Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Anniversary Quilt


I feel kind of embarrassed about posting this, but I am trying to make a history of all of my quilts. Soon all of these pictures will be in a category of their own and you wont have to look at them unless you're interested. So bare with me until I get new posts up and these get covered up. Also, I am no photographer so excuse the poor quality photos.
This was a quilt I made in honor of Ryan's and my 9th wedding anniversary. Nine hearts for nine years. The 9" heart block pattern is from Teri Christopherson's Heart Wreath Quilt. I used her block pattern and then added my own borders. It was a spontaneous decision to use the red floral fabric that I did. I ended up using it because I had enough leftover from the border on my Peppermint Fancy Quilt. Ryan was out of town one night and I wanted to start a new project. Thus the red floral heart blocks. Normally I would have done those scrappy, but I just did the backgrounds scrappy instead. The back is pieced using 5 & 1/2" squares of cream & tan scraps. The label information was embroidered right onto one of the squares on the back. This was a really fun quilt to make and got me thinking that small quilts are the way to go! Faster and cheaper!

5 comments:

Keri said...

Love it! Of course it's so cute and done to perfection. I love the tiny machine-quilted patterns...looks great! And of course the piecing is immaculate. Good job! P.S. That buttermilk syrup makes me want to make waffles - yum!

Dottie said...

Awesome! I'm not a quilter but intriqued and may try one some time down the road. Does your machine make those great designs or you take that somewhere? Also did you embroidery those letters or did your machine?

~kathy said...

Have you been keeping count? How many quilts have you made? They are also so well done and I can't believe how many you've done! How do you do the decorative quilting?

b davis said...

I love the nine hearts for nine years. Very sweet!

The Clubb Bunch said...

Amber, I love seeing your quilts. You are so talented! It makes me laugh when you say, "This quilt was so easy to make" because it looks like anything but easy.