Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Eighty Block Quilt .... Done!

 Last night I washed my Eighty Block Quilt (very small amount of detergent with a lot of Gain Softener) & dried it for about 10 minutes.  Then I hung it up to dry the rest of the way (I used pants hangers and hung it over my door).

This is what it looks like when it's all done.   I LOVE the raw edges.  In my beginner opinion ..... it's the perfect Quilt to start with!! 
My first quilt is officially done and I have enjoyed every minute!! (oops I mean my first two quilts are done...who would think I'd make another so fast....that's what happens when I have no electronics to keep me busy.)

Here are some Q & A's
Q.  How did I get the final quilting done?
A.  I took it to a Long Arm Quilter and she finished it for me.


Q.  What did I take to the Long Arm Quilter?
A.  My Quilt Top, Batting, Backing Fabric & Binding Fabric.

Q.  What was the first step after you made the Quilt Top?
A.  I took it to our local quilt shop and they measured it and told me how much fabric I needed for my Backing & Binding and Batting.


Q.  Did you do your own binding?
A.  No, Shirley has a machine that will do it for me.  My time is worth money & I figured I would have her do it.   If I had more time, I might give it a whirl but my business right now is more than a full time job :)


Q.  Will you have instructions available?
A.  Yes, after Convention I'll provide a video tutorial for free and the written instructions will be available for a small fee. (I am looking for someone with PhotoShop experience to help me).  
For now..... I have a video available on how to make the Flower Quilt Block.


Q. What is the finished size?
A.  The Eighty Block quilt has 80 blocks and the throw has 42 Blocks. (I'm still calling it the Eighty Block Quilt...even though it's a 42 block throw.)  I'm not sure what the finished size is...based on your seam allowance, yours may be a tad different when it's all done.  When you finish your Quilt Top the ladies at the Quilt shop will measure it and tell you how much fabric you need for the back and the binding. I took my first quilt to one store and the second one to a different store (we are lucky to have three stores in our area and one of them is less than 10 minutes from me).  If you don't have a local quilt shop,  ask around...I bet you have some local ladies that can help you right from their home. 


Some extra info:
I've always wanted to quilt but a few things held me back.   1.  I tend to jump with in with two feet .....or you could say I like to run before I walk.  I knew once I tried it ...... I would be hooked.  2.  I was afraid I might not be good enough.  You know how you start something that you've never done and everyone around you is so much better?   I was afraid to be in that beginner position again. 
I will forever be grateful that Jill not only taught me how to make the quilted flowers but she also drove me the quilt shop and helped me buy my fabric!!

Last but not least.....if you want to give Quilting a try.  Please .....just do it :)  What's holding you back?  If you have concerns I'd be happy to help you.   When I started my quilt.... I started with one block and then I made 80 of them.  Next I sewed the rows together...making sure I matched the seams (I was off in a few areas).  When it was all done I just drove to the store and they walked me through it.... I'll never forget walking into Prairie Point with my first quilt...both of the ladies were so nice and were very happy to help me with my first quilt.  Last but not least ....the final quilting.... Shirley put a rush on it because she knew it was my baby and I was having a hard time leaving it with her.  I am very blessed and I'm so thankful!!


Have a great day!!


p.s. to make a Quilt top....all you need is a sewing machine...a quilting machine is nice but if you already own a machine you'll be okay.
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Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Just a comment for some of you who might not want to invest in a sewing machine just yet. I've done applique, quilt piecing, and quilting all by hand. It's an easy task, although not as fast as on a sewing machine. If I have some difficult pieces to sew together and want to make sure that my seams match, etc. I find that hand sewing can be a little easier. To echo what Angie says - try it, you'll like it. Gerry Curry

GinaC said...

Angie your quilt is beautiful!!! You are so talented with everything you touch. Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us.

The crazy chaos I call life... said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to make my (soon to be 3 year old son) a nice quilt. I LOVE the flowers you did, but would you have a suggestion on something more geared towards boys??? I may just have to make my daughter a flower quilt as well!! :D

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Well you have me convinced... Reading your posts about making a quilt and how much your kids love them I decided come the time when I start a family I will make each of my kids a quilt. Hopefully it will be something that sticks with them and they will be able to keep the tradition running. My mom made me a blanket when I was little and I will never let go of it.
I cannot wait to see your next quilt with your convention blocks. :-) Maybe it will get me inspired to make my first quilt sooner than when kids are on their way.

~ Jill ~ said...

I love it! Such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Angie, I am so jealous! Your talents are unlimited - you are such an inspiration! I wait anxiously every day to see what you have for me on your blog. This quilt has to be one of the most beautiful I've seen!! Thanks for sharing!!
Debbie
Newport News, VA

Rebecca said...

This is so beautiful!!! I want to make one. Thanks so much for sharing. Love your blog.

Liz Miller said...

I love your quilt and especially love the raw edges too! I am lucky I can sew on a button so I am not sure if I can tackle one of these beautiful quilts! You rock!!!!

Rita said...

Hi Angie, I have made 3 bed quilts before (1 twin for each of my 2 kids, a boy & a girl when they were younger) & I also made one for me which was a King size quilt so I know the work that goes into these beauties. I love your quilt design & it came out so beautiful! Using this flower die is perfect & such a short cute & great idea. Thanks for offering it up as blog candy, I have been a fan of yours now for about 2 years & love all your videos. Thanks so much for sharing your projects!

Hugs
Rita

AnAggieBug said...

I love your quilt! I wanna make one now!

Creative Escape said...

Angie,

Your quilt turned out beautifully! Your quilter did a fantastic job incorporating the flowers into her work. Just lovely, thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Hugs,
Jen

Tandra said...

Ohhhhhh I wish I could go to Convention, 'cuz Id LOVE to join this swap! Your quilt is awesome!!!

Miki said...

This is sooo darn cute!!! Makes me wish I had a little girl so that I could make one for her bed. Wonder if I could tackle a king size one for my bed??? :) I think those flower blocks would make awfully cute pillows too. That's a beginner project I could probably tackle!

AJ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I know how much work is involved in making a quilt, but it is such a great feeling of accomplishment when it is finished.

Katie said...

Wow that is amazing! How fun! I have no talent for sewing, I can do basic embroidery but that is it! Thanks for sharing! And I'm sure your sisters would rush in an instant to come and see!

Terri said...

Very cool. You just have to love the Big Shot and all the things it can cut!

Jennifer said...

I love, love, love that quilt! I actually love all your projects! You are very talented indeed! Thank you for all your hard work in providing so much joy and inspiration to others!

Christne said...

Well, it's official, I am hooked on sewing!! I just bought all the fabric to make my first quilt....thanks for your amazing talent and letting me know it is OK to jump in with two feet every once in a while:)

kjvbaptist said...

that is beautiful! the only reason why i bought the big shot was to make the rag quilt purse you have made. it was so much fun. now i think i might have to buy the flower die too! thank you for all your inspiring projects!!!

Lisa C. said...

wow, I love this, it is so beautiful! would love to win the die!

DK said...

I'm so impressed with your first quilt. So vintage looking! BTW, I've been reading your blog for quite awhile and I think two of your most admirable traits are a sense of adventure and "jumping in with both feet"!

Liz Bassett said...

Very Cute! I am ready to start my own quilt in a few weeks...once we are settled in the new house.

Gladys said...

OMG i am hooked on wanting to make a quilt and sewing! my husband thinks im crazy since he thinks it only for older ladies (since im only 25!) but ive been tring to convince him to buy me a machine!! hopefully for my birthday but thats no till the end of the year!! but thank you angie you have given me so much inspriration to create beautiful projects! i think i just have to case your quilt when i get a chance to make it. love your ideas

Barb Moyer said...

It's beautiful! I love it! A friend just made a prayer 'shawl' quilt for me to give to my sister-in-law who is battling breast cancer....between seeing hers and yours I'm feeling inspired to break out my sewing machine!
Barb M.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. You are so talented. I thoroughly enjoy looking at your blog.

Sheryl G.

Susan Carlson said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning! I used to quilt before I started playing with paper. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

Susan

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the die and that quilt is AWESOME!!!

Lori

petesprincess said...

Have always loved your blog. You are an inspiration...as if I needed another project. Love the quilt! Want the die...where do we get one if we don't win it??

Dotty A Cards & Things! said...

I just love how bright and clean it looks, it will brighten up any room!

Love That Bug said...

Angie,
This quilt is so pretty. You did a fantastic job.
Stacy

- - Sheryl - - said...

awesome
gorgeous

I have not quilted in years - YEARS!!!!
Would love to win the flower die.

Barbara B. said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Would love to do something like that...but I can't even bring myself to try a Savannah bag. Love your blog....there is always inspiration there. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

You are inspirational to me. I visit your blog often, mostly for the stamping. I have not done alot of sewing but do get inspired with your simple but elegant items. Thanks for sharing.
MCHenderson

unbijou@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Angie,

Your quilt came out beautiful! I can't wait to see the next quilt you will make. I love seeing all your work and you are a great inspiration to us all! Keep up the great work! Your Canadian friend!
Valentina

thestampinglady said...

How funny--I was here already earlier this morning to admire your quilt. Just love it. You are doing a terrific job as a beginner--you have amazing talent in all your crafty endeavors! Thanks for the chance to win. Dar

Anonymous said...

My mother always quilted when I was growing up and I never learned. Your instructions seem very easy to. I do sew. I think that will help. I am excited to give it a try!!!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Yvonne

Kristie Parkins said...

I LOVE this quilt! The transformation of the quilt is just amazing after it has been quilted. My mom has recently taken up quilting, and I can't wait to send her a link to this AWESOME quilt!!

Teri said...

So sweet! love the flowers and the quilting.

SueBee said...

I LOVE your quilt, Hard to believe it's your first quilt, it looks like you you've been making them for ages !! VERY NICELY DONE! THANKS for the chance to WIN the Clear Flower Die !!

Angela said...

Beautiful!
I am amazed at your time management, stamina and artistic abilities; I wish I had even just half of your energy! Thank you for sharing your talents (and instructions) with me/us. It motivates me to head to my craft area!! :)

Anonymous said...

I have wanted to begin the art of quilting; but, just think I should yet another project in my crafting life! However, your quilt and rag purses projects have inspired me to begin! I would love to win the flower die as I have considered ordering it after I read your blog yesterday! Thanks for the inspiration!
cindysheaffer@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Angie,

You are such a talented and awesome lady. Thanks for sharing all you do. Thanks!
esterperez73@yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

This quilt is sooooooo pretty!!! Everything in it is my favorites :) I would LOVE to win the clear flower die. I am crossing my fingers for this win, I don't think I wanted to win more than I do right now. I would make this right away. I haven't been able to purchase anything lately as far as craft wise since losing my job(boss passed away), so this would be the best and give me something pretty to make!!!

Thanks for all you do on your blog, I have tons of ideas from you that I want to try.

Melissa said...

Angie, your quilt is lovely! Such bright pretty flowers. Definitely something to be proud of. :)

Anonymous said...

Angie, you have inspired me!

AShu93 said...

That's so beautiful! The colors remind me of one we had when I was younger.

I don't know how you find time to fit it all in!

Peppermint Rainbows said...

Angie this is such an inspirational piece. I want this die to do an applique on a yoga waist skirt I am going to make.. Thanks for sharing all your creative juices..
Peppermint
rushing@peppermintspatch.com

Lianne Carper said...

Your quilt is just stunning! I'm so jealous! I want one of my very own!
One more quick question - can you tell me approximately how much it costs to take it to a quilter? I know it would be different based on where you go, but a general ballpark figure would be awesome!

Can't wait to see what else you come up with - you're such a wonderful inspiration!

Kayleen said...

As a seasoned quilter, that was a great first quilt. Good job.

Krafty Christy said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I love quilts of all kinds, and have toyed with the idea of quilting. But I've just started my Stampin Up! buisness, and want to concentrate on that right now. I feel that same way that you did, I don't want to be a beginner again! :)

Whitney said...

I am so jealous that you have the time to quilt and stamp. I love this quilt, the color choices are so nice and very vibrant. I suppose my interest follows the other posters, how much did you end up spending to put the quilt together?

Alissa Weaver said...

Angie-Your quilt is beautiful! It really makes me want to learn to sew so I can make one. I really want to do some fabric projects with the Big Shot. You are an inspiration@

Patricia said...

Ohhhh Angie...Your quilt is just beautiful!! I have been wanting to try quilting...but I'm like you I tend to jump in with both feet...lol..You have given me the inspiration to try it! I think I will maybe start out by maybe making a quilted wall hanging first...I also posted your blog to my Facebook page...Thanks for a chance to WIN some blog candy...Have a GREAT day Angie...and thanks for inspiring all of us again and again!

Anna Swanson said...

What a beautiful quilt ... love it!

Sandra Ryder said...

Love the quilt! Thanks for sharing your God given talent with the rest of us! I enjoy both your stamping blog and your quilting blog. I would love to win this die so I could attempt a smaller version of your quilt as I also am a beginner. Keep up the good work! Thanks again.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Angie...you have given me the enthusiasm (a kick in the backside)...LOL... that I needed to get two quilts done, for two of my granddaughters..I was going to hand piece them..but after watching your tutorial using the clear flower die..I am going to do it your way and I will probably hand quilt..I love working with my hands. It is relaxing to me.
I will wait to order the Clear Flower die..hoping I may win it...keeping fingers crossed.
Thank you so much for your clear and precise instructions...it is a gorgeous quilt.
Hugs, Dee in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Angie - Your quilt is so pretty! The quilting in the flower shapes is so neat, too. I have loved quilts since I was a little girl. My fav quilt of all-time is a circa 1880s Flower Garden that I bought 20+ yrs ago. It is a treasure, as yours will surely become! One day I hope you have time to learn to quilt; I'm sure you would enjoy it and do it well. :)

Reginas creations! said...

beautiful!! colors and design! LOVE it!! love your stamping and quilting. I usually do quickie quilts. thanks for teaching us!

Lesa M said...

Hello Angie, You did a great job on the quilt. It is beautiful. Now you should try to make some pillow shams or throw pillows to match. I am thinking of trying this too. I am HAPPY that this makes you HAPPY! What a great accomplishment . Have a great day and continue to enjoy what you love to do.

Tina said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You are one talented lady. So glad I found your blog....your such an inspiration to us all...

Anonymous said...

Very sweet! I used to sit for hours watching my Grandmother and Aunts quilt. Of course, they did it all by hand and had a quiliting loom hanging from the ceiling. She made all of the designs free hand. How I wish that she was still here to take advantage of the modern technology (Big Shot Dies)she would love it!
kwren@mfsla.com

Shannon Willis said...

Angie,

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. I hope you are soon. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. You are such in inspiration. I enjoy reading your blog everyday and seeing the beautiful projects you have created.

Shannon
www.shannonscropstop.blogspot.com

Veronica said...

THis is a beautiful quilt! I've always wanted to venture into this but have been afraid of doing so. I guess I can give it a try and maybe get some help too from my local JoAnn's store. Thanks for sharing ;-)

Sara said...

Wow this is really beautiful. Sometimes I think I would love to learn to quilt but then it scares me cause it always looks like so much work. And seeing your quilt makes me want to try or least really thinking about starting one.

Xuemin said...

this is lovely!! thanks for sharing!

have a great day

Annie said...

Wow, you're very talented. Love this fresh look! I think I'll just stick to stamping though. :)

Kingston's Kreations said...

You always inspire me and your quilt is so awesome! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.

Charlene said...

OMG, that quilt is beautiful!!I give you credit for starting and completing your quilt. I wonder if there is anything crafting wise that you cannot do? Thank you for sharing your beautiful works with us!!!

patty w said...

It's gorgeous ! And I always love the look of a washed quilt better !

Ashley said...

This is such a pretty quilt. I just started quilting this past fall and I have only gotten 1 quilt done:) It is very addictive. I will have to try this design next. Very Pretty!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is beautiful! I aqbsolutu love it! I dont think i am going to make a quilt anytime soon but if i ever do i hope it ends up looking as nice as yours does!
-Samantha

Patricia Giesbrecht said...

Wow , wow, WOW!
I really don't know if I could do this as you say.... baby steps.
We bought my dd a machine for Christmas last
year for sewing club at school, and she's now a more experienced seamstress than me!!

Elizabeth said...

Love the flowers and the colors. Great job!

Sandy said...

You did a beautiful job! The quilting is lovely, too. I purchased everything I need to make my mom a quilt and I started cutting the fabric... and then my mom told me she didn't want a quilt. Maybe you have given me enough inspiration to take it out and make it for myself!

Leeanna Howard said...

I will have to make one of these for my daughter. Thanks for all the great ideas!

okienurse said...

Beautiful quilt.

Becky said...

Angie I love your quilt. It looks so old fashion. I love the colors. You were smart to start out simple. I would probably try to put more design in it and make it hard. Love it. Becky

Elaine Wilson said...

Very pretty. I just gave my nine year old niece a little Janome sew mini sewing machine for her birthday, and she loves it! She is just sewing up a storm. It is a fun hobby. I am glad that you are enjoying it. Thanks for the opportunity to win the die!

Jen Peterson said...

Your quilt is so cute! Almost makes me want to start quilting (I just need to catch up on 7 years of scrapbooking first!),

Jenny said...

Hi Angie, your quilt is so beautiful. I just love it. You did a fantastic job. I wish I could make something like this. My grandmother tried to show me how to make a quilt when I was little, but I wasn't interested. Now I am. LOL. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us. Take care, Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I love how you've taught youself and just did it. You've inspired me to "just do it." Congrats! Joy M

Melissa Brown said...

Angie, I think the quilt is fabulous! I may have to give it a try myself, especially if I'm lucky enough to win the clear flower die! Thank you for continuing to share your talents with me, I love all your work!

Melissa Brown

Deanna said...

The finished quilt is lovely! I have thoroughly enjoyed your quilting site, just as much as your paper site, and I think I've made almost all of your sewing projects now! I'm totally new to sewing as well and your videos are WONDERFUL. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Angie, What a beautiful quilt. I know what you mean about jumping in with both feet, I do that alot. I have all my blocks ready to sew for the purse I'm going to make but had to put everything away for awhile as my hubby fell from a tree and shattered his lower leg bone. He can't put any pressure on it for 3 months. (this is a golfer and outside man. It's killing him and ME LOL. I have become a caregiver for the time being and all my playing had to stop.
Again, it's beautiful. Sherry/conradcatlady1@aol.com

donna said...

Lovely quilt! I want to make one too!!!

Mary said...

What a beautiful treasure you have created!! Now you have a heirloom to past on down you one of your children someday..love your colorful flowers..so cute...tfs!!

Mary

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this is a BEAUTIUL quilt Angie! I love how you made your blocks, combining the solid white with a little spash of color using the flower die. Aren't the Sizzix dies wonderful and so versatile! I love double duty tools. I have a Nautical throw that I paper pieced blocks for 2 years ago and have never finished because I simply do not know how to put the blocks together because they are all different sizes, you gave me the idea that my blocks all need to be the same size. I just got lost I guess blowing up the patterns in my computer so things were such tiny pieces. Thank you for your inspiration! (hugs)craftqueenrocks@yahoo.com

Live Love Laugh said...

love the quilt and the flower die - I'd love to win it!!

Kristi said...

Awesome job, Angie! Your Q & A has convinced me to give it a go! I have done many rag quilts over the past few years but never a traditional quilt. I am going to the Rocky Mountain Sewing and Quilting Expo here in Denver in a couple of weeks and am sure I'll find someone there that can do my quilting for me. I'll send you pictures when I finish my first one!

Laura Fekishazy said...

This is a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas with us.

Laura

Lori said...

This is beautiful, I love the raw edges too, it looks like a family heirloom!! You are amazing, everything you do is gorgeous!
Lori

Jaxbabie3 said...

This is a GORGEOUS quilt! You did a wonderful job. I love ALL of your projects and ideas. They are so inspiring!!

Anonymous said...

Angie - love the quilt! The colors are so fresh against the white background. Makes me want to get out my sewing machine. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations with us! I look forward to your posts! - Lisa (lisa@familycalhoun.com)

Aunt Linda said...

I too love to quilt, sew, make cards and I also scrap. there are not enough hours in the day. Love the clean lines of your quilt. Makes me think I need to get some quilting done.

stressed said...

oh i would love to win your flower die, as i said in my post this morning your projects inspired me to start sewing again after a 30yr break, ive made a couple of your savanna bags and am in the middle of making a quilted table runner all inspired by you.

so the flower die would kick start my first quilt, thank you so and look forward to seeing your video too

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!! I am definetly going to try one, thanks for sharing
:0)Natalie
allgirl.crew@verizon.net

ArtisticInkspirations said...

What a beautiful quilt Angie!! I didn't know the clear dies would cut fabric!! That would make a wonderful design for my grandaughters!! Hope I win it.. I don't think I have that die!!

Skree said...

Angie, your quilt is just beautiful...I was reading how when you first started you didn't think you could do it but you fooled yourself didn't you. You can do anything you put your mind to, and you did an exceptional job on this one. The colors are perfect on that white background. I am very impressed with your spirit, you go girl!

Georgann G said...

Angie, What a fun quilt! I love reading your sewing ideas. It has sparked me to try my hand at some projects. My rag quilt purses aren't perfect, but I like making them. It's been therapeutic. I've been buying fabric for projects that haven't been thought up yet. I even bought a pattern, although truth be told, I haven't taken it out yet. I love that flower die and can imagine lots of fun things with it! Thanks for sharing, Georgann

Anonymous said...

I Just Love this quilt. The spring and summer colors are great! I have the same colors in a quilt on my bed they just brighten the room up so much. Thanks for showing us your work it is great!
Deb T

Julie Mirous said...

I love the colors and all that white...looks so clean and happy. I made two bedspread size quilts about 9 1/2 years ago and have some fabric in there waiting....Thanks for sharing your ideas too.

Kristi Crandall said...

OH MY LANDS!!! That is beautiful Angie! I can't stop staring at it! I am so glad you enjoy sewing...I had to give up my sewing room for a couple of months...very difficult to do! Thanks for sharing your awesome work!!!

Anonymous said...

BEautiful job! And it looks like you are a pro quilter!!

TXJennyWren

scrappingwest said...

I was just looking at the catalog last night and noticed this die. I would love to learn to quilt someday, but for now I'll stick to paper crafts since they have already taken over my room! Thanks for sharing. I am seriously considering buying the scallop square to make a rag quilt purse though. This flower would make a nice addition! Thanks!

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is beatutiful Angie! I'm amazed that this is your first one, it looks perfect to me :)

Lori said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I would love to have this die to make a quilt. It has been a blessed day today. And I am in a good mood too!

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for about 6 months and have enjoyed every minute. Being able to quilt with pieces from the big shot is what convinced me to buy the big shot. Now to take a quilting class:) This quilt is fabulous!! I love the detailed commentary:) I can't wait for what's next....Amy (stewfamily1996@msn.com)

artschoolemily said...

would love to win that die to make a beautiful quilt like yours!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie, Your such an Inspiration and your Energetic Personality comes through both of your blogs. It truly is a Happy Place!

I've been wanting to try quilting and now I'm going to "Just Do IT". I still have quilts from long ago that remind me of way back when made by my mom.

Oh, Stampin Up has so many wonderful dies to choose from and would make any family member or friend a quilt they would cherish forever. And could even be passed down from generation to generation, Wow!

Thanks for the FABULOUS videos! And Thanks for Sharing your Passion for Beautiful things...you are so, Blessed!

Keep on Keeping on, P Curtis
{paulacurtis at hotmail dot com}

Rosie Lilya said...

I am so excited for you! I actually teared up to see your finished work. Thank you for always sharing with us.

Chriserendipity said...

Angie, your quilt is definitely an heirloom to treasure. I have always been afraid to dive into something like that, too--even though it's something I really admire and love. You've given me the inspiration to start, using those wonderful SU dies!

Mistylynn said...

I just found your blog today and I love this quilt. My mom is the quilter and I know she would love your work. It's so bright and pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.
Misty

for2nately said...

you quilt is soooo cute! I have never quilted before and sewing is definitely not my thing so you have my complete admiration! thank you for the chance to win the flower die!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Jessica F. said...

That clear flower cuter is super cute. I'm ready to curl up in that quilt!
Cheers!
Jessica F.

Anonymous said...

Angie your quilt is beautiful. You are so talented and when you start something you finish it. I have talked about quilting for a long time and did finish a top a number of years ago. but never had it quilted. I love the pattern and fabric you used. Congratulations.

Linda D.

Anonymous said...

I cant wait to try out this quilt. My daughter is 10 and sews so I think she will make one to enter into some of the quilt shows since they have a kids division too. I cant wait!!!

Karen Campbell

craft sponge said...

AMAZING! Love it! You have inspired me. Thank you for all you do for us!

Gwen said...

Angie, you never ceased too amaze me! You seem to be good at everything. Your quilt is wonderful and I love your logo on the back. I've always wanted to make a quilt but really just didn't know where to start. Thanks for inspiring me! I think I can ....I think I can....I think I can with your help!

Dany said...

WOW! Once again you have inspired me to try out something new. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

Dany

Penny said...

Love the quilt, so darn cute! Thanks for sharing you quilt.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Quilt turned out beautifully. Well worth the effort you put into it. Thank you for sharing the process and your detailed Q & A. I can picture this lovely quilt wrapped around a happy child in sunlight.

Jacqui said...

That's a beautiful quilt, congratulations!!! And thanks for sharing the die with us!
---Jacqui

Amanda Baloun said...

What a beautiful Quilt...absolutely love your choice of colors. So.....the question that I have and I am sure many others do...when will you be making your next Quilt and what choice of fabrics/dies will you use??

Candace said...

Your quilt is AWESOME! You should be proud of it! :)))))

debbie said...

Hi Angie,
your quilt is WAY too cute! I really need to try this. I have made some plain block quilts....but the flower with the frayed edges really is a nice look. Thanks for the chance to win a flower die to start me off.
Debbie

Jamie Adcock said...

This is gorgeous! I have all the stuff to make the rag quilt purse (I had my mother-in-law send me fabric as I live overseas) and it's just sat there for the past several months. I keep telling myself it's because I don't know where my sewing machine is (I actually have a pretty good idea where it is), but in reality, it's because the whole thought of actually making it scares me silly! Looking at your beautiful creations has given me the urge to at least make an attempt. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the rest of us!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Angie, your quilt is beautiful! I have helped make many quilts, I grew up in the Applachian mountains of Kentucky and every winter we made quilts...all hand sewn. They were crazy quilts, no pretty pattern or even pretty fabric. We used old clothing and they were 100% sewn by hand, the quilt top, batting and backing were tacked together most of the time with twine or yarn. I swore that when I finished college and got a good job and could afford to buy quilts, I would never make another one. I have since changed my mind and see it as an art form now instead of a necessity. You have inspired me to get started on one right away. Thanks!!

tinkerfeet said...

I just want to say you did a great job on your quilt. I have been quilting since I was about 6 years old and my grandmother taught me how. I am 56 years old now and I wish more people would try it. You don't even need a sewing machine. I do it all by hand. Again you did a great job, you should be proud.

Anonymous said...

Angie: Your quilt turned out beautiful. You have inspired me to give it a try.
Lorraine P.

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS quilt! I am normally a stick-to-the-paper gal, but with the Big Shot, I too have branched into cloth. I have been making the darling pins. But your quilt is inspirational. P.S. for the headaches, check with your doc re: Topomax. I used to get headaches 4-5 times a week. I've been on Topomax for over a year- I get MAYBE one headache a week, plus I am down 20 lbs (handy side effect). If your doctor recommends...
Jenny Schlagel

Debbie R said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to work on one. The flower die is perfect for this! Thanks for all the pictures and sharing with us.

noltek said...

What a beautiful quilt, it turned out so amazingly great. Thanks for sharing this with us, the flower die is going to make this so much easier to make. Hope I win the flower die so I can try it.

Julie Hunt said...

I absolutly love your quilt and have now inspired me to try and make one of my own. Please keep up with all your awesome inspiration projects. :)

darlenepecoaro said...

Angie - its a beautiful quilt - I didn't know there were quilt finishers I must be in the dark ages. LOL!! I want to try quilting now. Your blog is beautiful as always. Hope the headache is gone. I had allergy test today ugh I am 1 big welt. I need to either win the flower die or buy one - Lets hope I win.
have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt, it's hard to believe that you are a beginner. I've been quilting for several years and you have done an outstanding job. Thanks for the ideas about using the dies on fabric.
Tammy

Susan said...

What an inspiration and what a beautiful quilt. It looks like it would be great for a beginner. Thanks for the opportunity to win the flower die and thanks for sharing.
Susan

kharms80 said...

Wow. It turned out so great. You make it sound so easy :)

Roxanne Spearman said...

Angie, This is AWESOME!!!! I'd say it turned out great for being a beginner. Thanks for sharing ALL your ideas! Great Blogs!
Rox

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!!!! Thanks again for sharing your talents.... I LOVE all your ideas!!!


Beth

Anonymous said...

Angie--you did it again~! What a great idea; the quilt looks great. What a good use of a punch! And thanks for the chance to get one for my very own too! Hope your head feels better...
Bradlyn

Yaritza said...

For your first quilt I think it came out fantastic. The colors and the simplicity of it is just great.

Kelly said...

That quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have many quilts that my grandmother and her sisters made...all by hand.
What a treasure!!! I still have the one I have had on my bed since I was 5 years old which makes the quilt 37 years old.

Ying said...

Wow! Love it. That was what it was all leading up too. =)

Happy for you!!! Thanks for sharing your process. Tempting since Andy loves his quilt but it's getting ragged.

Lesa said...

Angie,
The quilt is very pretty. I really like the pattern on the solid color material.
I hope your head is feeling better. I get headaches also. Maybe you need to change meds.
If you wear glasses, try wearing them all the time. That was a big help for me.
Happy sewing!!!
Lesa
gmplmp52atfrontier net dot net

Jane said...

Angie, your quilt looks great. You are one busy lady. I would love to win the flower die--I don't have that one. Thanks for sharing.

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the way it was quilted. Thanks for a chance to win the flower die! Pick me!!

Suzy said...

You are brilliant!! You are my favorite blogger EVER! ~Suzy
gloth@comcast.net

lindagerig said...

I love your quilt. Linda gerig

Lisa said...

What a beautiful quilt! Making a quilt is on my "bucket list" of crafts to tackle one day. I absolutely LOVE that flower die that you used! I love watching all of your crafting videos. You are very talented and I have learned a lot from watching you and reading your website. Keep up the great work! (and oh, yeah, I hope I win the flower die-ha!)

Lisa P.
poguemom@hotmail.com

lisa808 said...

Beautiful job!

Trish in Wisconsin said...

Angie, I have been Quilting for years, even won awards for it. I think your Quilt turned out fabulous. I love the fabric that you chose for the Flowers, so bright and Summery. It really does give the Quilt a very soft look to it. How wonderful that you were able to get it quilted so fast, usually you have to wait for months to have a quilt done! I am so very proud of you right now, starting and ending this all on your own, without even taking a class. You have done great, girl. Quilting and Stamping just seem to go well together, at least that is what I have found out. I tend to Stamp a lot of my Quilt Labels. What Batting did you use? Being from the South, I am interested to know. I am from the Midwest and use a very warm quilt batting, for those cold winter nights. Yes, Quilting is very addicting, and so is Fabric Fondling. Welcome to the world of Fabriholics, you will soon become one. Lol. Once again, wonderful job on both of your Quilts. Love your specially designed Quilt Label. How cute is that!

Cyber hugs, Trish in Wisconsin

Anonymous said...

i just found your website and love the quilt and all your great ideas thanks for being so giving with your talent it really inspires
mary

bairdmtn said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I would live to have the die so I could make a flower quilt, too!

Blooming Creations said...

another great project, I always learn from following your blog and on facebook thats for all the great info. . . . Di

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration to me! I love everything you do!! I keep you in my favorites so I can check your creations regularly. I wish you were my upline as I am an orphan :( I would drive the several hours to come to your downline meetings. Keep creating! sarahsotak@verizon.net

Mary Myers said...

Congratulations on completing your first quilt!!! No wonder you are so happy!! :)
I have always wanted to learn how to quilt, but I am afraid I would want to start with something smaller....like a coaster!! :) Just kidding, but maybe not!!?!
Your quilt is beautiful and unique--love the flowers!
I always love going to your blog and see your creativity in action!
Thanks so much!!

jo said...

Love your quilt! You inspire me to finally learn how to sew! :)

cmw said...

Angie~
Again, your creativity simply AMAZES me! I've known you through paper crafts and your SU over the years and I have to say, I love the new quilting inspiration you have on your other blog too. I don't quilt yet. My craftroom can't house more than one obsession quite yet :) But winning this die would be a wonderful place to start. Thank you for the opportunity to win something so fun!
Charlene Williams

Anonymous said...

Angie you have me so excited! I may need to make a quilt of my own. Thank you for showing us how anyone can make a quilt. Your Ideas are awesome! I look forward to all of your posts...

Paige
paigegathome@yahoo.com

Hlee said...

Love your quilt Angie! Any idea how I can make one if there's no Long Arm Quilter in my area?

Kari Linder said...

Angie this is incredible! Something to be proud of for sure! So glad the Big Shot flower die was the focal with all those cool fabrics! Awesome job and I'm so happy for you! What an accomplishment!

Sandra said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! I've made a few wall quilts before but was always to scared to try anything bigger because it seems too overwhelming. But after seeing yours I think I might just have to try one.

Anonymous said...

Angie,
Congratulations on a great achievement....your first quilt!!!
A word of warning though.....they multiply just like stamps.Before you know it you will have 5 and planning the 6th.
Go girl!

Sherry said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I so enjoy your blog site.

Sheryl said...

I never thought I was a "quilt" person until I saw your quilt. The simplicity of it is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I wish I could do this. It's beautiful! Thanks for always sharing your creativity with others!

Heather from Maine said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt, it is just lovely. Thank you for sharing this process and I look forward to the instructional video.

Heather

Sue D said...

It's beautiful! I tend to buy supplies to make projects and then never get to them. You have inspired me to finish them--or at least start!! I like how you use your stamping supplies in your quilting projects.

Katie said...

Looks great! I love the way they quilted it too, incorporating the flowers into the quilting.

Louise Hopman said...

Oh I just love this quilt, you have done a fabulious job. My eldest turns 13 next month and we don't have the BS flowers yet. This would be a great project for her. Thanks for the continuious inspiration.

Louise

Pat said...

Wow Angie...your quilt is so beautiful. Quilting is on my "learn to do" list and you are such an inspiration for me. You may have just given me that push that I needed. Thanks for showing us how to get the most out of our die cuts.

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous quilt.......I really like the raw edges on the flowers after being washed. Wonderful job Angie!!!
joyk

Sandra B. said...

Beautiful quilt, Angie! You've inspired me to not be afraid and just jump in there and start on a quilt.

SCRAP98 said...

Angie, you will treasure that quilt. I use to make all my daughters clothes when she was very little. I had boxed up all the scraps of material. One day a co-worker offered to take the boxed material off my hands. Her mother who was in a nursing home love to quilt. My co-workers mother made me a quilt using all the fabrics I had been saving for years. And she did all the quilting by hand. I just love it. I tell all my children and grandchildren it has magical powers (because so much love is in it). I have never made a quilt but have always wanted to try................maybe someday!

jmniffer said...

Your quilt turned out great! You have me thinking that I could do something like this. Thanks for all your inspiration, details, and how to's.

Michele Welch said...

Wow, you have done an outstanding job on your quilt and yet again I "need" to get the flower die. Man, my husband and my checkbook and going to kill me. LOL!!! Your quilt just makes me want to get a good book and curl up under it and read. My biggest problem is the quilts I've made I put so much work into I don't want anyone to use them! Enjoy and be proud of yourself!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I might just have to pull out my sewing machine! Beautiful work. Seems so easy with the big shot(which I already own), now I just need that die! Thank you for all your inspiration.
Cheri'

Nancy Powell said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. I love its simplicity and the white background. I would be really excited to win the die and try some flowers of my own. Nancy

JaimeK said...

The quilt looks amazing! Definately something that I am going to have to try. My mom is a quilter and she loves it, I just haven't jumped in with both feet yet. You may just have pushed me in. Thank you for sharing!

akagreenhouse said...

Fabulous quilt! You do great work! I came over from your stamping blag and enjoy it very much.

QueenBee3 said...

You inspire me to make beautiful projects! I feel fearless to try new things. This quilt is simplicity at it's best! Simply Stunning. My girls will love it. I can see my son's with baseballs on it. Thank you so much!

Becky H said...

Your quilt is perhaps the most beautiful I've seen. I'm inspired to put "try making a quilt" on my bucket list! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. You're amazing.

Country Girl living in the City said...

Reading your blog has inspired me to try quilting. It looks so fun as you have done it. :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Christine said...

Great job! It is hard to believe it is your first quilt.

Anita said...

This is stunning!

Sharon said...

That quilt is quite beautiful! I am going to forward this to my sister - she is the quilter in our family. Think she'd make me one????? One can only hope!

Stephanie said...

Love the quilt! I always thought quilting was tedious and time-consuming. This project really looks do-able! Thanks for the inspiration!

Candy said...

Nice quilt. So girly and fresh looking. I can see my granddaughters all wrapped up in that this fall. Thanks for the opportunity.

Diana M said...

Ever since I saw the demonstration at Leadership I have wanted to try my hand at quilting. I think you just gave me the last little bit of inspiration I needed. You may have just pushed me over the edge. What if I can't stop!

Kris said...

Love the quilt. Never considered quilting before (not a good sewer), but after seeing this, I will definitely have to reconsider! LOVE the flower die. I can just imagine all the pretty flowers I could make with it!

Jessica said...

Angie, WOW! You inspired me last year to begin sewing! I check your blog everyday to see what you have. I love it! Your first quilt is a beauty. It inspires me to want to try! I would love to win the flower die to give it a go! You are very talented and so inspiring! Thank you for that because now I have been sewing since the new year for the first time! I've sewn a few rag quilt purses (a smaller version) for children's birthday gifts. I am now sewing my first skirt ever for my niece. All because you made it look simple and attainable! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Angie, these were all my next questions that you answered! Perfectly done, and now you don't have to repeat it a bizillion times. Could you post it on the Group Convention site also?

I love the frayed look, & the stippling effect! I will be visiting a few local quilting stores to finish mine too.

Thanks again, and again, and..............

Laura H

maryanne said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt; hard to believe you are a beginner. It gives me confidence to try one. thanks...maryanne

Laura Howell said...

Wow your quilt came out beautiful! I really wish I had some time to join your swap for convention, but I'm up to my ears in projects already. Maybe if you still have room when/if I ever finish what I've already started. Can't wait to see what you do next.

kellygrl27 said...

I'll be honest. When I saw the first quilt block, I thought it was a little on the boring side. But with all the blocks together, it is beautiful and the quilting was done very well. You should be very proud!

Tiffany said...

Angie - you are AMAZING! You have inspired me to get out my sewing machine again! And I can't wait to use up some fabric and make my own quilt!!

Crafty-liz said...

Hi Angie
That quilt is stunning! You are a natural. You don't look like you are a beginner. Thank you for all your ideas and great projects that you post for us to see. I love them all.
Warm desert hugs

Katie Burke said...

STUNNING! I enjoy so much seeing what you have posted every day. Truly inspirational! You are quite a talent! Getting ready to do a charity quilt project in memory of my Dad, who died of leukemia in September. We will be making quilts and fabric flowers for hats from donated materials and giving them to patients enduring chemo. This flower die would be an awesome addition to our supplies! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Angie, what a great quilt...love it...thanks for the opportunity to win...have a great day...
Denise Trottier

Andi said...

I love you quilt. I'm trying one now. Thanks for the chance to win. Keep on quilting....
Andrea Waters

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