Monday, December 6, 2010

Ornament Quilt

Ornament Mini Quilt - finished
I managed to finish up this little quilt last week!
Ornament Mini Quilt - 2
I adhered all of the ornament shapes with Heat 'n Bond and then stitched around them all with a blanket stitch on my machine.Ornament Mini Quilt - stitching detail
It took quite a few hours of stitching to go around all those curves and most places turned out really well. I love the texture of the linen base fabric with the appliques on top. And it's really special to me, that these are all fabrics from my Grandma. The blue one with the brown flowers in the picture above is my favorite!
Ornament Mini Quilt - 1

Ornament Mini Quilt - 3
I've hung this little quilt in one of the hallways in my house, but couldn't get a decent picture of it there. It was kind of dark in there when I wanted to take pictures. I'm not sure where I'm going to take pictures now... since my deck is full of snow from the past few days! It hasn't stopped snowing all day!

quilt stats:
size: 19" x 25.5"
fabrics: patterned fabrics are all vintage ones from my grandma, pure linen base fabric, kona charcoal for the binding
designed, quilted and bound by Jessica


and here's an update about { Modern } Relief from Heather...

Thanks so much for your help!!


Thank you all so much for your heart warming donations and participation in our first { Modern } Relief fundraiser in support of World Vision’s efforts to end hunger! We have now collected an amazing $5700.00!! The raffle was closed on Dec. 1, however you can locate information regarding World Vision efforts and how you can continue to support their mission throughout the entire year through their website at http://www.worldvision.org/.

We will be announcing the winners and Grand Total of the Raffle within the next 2 weeks!

Have a great afternoon!
~Jessica

39 comments:

Megan said...

Awwwww, love! How do you get your blanket stitches so perfect? They look fab!

Isisjem said...

Gorgeous - I love how they look 3D. Beautiful work!

Chrissie Grace said...

I love this! What a perfect Christmas item :)

Becky said...

Wow, what an awesome quilt! it is gorgeous and the stitching is amazing.

Tracy said...

That great gasp you just heard was me, catching my breath at such a beautiful quilt! Immediate inspiration - I must make one of these!

You've done an amazing job - the design, the stitching, your grandma's fabrics, the choice of non-intrusive binding. And everything looks just so perfectly done!

Carol said...

Your quilt turned out great. I think it will make you smile every time you look at it.

Michelle said...

I love it!

Karen said...

Your little ornament quilt is wonderful and I LOVE it. On first glance, it appeared like you had edged each ornament with a white strip, but now I see that that is not the case. Great stitching!

Karen

9patchnurse said...

That is a really sweet little quilt. Your cutting, fusing, and stitching are perfect. I love the linen too. I bought some pale beige and haven't used it yet but that white is beautiful.

Jane said...

Your ornament quilt is so awesome! What an inspiration. It makes me want to stop everything I am doing and start one just like it..............but alas, I will have to bookmark it for after Christmas!
Thanks for sharing!
Jane

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

AH! I love it! Your grandma had excellent taste in fabric too :)

CJ said...

LOVE IT!! Did you cut the ornaments shapes with the Accu Cut?? I think my fave is the same as your fave,that blue with brown. Are these all raw edge? They look PERFECT!

Jen said...

wow, this is amazing! I love this! THe fabrics are so awesome! I love every single one of them! When you did the applique, did you go through the whole quilt sandwich or just the top and then make the quilt sandwich? If you did it that way, did you quilt it at all? I really really love this! It looks perfect!

Jessica said...

Lovely! Did you applique your pieces as the quilting or did you not quilt it together?

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Beautiful!

pioneervalleygirl said...

This is wonderful! The design is great and I really like that it's from your grandmother's fabric.

Cris A said...

Just beautiful!

Amy said...

All that hard work paid off. It is quite beautiful and I love the trapunto look to it.

PBJ Quilt Sandwiches said...

Absolutely adorable! Would love a tutorial on this!

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Very Christmassy as it reminds me of some tree ornaments we had on our Christmas tree when I was a little girl (6o years ago!)

Kristie said...

This is so pretty! I love that you used your grandmother's fabrics, how special!

randi said...

such a wonderful little quilt!

LT said...

What a great little quilt! Perfect for Christmas decorating.

pamela said...

What a beautiful little quilt and a special blessing to have your Grandma's fabrics in it!!! I could look at this for hours and not tire of it.

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, I don't know where to start! The shape of the "ornaments" is so pleasing, and then there is the linen ground (fabulous), and the blanket stitching, and the wonderful (and meaningful) fabrics! The blue one with the brown flowers is my favorite, too! Especially the way the flower ended up in the curve. A really special quilt!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

A fabulous quilt made even better with the addition of your grandmother's fabrics.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

What a beautiful way to use your Grandma's fabrics! It's just wonderful how it came out!

Jennifer said...

You do such amazing work! I love everything about this quilt!

Jennifer :)

Brittany said...

Between the fabrics and the pattern, this is one of the neatest things I've seen in a while! What a great quilt!!

A Girl said...

Beautiful down to the last detail.

Quiltstory said...

Can't remember if I commented already, I LOVE this!

TaraB said...

I LOVE your ornament quilt. I think I may try one myself!

Bliss Knits said...

What a FABULOUS quilt!

You've inspired me to get out all my old fabric stash in the new year. Love it!

Sharon x

Carol Browne said...

So beautiful! I can't wait to try one using this same technique. I love how the white fabric kind of ridges out around the ornaments. Thank you for posting this.

Alyssa said...

You mentioned that Jessica designed this quilt. Would you ever consider doing a tutorial for it? I would love to make this piece as a Christmas present (or two) this year.

SuperMomNoCape said...

This is so cute and festive. I was wondering if I could ask permission to pin this to my sewing board on Pinterest?
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

mau said...

I have so many pieces of scrape fabric and was just thinking what to do for christmas for my family being that funds are very low. I opened my Pinterest and came upon your board and saw this wonderful quilt of your and so unique and I'm in love. I think I will try to do a good a job as you have done and make my family proud and happy. Thank you so much.

Feather on a Wire said...

Super little quilt. It has my brain spinning. You have me thinking how easy this would be to make by appliqueing the white rather than bondawebing the shapes. I want to play with this!
Thank you,
Sally

Ashley said...

This is simply stunning. Would you be wiling to share your ornament template? Also, did you blanket stitch as your piecing method (after heat n bond) or did you do it as the quilting through all layers? It is just beautiful, and I especially loved that you used your grandmother's fabric. Well done.