Monday, January 17, 2011

Maureen's Quilt

This is a quilt for my dear friend Maureen. She doesn't know she is getting it yet. She won't know until she reads this blog. You see Maureen is the first person who ever read my blog. And I know she still reads it. So Maureen when you see this let me know, because I will be dropping this table topper quilt off at your house.
Maureen and I have known each other since our twin boys were teeny tiny babies. We formed a play group when my boys were 6 weeks old and hers were three months old. Our families have been friends ever since. I have been wanting to make her a quilt for a long time. But my quilts tend to choose their owners and I have had to wait until one claimed her. This one did. It is a triangle pattern using a Moda charm pack I had left over. The boarder is fabric I found at Joann's. The binding is quilt binding. I stippled the quilt using a loop pattern.

I was trying to be very Home and Garden when I used props to take my photos. I also wanted to give Maureen an idea of the size and what the quilt could be used for. Most people are afraid to use the quilts I give them because they don't want to mess them up. But I have found that they wash well and usually just need spot cleaning.

I think this quilt can be used for tea or perhaps as a centerpiece on a table. Maureen and I don't have much time for tea as we both work full time and have busy little boys. But I know she will find a use for it. And maybe it will give us an excuse to get together and have tea, while our kids run around tearing up the house!


  1. Oh my gosh, Alyssa... you seriously just made me cry. I am so completely touched by this and just LOVE it! We have a new dining room table (finally) and this will look fabulous on top of it. And, yes, I promise you tea every time you come over!! I can't thank you enough for this increbile gift and the fact that you have shared your awesome talents with me!

    Lots and lots and lots of love,
    Maureen (not trying to post anonymously but I'm not able to post using my google account today for some reason)

  2. PS. By the way, you just made my day.. My week... My month (which has been pretty crappy up to now so this is definitely turning the tide big time for me!)