Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The first family quilt

So, since I have been quilting I have not made one for us. When I got the fabric for my tunic, I bought an extra yard because I knew I had lots of black, white, and green scraps to go with it, and it would make a great quilt.


I started with 20, 5" by 5" squares and made ten scrappy log cabins, measuring 16" by 16". Then I took the last ten squares and framed them in white. I have so many white scraps!


I did a scrappy back too, and used my favorite color green for the binding.


Yesterday we had a big storm, and we were under this quilt all day.
My next project is going to be another quilt for us. I can not wait to get started on it.


42 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

This is so pretty! I love how the green stands out against the black and the white. Glad you have caught the quilting bug!!! Can't wait to see what you make next...
Kris

Steph said...

Oooh - I love it, too! Love it!

Carolyn said...

What a great picture of the kids under the quilt! I never made quilts for our family until last year. Then I made one for fall (lots of browns/orange), a Christmas quilt, and Amy Butler's brick quilt with lots of Heather Bailey fabric for spring/summer. Now I'm so very glad I did. Keep quilting for your family!

Yevgenia said...

Once again a lovely blanket and I smiled when I saw your kids having such a great time!

TD wool design said...

and that everyone can get under it! love that.

The Wooly Wumpus said...

What a beautiful quilt - I love the colours! Doesn't it just come alive when the kids are under it!

AlewivesGirl said...

I LOVE the backing on that quilt:

Very Denyse Schmidt...

XO
Rhea

Alissa said...

Super cute quilt! Love the color choices!

Julie said...

I love how simple yet beautiful it is. Isn't quilting so much fun?
thanks for sharing.

dana said...

How fun! I love it. Great color scheme. And cute kids.

MichelleB said...

It is a fabulous quilt! I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.

3 M's said...

Oh I love the quilt! Great job! I am really wanting to make a quilt- I am in love with a quilt on Garnet Hill's website (State Fair Quilt) and want to make that one...only my version.
I bet you'll finish your 2nd quilt before I start my 1st ;)

Jessica said...

This quilt is going on my inspiration board...I want one so similar to curl up under. And I could just die for that pieced back...I love pieced backs so much!

lucky knitter said...

It is beautiful, and the kids look so happy under it! I love the green and black together!

Kate said...

Fantastic quilt!

Mindy said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Renee said...

Beautiful! The quilt and your happy family. :)

craftoholic said...

Another fabulous quilt!!! I love the photo of your kids with it, such little cuties!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a lovely picture of your children under the quilt!

Journeying Five said...

great quilt..great photos!

Louise said...

What gorgeous colour combinations! It's beautiful and you just continue to astound me with your productivity!

rachel bingham said...

I just love it! Great pictures too:)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautifuls quilt! Love the colors together. The kids look so cozy under it :)

Marcia said...

Such a sweet photo. It's truly a great quilt. Looking forward to seeing your next one.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

I love it and it looks like the kido's do to. I also enjoyed your previous post about daughters cloths, very cute! my mom made lots of my cloths when I was little too. and they were always my favs.

Alevin and Company said...

I really love this quilt. The bold colors against the white make me swoon! Doesn't hurt that green is my most favorite color, too. I love the idea of you all snuggled under it all day. So cute!

Trailing Mira said...

Lovin the colour combos!

jo said...

I want one of your quilts too!!

Hilary said...

Beautiful...just beautiful. The color combo is awesome! The kids seem to like it, too!

Sachiko said...

Very nice quilt! I love making quilts, but I never tried the color conbinations before. Great job!

elliebelle said...

I love it! It's so fresh looking!

Missy said...

gorgeous! there's nothing better than cuddling as a family in a comfy quilt. What a family treasure!

Julie said...

Love this quilt!

jessieg said...

Lovely and so fun. What a good idea!

amandajean said...

oh, katie, it's. gorgeous! i love seeing the quilt in action. how fun!!!

a friend to knit with said...

oh! you are so good katie!!
the colors are fantastic!

melissa s. said...

i love this! i love how the black pops out!

kim said...

I love this quilt. You do such amazing work. And what great family photos. So sweet!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I love this quilt! It's beautiful!

Sarah Jackson said...

that is just gorgeous!! I always fail at limiting my color palette and I love seeing quilts that do.

Ravenhill said...

My, this is gorgeous and so wonderful to see them using it so happily! You are incredible with all you do so beautifully. I am glad to have you to look up to!
~emily

Isa said...

What a lovely quilt.
It looks very cozy being wrapped in it. Great pic of the children sitting under it