just a blanket and a chair

Friday, December 21, 2007

I would love to say that I made my first quilt, but I am not sure if I can officially call it that. It surely doesn't hold a candle to any of Amandajean's or Louise's or any other quilts I have seen out there. But I did sew together squares and I did put a backing on it with batting inside. So maybe, it is a semi-quilt.

I have no idea how to quilt the top. And without a walking foot,(I think that is what I need) didn't think I should even try. I am sure I would have made a mess of it. Instead I just did the "ties". I think my quilting lingo is all wrong. Are those called ties?
The fabric is Amy Butler, lotus. I trimmed it, in order to make it larger, with fabric I found at my local quilt store. Backed in a darker shade. Don't you think it sort of simulates ripples in water?
It measures 72x72, 3x3 squares of 20x20. Large enough to be used as a new beach blanket.
This semi quilt was shipped to my mother in Florida. And, I really hope when all of her guests come, she will hand them this blanket.
I have given her strict instrutions. No more blog reading. Lets see if she listens.

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40 comments

  1. It's beautiful!! I'm sure your mom will be thrilled!!!

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  2. It is indeed a quilt, a fabulous one.

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  3. That is definitely a quilt! And yes, you did tie it! :) A walking foot is a great tool to have...The colors and fabrics look great together - I'm not sure I'd want to use it on the beach!

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  4. that is not "just" a blanket. It's beautiful! I'm sure she'll love it.

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  5. Looks like a quilt to me. And a darn cute one at that.

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  6. It's beautiful! I'd definitely call it a quilt ;-)

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  7. Beautiful! I'm jealous of how many presents you've managed to make and send off.

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  8. this, my dear, is a quilt!
    so beautiful!!! love the colors (some of my favorite prints) and the backing...it is gorgeous.

    (and you have inspired me to think about making my own first quilt...)

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  9. Beautiful :) What a wonderful gift.

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  10. It's totally a quilt and it's beautiful! I sure would adore a gift like that!

    Sweet wrap job too!

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  11. this is just amazing. i love your work. your family is so lucky to have you!

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  12. It looks like a quilt to me, but regardless, it is gorgeous! I am always impressed with your phenomenal talents.

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  13. Amy Butler is my new best friend! Your blanket is fabulous. I don't know much about quilting, is there an official definition?

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  14. Your quilt is beautiful! It's a lovely gift.

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  15. it's stunning! she is going to love it, i am sure.

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  16. Knitting Diva12/21/2007

    Not only is it a Quilt..it is a beautiful Quilt. Your Mom will be totally delighted!

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  17. It couldn't be mistaken for anything else but a gorgeous quilt.

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  18. beautiful quilt - i adore the fabric. i'm hoping to make my first quilt next year. i hope it's as nice as yours!
    cheers
    l
    x

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  19. that is a beautiful quilt! very pretty. you have a great eye for combining fabric. your mom will be thrilled, I'm sure.

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  20. Oh, so cool! What a special gift, she will LOVE IT!

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  21. The colors are wonderful! I love your wrapping, too!

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  22. Oh, it's so pretty. I'm sure your mom will love it. It has a very soothing feel to it. You are so talented!

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  23. very nice I am sure she will love it!

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  24. Definitely a quilt! And a beautiful one to boot!

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  25. oh that is a great quilt. very beachy and i know your mother will enjoy it! what a lucky lady she is. this is my favorite kind of quilting too! my sister does this metoid, only she adds buttons...all different ones. i would like to try that someday too!

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  26. You are the sweetest daughter ever! I love the hip wrapping! Merry Christmas!

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  27. Nice job on the "semi-quilt":) I think "ties" works just fine - it's pretty fabulous!

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  28. Amazing! Really? How do you do it all?

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  29. Love that fabric! You have a lucky mother!!!
    Happy knitting-
    ali

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  30. hmmm, i am not sure she would be able to stay away from your blog since it is so great! i guess time will tell! the quilt is really attractive...she will love it!

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  31. It looks wonderful!! Don't worry about not knowing the right terminology....you got it done and that is all that matters!!

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  32. Your semi-quilt is lovely! The colors are just marvelous. Your mother and, I hope you and your family, will have a very merry christmas!

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  33. This is to die for! I love it!
    Amy Butler is my favorite fabric too:)

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  34. My goodness, girl, you are on a roll! Knitting, blogging, quilting, I can't stand it!! Barbie will LOVE the quilt. The colors are fabulous.

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  35. It's beautiful, your mom will be very delighted to receive such lovely gift.

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  36. It's a gorgeous quilt and my favourite type - pattern free! The colours are lovely and perfect for a the beach. I have no idea how to machine quilt either and hand quilt all of mine. That is one of my goals this year - it would be a great deal faster! I can't believe how effortless you make all this crafty Christmas gifting appear. I am totally exhausted trying to get it all done. And you are managing to post about it. I can't even remember to take photos of the stuff I'm doing!

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  37. Gorgeous quilt! I call mine "almost quilts..." Merry Christmas!

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  38. SO BEAUTIFUL! I think it counts as a quilt for sure. What an amazing gift!

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  39. Like sending someone a hug!

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