Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Domestic Bliss Quilt

Back in January I pieced together a quilt top from a pattern in the book Scrapbasket Surprises. I loved the finished quilt top, and immediately began thinking of making another one... a little bit bigger.

So in February, with 2 Jelly Rolls of Domestic Bliss and some Kona Coal, I set out to remake the top with a few more blocks than the original. The pattern sews up quickly, and if I could have made a decision on how to quilt it, I probably would have been finished right away. But instead I kept waiting for inspiration to strike.
Domestic Bliss

When I found out I was going to get to spend a weekend at my mom's last July, I lugged this quilt (and a few more) in my carry-on bag through New York, Boston, and finally to my mom's place in New Hampshire. Thought I'd take some time that weekend to use my mom's longarm machine... okay, that was a crazy idea! I had less than 72 hours to spend with family, many I hadn't seen in years... who wants to be locked away in a room with a longarm machine when you could be eating Kimball's ice cream or sailing (rather, attempting to sail) on Dublin Lake? Mom offered to keep the quilts and work on them for me.

Domestic Bliss

When she came for a visit earlier this month she brought this quilt, and one more, with her (one in her carry-on bag and one in dad's carry-one bag.)

And within days of getting the binding on, Megan asked to sleep under it.  Makes my heart warm!


suemac said...

That really turned out cute. Your Mom is a peach to quilt it for you.

sarah said...

love the saturated colors. looks greaT!