03 May 2011

sweet M

This weekend, we got to spend a special day with the sweet M, and her family. M has just turned 15, and is as fair and smiley as saturday was sunny and warm. A celebration calls for gifts. This young girl has taken an interest in quilting (I might have a little part in that ; ) ), so I wanted to make her a quilt of her own.

I have collected these honey, peach, pink modern prints - just waiting for the right opportunity. Wanting to show off the big prints, I started making disappearing 9 patch blocks. Sashing them in Kona Snow, and adding cornerstones in a grid. The design is a variation of a quilt I have made earlier. I like how big a difference the choice of fabric makes...

Making a gift for someone else, there's always a bit of a gamble involved. Will she like it?
Her big smile was very reassuring, and I know the quilt has found a good home...
Sweet M is 48" * 65" with Quilters Dream select batting and baptist fans made by the talented Merete. I washed it before gifting it, to achieve the slightly crinkled texture.

Lately, this is my "label", just initials and the year the quilt is finished. I am using perle cotton and embroider through the backing and batting. Making sure nothing shows on the front.

We had a very lovely day with sweet M and her family. Seeing her joy was reassuring. I will keep making quilts as gifts. Wrapping the world in them, one person at a time...

; )

Big plans, small stitches...

20 comments:

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt, I'm not surprised she loved it since you made it especially. I really love the disappearing nine patch with sashing. I think you have a great idea for your labels there.

Andi said...

Another lovely quilty gift!!!
xx

judith said...

I love your quilt,
all the fabrics together look so nice!
And the pattern with the sashing is a very good idea!

Char said...

It really is a beautiful quilt just as your others are. I see why she liked it!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Så heldig hun er!! Quilten er kjempefin!! Jeg får ikke sydd så mye om dagen!! Litt for mye jobb, som tar overskuddet til å sy.... Det er fint å la seg inspirere da!! Hilsen AnneKari:-)

Lucia said...

Oh, wow! I love this. I have never seen a DNP done like this before.

Mari said...

KJempeflott teppe, Marit !

Fargene er bare helt knæsj !!

Shannon said...

I love those colors together. I bet she loved it!!

Nifty Quilts said...

A beautiful post and quilt. I've never seen the disappearing 9-patch done with sashing. It looks great! Yes, wrapping people in your love, one quilt at a time.

Jan said...

Great colors, and the thin sashing makes it look so different from other DNPs. Love your unique label!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and design. She is a lucky girl.

Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous gift!

Carla said...

Your label is really fun, Marit! What a great approach to the D9P....looks great. btw, do you still want o enter the I Spy Swap? Say yes, and I'll send you my address!

Helen in the UK said...

Great colours and the setting gives it a very modern look! Great job :)

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful quilt! It's no surprise that she loved it but I know that your heart beats a little quicker until you know if they loved their quilt...

Jennifer :)

PS... your embroidered label is so simple and smart!

Grayson said...

Beautiful! Love the use of color! We formed a quilting club at church, and many are brand new quilters. We began with the 9-patch block and my girlfriend showed us her disappearing 9-patch as an alternative. Hip and pretty!

Hollie said...

What a gorgeous quilt and I love your label idea. I might have to steal it...

Linda said...

Love your label!! And the quilt is delightful.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm a fan of DNP and this color combination. What a sweet label for a beautiful quilt!

Margreth said...

What a lovely gift....and your choise of fabrics and colors makes it very special.