Friday, January 6, 2012

SUNKISSED {A FINISHED QUILT}

Almost a year ago I jumped right into the Bloggers' block~a~palooza quilt along hosted by Quilt Dad.  I stayed on track, for the most part, but when it came to the back of quilt I went blank.  I had a ton of fabric left over but none of the pieces were big enough for the back.  I didn't really want to buy more either.  I also wanted to incorporate something very special into the quilt but didn't quite know how.  The quilt was supposed to be a gift for my Grandma Dee's birthday in August but that came and went.  I was determined to get it finished by Christmas and I am happy to say that I did (who cares that it came fresh out of the dryer on Christmas Eve morning, it still counts!). 

Fabric is Sunkissed by Sweetwater for Moda along with some Bella Solids

You can view close ups of each block and find links to the patterns here, here, here, here & here.

I decided to piece the back with mostly solids I had in my stash and added some windmill blocks.  I just love windmills and I think this fabric line suits them perfectly. 

You can see a close up view of the windmill blocks here .

I wanted to add something very special to this quilt so I rummaged through a bag of old hankies my Grandma had given me a while back.  They were mostly her mother's.  I was a little worried about cutting them up but I am glad I did.  Now they can be seen and appreciated.


Please pay no attention to my very wonky quilting lines, I was a little rushed!
I am happy to say that my Grandma loved it!  And it felt so good to finally be able to give it to her.


Smiles~Beth


11 comments:

Anita said...

It's absolutely beautiful...congrats on the finish! I have some charm packs of that line which I plan to make into a schnibbles quilt.

And the hankies are a great touch!

ShirleyC said...

That's beautiful! I love the back too. When my mom used to quilt, the backs were just left plain.

Dayna said...

Oh my! This is stunning! Really! I especially love the hankie idea. The back is as gorgeous as the front! Fantastic job!

Miri said...

Lovely! And the back is beautiful too and really special. I bet your grandmother has tears in her eyes when she the hankies.

Sew.What. said...

Using the hankies is such a beautiful touch. The quilt looks great in general, but the back is very touching.

Pieces of Cotton said...

I LOVE this! And I think I have to follow those links for the patterns myself. Very nice quilt.

ktquilts said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful quilt. Just love the fabric line, and am so sorry that I missed out on it.

Kristie said...

Beautiful, Beth! And I love the inclusion of the hankies, what a great personal touch!

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with the back -- especially the hankies! What a lovely touch! I imagine your grandma is just thrilled with it. :o) I did the block-a-palooza, too, but mine was all in pinks for my little niece. That was such a fun project!

Kate said...

That's beautiful. And I love how you added that personal, meaningful touch!

Karen O said...

Wow, how lovely! I bet your grandma loved this. I am glad you put the link in your SMS giveaway today so I could see it.