Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lattice Quilt for Sister


Our household has been under the weather for the last few weeks so I'm just now getting these photos posted. I DID finish the quilt in January as promised... as its a late Christmas gift!
It's already living with my sister in Kentucky and I know for a fact she'll get tons of use from it!
(Her husband is warm-blooded and their house is always cold!)

A few stats:
size: about 70x70"
fabrics: Red colorway of Laurie Wisbrun's "Tufted Tweets" along with other various black/grey prints
Batting: Warm and White
Quilting: all-over stippling done at my LQS mid-arm machine!
Inspired by: Ashley from Film in The Fridge


The back is pieced with leftover fabric and 4 blocks that I started out wanting to use on the front then I decided the red and yellow together looked a little too... meh. Reminds me of McDonald's... or a hotdog. All the solid greys you see is Kona Ash and Kona Coal, my go-to solids!

My sister and I took these photos a couple of weeks ago on the COLDEST day of the year, of course. It couldn't have been more than 2 or 3 degrees outside. My fingers were frozen after about 3 minutes of camera work so the few quick shots you see here is it. I haven't finished the tag yet so once I get that stitched on maybe we'll be able to take a few more.


What's keeping you occupied this winter? Do share!

12 comments:

...julia... said...

That is so pretty! Great work!

I am working on finshing hand quilting my first "real" quilt then I have to learn to bind it....which I am sorta nervous about. And I have lots of little projects going on, a few mug rugs and a few little bags and my wedding dress! Ahhhh!

So lots going on over here...

Char said...

Love that quilt. It's so clean and simple.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Love everything about his quilt! I'm so jealous of your long arm usage. It's supercold here too and I've got a quilt done that needs a "photo shoot" but it's just been too darn cold to trudge out to the clothesline.

Jen said...

It turned out great! I have all the blocks for mine done, just need to sew them all together and then quilt it. Super fun to make and thanks for the tips and suggestions you gave me!

Your "hot dog" blurb make me crack up!

This is really gorgeous! Hope you guys are all feeling better!

Carolyn said...

Sigh, I love lattice quilts. How gorgeous!

Sunshine said...

Wow, that turned out really nicely - did you come up with the pattern? It's striking, especially with the colours you chose!

ROZ said...

OO--all that snow! Lovely quilts. And so cozy looking

MariQuilts said...

Beautiful Quilt....love the back too.

Kristin said...

The quilt turned out great! I need to find the motivation to walk outside and photograph a couple of quilts I finished recently...I just keep hoping for spring!

Beth said...

Hope everyone is feeling better! The quilt looks great!

Madame Samm said...

Hi Cristin..lovely quilt...
please send me your story for the quilt for you know where as soon as you can....please...lol

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

That is one bee-u-ti-ful quilt. I am certain that it will be cherished for years to come.