November 1, 2008

My sister's quilt...

I can show you !



As I found out from my parents, my sister doesn't know about this new little space I have here. In any other situation my reaction would be, "What? How come??"
But not now. It is actually kind of convenient that she has no clue because that means I can go ahead and show you her Christmas present in the full beauty.
I started this quilt about week and half or two weeks ago. I am mentioning that because it makes it the record for quickest quilt (of that size and all pieced not like this one with not as much piecing and wide borders) I made. In fact it is also the biggest quilt I ever made.
Wow, I am really breaking some records here.

My sister and her half just recently painted their bedroom that apple green color. Don't ask me why. It was white before, so maybe they wanted to brighten their dreams.
I was pulling info from my mom about the best present for them since I will be actually there for Christmas this year. After much ideas I threw in and my mom's negative reactions for those, she sugested , "You know you could make a quilt as cover for their bed to match their new color and those blue lamp shades." Geeze mom, thanks for the tip, I don't know what to sew first anyway and I never made queen sized quilt before. But she succesfully placed the bug in my head and I started to go through my stash and pulled out all my thrifted sheets and pillow covers. I did buy a few fat quarters and not even full two yards of that blue solid. I just couldn't get over that bright green and bright blue (I am not bright color girl), but I think I found some that worked well together.
I found some inspiration and the pattern while sick over two unproductive weekends here.
And the quilt top was born. I actually grew on those bright colors and really like it.

Off to pay visit to my machine quilter lady drop off this beauty and pick up two finished ones..










8 comments:

jacquie said...

so cute! great job combining the fabrics with the vintage sheets. can't wait to see it quilted.

W. Latane Barton said...

So pretty. I know your sister will be thrilled... who wouldn't. You did a great job.

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Your sister is a lucky woman! I love those vintage sheets.

Daisy May said...

Wow I wish I wasn't the only one of my 4 sisters that can sew! She's blessed!

Michaela said...

Thanks you guys...

Kate said...

Love the blues and greens!!

mrmonkeysuit said...

Beautiful. I am sure your sister will love it!

c said...

the colors on this look great... kind of like stained glass in the picture of it hanging up on the clothesline.