Sunday, July 29, 2007

Jackie's Quilt

Happy Birthday, Jackie.

My quilt buddy turned 75 on Friday. I made this quilt for her and gave it to her this afternoon. The picture is a bit blurry. And she certainly doesn't look 75 either!
This quilt pattern is called Cranberry Kisses -- it was an exclusive to Kansas Troubles Quilters Newsletter subscribers for the summer issue. I used mostly KTQ fabrics (I knew I couldn't go wrong with them since Jackie loves them as much as I do). I forgot to get a picture of the backing, but I used a stack of tan fqs I had in the stash, cut them either 17½ or 17" square and sewed them together randomly. It worked pretty well for a backing, and most of them were KTQ fabrics also. It was stitched in the ditch (which I did freehand instead of using the horizontal and vertical holds, and also on the diagonal in the squares. The border has a vine with leaves and berries quilted into it.

17 comments :

Angie said...

What a lovely birthday gift! And no, your quilt buddy certainly doesn't look 75!! :>

Gail said...

Wonderful quilt..want to be my friend, my birthday isn't until next May.

Vicki W said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Sweet P said...

Your quilt is stunning. I love the deep rich colors.

tami said...

She doesn't look anywhere near 75. Great quilt. It's beautiful. KT are my favorite fabrics too and my birthday is a week from Tuesday.:-D

Norma said...

What a fabulous quilt! And I agree--Jackie looks no where near 75!

Bren said...

Beautiful quilt and a beautiful lady. Tell her happy birthday for us!

May Britt said...

This quilt have such warm lovely colours. It's beautiful.

Screen Door said...

I've started a folder on my PC called quilt Wishes. This photo was added to it...

Elaine Adair said...

Oh boy - a lovely, lovely quilt. Did she know it was coming or was it a surprise?

Jeanne said...

Lucky, lucky Jackie! The quilt is simply gorgeous and no way does Jackie look like she is 75. What a nice thing to do for your friend.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous! The quilt that was supposed to have the braid is mostly all KTQ fabrics too, (not the little blocks), so I think I need that border fabric! LOL!

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern. They often have either patterns or fabrics that I like. She doesn't look 75 at all!

JoAnna said...

The quilt is gorgeous -- and so is Jackie. I hope quilting is the secret to stay looking so young.

Kairle said...

What a special gift! I really love the colors.

Kathy said...

I Love that quilt! The colors are absolutely gorgeous! And the pattern appeals to the patch lover in me (the majority of the quilts I've made are 4-patches and 9-patches).

My sister used to live and own a shop in Oregon (IL); my nephew still lives there. My sister and I are planning to go visit him this fall (probably during Autumn on Parade). Can you recommend any quilt shops in the greater Oregon/Byron/Grand Detour area?

Thanks!! :)

Dawn said...

That is a beautiful quilt you made for your friend! I love it!