Friday, August 24, 2012

Purple Mountains Majesty

Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for the wonderful comments on my daughter's college quilt!  It looks fantastic in her dorm room.  The cool thing is that the school newspaper had sent a photographer to take photos of the freshmen moving in and he came into her room and really was impressed with the quilt.  Not only that, he said that every other kid would be asking their Mom why they don't have one!  

Anyway, since the last few days have been busy with college things, not much sewing has been going on in this house.  In light of that fact, I dug into my closet to see what quilt tops that I had to be quilted.  

I came out with one that I had forgotten about and made a long time ago...


This is a piece that I made when I took my friend, Karen Eckmeier's class some years ago.  It is from her technique called Layered Waves.  


I chose to do it all in purples and really had fun making it too!  You can see that I added a special little touch between the border and the body of the quilt.  I had found a beaded piping  and thought that would add a neat design element to the quilt.  I do like how it framed it up.


This is the whole quilt top.  It just needs to be quilted.  It has been sitting way too long.  

You can see me in Karen's student gallery by clicking here and scrolling down.  This is a MUCH younger photo of me.

Click here to see Karen's home page.

Now just because I can.... the cuteness...


The boys are in their position yesterday, looking at me taking photos of the above quilt.

Come back tomorrow for the Blogger's Block of the Month!!

Until Next Time...

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13 comments:

Ольга Т. said...

Симпатичный арт-квилт! Насыщенная цветовая гамма. А коты умные и красивые. Люблю кошек.

Michele said...

Glad your daughter is all settled in and I hope she has a terrific year. The quilt is great. My daughter would love it just because of the color; it is her favorite. Love the boys and their expressions are fun.

Stephanie said...

Now if those are the most content looking kitties! Wow what an interesting technique. Have fun with your UFOs.

My Life In Quilts said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I love purple and the beading just makes it that more special. Please let us see it when you quilt it, okay?

Patchwork Penguin said...

When our oldest went to college (oh my, 8 years ago), she took her penguin quilt, and she called me a few weeks later and said some of her dorm friends wished their moms made quilts too.

The purple is lovely... it really moves!! and the kitties... very handsome.

giddy99 said...

nice quilt! I love the cat picture; that's a classic! :)

Pieces to Love said...

Beautiful quilt!

Barbara said...

what is this - Cuteness Day ? oh Jackie, those faces are ADORABLE - they could be bookends for Stephanie's Abby photo today - you 2 have put a huge smile on my face!

Nedra said...

Who knew that a quilt would make your daughter Miss Popularity and act as an ice breaker for a freshman entering college? Nice job mom!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Just love the cat picture :-) they look very official... Like the cat committee :-)

Cathi said...

The cat picture is priceless -- the committee overseeing your photography! LOL And that is a wonderful quilt -- very majestic in the purples!

Mary said...

Love, Love, Love the Purples! Glad you can get another UFO off the shelf!

Colleen said...

Awwww!

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