Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Stacked coins quilt

It's finished! I think it turned out beautiful. I'm quite surprised at how quickly this all came together.

My quilt is slightly larger than the stacked coins quilt in Last Minute Patchwork. I added an additional row of "stacked coins" and added some length so the total size is about 60 inches by 71 inches.

I completely winged the back with leftover fabric from the front. I'm finding that making a quilt back is just as exciting as making the quilt top. I love throwing the fabrics together and making up the design as I go along. It also gives my math skills a review lesson. Peter said the back looked very organic. I like that description. (Do you see his flip flops at the bottom of the quilt?)

This quilt is a much belated wedding present for a good friend who got married last June. I'm hoping she'll love it so much she forgets how late it is.

18 comments:

Collins said...

Wow Stephanie, this is beautiful! Your friend is so lucky and will love it. I hope you have more of these scraps, the colors are so pretty, maybe you can make something for yourself.

Katie Jean said...

it turned out great stephanie! I'm sure they're going to love it and they won't mind that they had to wait at all!

muralimanohar said...

Now that is a quilt I wouldn't kick off my bed. :p And I am not usually fond of quilting, lol.

Philigry said...

how can she not love this? It is so beautiful!

Rebekah said...

gorgeous! I'm sure this will be a much loved gift!

Raesha D said...

LOVE IT!! It went together so quickly and turned out beautifully!

Katie said...

Beautiful! What a great wedding gift - I'm sure your friend will treasure it!

Christina said...

What a gorgeous quilt, I would have loooooved something like that as a wedding gift.

Yvonne said...

Wow wow wow. It is soo beautiful. So simple yet so beautiful. I'm sure she'll love it - if not....

Yvonne
www.fjellvang.no/quilt

Autumn said...

I love it! The colors are great.

Colette said...

This is lovely..... they will love it! I really like the 'organic' back and colour scheme in this quilt.

Down Under we call your husbands flip flops ...thongs!!!

lsaspacey said...

Say it's a one-year anniversary present. Then it isn't AS late, right?

sewstylish said...

I'm sure your friend will love it. It looks like something you just want to cuddle up with.

Regina said...

So snuggly good!!

Lil D said...

It did turn out beautifully. She'll love it.

If she doesn't and you need a new friend, I don't mind wedding gifts being 7 years late...

Kathy said...

She will love it. It's totally her. The back is great.

peanut said...

That looks great :) I love the back. It's like a fun secret to put together a cool back to your quilt.

Jessica Levitt said...

This came out great! I've been meaning to make that pattern myself...
I particularly like the pieced back.