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Monday, August 15, 2011

She Has Crossed the Finish Line....

I am proud to announce that Molly has completed her first ever quilt!  Yay! 

This quilt was inspired by a vintage Crazy Quilt and soon was emblazoned with her own signature....


She began with a dresden plate for the center.  Hand appliqued and embroidered on the top only with lots of stitches and color....


She flanked the center with quarter dresdens, and again added lots of fabulous stitching....
Peacock Lane was added for the wide borders and a coordinating fabric for the corner blocks....
Once the top was finished, Molly quilted with perle cotton {making her mommy very happy!}


The back was pieced with this vibrant sugar skull fabric {remember she was a Spanish major}...and again Peacock Lane in pink....

The binding was pieced....

    
Molly is thrilled!


I think we may have a new quilter! 
Stay tuned - she has some sweet embroidery tutorials to come!


mary....and molly :)


42 comments:

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Molly should be thrilled! This is AMAZING!!

Suburban Stitcher said...

Beautiful!!!!!!! Love everything about it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fantastic Molly! What concentration to stick with it to the beautiful finish.

mary e said...

i love spending way way too much time looking at blogs/quilts. i mean hours viewing and reading about talented sewers/quilters/artist quilts, this is truly one of my favorites! WOW, congrats to Molly!!!! :>)

sumo said...

The quilt is stunning! Unbelievable that it is her first. Can't wait to see what she does when she's more experienced. lol Must be in the genes.

JENNY said...

This is so very beautiful!

Nicky said...

Molly is an A* student! Wonderful first quilt - wish mine had been as good! Looking forward to the embroidery tutorials.

Are you putting your feet up Mary? heeheee?

Char said...

What a beautiful quilt. It's amazing for a first quilt. I can't wait to see what comes next.

Leanne said...

I love it, what a fantastic first quilt!

Laura said...

Truly inspiring! Way to go Molly! Now I'm off to get sewing! ;)

PamKittyMorning said...

It turned out fantastic! I'm so impressed!

felicity said...

wow! what a masterpiece! congratulations, Molly!

Mary Jo said...

very nice.
and what a big commitment. --I'll send her some of my ufo
The quilt world needs your special touch Miss Molly.

Lady Jane said...

If this is a first quilt than the next one will be just as nice. You did a great job...

Sharon T said...

OMG, Molly! Beautiful!

susan said...

Absolutely fantastic quilt. Anyone would be proud to have created that.

synnove75 said...

What an amazing quilt! She must be very proud:-)

Material Mary said...

Totally awesome. Love how it turned out.
Mary

Ellen said...

OH. MY. WORD. What a fantastic quilt! I am just going to pretend it is her 29002748th quilt, not her first, to make my self feel better though, ok? ;] Beautiful stitches, and I love love love the fabric combos! No denying she's a child of yours! Can't wait for some tutorials, I think this would be a GREAT mother-daughter blog, and I'm wondering if there are any plans for this quilt? (using, displaying, gifting, etc.?)

Scenic Pit Stops said...

This is SO incredible! It makes me totally embarrassed by my first quilt! I think there are amazing things in Molly's future, and I"m VERY excited about the embroidery tutorials!! Congrats on your first quilt, Molly!

Sarah@Pings&Needles said...

Molly - what a wonderful quilt - your embroidery is fab and I can't wait for your tutorials! It's been lovely watching it grow and I think your spin on the crazy quilting embroidery is spot on.

Mary - you must be so proud of your daughter ... but I have to tell you, it's genetic! So you should also be proud of yourself!

Wendy said...

Stunning! Molly your finished quilt is just beautiful! You should be very proud of yourself.....Mom I know you are so proud of a job well done.....The world of quilting welcomes you Molly! May your creative muse continue to inspire you to create from the heart.....

summerfete said...

Wow Molly it is truely awesome, you have an amazing gift for colour!!

Manda said...

Incredible quilt Molly!

Marydon said...

Beautiful quilt, Molly & delightful border.

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Rachaeldaisy said...

That quilt is stunning, amazing and beautiful! And so different! Molly, you're a star!! I love the sugar skull fabric in the back!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Definitely in the genes! (How I wish I had a daughter to share such things with!) I love the bold use of yellow in this quilt and of course Dresdens and embroidery! It is one of the BEST quilts I have seen in a long time!

Pen Pen said...

I love Ellen's comment about pretending it wasn't her first quilt, to make herself feel better. I love this quilt!!! Beautiful!! can't wait to see the embroidery tutorials.

Carla said...

If anyone has ever had a more stunning "first" quilt, I don't know who it was! I certainly hope that she decides to "be a quilter" and does't stop now!! Wow! You must be so proud.

MB in MI said...

F A B ulous! Can't wait to see her next projects!! (i think she had a good example to follow :-)

corners of my life said...

One of kind indeed and so very charming.

Nunurina said...

love patch + embrodery. Is fantastic.
Núria.

Nunurina said...

love patch + embrodery. Is fantastic.
Núria.

Sewn With Grace said...

You think you "may" have a new quilter. Oh my ever loving word!!! I've been quilting for nearly 15 years and have never done as wonderful a job as this!! She is a natural quilter and an amazing artist! WOW!!!!

notes of sincerity said...

be.still.my.heart.

So gorgeous! Seriously! Molly did a fabulous job!!

To have so much talent under one roof! Momma Mia! :o)

BaileyGirl5 said...

Just breathtaking. This quilt is seriously AMAZING!

HasieB said...

This quilt is AMAZING! I'm envious of your talents!

73mw said...

Absolutely stunning - the colours are beautiful and I love the Dresden/Embroidery combo. Well done Molly.

Molly said...

So beautiful. Words really fail, considering, I know this must be even more amazing in person! The riot of colors and embroidery stitches combine perfectly. I'm sure she'll have this the rest of her life.

Jenny said...

how *blinking* amazing! well done Molly!

EmmaNadine said...

Absolutely fantastic. This is an incredible piece of art.

Mary said...

Fantastic. Original. I love it. Molly rocks!