Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bug's Quilt.

I do not profess to be crafty. (I can knit, but that's it.) I am not even terribly domestic. But, last May, I ordered a very basic sewing machine on a whim after being inspired by looking at some incredible quilts by Denyse Schmidt. After looking at her quilts, I felt the desire to create something. It was, perhaps, a reaction to the stress that I wanted to make something "pretty." Or, maybe I am nesting. Who knows.

So, the sewing machine came last spring, and I made my mom a quilt for Christmas. I also started a Block of the Month Club. (I have posted a few pictures here of one block, but, I confess, I am several months behind.) After I completed the quilt for my mom at Christmas, I decided I wanted to make my sister a quilt for her upcoming wedding.

I am in love with anything by Fig Tree Quilts and enrolled in their quarterly project club. When the October project came in -- a pattern called "Cobblestones" -- I thought it would be a great wedding quilt. It was a rush to make it in time for my sister's shower, which was yesterday, but I did finish it. This time, I remembered to take a few photos before wrapping it.






I gave it to Bug yesterday at her shower. I was so thrilled that she liked it. I am a little burnt out after the rush to complete this quilt, but I watched almost the entire third season of Mad Men while I worked on it, so maybe I will have to find a small project to work on while I watch the last few episodes.

Pictures of the shower to follow soon...

13 comments:

weezermonkey said...

I can't believe you made that! I'm in awe of all you sewing folks.

wan said...

beautiful job! i am super duper impressed :) great pics, too.

weatherboy said...

good job, baby!

remember...i did some of the ironing! :)

amber said...

That is so beautiful!! You did a really lovely job on it. Bug must be thrilled. :)

And don't you love how the menfolk want to help take credit when you've done most of the work?! ;)

Corey, Ashley and Ben said...

I love it, Jen! It is absolutely beautiful. I'm almost inspired to go finish my 4 unfinished quilts...lol...we'll see how far I get. :) My sewing machine has been severely neglected lately. :( I miss you so much!! Hope all is well with you and Josh!

Nanette said...

WOW!

WOW!!!!

angel said...

jen -- the quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! kudos!

dapotato said...

not crafty? and here i considered myself somewhat crafty, but no sewing.

really nice job!

That's Ron said...

good job!

Winnie said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! I love how weatherboy signed on to take some credit too. Ha.

Lilcee said...

beautiful quilt! I'm impressed.

Lena said...

I love your quilt! Wow, knitting and quilting and still playing lawyer. ;-) Miss you.

Breanna said...

Jen your quilt is beautiful! What patience that must have taken! You are so talented! :)