Saturday, March 26, 2016

Finished


Jack's Chain
66 x 80
Hand quilted


I used lots of bright little 3 inch 9 patches. Some were swapped.  I've grown to love these little 9Ps. It's amazing what will sometimes show up in a little 1 inch square. 


I used lots of different colored threads and several size 10 quilting betweens. 


I quilted an X in the 9 patches and quilted about 1/4 inch around the inside of the triangles and in the ditch around the hexagons - all in navy thread.  I used a quilt stencil, white marking pencil and those different colored threads...


... and hand quilted in the center of those hexagons.  I'm thinking I should have stitched in the ditch around those triangles too because they kind of poof out around the edges but really don't see any sense in spending hand quilting time stitching a lot in the ditch where no one will see.  So poofy it is and poofy it stays. 


This quilt was a challenge for me in several ways. But I'm pleased with how it turned out. I was especially worried about the binding around a quilt like this but I persevered and got it done. 


This is the back.

This will go into the hope chest as a wedding quilt for my grandson. He's only 7 but he will get a quilt from me for his wedding no matter what.  I always like to plan ahead. 


And that makes 3 wedding quilts for my 3 grandkids.  They were all challenges for me and all hand quilted.  There's a Pickle Dish for Kayla (age 11) , A Double Wedding Ring for Isabelle (age 11) and a Jack's Chain for Jacob (age 7). 

Now, I need to buy a hope chest!


I'll be busy with grandkids tomorrow so later in the day I will link up to:


32 comments:

gayle said...

Oh, I absolutely adore this quilt! (Actually, I adore all three in that pic at the bottom of the post!)
(I need to start stashing away nine-patches again, I can see it now...)
You're braver than I am for persevering on that scalloped edge. I would have totally cheated and cobbled something into the gaps to square it off!

Julierose said...

I just love all of these wedding quilts--they are extraordinarily beautiful. Nice work...hugs, julierose

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish--you have some very lucky grandkids!!

June said...

All three quilts are very beautiful. You do good work!

Nancie said...

Jack's Chain is gorgeous with all the bright colors. What a fabulous idea to make your grandchildren's quilts and put them away for their wedding gifts. Blessings for your entire family.

Terri said...

They are all beauties! Challenges? They look downright difficult. You did a great job and what a good idea to make them while they are young... and you are young. Thanks for sharing them.
Hugs

Quilting Babcia said...

You're way ahead if me, just started a wedding quilt for the youngest daughter, not engaged yet but I'm hopimg! Have yet to start seven, yes 7(!), grandkids wedding quilts! Your three are absolutely gorgeous, and handquilted, that is a real labor of love!

Vic in NH said...

What a wonderful array of quilts on the clothesline! Each one is a special beauty and definitely a part of you went into each one. It is a handsome legacy and I hope that each one is well-labeled.

Cathy said...

Wow, I love how Jack's Chain turned out. It is simply stunning. All the quilts look wonderful and I know that they will be loved and appreciated by your grands. Happy Easter, Cathy!

Mystic Quilter said...

Three very special, beautiful quilts - congratulations! I love all of them.

---"Love" said...

Your Jack's Chain quilt is a very intriguing design, and the colors and fabrics you used are perfect! I can't imagine piecing it, and even more so, hand quilting it; great job on both! The other two "hope chest" quilts are gorgeous too! Three lucky (and surprised?) grandchildren someday.---"Love"

Julianne said...

Cathy! All three of them are amazingly beautiful! What wonderful gifts for your grands!

Anonymous said...

You have 3 very lucky grandchildren. Those quilts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Kaja said...

Wow! This is a fabulous quilt and I love the picture of all three wedding quilts - beautiful work all round.

Podunk Pretties said...

All 3 are impressive but the Jack's Chain is my fave. I love the way the blue background makes the rings float. Well Done!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is an amazing collection of quilts! What lucky grandchildren you have! I'm glad you get to spend time with them now, too - although I don't have any grandkids yet, I hear that is the best job in the world! I'm impressed with both your hand quilting (all quilts should be poofy!) and the pretty scalloped edge. Gorgeous finish!

Scrap and quilts said...

Wonderful work Cathy! Fantastic. Love the dark hexi in the middle. It makes the colours sing louder. Your hand quilting is just gorgeous. Looks so even and neat. Great work all around. All three of them are indeed heirlooms. Congrats!! ;^)

Marly said...

I love this quilt. Thank you for shsowing it and sharing the quilting process. I've been making 3 inch 9-patches as leaders and enders for the last year, and have been wondering what on earth I should do with them. I don't have nearly enough yet, but this is definitely something to bear in mind.

Katie Cogswell said...

wow!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a happy quilt! I love seeing all your beautiful quilts on the clothesline. They are amazing. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Vicki in MN said...

What a bright fun quilt, and you do plan really far ahead!! Always good to get things done ;-)

Jennifer said...

OMG, they are all beautiful. Your grandchildren will love them when the time comes.

Monica said...

Congratulations, Cathy, it really looks excellent! I love that design, and the scalloped edge is the perfect final touch.

I love the colours in Kayla's pickle dish too. You're building up quite a legacy!

Marsha said...

Those are beautiful quilts. Really beautiful. What a wonderful gift from their grandmother. My grandmother gave her grandchildren a quilt for their weddings too and it is treasured, as these will be I'm sure.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness... you are finished already! That seems so fast to me!
It's gorgeous... and the line of quilts is just stunning!
Congrats on a fabulous finish!

scraphappy said...

Way to plan ahead! Three stunning quilts.

Sally T said...

Jaw dropping! The last photo is amazing and not because of the cat!

Libby in TN said...

OMG your Jack's Chain is beautiful. Definitely on my todo list. I'm putting away "wedding" quilts, too, but my two oldest grands are nearing marriage age so I'd better get crackin'.

Stephie said...

I LOVE the "poofy"! It looks so squidgy and soft. How can you bear to wait so long to give them to them - people always say that you must have the patience of a saint to hand quilt, that's so wrong...having patience to wait 20 years to give this quilt is what patience is all about, haha!!! All three of them are absolutely stunning quilts, and what a wonderful gift to receive :)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I love your quilts on the washing line, all three are real beauties! And such a lovely idea for your grandchildren, they will be treasured I'm sure.

Melissa said...

I've wanted to make this quilt for so long! Yours is wonderful!

Leanne said...

Wow, this is a fantastic quilt, a wonderful finish. And such a great project for your grandchildren! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.