The Gypsy Wife quilt is quilted, and bound, and ready to go to its “forever home”, as our daughter calls it when one of the animals she fosters is adopted.
I recently read a post listing pictures we supposedly should take of every quilt, and thought “not”. I think Rita, at Red Pepper Quilts, does one of the best jobs anywhere on her photos and posts about her quilts. She includes enough pictures for me to get a good idea of the quilt. Even better, she lists “statistics” about each quilt at the end of the post. So here’s my attempt:
First, a picture showing the back and giving a closer view of the binding:
Then, a picture of my favorite block. OK, that wasn’t Rita’s idea, but I like it 🙂
A picture showing the quilting:
Gypsy Wife Quilt
Pattern: Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell, with several modifications by me
Fabric: Just A Speck collection by Jen Kingwell,
Moda Grunge in various colors
And a few others
Finished Size: 61” x 66”
OK, did any of those pictures or details add to your experience of the quilt?
I liked the photo of your favorite block!
I ❤️The dots! Your favorite block is so cute! The quilt is so bright and happy.
Thanks! I bought those dots because I just HAD to have them, and they worked out well for this project 🙂
I have the same “Have to Have” feeling every time I see dots!
Love the quilt and your pix. And, happy a foster animal is going home to its new home!
I’m wondering if with the adoption of the animal it goes home with, does that imply it is to be used only by the animal? (cringe – it’s such a gorgeous and labor intensively pieced and quilted piece!).
I’m hoping it’s a kindof house warming gift for the adopted family????
oops! I read the intro wrong…it’s not at all related to an animal adoption – my bad!
Haha! I’ve done the same thing! And my daughter and her group do get a lot of animals adopted, so you aren’t wrong anyway 🙂
I do like the idea of writing up a summary of each quilt in a consistent form, and I love the idea of including your favorite block!
I think I may adopt the plan of summarizing each one like this when I’m finished. Thanks for your comment.
Yes, I think the summary is helpful. People always ask what was the pattern, and I especially like to know what size the quilt is. If anyone else did the quilting or otherwise contributed a lot, I think that is good to list, too. I also like having the closeup photos. Makes it much easier to “feel” the quilt and understand what it is about. I’m not very good at that part.
It’s a fun quilt and I REALLY like your version. I especially like that the bottom section isn’t pieced into a million different strips, but having the various greys helps add depth and interest. Good work, Mary! Thanks for sharing it.
thanks, Melanie! The grays turned out duller than I had hoped, but they do tone down the craziness.
Fantastic colors and that is so cute that is going to its forever home – I love it!
Thanks! Yes, I like the “forever home” idea, too.
I love the quilt! Congratulations on once again creating a great piece!
Thanks! I will mail it some time this week 🙂