{ quilt inspiration }

My first-ever hand-quilted quilt is finished!  It was a labor of love, and by that I mean I loved every minute of the process of this quilt.  If you’ve known me even a little while, you know I am pretty much daily inspired by my late maternal grandmother (my granny).  She was a quilter, seamstress, creative spirit.  I think I probably am her all over again.

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So with inspiration from granny and fellow creative soul Pam, I took a deep breath and pulled together piles of little fabric scraps that have been collecting.  And began.

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Setting out with a plan or vision is much scarier for me than to just begin and watch what happens along the way.  So my plan was no plan.

And bit by scrap, my quilt started to look like something I thought I might really like.

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The machine piecing was a lot of fun.  I love the hum of the sewing machine.  I love hand cutting little squares and rectangles.  I love pulling colors and designs together.

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When it was time to start hand quilting, I was a bit intimidated and started to think this project might fall to the wayside like many do.

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But as I began to pull needle and thread, little by little it started to look like a real quilt.  And that kept me moving.  I did catch a vision then, a glimpse of the finished piece that was made by my own two hands, with much love.

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Before I knew it, I was tying off the last thread of the binding.  My quilt was finished.  And love it I do.  It makes me happy.  The worst part?  Wishing I could go back up to my studio and begin a brand new one.  But not just now.  There’s no time.  Did I tell you we’re having a wedding at the homestead this Summer??  So much to do…stay tuned!

March 11, 2015 - 7:23 pm

Ingrid - What a beautiful quilt. I love your soft colour palette. How well it matches to a softly (hand) quilted quilt. It’s inspired me to try making one. Thanks.

March 11, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Debbie - Oh Rebecca…I love this quilt! I find hand stitching & quilting to be very relaxing & comforting…and it’s amazing to see a quilt come to life in your hands. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt with us.

March 12, 2015 - 2:05 am

Ginny Worden - Rebecca, what a lovely quilt, and a great tribute to your “Granny”.Enjoy!!

March 12, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Julie - Such a lovely, lovely quilt. You and Pam sure have me inspired. I’ll make one. I know I will.

March 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Betsy Kimbrough - I cannot tell you how much I love your quilt. I have several from my grandmother and other long gone relatives and your quilt reminds me of the old fashioned ones. It is amazing. I am sure your grandmothers spirit was beside you guiding your creativity the entire way.
I have been a fan of your work and you for years. Keep it up.

March 12, 2015 - 7:09 pm

Sheila Rumney - Your quilt is gorgeous! What a beautiful work of love! My my hand quilts and has for years. What an exciting time for you and your family as the wedding draws near. Enjoy!

March 14, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Dawn - Love the quilt, Rebecca! Wedding coming up!?! Enjoy that process, too. <3

March 19, 2015 - 5:43 am

Shelly - Lovely! What an inspiration, I am intimidated to start a quilt. As a child my started at least 3 and has yet to finish one (I’m 46)… Maybe someday 🙂

March 31, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Kendra - Rebecca,
Your quilt is lovely! I love the soft colors and the handmade, home-y look. We are truly kindred spirits. My maternal grandmother was also “Granny” and it sounds as if they were very much alike. And yes, I am my Granny all over again as well. I am the only grandchild who truly looks like her and I love it!
Many blessings to you, my friend!
Kendra

April 24, 2015 - 12:41 am

Hastypearl - It’s been a long time since I quilted, but it can be very addictive. Your color/fabric selections made it look like it is a vintage quilt. That’s a GOOD thing in my book:) congrats! Laura

May 20, 2015 - 6:40 am

Karen - This is beautiful. I like the idea of no plan. I’ve tried 3 times to make a quilt and have quit every time. It just seems so daunting. I’m so happy you finished it. It’s such a treasure. Praying that all goes well with the wedding! Karen

June 13, 2015 - 9:08 pm

Cherie Wilson - A wedding?! I thought your beautiful quilt was exciting, until i read you are having a wedding….bless you! sending love and energy your way Rebecca!

May 20, 2016 - 9:45 am

t r a c y f o x - Beautiful 🙂

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