Monday, September 14, 2009

The BEST Gift Ever!

My new hobby is making quilts. I love it. I love cutting out the little squares, sewing them together, and then stitching it (by hand!) up! I love sewing the binding on. Hours of blood sweat and tears go into each quilt. LOVE IT!

When my little (and only) sister turned 18 I decided to make her a birthday/graduation/free babysitting/I don't owe you anything else for the rest of your life quilt. :) We picked out the material, chose the pattern and off I went.

I totally underestimated how many hours it would take to get this done. I figured that if I ran out of time at the end, I'd just tie the quilt up. Once it was on the frames, I COULDN'T tie it! Hours (and a lot of money) had gone into this quilt. Joe and I decided to hand stitch it.

It turned out lovely! Joe, Jace and I took an inpromtu trip down to Ephraim to give it to her once it was done. Luckily she loves it just as much as I do ... (IF she didn't I'd just demand it back!)

7 comments:

Paul and Julie said...

It's beautiful! Well done for a first, and just in general. Do you have another one in the works or are you taking a break? High-five to Joe for helping to quilt it. Aren't husbands wonderful?

Mom and Dad said...

Wonderful, glowing-colors quilt,Jen! What a work of art!! And I love my boys who are men enough to do things like cook and do quilts!
And wasn't it fun to revisit Snow at the same time you saw your sis! How precious sisters are.
Life is so much fun, Jenny! Glad you are enjoying it to the max!!!

Bouchizzle said...

Well ... this is the second quilt I have 100% completely finished. It is my fourth quilt top though ... I have MANY MANY more in the making!!

Lynsey said...

It turned out beautiful! I love the bright colors with the black sashing!

Bryce & Cortney Alvord said...

it's amazing! you did such a good job!

Jess and Jen said...

That turned out totally amazing! I'm glad she liked it so much, but how could she not?

Learning to do that is one of my goals...someday!

stephanie stohel said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! and may i add it looks fantastic on my dear bed!!! jen and joe i love you guys to peices!! MWAH (that was a big fat slobbery kiss) ha ha bye!