My Favourite Quilt

Saturday, April 18, 2009


It’s the only quilt I’ve ever been given and it’s my favourite quilt.

This quilt was lovingly put together for me by the Stitching Sisters. We met every fortnight to sit, sew and gossip. Sometimes we’d have block swaps, sometimes birthday blocks, but always fun.

When I was expecting Little e, they started on her quilt. The only hand I had in it was choosing the pattern and colour. The pattern is based on a quilt in Gwen Marston’s Liberated Quiltmaking. More recently, this block has been used in the bushfire stars quilts. I was sent from the room every time it was discussed and blocks were passed around. While I knew the details, it was wonderful to keep the final result a surprise. I had chosen red and white, but I love the way little shocks of other colours have snuck in and look totally at home.

The quilt was given to me the night before little e was born and is the backdrop of many of our favourite photos of her early days.

I’ve finished many quilts. I’ve made this pattern in blues and fiery oranges. But still, my favourite quilt is on that my friends made for me.

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41 comments

  1. Which is cuter..the quilt or the baby? Not a fair contest! But it's a great quilt and darling baby.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! I love the red and white. I've really enjoyed checking out your blog and I am inspired by your quilts. I'm adding you to the reader...

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  3. Your baby is adorable. Love the red and white quilt!

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  4. I love this. Love the red and white, love those wonky stars!

    Beautiful baby!

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  5. I love red and this quilt is SO beautiful.

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  6. What a sweet story, great quilt, and sweet, well-loved baby. This post makes me glow.

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  7. Oh that's a lovely story. the quilt is wonderful. and the baby pics are the cutest!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt and such a fabulous gift from your dear Stitching Sisters!

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  9. This is a gorgeous quilt and I can see why it is your favorite, a gift like that is a treasure!
    Beth
    cornerhousequilts.blogspot.com

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  10. That is a beautiful quilt....Little E. was so cute! xx (still is of course)

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  11. how sweet, and what a special and vibrantly beautiful gift. darling baby!

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  12. love the baby, love the quilt and love your blog. I'll be back!!

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  13. Now I got distracted from the quilt by the gorgeous baby!

    Love the triangle border.

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  14. what a sweet quilt, and baby!!

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  15. Lovely quilt! I love red and white! I've really been drawn to quilts with white backgrounds/sashing - this is no exception!

    and yes, that baby is beautiful!!

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  16. Do you know how hard it is to look at a quilt when a little angel is wrapped in one? Almost impossible. But you made a great festival choice.

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  17. What a very special quilt. I love the red and white. It will be an heirloom to be passed down to e's children one day.

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  18. wonderful quilt. great colors and inspiration - Gwen M is fantastic.

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  19. What a beautiful quilt! I love that pattern.

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  20. Great photos, great quilt, so clean and fresh looking and best of all, beautiful baby!

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  21. It is quite fantastic! And all those wonderful photos... perfect.

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  22. what a great object of love to wrap your little loved one...

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  23. I love red and white quilts - lovely - so is the baby!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  24. Amy,
    What a gorgeous version of the liberated stars.There is something special about receiving a quilt made by someone else. Other Quilters are sometimes reluctant to make a quilt for their quilt making friends - when they do it is indeed a treasure.
    Thanks for sharing your darling baby and quilt.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  25. Oh I just LOVE this quilt. The reds are just too gorgeous for words. Fabulous job! Enjoy the festival

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  26. What a stunning quilt, and your girl is adorable!

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  27. Love you quilt and the friends that made it make it so special! Thank you for sharing it :) How old is your e now?

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  28. Oh I adore it...seriously, it's so great!

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  29. Wow, a beautiful quilt, indeed!

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  30. Beautiful quilt and even more beautiful story.
    (Beautiful kid too!)
    Andi :-)

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  31. What wonderful friends. The quilt is so beautiful and vibrant.
    Teresa

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  32. I love the bright stars on the white background. It really pops and is just beautiful! Looks like baby enjoys it too!

    Cathy ♥

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  33. Before I even saw the first comment, I was going to write that I wasn't sure which was cuter, the baby or that quilt? Both of them are beauties!

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  34. Beautiful quilt. I really like the way red looks on white, washing a bi-color quilt without dye magnets and vinegar though scares me!

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  35. Wonderful baby and wonderful quilt! One of the best quilts I've seen in this Quilt Festival

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  36. Wow!! A Beautiful quilt. I just love it.

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  37. lovely story and quilt and baby of course.

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  38. gorgeous...(the baby and the quilt). i love that you shared a quilt you were given. thanks for sharing.

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  39. What a wonderful story, and what a wonderful quilt! No wonder it's your favorite. And such cute photos with your baby.

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