Monday, April 13, 2009

Jake's transportation quilt

This one has been a while coming. (See the end of this post for this quilt's beginnings).


Lots of hand quilting has slowed me down somewhat.


But a long weekend away with extended family has given me some catchup quilting time.


This is the whole front ...


... and the pieced back ....



Hope you all had a great long weekend with friends and family (and a little bit of chocolate indulgence)

Andi :-)

18 comments:

Lulabell said...

Looks great Andi. Love the hand quilting. I wish I had the patience!

Sharifah said...

hi andi....

im ur new follower.... i love the hand quilt too.. im trying hard to make it done...

love ur blog too

Danielle said...

looks great Andi!

amy said...

It's wonderful, Andi! The quilting is perfection! What a treasure.

notyourrunofthemill said...

Love the hand quilted 'bubbles'

Katherine said...

Love it! What a fantastic quilt, Andi. All those handstitches were worth it. It's a quilt to be treasured.

Frogdancer said...

Remember me talking about having to make 'manly' quilts all the time.

He'll love it and treasure it for years. Just like my boys.

heather said...

andi,
thanks for stopping by! i LOVE this quilt!!! FABULOUS!! i really love your name also. my middle name is andrienne after my grandma and she was called andi and i was going to name my little girl that but i never had one two boys (who i ADORE) so love your name!!

metrosupialdesigns said...

Love all that gingham and dots!

Leanne said...

What a lovely quilt I especially like the train fabric.

Niki :-) said...

simple n lovely ;)

audreypawdrey said...

This is beautiful! The hand quilting is fabulous.:)

mellyandrosie said...

Oh it looks so fabulous Andi!!!! I just love the birth of a quilt! There is nothing like the satistfaction of having such a beauty finished. Glad to hear you had a chocky filled Easter =]

Kellie said...

I love those trains!!!
My tummy hurts I ate so much chocolate!!! :(

Aunt Spicy said...

That is by far the funniest quilt I have seen in a long time! I love how you combined patterns and colors! I am loving reading your blog, all of your work is amazing! Thanks for the comment on my blog...my mom is actually finishing my grandmothers quilt tops now...I can not wait to see them!

kangaroo said...

this is so cool...i have never seen anything like it, and it really FEELS like transportation...very fast movement throughout. well done!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Wow, really unique. Hand quilted, I give you a lot of credit.

Corrie said...

ohhh I love your blog and can't believe I haven't found you before! adding you to my favourites right now!

I'm making a strip quilt at the moment with heather bailey's far far away but I think I'll machine stitch as I need it done by the end of may and I know what I'm like with my hand quilting!!!!

love the couch cushions but don't show hubby because I still owe him covered foam pads for some newly restored chairs he spent a whole weekend on.....!

Corrie:)