Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another Quilt Finished!!!

My sister and I have been working on a quilt for 11 months now. It's the project that got me started into quilting. My sister had made several quilts, and we decided one day that we should make one together. We bought a book called "Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts" by Lynn Roddy Brown at a quilt store. We split the cost of all the fabric and worked on the blocks together. We chose a simple pattern. We both loved the look of scrap quilts. We went and bought a bunch of fat quarters on sale. We bought fabric that we liked. We both have different tastes. So, there are many different fabrics in this quilt. We didn't worry about that. We wanted that look. Once we had the top done, we decided to hand quilt the quilt. Now, I must say that my sister did most of the hand quilting. She had the quilt at her house and worked at it most nights. She did an amazing job. I did help a bit quilting the center of the quilt, but I hand quilted the border and put the binding on it. This quilt is a gift. I'm not going to say for who, because I have not given it to them yet. But, I think they will really like it. It was nice to be able to do a project like this with my sister. We are very close. We have a big family and most of my siblings live far away. My sister and I live in the same town. Sometimes we feel disconnected from the rest of my siblings because we don't see them much. This was a good way to stay connected to each other, even with our busy lives. I don't know if we will ever be able to do a big project like this together again, but I hope we can challenge each other in smaller projects to be creative. I really enjoyed spending all that time with her. She is so creative and does such nice things. Sometimes she makes the most amazing items with materials that totally shock you. She is definitely a creative soul. I love her very much. Thanks for doing this project with me Sis.

Happy Stitching!

Ariane :o)

5 comments:

The little book of Nessie said...

What a lovely scrappy quilt! Regards, Nessie

Mari said...

I love this quilt! You've done a great job on it. Scrap quilts are so much fun to make!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely coment about my rainbow quilt!

Michelle said...

This is such an amazing scrap quilt! You are lucky to get to work with your sister.

CarterQuilter said...

Wonderful quilt and wonderful fabrics and wonderful sisters! Keep it up.

Cindy in Seattle

Kate said...

That is fantastic and such a great and different way to do a quilt!