Saturday, December 15, 2012

A New Handmade Quilt

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Hidey-ho, neighbors! Thought I'd share something new to WhisperWood Cottage.

My mom has been crafting this quilt for over a year, and her masterpiece is finally done.


Many of the fabrics were from Pottery Barn pillow covers, headboard covers, and a duvet cover that I loved but no longer used. The rest of the fabrics were from remnants at the fabric store. She created red, yellow, blue, and green squares on a field of ivory.

It came together beautifully! She also crafted two coordinating pillows.
One is below on the right and the other is in the first photo above on the left.

Thanks, Mom (and your friends, Esther & Noreen), for your love-filled and beautiful creation!
It will be a cherished heirloom!


  1. It's a beautiful quilt, and I can totally understand why it took a year to make. I got the bright idea to make one for my daughter last year, planned on a queen size. By the time a few months had passed, I decided she didn't really need more than a throw for the sofa! :)

  2. Beautiful! I love the pillow in the first photo (left one). Merry Christmas!

  3. My gosh- Your Mom did a beautiful job o that quilt. It is just gorgeous. Let me know when you get tired of that old thing and I can give it a home!;>) xo Diana

  4. I love it!! I love the mixed pillows on there also. Sweet mama :)

  5. Quilts are so deer to my heart! It's beautiful and made with Love the best part~Blessings Kim

  6. It is just beautiful and I love the fact that you used things you already owned and repurposed them. Great quilt, you will treasure always:)

  7. Beautiful! The art of quilting is one dear to my heart! Enjoy this treasure........Sarah

  8. What a wonderful gift from your mother's hands! Your quilt is simply beautiful.

  9. Fabulous color and character.
    But, more importantly, such a lovely gift from the heart :)

  10. Oh, I love your quilt! She did a great job and what a treasure for you! I have saved all of my daughters dresses with classic Ralph Lauren and Lily prints and I hope to have two twin quilts made before they go to college. I wonder if I will actually be able to let them go! Happy New Year! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  11. I am always in love with homemade quilts! So beautiful. Have a Happy NEw YEar!

  12. She did a beautiful job! What a keepsake!

    Happy New Year!

  13. Any chance she'd share the pattern. I'm looking for a new project and this quilt is really lovely.

    1. Hi, Jo. Here is what my mother said about the quilt. I'm not a quilter, so I hope this makes sense to you!...

      "I cut 2-1/2 inch strips of different colored material. From those strips, I cut 2-1/2 inch squares. I sewed 9 squares together (3 x 3) to get 9-1/2 inch squares. (Using 1/4 inch seams). I cut pieces of sashing (9-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches) to sew between blocks. I used 8 blocks in a row with sashing in between. Between each row, I measured sashing of 38-1/2 inches x 9-1/2 inches. This completes the main square. I attached 38 2-1/2 inch squares in a row (need four rows) to attach around the square. Sew on strip to one side of the quilt. Sew another strip to the opposite side of the quilt. The remaining two rows need a corner attached to each end. Each corner block consists of 4 x 4 2-1/2 inch squares to make the corner block. Part was sashing and part was colored material. The extended strip gets attached to the remaining two sides of the quilt. I then cut 4-6 inch border for around the outside of the quilt. Does this help? This makes a quilt the size of 101 x 101 inches approximately. The quilt can be reduced or increased by changing the number of blocks and rows and thee size of the borders.

  14. Thanks. I appreciate it. If I make it I'll send you a photo!


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