long arm quilted, as it's so huge and I know I would make a bit of a mess of something that large if I tried to quilt it myself. I dropped it off at the shop yesterday and they've promised me that I'll get it back in time to finish the binding before Christmas.

Actually, I'm quite pleased with the way it's turned out.


Diane-crewe said...

you should be pleased ... it looks wonderful. x

Sew Create It - Jane said...

WOW that's a lot of squares. Well done on a gorgeous top...I'm sure having it quilting was the best idea as it's a substantial quilt!!

Candace said...

It's already beautiful, and the longarmer will only add to it. They will be ecstatic I'm sure. I'm with them, I love the simple cozy looking quilts.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

It is lovely, great job. I think many gift quilts must not be used because the receivers are intimidated by their very fineness. Well done, one they can admire And use.
Did you piece the back too? :)

Kay said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amanda! That was a TON of work to do. Wow!