Bella Quilt... For my Aunt Kathy! by Emedoodle

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-03-20T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-09T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Update! I managed to finish this two weeks ago!!! I finished it just two days before getting together with my family from out of state-- where I presented it to my Aunt Kathy! She was so surprised! :) Please read the whole story here.

Update  - I've added two rounds since the last time I posted about this. I'm currently working on a giant round of flying geese (the pink/purple/orange/black), which will be the last pieced round before I square it up and quilt! It's fairly flat considering all those curves... so I hope it's not a trouble quilting... I'm hoping to get this done by mid January -- when my family is gathering for christmas! 


This quilt is something special... it's being made just for someone who has inspired me all my life. She doesn't know yet, and she follows my blog/flickr/pinterest, so I can't be too open about it. Long story short she likes black and white + pops of color. So I stashed up some B&W which I'd never used before!! It's my bella quilt because it was initially inspired by this book/quilt even though I haven't used any of the piecing patterns from it. I'd like to eventually teach some advanced quilting classes based on things I'm doing with this quilt. Most of the rounds are being paper pieced, hand drawn (by me), and I'm learning/perfecting as I go. 

Pictures

Loves

IheartDL
Tuesdayschild
Pave
Renee27
stitchcat
Bluebirdsews
Juline
Saruqa
FiveWombats
Stitch
True
Readerowl
Kathie
Chrissybugs

Comments

True

Incredibly beautiful and artistic!

Caribousmom

This is really quite stunning, Emily! I like the inspiration behind it, too :)

Tanyia

Wow, this is really beautiful!

Jennifleur

Very complex! It's going to be lovely when it's done. What a lucky person to be gifted this quilt.

Jenniesthreads

This is absolutely beautiful!

Jenniffier

It looks wonderful!

Whatthebobbin

I love the black and white prints.

True

What an incredible quilt and story...loved reading about it. Your talent amazes me...and her jewelry is gorgeous! Just wish you were on here more!!

Mymble

You do the most amazing things with color- this is wonderful!

Juline

That is stunning! So incredibly unique. I love it!

Quilt455

This is fantastic. Love your story too

PiecedByPeace

Stunning!

Kathie

This is gorgeous! What a lucky aunt smile !

TiffanyRay

I love it!

Emedoodle

True Thanks - I'm hoping to spend a bit more time on here. My problem is that my style of quilting lends itself more to blogging than catagorizing by individual project... I feel like I'm constantly paraphrasing myself. :)

I've been pretty busy with prep for QuiltCon, and leading the Doll Quilt Swap over on flickr. Hopefully some good quilt planning will happen here soon! :)

Emedoodle

Thanks ladies!!! :) My aunt is pretty fab - and she totally deserves all this fabulousness!

Mary

I've always wanted to try a black and white quilt...this is an inspiration! Beautiful!

Chrissybugs

Maybe you could teach on craftsy then we could all join in! Great work and incredible drafting.

Tracy

Great job. Your Aunt is one lucky lady.

Charwirfs

Fantastic. You are a gifted lady.

Tuesdayschild

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your project.

Dmtornes

Stunning quilt! Thanks for sharing your story!

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