Friday, 31 May 2013

owl love you

Welcome to my round of TGIFF, if you're new here please stay and have a look around!

I'm also linking up to Quilt Story:

Fresh Poppy Design


My finish is one of the most special quilts I've made - in a way each one is special - but this is extraordinary for a number of reasons...



Primarily because this quilt is for my sister and her husband - they are getting married today!!



It is also my first collaboration. The top was pieced by me, sent to my amazing cousin Jackie in California, who made the back and long arm quilted it. She sent it back to me and I bound it. 

I was so pleased when I finished the owl, it is the Hootenanny pattern from the book 'Dare To Be Square' by Boo Davis. The fabrics in the owl are all from My Fabric House - they do seriously cute bundles!


The eagle eyed amongst you might have spotted an error though...



OH NO!! The owl is missing part of it's claw! I pieced a section of the blocks upside down and only realised when I had already put the quilt top in the post to Jackie. DUH!

Thankfully she is that awesome that she fixed it. phew.

Here is the 'Owl Love You' quilt:



Yes Jackie is totally awesome... look at the 'back' she made:


beautiful, traditional wedding rings.


She quilted such fabulous patterns that really show off the owl but also work amazingly well on the rings too:





The icing on the quilt, the newly weds names and date of their wedding:



If you want to see more of Jackie's long arm skills, or would like to contact her about her long arm service or custom quilting please see her Facebook page - Bar XX Quilting


Here it is draped over our double bed so you get an idea of the size and scale of it, sorry the room isn't even big enough for me to get proper shots:



I adore every part of this quilt and know that Jackie and I have poured love into it.


I am so proud to have Chris be my brother-in-law and (official) Uncle to my children.

I hope the quilt will be a wonderful reminder of their special day, how much their family love them, and help keep them warm throughout their happy marriage.



My baby sister is a 'Mrs'!!

This was the quilt I have been calling the May quilt and it is another check off my FAL list:


she can quilt


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So now it's your turn...



58 comments:

  1. Congrats to your sister and her new husband! And well done to you and Jackie for putting together such an amazing quilt. It really is the perfect wedding present :)

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  2. That is one seriously awesome wedding gift! And an awesome cousin you have too. Yay for working together!

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  3. Congrats to your sis Lucy! :D That quilt is super, I love it!! I have that book and that is my favorite quilt in it. :) I'll have to look up your cousin's FB page. Have fun at the wedding!
    xoxo

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  4. Great work Lucy - I'm sure your sister and new brother in law will love the quilt. So special to have family working together to get it done!

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  5. The quilt is stunning Lucy! This is a fabulous wedding gift.

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  6. What a fabulous finish! I LOVE the quilting!!! :) Oh for a longarm!

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  7. Beautiful! And such a special quilt to work on with your cousin. I bet your sister and new hubby will just adore it!

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  8. that is an awesome quilt! the owl is so fun and the wedding rings on the back are perfect!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  9. Such a great quilt - and awesome teamwork!

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  10. It's spectacular! Both sides! And congrats on getting a new bro-in-law! :)

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  11. such a wonderful wedding gift - it is awesome :-) Congratulations to your sister and her new husband.

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  12. Aw, what a lovely friend that is!! And such a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations to your sister and BIL!

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  13. Wonderful, hope they have a terrific day x

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  14. I LOVE your quilt!! I have the Boo Davis book, but have only made the snail quilt so far - the owl is definitely on my list. Hope your sister and new bro-in-law have a lovely day, and love their new quilt!! Cat.

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  15. Aw lovely post Lucy! Touched by the story and wishing them all the best!

    Cute to see Lois's wee cot in your room!

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  16. Awesome owl! Congrats to your sister. Show us the bridesmaid dress! Do they know their wedding date in palindromic? I noticed that in the quilting.

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  17. With all the love your and your sister sewed into this quilt...they will feel very special!

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  18. Such a beautiful quilt - just love the owl and those wedding rings on the back!

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  19. What an amazing gift Lucy. Hope you have a great day today

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  20. A double sided quilt made with love - what a present. You and your cousin have made a beautiful present. Enoy the wedding. Di x

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  21. wonderful wonderful wonderful! Wishing the newlyweds much joy! xx

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  22. What a great wedding gift! Absolutely wonderful!

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  23. A lovely post Lucy - congrats to your sister and her husband. Have a wonderful day - the quuilt is lovely.

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  24. Amazing work Lu! And Jackie, omg the back of it! And the quilting!

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  25. so many beautiful Details to see on your quilt, cool!

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  26. Big congratulations to your sister and her new husband. The quilt is amazing I'm sure it will be treasured. Sarah x

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  27. Lucy! That is awesome! I'm going to add that to my 'to make' list!

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  28. Wow! Amazing! How lovely that you were able to work with your cousin to make it too! I'm sure it will be the best wedding gift they receive :)

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  29. Congratulations to the happy couple! The quilt is amazing, I love this pattern, it's on my bucket list! The wedding rings on the back are so perfect too! I've no doubt that they'll love it. Thanks for hosting today :o)

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  30. Amazing quilt, how lovely that its all made by family! Congratulations to your sister and her new husband :D

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  31. Fantastic group effort, and it's not really a back is it, it's a double sided quilt :) How nice you have another quilter in the family.

    I was going to link up but I've only finished piecing the top so it would be cheating really.

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  32. Love the quilt, front & back! I picked up that book the other day and have been forcing myself to finish up some WIPs before I dive in. There are several projects in there that I NEED to make...the owl, robot, alarm clock, and dachshund to name a few...

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  33. What a fantastic quilt! I love the modern front and the traditional back. Congrats to your sister and her new husband, and to you and your cousin for a job well done!

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  34. Gorgeous quilt! Especially as a wedding gift :) Congratulations to your sister and her husband! The quilting of their names is a lovely touch.

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  35. This is as cute on the back as the front! Wedding ring is my fave:)
    Thanks for hosting!!!

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  36. It's lovely, and congratulations to the newlyweds :o)

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  37. Wow, that owl is really fabulous! Congratulations to the newly weds, and may they have many happy years ahead!

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  38. Amazing quilt Lucy! and congrats to the newly weds. I can't believe my luck that you are hosting today when i actually have a finish to share! Brilliant! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  39. May I ask what batting you used? The finished quilt looks fantastic and I love the way it sits...just looks very comfortable and inviting. I have heard good batting can make a big difference in how soft the finished quilt is and I don't have a favorite yet, so I would love to hear your pick.

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  40. Fab collaboration there (love the 'just thrown together back' ;o) ) Hope they had a wonderful day!

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  41. What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations to your sister and brother in law :) I'm sure they will love their new quilt!!

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  42. the owl is fantastic! you and Jakie did a fantastic job :) congrats to the bride & groom!

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  43. Love love love I just reserved the book to try to make one and I've always loved the double wedding ring love how you incorporated that! Great job!

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  44. Well shoot Friday is not over in the states but the collection "closed" so I can't link up! :-(. I tried! I love your owl quilt!!

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  45. Wow. Brilliant quilt an d lovely to have shard in its creation. Hope you had a great day!

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  46. What a wonderfully happy quilt - hope all went well yesterday.x

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  47. Owl you need is love... :)
    Such a great weeding gift!

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  48. Oh wow, wow wow! It is so perfect, wish I had a lovely sister like you when I was getting married, it is going to be treasured for years :-) xx

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  49. I just clicked thru from Flickr to find out more about your lovely Owl quilt. It's awesome, such a great wedding gift, totally awesome. The icing on the cake was realising you are in Manchester- I'm in Alty and yours is the first 'local' blog I've found, I'll be checking in regularly from now on xx

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  50. Congratulations to the newlyweds! The quilt is absolutely beautiful and such a sweet & special gift! You both did an amazing job. I love the modern front and the more traditional back.

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  51. what a fabulous gift, so full of love. Well done to you both (and the newlyweds!)

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  52. Congrats to the fam and this congrats to you because this quilt is awesome!

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  53. I remember when my baby sister got married. It was quite emotional for me. Did you find that to be the case as well? I adore your quilt! I have a pink version of him made by Hadley hanging in my sewing room. Great job!!!!

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  54. oh this is a wonderful quilt! The fabrics, pattern, backing and quilting! A fantastic wedding gift!

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  55. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

    The quilt looks AMAZING! Well done!

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  56. this is lovely! I think it is awesome that you both got to collaborate on such a special quilt! You both did a lovely job!

    I am stopping by from the Fabric Tuesday hop, I would love to have you hop on over if you get a chance! Have a great week! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/my-500th-post-string-table-topper.html

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  57. I love this quilt, it is a wonderful present and joint project. I need to get that book out, it is full of fun patterns.

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