Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quilted by Dawn, Family circle quilt

Here is a darling quilt done by Dawn of "Quilted by Dawn." We LOVE this quilt, so when Dawn submitted her quilt to us, we were so happy. I am a big fan of wedding ring quilts, this looks like a more modern take. Make sure to check out her blog, Dawn is fairly new to the blogging world, so give her a big welcome. Thanks Dawn!

This is a Denyse Schmidt quilt pattern (Single Girl), but since I made it for our happily married bed, 'Single Girl' didn't seem like quite the name I wanted for it, so we call it 'Family Circle.' I had been wanting to make this design for a long time, trying to get Katie Jump Rope fabrics to make is, but alas - I came into the game too late to scoop up that fabric line. When the Hope Valley line came out, I quickly bought some fat quarters, then added and subtracted fabrics from my stash until I came up with an acceptable balance.





I brought this quilt everywhere, dragging it around on a cookie sheet to keep the peices flat, while our kids went to soccer games and dance practice. I actually really hated the colors as I was making it - in little pieces it just didn't seem to flow, but now that it's together, I like it again.




I love tags - stuck this one on included into the binding, and love that idea. I think I'll do it again sometime.



Anyway - it's done!!! That was a lot of work, and sure is nice to snuggle up with at night - all the stippling just makes it drape so nicely. Well done, me!

20 comments:

Me? A Mom? said...

Beautiful! I frequently hate my quilts in the middle of the process. I'm a chronic second guesser! :)

Bellgirl said...

Wow, it looks amazing! I like the name- it's definitely witnessed plenty of family life- soccer games, dance class etc.

Leslie said...

this is really beautiful

Angie said...

I spent a long time reading this quilt just admiring all of the colors and how the flow when put together into this awesome family circle quilt. I am also working on a quilt with curves (pickle dish) and it is amazing when they are all put together. When you said cookie sheets at soccer games, was this done by hand?!

MariaVladi said...

I'm really shocked!!! AMAZING!!!

AMKreations said...

That's beautiful!

Merry Made Quilts said...

really beautiful! I'm really loving the colors and simple lines!

Katie @ Sew Many Mamas said...

Beautiful! I love the name of the quilt too!

Char said...

Great job! Beautiful quilt!

Kulla Klan said...

Absolutely beautiful - and the back is almost as pretty!!!

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful! You should be proud!!!

Carla said...

Wonderful! YOu have inspired me to make one for my bed.

Janet said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

Kristie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love how all the colors pop against the white. That is the beauty of quiltitng- what doesn't seem to match, does, in the end!

live a colorful life said...

Once it is all together, all those clashing colors are playing together beautifully! Gorgeous!

Madame Samm said...

Wow... I really like this...it has sew much character and fabric choices are perfect...now those shams I would love to see completed...blessings ms

~quiltedbydawn~ said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. No, this was not quilted by hand, but it took just as long to pin together as it did to piece together, and that's what I did at all the kids' practices - even had to buy extra pins to get me through practice times. I'm hoping to get the shams done soon - those hexagons are being stitched by hand, but I adore them.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This is a classic! Smashing! You did a fabulous job!

SewSara said...

very cool ... love the colors!!

Brighton Breezy said...

really beautiful - I love the flow of the different fabrics ... and all that lovely crisp white just makes everything pop beautifully.

Well done you INDEED!!