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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gail's first quilt!

This is my friend Gail. We work together at the law firm. She became a first time Grandma a few months ago to a precious baby boy. This is her first quilt, completely pieced by her on her lunch hour here at work!!I had recently seen this great pattern on Moda Bake Shop and thought how good it would look in little boy colors. Since I wanted to make it smaller, I re-drafted the blocks. I also made it rectangular instead of square (I know, I have issues...LOL).

Here we are - teacher and student. Doesn't she look proud?? I think (hope) we all remember that feeling of accomplishment when we finished our first quilt :).

The baby's nursery is cream and brown, so I think Gail did a great job. We bought a few pieces of fabric that co-ordinated with the border fabric, then we raided my stash!

Gail's son had a beloved Husky since he was a boy. "Timber" is no longer here, but we found this wonderful fabric and put a panel of it on the back. I think it will be great for "tummy time" :).


I quilted this in an overall swirl pattern based on the design in one of the fabrics.

Congratulations Gail - you are now a quilter!!!

Until next time,

-Karen

16 comments:

Karen said...

You were so right about how good the pattern would look in boy colors. Gail is a quick learner. You are going to be able to have a quilt guild at work. How many of you make quilts?

Stray Stitches said...

Congrats to Gail on her first quilt! She did a beautiful job. You must be a great teacher :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'm tickled to see that quilt finished. What a beauty! Give Gail a big hug from me.

AMKreations said...

Wow...she did a great job!

Darlene said...

Congrats to Gail on her first grandchild and her first quilt - woohoo!!!

Wendy said...

Congrats to both student and teacher, great job on the quilt. Is Gail now hooked on quilting?

*karendianne. said...

Congratulations Gail (love how she included her favorite dog in the backing) and congrats YOU for being a good mentor. We can never have enough of those. You're wonderful...

Jana said...

Congratulations to Gail and You on Gail´s first quilt. She did a beautiful job as well as you as a teacher. You both must be so proud!!!
Have a great Summer!
Jana in Prague, Czech Republic

Darlene B said...

Give my congrats to Gail on a job well-done!!! I'm excited for her - does she know that now she'll have to work more hours to support this new hobby?!?

Stampmouse said...

beautiful job and well done love the colors

libbyquilter said...

what a beautiful quilt ~ Gail did a great job and that smaller one that you did is fabulous too~!

love the pattern and am wondering what i might be able to do with it . . .

:-)
libbyQ

Em said...

Karen, I am bowled away by that being her first quilt!!! She had an amazing teacher! And your colors are so happy! How fun to do same quilt but add different touches! Wondering if I could CELDBRATEthis post and send people your way, I have an idea u have inspired!!! Ema

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful first quilt. Congratulations to Gail on her first grandchild and her first quilt.

Becky said...

Gail looks very proud and she should be. The quilt is beautiful. It might be her first, but I bet it won't be her last! See,Karen, you ARE an inspiration!

Vivian said...

Gail's first project is a winner. It's a gift, it's for someone special, and it has a personal touch added with the dogs on the back. You've been an excellent teacher and guide, Karen. Pats on the back to you both!

Pokey said...

I enjoy making quilts happen with friends! Teaching and sharing the love of pulling fabrics together are a fun pastime, but to see their own choices and colors blend into a creation with ownership is beautiful! Hope Gail continues the love of quilting, for you, I know that satisfaction is wonderful ~
:-}pokey