Friday, January 11, 2013

excuse my absence

Life has taken me away from my quilting blog, it was already a pretty busy year, with the addition of our fourth child, but then we decided to move, again, back to texas, and my life is just now starting to feel normal.  I am almost unpacked, and we are starting to feel at home.  

I honestly feel like I miss this blog and my quilting friends, I hope to be back here more often this year!

I have found time to quilt, and have a few to show here on my blog that I finished back before we put our house on the market (and I had to put my sewing machine away)...
 swoon!

this quilt is big, so excuse my not so pretty pictures.  It's an oversized queen, and very difficult to photograph.  I love this quilt, it was fun for me.  I made it for my daughters bed.
I stuck with a blue and pink pallette.  
I opted to send it out to have it quilted, my first time ever, and what a treat that was!  It turned out perfectly, and I probably wouldn't have finished it otherwise.  I had Emily of Emerson Quilting do it for me and it looks sooo good, and she was FAST!
 I bound it in a blue and white stripe. 
 I let my daughter pick the backing...pink mermaids, from sarahjane (I love everything she does!)

28 comments:

Svetlana said...

gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful quilt, everything about it is simply perfect. Love the little addition of pink to the binding.

emily and logan said...

It looks so beautiful!!! Love the pics! Thanks so much for the link back!

-Emily

Mary said...

Love it!

Erica said...

It is absolutely beautiful, your daughter is a lucky girl!

Nanette Merrill said...

From front to back and binding, it is a winner. Yep. Missed ya.

Jolene said...

so excited to see you back! and a wonderful quilt of course!

Segelfliege said...

This is a really pretty one. Makes me rethink my decision what to do in January. I don't want to start a new quilt, but I still haven't got my own swoon one....

Krista said...

Beautiful, Nettie! I'm glad you're back on the blog.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

What an absolute beauty! The colors are great too and not overly girly. Someday I'll have to send a quilt out. I do love that quilting style.

p.s. welcome back!

Valerie said...

Yay! Welcome back and what a way to come back! Love this quilt! Everything about it is beautiful. The pattern, the fabrics, the quilting, the binding! You hit it out of the park!

LynCC said...

Love that backing with the swoon! Your daughter did great there!

Annalia said...

Wow! Lucky girl...I thought you made it for yourself.

Don'tcha hate moving. It just sucks up so much of your life and energy. I hope you're loving Texas, so that it feels worthwhile! :)

sarah said...

This is beautiful! I love the binding and the backing - they suit the top so well.

Christine said...

it is beautiful

CitricSugar said...

That Swoon is gorgeous! Good luck getting everything (and everyone) settled in. :-)

Sarah said...

love the quilt! and the backing is so sweet. congratulations on your move, and i look forward to seeing you on your blog more : )

Debbie said...

LOVE Swoon and yours is just gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Beautiful quilt! When I finish my next large quilt, I might need to try your machine quilter :)

Carol E. said...

Looks great, and welcome back to blogland!

Cynthia said...

Your swoon quilt is really gorgeous! I love the backing too, and the binding. I made the swoon quilt also. I have been thinking about making it into a baby quilt because I just love the quilt block :)

món cosit a mà said...

oooh marvellous

Diane said...

Your Swoon turned out lovely!

Carolyn said...

the quilt is gorgeous and HEY WELCOME BACK. nice to see a post pop up from you!!!

Jolana said...

Really lovely quilt!!! J.

nitron said...

nice

Linda M said...

I love the quilting and the binding! So glad to have you back in Texas!!!

chanina said...

This is gorgeous! Lucky little girl!

Jennifer said...

The Quilt is beautiful! I found your blog via Stitched in Color! I'm a fellow Texan too! What part of the state are you in?
HAppy to be your newest follower!

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