Thursday, October 18, 2007

Finished!



It was a pleasure to work on my Amish mini quilt! I used wool batting for the first time. It is so easy to quilt! The needle almost does the work by itself :-), but I am not sure if I will use it again. I much prefer a flat result and to my taste wool has too much texture. Tho I am very happy with the finished result. I call it "De Zandhaas", after the mill which gave me inspiration for this quilt :-)


Lucy





39 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh LUCY! It is wonderful! I love what ylu did on the borders! And I"m a sucker for gridwork! I love, love, love it!

I was going to send you a pic of my hand quilting project today but got too tired last night to snap a pic! I think I need more quilting lines so I was going to ask you opinion!

Beth said...

That's very pretty Lucy, I like the colors together. I think I'm going to start making more small quilts like that, to hang on the wall or put on tables. I need to use up some stash.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Lucy! Beatiful! You inspire me to do more quilting. How many hours do you think you spent doing this one? I think miniquilts still take a lot of time! I like the pictures of your daughters being normal kids and enjoying life. My two daughters are now 30 and 32 years old and I miss some of those long ago pleasures. Still, I have grandchildren not too far away. Lots of blessings to count.

Gillian said...

Yes, this is a little gem. You've got me thinking about making something small. It will be a while before I start anything new cos there are too many things in progress already.

xinapatch said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations!

corry said...

Oh This is so beautiful! You even made one square in the background a little darker. Did you do this for the same reason as the amish do, because nothing is perfect? Or is it just a coincidence? I never used wool in a quilt but I like to try it out sometime!

andsewitis Holly said...

It's beautiful, Lucy. Your handquilting is spectacular. I love Amish quilts.

Mary said...

It turned out lovely. Your hand quilting looks very nice. I haven't used a wool batt yet but I've heard that they're nice for hand quilting. I'm still having fun with my doll sized Crazy Quilt.

tami said...

It turned our really beautiful. You do a really amazing job. I have never tried the wool batting. I will have to give it a try.

Elaine Adair said...

What lovely stitches you make! The quilt is just wonderful. It's nice to see hand quilting.

CONNIE W said...

Lucy, Last weekend at a quilt show Kaye England, the guest speaker, said that she uses wool batt for all the bed quilts she makes for actually sleeping under because of the way they feel and also remarked how easy wool batt is to needle. I bought a wool batt once and then ended up not using it so perhaps I'll find another use for it. Your small quilt is wonderful.

Libby said...

Lucy, what a wonderful quilt . . . it really says, "Amish." I have enjoyed working with wool batt a couple of times but find it needs A LOT of quilting in order to be flat - which is the look I like. It sure is nice to sleep under - not too hot and not too cold *s*

Anita said...

Hi Lucy!

I vind je mini-quilt heel leuk!

I am German and I am still working on my Dutch!!! I just found your blog on somebody elses link list!

My sewing skills still need lots of improvements, I would love to sew such quilts one day, too!

Groetjes uit Duitsland!
Anita

KSedlak said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. I love the Amish style quilts. Your hand stitching is just perfect.
Congratulations for getting it done.

Cascade Lily said...

Well done Lucy - it's gorgeous!

Blanca said...

Your Amish quilt is very beautiful. The colours are harmonious.

The Calico Cat said...

very nice!

How close to Holtum are you? I just got a lovely package from a friend who lives there.

Sweet P said...

Your doll quilt is stunning. I love it. I also love the dresser it's hanging over.
The girls are cute. That's a photo to save for their wedding days.

Mary Anne said...

BEAUTIFUL !! You did a GREAT job!

una quilter said...

Oh how nice to see a QUILTING post. The quilt is precious! So many interesting things happening only in the top - and then the stitches puling it all together. Pure loveliness!!

Heidi said...

Your newest quilt is really beautiful! Using the wool batting was perfect for getting just the right effect for an Amish quilt. You also have the colors just right. Great job!

~~ Heidi ~~

mereth said...

My goodness Lucy, how many stitches do you have on that needle? I'm lucky to get three, you must have it down to a fine art.
Your corner of the room looks like something from a magazine, just beautiful.
Wool does flatten down after a while,I really like using it for bedquilts, in fact just about all my quilts have wool in them these days. It's very popular in Australia, probably because we have such a huge wool industry here.

Jane Weston said...

It looks lovely and seems right at home on the wall.

ineke said...

Ik sluit me aan bij Mereth en alle anderen. Toen je de quilt donderdag liet zien,nog niet klaar en 's avonds op je blog. GEWELDIG EN INSPIREREND

Marcie said...

Another wonderful little quilt! I never get tired of seeing them. yours is beautiful!

Marilyn R said...

Such a beautiful Amish inspired quilt! I liked the photo of you hand quilting on the quilt and then the way you displayed it in your home!

Angela said...

Gorgeous. What a great color combination.

May Kristin said...

Your Amish quilt is beautiful! I've just found your blog and spent an hour or so to read and look thru your previous posts! You are making so many beautiful quilts and your handquilting is awesome!

Sandra said...

Your hand quilting is so tiny! I love the texture that wool batting gives a handquilted project. It goes with your sideboard perfectly :-)

Bren said...

It is BEAUTIFUL. I Love your hand quilting. Gorgeous!!!!

nicky said...

So beautiful, what perfect stitching!!

Laura said...

Lucy that is absolutely gorgeous! Your quilting is perfect!

Donetta said...

It turned out beautifully.

Bonnie said...

I loved clicking on the pics to make them big! I see so many things I remember from my visit to your house. I see the jar with the buttons...oil candle..is lit and glowing! I have mine here too. Good memories, huh? I think you would like the wool batting for a full sized quilt..but yes, for minis..it is probably too bulky. Still nice to try, though? right?

Bonnie

Shelina said...

Lucy, this quilt is beautiful, and youf ound such a nice place to put it. Very nice. I really must do some handquilting, maybe with wool.

Helen said...

Very nice quilting on you amish wall-hanging and I love the beautiful mirror-backed dresser you have. Perfect for storing quilts!

Hanne said...

Your little Amish quilt is lovely Lucy.
Thanks for sharing the young with the uplifting mask. To funny :-)

atet said...

Oh, it's simply lovely! Wonderful job.

rhonda jean said...

it's a lovely quilt, Lucy. You have a beautiful home and I adore your red water pump.