Friday, December 21, 2007

just a blanket and a chair

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.

40 comments:

Kirsten said...

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

nova said...

It is indeed a quilt, a fabulous one.

Stacey said...

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!

Sarah Jackson said...

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

Kara said...

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

TLCknits said...

Stunning!

beki said...

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

e.soule said...

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

liz elayne said...

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...)

Felicia said...

Beautiful :) What a wonderful gift.

Knitterella said...

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

Sweet wrap job too!

sheepish one said...

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

Yarn It said...

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

Kristin said...

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

Beth said...

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

house on hill road said...

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

Knitting Diva said...

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

Sheila said...

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

Levin (and Emily) said...

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

amandajean said...

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

So Much Fun said...

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

Windy Knitty said...

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

Chronic Ennui said...

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!

Mozilla said...

very nice I am sure she will love it!

Nora said...

Definitely a quilt! And a beautiful one to boot!

Katie said...

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!

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

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

peaknits said...

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

SpiderWomanKnits said...

Amazing! Really? How do you do it all?

ali said...

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

Kaet said...

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!

Heather said...

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

Becca said...

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!

KnitPastis said...

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

Meggie said...

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.

JL said...

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

Louise said...

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!

Cinnamonamon said...

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

radioactive girl said...

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

Sarah said...

Like sending someone a hug!