Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quilt...completed...

I have had this little baby, hand-pieced, Cathedral Windows quilt in the "works" for some time...started...then set aside...then worked on...and then set aside...etc...

I know that it is just a little baby quilt...and I should have completed this ages ago! ...I have had fun working on it :o)

*I debated sewing down the edge so that it would be a straight edge, cuz I really liked the zig zag edges or corner points* ...but in the end, I sewed them all down to make a staright edge.


 *It is two panels of the scrappy fabric squares sewn on a muslin background. Each panel is about 23 inches wide by 46 inches long...so overall, it is 46 inches by 46 inches.*

But yay! I have it finally completed and ready for a future grandbaby...


*each panel is divided by solid squares, colors of the rainbow red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, pink, gray, black white, and brown ...from top to bottom.*

So now, I have some other baby quilts to work on...so that one day, I hope to make at least one baby quilt for each of our future grandbabies :o)


 *in each panel,  there is a matching printed fabric so that a matching game can be played...finding the matching squares*

I figure that if I complete them before any grandbaby births, I am in good shape :o)


*a close up view so you can see the size of the squares in relation to a house key*


Joining in 
...with Jenny's  Alphabe-Thursday's "Q" 

If you would like, you can read more about this quilt here: "Q is for Quilt" or here: Quintessential Quilts and Quilting Quandry And also see some quilt-related art that was done in the past.

& on my sidebar is a tutorial with other links to how this quilt may be created.

And last of all...here are a couple past art orders:


Blessings to this newlywed as they start their lives together.
&



Blessings to this future bride and groom on their upcoming wedding day and the days to follow!


Signature for blog

36 comments:

august2011 said...

hiya,
I am so impressed with your Cathedral Quilt. That is about the most difficult one to do of all the pattersn. And so lovely.

EG Wow said...

From what I can see, the quilt is beautifully made! I have made a few cathedral squares and know they can be time consuming.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Beautiful quilt!

lovely...

Judie said...

OMG! I could not do that in a million years! What a beautiful quilt!!!

Jo said...

Oh wow! you did a beautiful job of this quilt ... it looks amazing! what a wonderful gift to give each grandchild!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a beautiful quilt! I cannot even begin to imagine making something like that. I love that you have the Pledge of Allegiance incorporated in the squares!

~ Tracy

Stacia said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Just beautiful!

Barbara F. said...

Hello Maria, that quilt is a beauty, the amount of work is just amazing. I am short on time the next week and a half with company staying with me but I will be back to see more of your work. xo,

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

Maria-the quilt is just gorgeous! and you know I love your monograms ;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, I'd love to be your friend on FB--but please email me your name --so that I'll know who you are!!!!! Thanks..

I love love love that quilt. Cathedral Window is one of my fav's --and that one is gorgeous...

Tell me how you do your watermark...
Hugs,
Betsy

LV said...

I am a big collector of quilts, any size. I have several vintage as well as new. I think you did an excellent job on yours. I like the design. As usual, you do all things well.

Luana said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt Maria! How long did it take you to complete? I love quilts, they're so cozy & homey. This quilt is going to make a beautiful gift for your first grand baby when he or she arrives, hopefully soon :)

Hope you're week is filled with blessings! Aloha

LDH said...

The quilt is so beautiful! What a lovely job you did. A treasure for a little one someday, for sure!

taylorsoutback said...

Maria - I am so excited for you and the completion of this Cathedral Windows quilt. Knowing how time consuming that particular pattern is you can enjoy every stitch now as it lays across the bed. Just beautiful!!

katie said...

You are so extremely talented! I also enjoyed reading about your beautiful and accomplished family.

Andy said...

Hello.
I haven't the foggiest how to sew, but I have to say, each week you surprise me with some new creation of yours. This quilt is very nice and what a lovely gift for the future generation. Your hands are indeed truly gifted, as is your life & family.

Best wishes.

Quiet Winds Of The Night

The New "Normal" said...

What a beautiful quilt! Wonderful!

edenhills said...

Now that is really planning ahead! I hope you have grandbabies for your quilts! The quilt is beautiful.

Teresa

Tracy said...

Beautiful love the fabric with God on it

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Magnigicent...it is so beautiful Maria....so glad I came in this morning to see this...thanks for sharing it

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the piece with words! What a wonderful quilt!

Semper Wifey said...

What a beautiful quilt! :)

xinex said...

Your quilts are stunning, Maria. You should start selling those too....Christine

Sue said...

Your quilt is absolutely delightful!

=D

a touch of Grace said...

I love your quilt, its is perfect with the zigzag ends...for your future grand babies...Oh and I am sure they will indeed come!!! Very good job Maria;)

Thanx for your visit to my Blog, I keep changing things around and for get that others may not find me later...
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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Maria that is so beautiful, and so very special. That will be on lucky grandbaby for sure.

Michelle A'etonu said...

i am finally finding time to get caught up on my blog reading. this quilt is beautiful and i know your future grandbaby will love it, although it looks perfect on that bed too!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
How gorgeous this quilt is. I love the little window pieces, and each was sewn with such love. The nice thing about quilts, they can be passed around for many, many years to come. It looks so gorgeous on your bed. Thank you for sharing with me.

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Pondside said...

That turned out so beautifully. You'd better get right to work on another, though, because one baby brings on another!

☆☆Mumsy said...

Your grandchildren will be the lucky ones to receive those fantastic and beautiful quilts.

Beautiful designs!

Spanish Princess said...

OMG! That quilt is beautiful! Im love that pattern but have never tried it. I like to stick to the easier ones ... at least while the little guy is still a baby. It looks wonderful. Congrats on the finish!

Chris H said...

When I take a good look at your quilt I can see it is amazing... and rather more difficult that my version! I made mine a queen size quilt... which I forgot to mention in my email.

Sherry said...

I love that quilt! Wow! So impressive. It is absolutely beautiful and you've selected some great fabric choices. I especially like the one that has some of the words to the Pledge to the Flag.

You are so very talented and creative. I enjoy seeing your work.

Jenny said...

Oh wow! This is quite beautiful. Love this pattern and your colors!

I like the stair step edge, too.

You are just a woman of amazing talents!

We're so lucky you share them with us each week.

Thanks for linking.

A+

Laurie said...

I've been waiting for the reveal of this gorgeous quilt! I can "sew" appreciate all the work that you have put into this quick, as I once started a cathedral quilt many, many years ago and after just a few squares, I realized that a cathedral quilt is truly a labor of love for anyone that makes one! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

myorii said...

Oh this is so beautiful, Maria :) I would be so happy if I got a quilt like this from my mom (unfortunately she doesn't quilt). I just know that any future grandbabies will be so very blessed to have you as their grandmother.

Btw, I have that yellow bumblebee fabric too :)

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