Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Masterpiece - Again!

Amy's Creative Side

This is my quilt that I call my Masterpiece. If you are a regular reader, you have seen it many times already. I'm posting it again so that I can easily direct voters to its photo. I am entering it in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival 2012.

This quilt was so much fun to make, partly because I thought I would hate making it, so it was a challenge to take it on. It is made of a Zillion small nine-patches. I thought they'd drive me crazy, but they didn't. Good thing I like making nine-patches.

I saw this quilt in a magazine and decided I wanted to make it. I took the pattern to my favorite quilt shop (Aunt Annie's in Avon, Minnesota) and had Lucy, the shop owner, help me pick fabrics. The colors are very similar to what was shown in the magazine, but I like mine better!

From there I went to our lake cabin and cut, cut, cut, and sewed, sewed, sewed. I got almost all the blocks made, with just a few left in pieces for assembly. Later in the fall, I finished the top assembly while at a guild retreat. I loved pulling out that project and having the blocks done and just work on the assembly. It took a while, but I sure impressed myself when I got it all done.

It was machine quilted by my favorite long-arm artist, Diane. It then hung in our guild's show during the month of February, and then I gave it to the newlywed couple who had been waiting for it for a year and a half. They love it. And I feel that I accomplished my Masterpiece of my career (so far).



13 comments:

Cathy said...

Definitely a masterpiece!

CitricSugar said...

THAT is an incredible quilt! Just beautiful.

Love your blog name, btw!

Lorna said...

Carol: Indeed what a Masterpiece.
The happy wedded couple must be so delighted that you would share your quilting gift with them.

Margaret said...

great quilt!

Check out my blog if you can...

Margaret Gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Candace said...

Elegant!

Carol E. said...

Thanks! I appreciate all your comments.

Sandra said...

Great job, what a striking quilt and a generous gift.
Come see my entries 64 (repro. applique) and 85 (antique appliques).

April said...
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Martine Kuciel said...

superbe réalisation

straythreads said...

I like the way you put that together!!! Beautiful
Ann

Claire said...

Love the qualification to "masterpiece of my career"; That "so far" is a good addition. Always leave room for more.

Habibti at Home said...

You Rock is right! This is one amazing quilt! Nicely done and what a lucky couple!

sewfrench.com said...

I can see how you could impress yourself with this! It is magnificent! Good Luck to you!