Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ashley's Quilt is Done!

Well, it took me almost two years but it's finally done!  YAHOO!!



I started this January 2017 with the intent of having it finished when my daughter Ashley started college that fall.  Not only did I not make that goal, I'm over a year late!  I don't think I'll be winning any Mom of the Year awards;  however, I used to hardly ever finish anything!  Ever!  So every finish is a REALLY big deal for me.  So I'm celebrating anyway in spite of the major lateness.  It's finished!!  Wrapping up in this quilt is a hug from me to you, Ashley!


  Now, if I can just get the finishes done a little sooner . . .


This quilt was made using a pattern by Erica Jackman who blogs at Kitchen Table Quilting.  I used a pattern she designed called The Betty Quilt.  This pattern goes together very quickly!  The thing that took me forever was the quilting.  I still haven't learned how to quilt less densely.


My daughter is going to be one of those crazy cat ladies so I had to include at least one picture of her cat on the quilt who has already claimed it as her own.


Fun discovery during the making of this quilt.  I was nearing the end and discovered that I hadn't ordered any fabric for the binding.  I went on Etsy and found the periwinkle polka dot fairly easily at a Etsy shop that is located about 45 minutes from me!  That NEVER happens.  Shout out to Phat Quarters for having just what I needed!

I think I mentioned before that this is my month as Queen Bee and I requested more house blocks like the ones I've been making.  I got my first one in the mail recently.  


Thank you for the orange house, Velda!  I needed orange!  (love the fussy cut door)  Velda blogs at Freckled Fox Quiltery and recently had a pattern design published!  Way to go Velda!

Here's a view of my new orange house with the others I have so far.

So, what is next, you may ask?  I have made quilts for two out of my three kids (and one granddaughter)  So son #2 got skipped . . . twice!   He is too easy going for his own good.  I would have been throwing a hissy fit that I got skipped if I was him.  I love that kid.   Believe it or not, I am halfway done cutting all the fabric for his quilt.  I've had the fabric and pattern for a long time and was excited to get going on it.  We'll see how long this one takes me to finish.

Wish me luck!

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24 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations on a finish and a very pretty one at that. The quilting looks sensational so no wonder it took so long, very worth it though, it will last for years and years and always be special. Your houses look very cute, I hope it's fun putting those together. And best of luck beginning your son's quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

Oh congratulations on the finish of Ashley's quilt-it was worth the wait(IMHO) as it is just gorgeous! Hugs to both you and her:) Maybe you need to set yourself monthly goals or try the sewing 15 minutes a day trick, just a thought. So good to see a post from you Janice!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Ashley's quilt is just gorgeous, Janice! I love the colors, and that neat woven design, and your quilting is beautiful. I think it was worth waiting for!

Jayne said...

Congrats Janice on this finish! I'm sure your daughter will love it ... and her cats or future cats! Future cat lady! Too funny! I'm loving the houses in all their color glory! Your wall looks so happy and bright!

Tish Stemple said...

Congrats on finishing! It really doesn't feel like you've been working on this quilt that long. I love the colors and that yummy print on the back of the quilt. All of the quilting motifs really give it wonderful texture. I am sure Ashely will fill all the love that went into this quilt.

Smiles from Kate said...

What a wonderful finish. The quilting is up to your usual high standard and the colours are great. Ashley is going to love it, a quilt worth waiting for.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Janice! What a lovely finish. I'm sure your daughter doesn't care when it wasn't finished - she is focusing on having it and having that nice {{hug}} from you! I look forward to seeing your son's quilt - poor guy. He also will only care that it is for him, not when it is done! ~smile~ Roseanne

Kathi Riemer said...

Your quilting is amazing!! Good luck!

Steph C said...

It is gorgeous! She will cherish it for sure!

Prims By The Water said...

Good luck getting your sons quilt finished. Your daughter and her cat will love theirs. Janice

Emily said...

Ashley's quilt looks great! I've been 3 years late with wedding quilts, so just a year late doesn't seem that bad :) Can't wait to see all the houses together!

Louise said...

Oh, Janice! It's so beautiful!! The quilting just pushes it right over the top to fantastic! I'll bet it's just wonderful to run your hands over the whole thing. Congratulations on such a great finish, woohoo!!! I'm sure Ashley is thrilled with it. Her kitty sure seems happy about it, ha! :)

Lorraine said...

Yeah a finish! It was made with love.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great finish! Beautiful quilting! Now, for son #2, it's all about the MOMENTUM!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Of course you'll win a Mom of the Year award!! You made your daughter a quilt and I bet she loves it! :) Have fun with the quilt for Son #2. You'll have it done in no time! Thanks for sharing on MCM!

Kate said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! I doubt that Ashley minds all that much that it took a bit, it's the love that went into them that matters most. At least that's what the SIT tells me.

Nicole said...

Yay you Janice! The quilt and the quilting look great.

Bernie Kringel said...

What a beautiful finish. I am sure Ashley will love this quilt for years to come!

Jocelyn said...

The quilt is beautiful. As is the fabulous quilting!

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finish, and your quilting is superb. Well worth the wait, I'm sure, and the cat loves it too!

Kathy said...

Janice,

It is beautiful. And can I say I am glad I am not the only one who is slow at finishing quilts. I have some from a wedding 5 years ago and 2 years ago and grandkids quilts to finish.

Preeti said...

Gorgeous finish, Janice. The quilting alone is worth the wait. Ashley is one lucky gal and you cannot stop smiling either. Win-Win!!!

Muv said...

Hello Janice,

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Your daughter must be absolutely thrilled with it, and I'm sure she won't care a bit that it is late. The quilting is amazing, a real labour of love.

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Your quilt is this week's featured project!

Love, Muv

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