Friday, April 19, 2013

Marguerite Herringbone Quilt: Finished

I feel like I have been working on the Marguerite herringbone quilt for so long, but I had to put it aside to take care of some other commitments. I posted about this quilt previously here and here.
This is a special quilt made for a special friend. Her name is also Stacey (spelled with an "e"). I met her in college and we've had lots of fun times. Back then our friends called us Stacey (her) and Sta (like "stay" - me) to differentiate ourselves. Seems so silly now. Thank goodness "Sta" never stuck for me. Well, 14 years later my long distance friend was diagnosed with cancer. I wanted to do something for her to show my support and I knew that she was the kind of gal to appreciate handmade goodness, so I decided to make her this quilt.


I would consider her to be a girly-girl so between the floral pattern of the Marguerite line and the sweet colors, I felt it was a good fit. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I used the Love Song pattern but did not include the vertical white stripes in between the columns. Here are a few shots of the front.

I paired all the prints from the Marguerite fat quarter bundle with a Kona white cotton.
For the back, I used two large print pieces from the Marguerite line which includes a gray floral and the "green" (more like gold) diagonal stripe.
For the binding, I used the pink floral from the line. I quilted it by stitching on both sides of every seam.
It turned out to be 57" x 66.5".
Here she is all ready to be shipped to my sweet friend.
I do have some leftovers from the fat quarter bundle that I am dying to use. I have to say that this is probably my most favorite quilt of any I have made so far.

Enjoy my friend!
I am linked up to Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.




14 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful and such a beautiful gift for your friend!!

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  2. What a pretty quilt. I love the colors. And I like the way you pieced it together. No half-square triangles. :)

    Great blog, I found you via instagram!

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  3. Such pretty, soft colors as well as being a beautiful design. I'm sure it will bring your friend much comfort.

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  4. This quilt is incredible. What a sweet gift for your friend!

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  5. Beautiful..I know she will love it!

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  6. Congratulations on wonderful finish! Your friend will be delighted!
    Esther

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  7. These colors make for a really refreshing combination :) Beautiful job!

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  8. Beautiful quilt for your friend! Sending healing thoughts and prayers her way.

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  9. Can I ask you what pattern you used? When I click on the link for the pattern the site is no longer available. Love your quilt and the beautiful colors!

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  10. Same question as David. What pattern did you use? The link isn't working for me either! I would love to have this pattern! Quilt is beautiful!!!

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  11. http://www.ajfrench.com/shop/my-song
    I believe this is the pattern.

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  12. http://www.ajfrench.com/shop/my-song
    I believe this is the pattern.

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  13. I'm going to make my first ever jelly roll quilt and I'm going to base it on yours here! wish me luck :)

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