last finishes of 2011

I'm planning to post my progress from last year and my new goals for this year soon, but first I have to sneak in these Christmas finishes.

I made this very large quilt for my mom for Christmas. It measures 102" x 104". LARGE. Note that one side is missing the border. That was on purpose. You may have also noted that it is not bound. I left that to my mom. But I did get it quilted for her (by my favorite quilter Emily - of Emerson quilting.) I am SO thankful I didn't have to quilt it myself!

Here is a close up of the quilting. I love the loops.

This is the backing - my mom had this sheet and thought it would work well for the backing.

And here is the quilt I made my sister. (It was inspired by this quilt by Jess of Urban Patchwork.) It was actually supposed to be her wedding quilt - she got married in July. But she didn't really need it until winter and I wasn't going to see her until Christmas. So of course I was scrambling around trying to finish it up at the last minute.

It measures 91 x 91" and I quilted it myself. I didn't get it finished in time to send to Emily for quilting. So I did the biggest stipple I could manage on my home machine and it turned out okay. I DO NOT like quilting large quilts at home. But my sis and her hubs liked it and that's all that matters :)

they asked for a green and blue quilt so I started with the Denyse Schmidt picnic/fairgrounds dots, picked a  few solids to match, and pulled a few other blues from my stash to mix in. I LOVE the colors.


  1. Great quilts. I particularly like the colors in the first one. It gives me an idea for a baby quilt! I love simple designs done in wonky ways.

  2. Wow! Such pretty quilts! Love the colors, especially the blue & green one. Beautifully done! And congrats on finishing two HUGE quilts.

    xo -E

  3. I love how the quilt for your sister came out. Such fun colors and design! Way to go quilting that beast on your own machine. I'm glad it worked out.

  4. Those are such awesome quilts - and so huge! Great job getting one done on your home machine - it must have been crazy to wrangle in the middle sections!

  5. I love these quilts, Leigh! The colors look great together.

  6. Awesome finishes. I must say I am especially in love with the green Denyse Schmidt inspired one.