Friday, January 04, 2008

i'm done!

I actually finished this quilt a few weeks ago, but seeing as I started it in June, I still feel really happy to have it done. I made this quilt for Sam's grandmother, Nathala. She gave me a new sewing machine, and I figured it would only be fitting to thank her by making something with it. I searched online for some ideas of what to make, but the final design was my own. Nathala lives in and LOVES Arizona, so that was the inspiration for the quilt. It's about four feet long, to give you an idea of the size.

This one shows how I got the sun to curve nicely (click on the picture to see the full size). The technique was suggested by my sister Karen. It worked really well, but took FOREVER.

The whole quilt

The sun

The rays

7 comments:

Sam said...

I have the most talented and awesome wife ever!

MeganRuth said...

that is lovely! you are so talented!

Keriann said...

That is really awesome! I wish I knew how to quilt. It looks so good!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

truly amazing, heather! Make more because soon you will not be able to reach the machine comfortably. and then you'll be too busy with babycakes to do much else. so now is the time.

jocelyn christensen said...

fabulous quilt heather! great work!

Anonymous said...

That quilt is really beautiful! I am very impressed. It was wonderful seeing you this December. Thank you for visiting!
* Anna Jo *

bedelia said...

That's amazing. I've never attempted quilting by hand. I'm impressed. I love how you made the sun perfect. I never would have thought to do that.