Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Patchwork Quilt Sewn by My Sister for Our Niece

This lovely quilt was sewn by my sister Linda for our niece Eden, who turns Sweet Sixteen in June. It has been in the works (like any quilt worth its salt) for years. My niece hand-selected the pairs of fabrics for the 25-patch squares and my sister chose the complementary whole block squares from her ever-growing stash of quilting fabrics. I once joked to a friend that my sister's stash of fabrics would choke her, but mine would, in fact, kill her! I do confess I love my textiles....

We went to one of our favorite quilt shops ten days ago, The Country Loft, and my sister found the perfect backing fabric, a small-scale creamy plaid. She'll be having this special gift quilt professionally machine-quilted in the next few months, and I hope it makes a stop at our local quilt show before she bestows it upon our niece. I have a feeling a ribbon awaits it!

Patchwork Quilt Detail (2)
Patchwork Quilt Detail


  1. This is so beautiful, I love all the soft colors with a little bit of zip here and there. What a lovely gift, that I'm sure will be treasured. http://www.artisan-jewelry.blogspot.com/

  2. I am constantly amazed at the patience quilters must have!

    That flower a couple of posts down is gorgeous, by the way.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I sure wish I knew how to make one! It will certainly be a treasured heirloom!

  4. I sure wish I knew how to quilt. What a gorgeous piece! It will certainly become a treasured heirloom.

  5. Oh my, that is so beautiful!

  6. that is so beautiful! how special :-)