Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Miss T's glorious quilt!

When I found I was pregnant, I wanted to make something grand for my miss tessa so that she felt special. It's taken me a few months to get exactly what I want. I bought the cutest Amy Bulter and Grand Revival fabrics at my favorite local quilt shop a while back.


I went in the shop with one idea...saw a quilt hanging up on the wall for display and decided to change my plans and do the one I saw. I took a pic of it, bought 1 1/2 yards of 7 different fabrics. I went home and made a pattern!
After piecing the top and back, and buying the batting, I took it to a quilting store in Utah when I was visiting family and got it professionally quilted. I LOVE how it turned out. And then all I had to do was bind the edges! The quilt it MUCH bigger than I originally planned, but I don't care. It'll just grow with her! The finished quilt is 76 x 94....it almost fits a stinkin' queen!

Here is the finished product:


I love the quilt pattern that I chose. It was a penny per square inch....not bad!


7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Nikki, I'm Jason's friend (and Becky's!) and I love to read this blog of yours and see all your craft ideas. I LOVE this quilt that you made! I have had the cutest pink hawaiian fabric for over a year that I have been wanting to make matching quilts out of (for my girls), and I could never find the right pattern. Well, this is it! I'm not really a quilter, but I'm sure I can figure it out, do you mind if I copy it? So, the white borders, did you put a border around every piece? What type of material is the border? Also, the choice of fabrics is gorgeous, I love Amy Butler. Thanks for the inspiration!

ohbrooke said...

Uh. May. Zing.

You are incredible. I LOVE that quilt!

Shannon and Cameron said...

So cute! It's even better in person!

Nicki said...

Elizabeth,
I don't mind at all if you copy it! The large squares are 12in.x12in. The white strips in between is just white muslin. I cute 1 1/2in. strips with a 1/2in. seam allowance. Yes, I put the white border around each piece! Crazy! Good luck!
Nicki

Elizabeth said...

Awesome, thanks for the pointers to get me started. I'll send a picture when (in a year) I do this project! That is a ton of work, but so worth it for the final piece.

Samantha said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous quilt. You are very talented and thank you for sharing all your ideas with everyone.

Breanne BUsh said...

i love it. u are so talented! hope these next 6 weeks go by quickly for ya'!