Tuesday, September 15, 2015

My Niece's Fourth Quilt


I recently helped my niece S finish her fourth quilt.  (The other quilts I helped her with can be found here and here.)  I love how it turned out.

She has decided that she loves to make a quilt when she is visiting Utah, and I love helping her.  She looked through pictures of quilts I have made in the past and fell in love with the Layer Cake Lemonade pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop.  We made it bigger by adding to the bottom and side.  When I knew she wanted to make the quilt in teals, blues, and purples I offered for her to come shopping in my stash for her birthday.

We had fun cutting it out and determining a layout on my design wall.  We labeled all the pieces with Post-it notes and she took it to my mother-in-law's to piece.  Once the top was finished I helped her with the backing and I quilted it on my mom's Fusion.  She helps me when it is time to roll the quilt.  

She selected a breeze pantograph which came with my mom's machine and quilted it in a blue Aurifil 50 weight thread.


She really has such a good eye for color.  The blue thread she chose blended beautifully with the teals, blues, and purples.  Plus, it looks really neat on the solid black backing.


We were really short on time, so I took it back to my house and added the binding.  A nice teal solid which she selected.


I finished it the day before she flew home and quickly took pictures in my back yard.






My sweet niece has already given this quilt to a friend of the family who is 95 years old.  I know the recipient treasures this quilt and appreciates all the work that went into making it.

Also before she left, she bought a kit for another quilt.  It came in 5 inch cut squares.  She said that it will be an incentive to learn how to use her own sewing machine back home.  I am sure her fifth quilt will be coming soon.  ;)

Can you tell I am such a proud aunt?

XX,
Jasmine

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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! That pant is really nice and looks great on the back of the quilt.

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  2. The colors are really lovely! When are we going to see more of your free motion quilting on your mom's big machine?

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  3. That is so fun! The quilt is very pretty and love how you all are participating in it and helping her learn. I have one niece who currently has no interest in sewing but maybe one day. That would be so much fun to do!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt and awesome gift! I am so excited she plans to Sara sewing at home, too. Well don!

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  5. Each of your niece's quilts are beautiful. She has done a great job piecing, and I really like her color combinations. Well done!!!

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  6. She does have a great eye for colour - the touches of lavender really make this quilt sing! Lucky girl to have an auntie to quilt with. :-)

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  7. Wonderful. What a lovely project between you all and when I got to the end of the post to read of the recipient it meant even more.

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  8. Oh my goodness, Jasmine; this quilt is stunningly beautiful. Your niece has a gorgeous eye for color and an awesome aunt too! Lovely quilting. Lovely everything. But giving it away was most beautiful of all. Her birthday stash quilt. She must be a neat young lady.

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  9. The colors in this quilt are so lovely, they just draw me in and make me want to touch it! The texture from the quilting looks so good. You girls are an amazing team, and it is wonderful that you are nurturing and growing another generation of quilter Jasmine. My niece wants me to make a quilt for her bedroom, I am hopeful she will want to work on it with me.

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  10. Love love love the colours in this quilt! She does have a good eye for colour. It makes it that much more special to make it with your niece. :-) I still haven't tried out a pantograph on Avril...need to tackle that fear, lol.

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  11. Oh yeh what Sandra said, LOVE, love, love the colors!! The quilting is perfect on it too. Another quilter is born for sure, I think it is wonderful for you to share your love of quilting with her.

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  12. Wow, Jasmine, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! Your niece's eye for color is outstanding. I might be biased, these are some of my favorite colors :) So cool that the two of you were able to knock this quilt out so quickly! I just love the texture the quilting added. OK, I need to go back and look at it some more! :)

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  13. So pretty! It must be so fun to help a new quilter :)

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  14. It's a wonderful quilt and you're right, she does have an eye for colour.

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  15. Such a lovely quilt! I love how the quilting adds a feeling of watery movement.

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  16. Yes, can tell you're a proud Aunt! How lovely you get to collaborate on a shared passion and how generous of you both. I'm sure the lady who received this will absolutely feel the love you have both put into this quilt :)

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  17. That is one great looking quilt - hooray for your niece! Jasmine, it is really wonderful that you two do this together. You are a great teacher!

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  18. Sounds like she's really been bitten by the quilting bug! Not only does she enjoy the creating, but now she has the fun of giving a quilt away too. Good for her, and for you and your mom for working together to teach her.

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  19. This quilt is fabulous - love the colours and the quilting - and your niece is so sweet to have given it to a friend. It would certainly be a hard decision to make. So glad to hear you have a niece who shares you love of quilting and caring!

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