A Quilt from Across the Continent

I started this blog 4 months ago not only for my love of fabric and creating beautiful things from it, but also to make daunting projects -such as piecing together an entire quilt top- not seem so daunting. Anyway, I feel a step closer to accomplishing that as of last week. =) I received this beautiful picture of a quilt that Melissa from Kings County, New Brunswick in Canada made. This was Melissa’s very first quilt, and she used the Cuttin’ Corners Quilt tutorial as a guide. I absolutely adore the color choices she used. The wavy-lines quilting compliments the shapes on the quilt top, and the best part is you can use a straight-stitch on your sewing machine; simply move the quilt top in long S’s under the presser foot.
Melissa also used the Quick Quilt Binding tutorial to help finish the project. It turned out beautiful! And it looks so soft.
Thanks again, Melissa, for sending me these photos and for encouraging me to continue my posts. 🙂

9 Responses to A Quilt from Across the Continent

  1. Stephanie in Europe August 31, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    How inspiring! It looks beautiful!

  2. Jackie Bringolf August 31, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    Wow – it looks as if she's been quilting for years! I could easily see that quilt selling for top dollar by professionals. Congrats to Melissa for a job well done! Let's hope she continues to pursue her natural talent for quilting. (:

  3. Anonymous August 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Beautiful work Melissa! You must be very proud 🙂

  4. Lidia September 1, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    Wow! This is gorgeous. I LOVE the fabrics in this quilt–so young, fresh and modern. Way to go Melissa, I am impressed and inspired. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anonymous September 1, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Jera, do you quilt just in the rain or also when it's sunny? 🙂

  6. missavene September 2, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Aww thanks everybody! Your compliments feel great! It really came together quickly, 2 days, which I was very pleased with, Jera's tutorials made it all possible. And I will continue quilting, I like designer cotton too much not to 😉

  7. Christina September 2, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    Great job Melissa! It's addicting, isn't it?

  8. Susan D September 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    very nicely done. I almost immediately recognised the layout as the cutting corners set-up, because I just finished doing a small version of it yesterday, using 2.5 inch squares instead of 10 inch.
    Thanks Jera for the pattern, and thanks Melissa for sharing your pics

  9. PBLIZZARD2010 February 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Hey Melissa..What a great job you did. Beautiful. It's not hard to get addicted to quilting.Kepp up the good work and enjoy it.
    Paula your Farmer Market Buddy

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