Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday - A Finish

This week is spring break.  Drama Teen and I took the opportunity to visit my family yesterday and have a mega shopping expedition planned for today.  Today's schedule includes breakfast at Krispy Kreme donuts (something we can't get at home), major wardrobe shopping for DT, a stop at a quilt shop for me, lunch with my mom and capping it all off with a search for new volleyball shoes for DT before we drive back home to a very lonely My Guy.  He's not used to his girls taking off without him.  Poor guy had to be at work today, so he couldn't come along. 

I got a bit of stitching done on Saturday but not enough for there to be something new up on the design wall. However we finally had a sunshine on a day I was home with time to get the camera out and take a picture of Mon Ami.

Modified from Mon Ami
by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

Mon Ami was started back in 2012 as a quilt of valor.  The last stitches were made on the binding back at the end of January.  Between the bad weather and volleyball tournaments, there's not been a chance get it photographed before it gets washed and shipped off.  Since I'm not keeping this one, I really wanted a chance to get some good photographs.  

Modified from Mon Ami
by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company

The back was pieced from left over yardage, plus a red and white stripe that didn't make it into the blocks on the front of the quilt.    

Trudy Lindemann did the quilting, which is simple loops interspersed with the occasional star. It works really well with the rest of the quilt.  

It turned out nicely.  In fact it's a bit hard to say goodbye to this one as I really like the finished quilt.  But it's easier to let go knowing it's going to a really good home.  

That's it for my design wall this week.  I'm linking up with Judy's Design Wall Monday.  I hope to have some time to check out all the other links and finish a cup of coffee before I have to get Drama Teen up and moving.  


Quilter Kathy said...

It's fantastic Kate! Congratulations on finishing this quilt! Very generous of you to give it to this worthy cause.

Judy in Michigan said...

Excellent quilt! It is so graphic but the block picture shows that it is just hsts!! Great!! I think our QOV group will love to do this one. Thanks for donating this beauty to such a worthy group.

Denise :) said...

Well it sounds like y'all have a spectacular day planned!!! Have fun and enjoy a couple of green-frosted doughnuts! I can't imagine not having a Krispy Kreme handy! Your Mon Ami is spectacular! Great finish, Kate!!! :)

Kevin the Quilter said...

Congratulations on not only making a beautifully stunning quilt, but, being willing to donate it to QOV! You and Trudy did an amazing job together! Have fun with DT shopping!

Marti said...

What a pretty quilt. Perfect for a QOV. I love the stars in the quilting. Someone will love receiving that quilt.

Shay said...

Mon Ami has always been one of my favourites Kate...all through construction I could see what a beautiful quilt it was going to be . You did an amazing job!

AnnieO said...

Really pretty! Love the backing. I'd be having difficulty letting go too :)

Sue Daurio said...

Love the Mon Ami, front and back. I really like all the borders on it, finishes it off wonderfully. Have fun shopping, sounds like a great time!

Nancie said...

I love the QOV pattern you chose for your quilt. You and your quilter did a beautiful job.

Larri said...

This quilt is beautiful, Kate! Did I miss where it was being sent? Is it a quilt of valor? Whomever the recipient, they are sure to love it. Enjoy your break & Krispy Kremes!

KimT said...

What a beutiful quilt. Nice work. When I saw the first pic at the beginning of the post, I thought Quilts of Valor! What blessing this will be to the serviceman who receives it!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Mmm Mmm MMmm - that is a gorgeous quilt!! It will definitely be loved!!!

libbyquilter said...

well i hope that your planned trip was as fun as it sounded.

the Mon Ami quilt is wonderful.
and i LOVE what you did with the back~!!!~WOW~!!
one can only imagine how good it feels to be appreciated in this way . . . a great quilt for a great cause.


libbyquilter said...

had to come back and leave this link for you.

it will make you feel really good.


Shelia said...

Beautiful quilt! Colors really pop. Hope you and DT had a great day together.

thea said...

Mon Ami turned out great! I am sure it's new owner will love it. Glad you finally had some sun.