Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sharin' the Love!

I am so thrilled to finish this quilt that I can hardly stand it! Truth be told, this has been over two years in the making. It's been one of those projects that I've started and stopped a million times and always had something else take precedence over it. One of my new years resolutions was to finish THIS quilt... WAHOO! Goal accomplished!

Other than a quick quilt made for my son, this is the first quilt that I have EVER made to keep for myself! I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I LOVE IT!! The greatest thing about this quilt is that it has material on it from all over the world, literally. I know for certain that there is material from Cozumel, Mexico (I bought while on vacation), Egypt (my best buddy's husband brought home from a business trip for his wife and I), Annapolis MD, Laurel MD, and West Jordan UT. Also, the very first "real" quilt that I ever made was for my Best Friend, Jamie, as a wedding gift. There are a handful of scraps from her wedding quilt in here too! It has lots of fun memories, truly a quilt to treasure.

Quilting this specific quilt was a blast! I tried some new things and LOVED the outcome. All the light colored material was stippled. On the hearts I did a fun curly-q stitch (I think you can kind of see it on the last picture). The small plaid border had a loopy stitch, and then on the large red border I quilted the word 'love' over and over. SO MUCH FUN!

For anyone who may be interested the pattern I used is called... Ragged Hearts by Homespun Quilts (Designed by Anna Laura Reidt. Code HQ 105 (I borrowed it from my awesome sister-in-law)


  1. And Tami we absolutley LOVE and appreciate the big beautiful hand stitched quilt you gave us for our wedding! It is pretty amazing what you did for us!

  2. Tami, now you need to wash it for the whole "ragged" effect! It is so cute!

  3. That looks AWESOME!!! Great job and I love the rock!

  4. That is one amazing quilt. I am very impressed. You are very crafty!