Saturday, 22 January 2011

favourite daughter in law

big windmills

The rainbow/big windmills/lack of a decent name quilt is all finished!
Chris the long armed quilter (or rather the quilter with a long arm machine - but wouldn't a long armed quilter be something special?) worked her usual magic and made my pretty ordinary quilt top look really rather special with some bubbly circles, I bound it with a little of the mile of binding I made the other day and dropped it off at my mother in-law's house this evening.
She has been using a quilt I made for my baby niece to use whilst at Granny's house but it didn't really do the job of covering more than her knees and I'd promised her a proper quilt for a looooong time.
By the time I left this evening it was in use, she was all wrapped up and looking rather pleased for herself. I think I scored about a gazillion excellent daughter in-law points. Result.

26 comments:

Sarah said...

Quilt looks amazing, I love it! Must have earned a good few brownie points I'm sure :-)

Vickie said...

Love this quilt! What a fun pattern. I bet the bubbly circles are a perfect compliment to the HSTs. I see some pretty fun fabrics in there!

Karen said...

That quilt pattern and quilt is great! And I think you won LOTS of points for best DIL.

fallingforpieces said...

Love it! I love that just one of the blocks is a pinwheel in the center, great touch of whimsy!

Justine said...

Blimey I now understand why you've been a tad quiet in previous weeks!!!!

Yet another lovely quilt Katy, lots of brownie points guaranteed!

two hippos said...

Wow, millions of brownie points!!! Just a fabulous quilt!

Cathy said...

Really lovely! Brownie points are a good thing!

Anonymous said...

The quilt is beautiful! I notice there's a total color block in the center of each section except the orange one. Was there a reason for that? I just a little something different?
maria

Sara said...

Want to do some circles,but I don't know if they would look that good!

Zegi said...

Oh ya, that's worth a bazillion in-law points! I love the quilt. Great colors.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

I'm in love with this quilt! And the bubbles are awesome!

Sarah N. said...

Love this quilt! Going to have to put it on my T0-Do list! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Craig said...

Katy, that is a spectacular quilt! Good work!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It's absolutely wonderful! :)

Lily Boot said...

"pretty ordinary quilt top" - I don't think so! It's glorious! All that exploding colour and peaceful white. You've produced another lovely quilt and certainly deserve all those daughter-in-law brownie points.

Judith said...

Not so ordinary, isn't it !! Actually quite stunning. Well done to you (and the long armed quilter).

Jo said...

Yay, it looks fab! I'd love to make something for my mother in law, but her colour tastes are a little, ahem, different to mine, and I'm not sure I could cope with a whole quilt of her scheme.

Trash said...

So ... will you be publishing photos of this quilter with the long arms??

dutch sisters said...

It's georgeous!!!

traceyjay said...

I'm a big fan... so beautiful. :)

picciolo said...

Those points should keep you going for a long time as the quilt is very beautiful, I love the colours and their placement
: )

hookiescookies said...

This is beautiful! I love the pattern and fabrics you picked. The quilting is really great too.

ScissorsandThread said...

I love this design - I refer to it as double x's for no good reason at all but that's what it makes me think of. Gorgeous fabrics.

ayumills said...

Awww this is such a beautiful and striking quilt! You definitely earned the points!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this quilt. I've never done triangles before (I've only made 2 quilts, just a wee beginner). How big was the finished square? Or was there a pattern you followed?
Stacey (can't get this thing to recognise my google account!)

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