Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mother's Day Nicey Jane Quilt

A few weeks ago, Jen and I were having a mellow playdate and missing Megan. The kids were so unusually quiet that we started 'playing' with fabric. I was telling her that I have a couple collections that I bought, that I LOVE, but I'm afraid that if I don't use them, I may lose the love someday, and I'd hate for them to go unused. Let's face it, all of our tastes change, and styles change. But I am seriously still in love with Nicey Jane in a major way. Jen and I went back and forth about what to do with it, and we finally ended up at a lattice quilt with big blocks of the prints to show them off.

CAD drawings and came up with these 2 schemes:

I finally settled on the second one and off I went. It was a pretty quick top to put together, but Jen put a whole quilt together in this pattern in about 2 or 3 days, beating me by about, oh, a month.

Here is the finished product. I managed to quilt the whole thing free motion on my tiny Janome Jem 720. It's the 1st quilt that I've free-motioned on my baby. I'm really happy with how it turned out.

The pattern on the back was inspired by this quilt that I found over on flickr.

I gave this to my Mom for Mother's Day, I really love this quilt, and really love my Mom. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

note: all pictures of this quilt were taken by Jen Bailly (bettycrockerass)

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