Emerald Isle // Finished Modern Quilt

This is my Emerald Isle quilt. I finished clipping threads at the park today–thankfully, the weather was nice and the kids were happy. I promised my son that I wouldn’t sew, at all, today. He told me that as long as we were at the park, finishing it up was okay, which I appreciated. We dropped it off at the post office, and hopefully it makes it quickly to its far-away destination. I loved making this quilt–I need some lessons in hand quilting, but it has been fun to build my skills this summer. Paper-pieced and hand quilted? Who is this person? Or as my dad said last week, “Of all the things I thought you would be doing in your 30s, this wasn’t one of them.  But I got a quilt out of it, so I’m glad you are.”

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8 Comments

  1. Posted August 17, 2011 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    I love the colors and nothing beats hand quilting! This is so cute!

  2. Posted August 17, 2011 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    Just darling! I, too, love the hand-stitching!

  3. Posted August 17, 2011 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    That is so funny. Two weeks ago, my mother told me, “Never in my life would I have thought you’d be quilting”! Ha, doesn’t that make you feel so good. Love the colors and the hand stitching.

  4. Posted August 17, 2011 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt! Handstitching I like but paper piecing is still unknown for me.

  5. Jessica
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Love it! Your hand quilting looks great! It takes time but it really adds that extra touch :) Great job.

  6. Posted August 17, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I love this!!! I think my mother would say the very same thing about me quilting too, she never would’ve guessed it. Love the hand quilting you did here, it looks fabulous!

  7. Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    the colors are beautiful!

  8. Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful quilt – I love the colours and the handstitching is perfect!

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