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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

it'll be jeffy, me & amy in the bedroom tonight.

that's because i've finally finished my quilt. i started it forever ago. i can't believe it's finally finished! to be honest, it was a snap to sew the quilt top. i used the turning twenty pattern & just added an extra row or two (i wanted it to fit our king size bed. so instead of a quilt that measures 70" x 86" mine is 84" x 117"). next came the easy part, dropping it off for my cousin to do the machine quilting with all the lovely loop-d-loops (which i'm sure have a proper name, although being the novice quilter that i am... i'll just stick with loop d loops). when i got my quilt back, all that was left, was for me to the binding, & yet i just never got around to it. i needed to cut my fabric on the bias to get the diagonal lines for my binding, & i didn't know how to do that. (so that was my excuse.) but really & truly, i just wasn't looking forward to hand stitching the back side of the binding (you know, after i attached the front side with the machine). so for months my beautiful quilt sat. but not anymore! i can finally proudly announce to the world that it's finished! and although my bedroom has never been the hot spot of the house tour, i may soon be inviting complete strangers up to check out my new little beauty. if he doesn't already, i'm sure the ups guy will soon love amy butler as much as i do! anyway, i know i'm being silly, going on & on. heck! it's just a quilt... but i feel like a proud mama, wanting to show everyone her brand new little bundle of joy. so, everyone, meet my quilt. it's so bright & cheery - just like a little bit of sunshine in my room. (click on the pictures to enlarge their loveliness.)

46 comments:

kathi d said...

There's no such thing as "just a quilt" and this one is beautiful!

jessi said...

Wow - it's wonderful! I love the color it adds to your space!

Jessi said...

Bravo to you!!! It's amazing.

Leslie said...

well said, kathi d! it's amazing, kelly! great job!!

Nimmy said...

Kelly,
That is amazing! You are so talented. All those fabrics you used. . .how did you know they would all go together? Congratulations on the new arrival, it's a keeper!

Mique said...

Let me just pick my jaw off the floor. It's G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! I have to say I'm a bit biased- I LOVE Amy Butler anything. I'm a big fan. And I'm a huge Kelly fan- so between the two- wow, you amaze me!!! Way to go.

Christie said...

I doubt this is the threesome all husbands hope for, but it is absolutely beautiful. Well done, you.

Natalie* said...

so lovely!

Darilyn said...

That is one gorgeous quilt.

Jessica said...

Good job Kelly! Those colors are great and there's nothing like crossing another project off the list.

RoRo said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I too love Amy Butler fabric and knew that was all over your quilt! I also want to make a quilt for our king because I hate how premade ones don't really 'fit' a king like I like! Way to go for finishing and it's awesome:)

TftCarrie said...

Love it! the mix of colors and prints is just perfect.

theespinozafamily said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's marvelous, fabulous and any other -ous you can think of!
-Shannon

Ashlee said...

It looks great! And don't feel bad...the dress I was making for my daughter for Christmas isn't finished yet....

Make and Takes said...

It turned out great. I love the bright pillows. I can't believe it is a KING size! My biggest is a lap quilt and that is big enough, but maybe some day. Great job!

mama jo said...

it is gorgeous...you did a beautiful job...i love the bright pillows with it..i love the new picture with it...how on earth did you take that picture? from the ceiling?

Cafe Johnsonia said...

So cool. I totally love it.

Andrea said...

It is soooo beautiful and fantastic. I wish I had one on my own bed. Keep up finishing those projects because it is obviously worth it.

Summers Camp said...

Love it! And I believe the term is stippling, but I could be sooooooooo wrong. Also, I am THE worst at finishing quilts. I have tons of tops that need to be batted, quilted and bound. Someday... *B

Nicole said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am very envious of your sewing abilities... the beautiful aprons, the amazing quilt... you are one talented chica, Kelly!

Stevens girl said...

Oh, it looks absolutely gorgeous. Makes me think I need to get working on the three quilts I have all the stuff for to make, but haven't even begun sewing yet.

ginger said...

Kelly- it turned out great... I love the blue you chose for the backing too. It really makes the rest of the colors pop. I'll have to come see it in person!
:-)

I need to get into my sewing room... maybe during Sophie's nap today!

Kristi said...

What a wonderful job you did!! I absolutely LOVE the patchwork and combination of colors and fabrics!! You have every right to brag about this piece of work!!

Chelsey said...

Good job Kelly! The colors look so good together. I bet you'll sleep good tonight!

Aranne/Dan said...

Beautiful job. I can't sew a button on so I am WAY impressed. I just stick to the card making and scrapbooking.

Lacie said...

It is beautiful!!! Now you will always want ot make your bed! Doesn't it feel so good to have it completed. I have some half projects lying aroung and it just drives me crazy!

I love your quilt. I have only made one and I made it while I took a quilting class. It is not very big...but I had always wanted to try one-and now I have. I do have several patterns of quilts that I hope to try someday!

Way to go girl!

Amanda said...

The quilt on our bed is falling apart so I have been thinking of making one since I hate comforters. You have given me inspiration to do it. Your quilt turned out BEAUTIFULLY. I love it. It is so colorful. I love the patter too. Thanks for sharing it with us.

.caroline armelle. said...

gorgeous. you did a great job!

Dancin Queen said...

b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

No end to your brilliance.

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

Yipeeee!

I love it. You got that binding done so quick! Way to go...now, do you want to do my binding?

XOXOXOXO

cj said...

You already know how much I love this quilt. It is so beautiful.

Andrew, Jen, & Taedon said...

Cute and good for you! Just wanted to say hi...a lot of my friends have told me they've ordered from you...YaY!! Hope all is well with you and your cute fam!

Blondie said...

That is gorgeous! I love it.

britty said...

wow, looks good. now i totally need to finish my quilt. i had the same issue. tell me, was the hand stiching as tedious as it sounds?

April said...

That is the funniest title ever. I was laughing so hard when I found out why. love the quilt, girl what talent. I wish i lived by you so you could help em.

Kloth & Bolt said...

oh congratulations kelly, the quilt looks fantastic!

Marty said...

How cute! Congratulations on a dream come true!

Kim said...

It's SO pretty! Nice work.

The Malie's said...

Super cute!!! I LOVE it!!!

heather said...

WOW!!! That is gorgeous. Good job. And well worth the wait. You should be so proud.

crystal said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your skills! I would love to learn to quilt. Yours is absolutely GORGEOUS.

Amy said...

I love the quilt.

Chris Worthy said...

This is beautiful!! I am in the planning stages of a king sized quilt (I have completed one baby quilt and am almost done with a second)-- jumping in with both feet.
Mind if I ask how many fat quarters you ended up using?

Jennifer Ramos said...

THESE ARE FANTASTIC!!

amy said...

oh my goodness kelly. this is amazing.