Thursday, August 30, 2007

Jessica's Birthday Quilt

Here's the first leg of the quilt I'm making Jessica for her birthday which is actually tomorrow, but which I have a couple of days to finish because I won't see her until the weekend! I'm actually just going to tie it and not quilt it. It's going to be a lap quilt. She loves these colors. Thought I would share it with you.
Actually, this is my first attempt at applique. I just fused it. And, I don't think you could get me to do alot of it ever again unless I was designing my own, in which case I wouldn't make those itsy bitsy pieces!! :[


After this one, I'm on to making a couple of baby quilts for my new grandson, Jack, who is expected the end of October. So, I'll share those as they progress.

Speaking of quilts, you should check out Carissa's blog for some that she's stitching! And, Kim also quilts some very interesting designs. See their blogs on my sidebar, please.

If anyone else quilts, please identify yourselves to us! I'm very interested in seeing your things. And, if anyone of you could start a quilt block sharing group....I'd love to belong!

Hugs, and happy stitching, and please keep talking to me through your comments!!
Deb

26 comments:

Myrna said...

Your lap quilt is going to be lovely! What a lucky birthday girl!

I've done some applique also, and it's not my favorite part of quilting...

Isabelle said...

SO pretty, Deb!

Cheryl said...

it's gorgeous! Im about to start taking a quilting class with my mum and my friend! Im so excited to learn. I'll be starting at the end of September

Susimac said...

Its very pretty, I like the colours.

Jenn said...

Very pretty Deb. I just love the colors you are using.

Vonna said...

That is quite a beautiful quilt Deb :)
I don't quilt, don't have the patience nor the true knowhow :)

Wendy said...

The colours are gorgeous, Deb! Hmm, isn't fusing the only way to applique LOL? I quilt, just not often enough!

Margie said...

very pretty! I checked out your blog links - you've got some really good ones. I had a great time checking them out.

monique said...

Oooh, Deb... this is lovely! I like the colors, too :) What a special birthday gift!

BeckySC said...

That's really pretty, Deb :) WOW!

Meari said...

Your quilt is really beautiful!

Kathy said...

Nice job. Your applique job looks wonderful. Not my favorite either. I would rather cross stitch than quilt.

CraftyGryphon said...

That's just lovely! I'm sure she'll adore it!

Sally said...

What a gorgeous lap quilt!

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt. I'm drooling ;)

Lauren said...

Amazing! I love the colors!

tkdchick said...

That is sure going to be a gift to treasure!

Simone said...

Wow, great color choice Deb!!! She's gonna love that for sure!
Tomorrow my LQS has an "opening of the new season-day" and in a few weeks also my quilting-bee starts again.
Hugs, Simone

Barbara said...

Oh, happy birthday to Jessica, and congratulations to you on the birthday of your wonderful daughter!!

Love your quilt. Love quilting, but haven't dived into it yet. I'm still just a looker. ;)

Michelle said...

The quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love the colors too. I quilt as well, and once I get my new sewing machine you should see more of it!

Stitching Cat said...

Deb, Jessica is going to LOVE the quilt! Hope she has a wonderful day - give her my love. Hope you'll show us a finished picture of the quilt. Miss you.

Deb

Miokka said...

It's beautimus! Can't wait to see the finished piece. You are braver than I... I break out in a sweat just thinking about using a sewing machine. I'm going to need a lot of hand holding when it is time to put Callies together!Jessica is a lucky daughter!
Enjoy her birthday &
Eat Cake!
xoxo
Martha

Kajsa said...

I love that quilt and the colors you chose for it.

Since I don't really quilt I have to ask, what is the difference between tying and quilting it?

Christine said...

What a beautiful quilt ! It's a great work !

Linda litlaskvis said...

It is SO pretty! You are doing great!

Julie said...

Your daughter's quilt is beautiful! I look forward to seeing it finished.