Friday, October 9, 2009

Lindsay's Horse Quilt

 Quilt Festival 2009

Here is the quilt I wanted to showcase during the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  This quilt was made for my niece Linsday's birthday. I wanted to make a quilt that focused on her love of horses. I used a children's story book to create the horses. The rest of the quilt I designed myself.  All the different blocks include a  barn, hill with sheep, straw shed, jumping post, boot, 3 horses, blue ribbon and horse trailer with her name on it.  Once I had all the blocks done, since they were all different sizes, I had to throw strips of fabric between them to try to make the quilt fit all the pieces.  Then I cut many 3"x3" sqaures for the border of matching fabric.  It was fun to make and Lindsay loved it. 

Go the Park City Girl and join in the fun! It will be a blast. This is my first time so I hope I meet everyone's expectations! Thanks for allowing me to share my love of quilting with others who love it too!



This was her puppy at the time.  I am so glad I included this puppy Libby into this quilt.  Shortly after the quilt was given to Lindsay, the puppy died of a heart defect.  She says she looks at the quilt every night before going to bed and it always reminds her of her puppy!  Below is her kitty I included as well in the barn and the horse she used for lessons at the time is named Comet, so I placed that name on the horse trailer. 

 

 
I hope you like my quilt, looking forward to hearing your comments!
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60 comments:

Micki said...

What an amazing quilt, and I am so glad that you made it for her and also included the puppy in it. Did you make up the pattern yourself?
Lovely!
Micki

Kaaren said...

What an awesome quilt, Stephanie. I'm sure Lindsay will treasure it always.

Angela said...

What a great way to preserve all those childhood memories! Fantastic job!

Zonnah said...

Too cute!

Shawn said...

Your quilt is amazing, what a cherished heirloom it will be, wonderful work!

Lurline said...

A great quilt - what a wonderful depiction of the dear little puppy!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jean said...

This quilt is so pretty..what a wonderful quilt for a child. My daughter has a boxer that looks a lot like your nieces.

Tonya said...

That is amazing work. You should definitely be proud!

Sherrill said...

WOW, Stephanie, what a GREAT job you did! I'm always so amazed at people's imagination cause I have NONE! I'm OK at following someone else's pattern but wish I could come up with my own design. Your niece will treasure that ALWAYS! (ps-I'm an RN, non-practicing for 18+ years, AND born in MD--Takoma Pk. but left when I was 6!!)

Mary said...

Wow - what a wonderful quilt! The likeness of that cute puppy as captured in the quilt is amazing. What a treasure for your niece to have!

Lucy said...

WOW - this is a brilliant quilt. Lindsey is one lucky girl!
i love the style of the pictures. and the puppy is so cute and really like Libby.
ijust looked at some of your other things - all lovely too - so you are bookmarked by me!

ps thanks for your comment on my quilt :-)

tooznie said...

I love your quilts, and this is a great sample of your beautiful work!

Kay said...

This is a truly one of a kind, special quilt!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

it's adorable! she must love that quilt! what nice touches, the dog and horse are so well done!

Auntie Em said...

What a beautiful quilt! So full of personal touches! The likeness of the puppy is amazing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. This quilt festival is so much fun, and great for meeting new bloggers. I liked your header the minute I got here.

Ariane said...

Wow!! I love this quilt. The appliques are beautiful. It will hold a lot of memories for Lindsay for a long time. Thanks for sharing.

dee said...

thanks for stopping by. Your quilt is so well done and I enjoyed reading about the different blocks and I took some time to read other entries. Beautiful work-thank you for sharing it with us.

Elizabeth said...

Wow love your applique! I'm reading up and watching to learn as much as I can as I collect all that I will need to make my first Hawaiian Quilt. My math tells me I'll need 7 packages of Wonder Under, Golly where can I buy their stock?

The dog applique is amazingly accurate, I agree adding before you knew makes it all that much more special.

...dotty... said...

Beautiful quilt, chock full of memories ! What a wonderful keepsake for your sweet daughter !

Allie said...

That is a great story to go with a beautiful quilt!

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love all the work you put into it to make it just right for your neice. She will treasure it always.

littlewoodbird said...

Such a nice gift - so personalised and special! Well done with this!!

LauraJ said...

I find pictoral quilts a true work of art. I can't draw very well myself and admire those who can. With fabric no less! Beautiful job and beautiful niece!

Laura said...

Cute, cute, cute it makes me feel like I'm 7 again. Adorable!!

Cara said...

That is super cute. You did a great job with the applique. Very creative

Four O'Clock Quilt Company said...

Beautiful! I love the puppy applique, it looks just like him!

Anne said...

What a wonderful memory and such a delightful quilt! Now, I'm going to go poke around the rest of your blog.

Aunt Spicy said...

That is seriously an amazing quilt! The detail and story are beautiful!

SarahVee said...

Love the design. I really like your personalized touches of her horse's name, and her dog. Thanks for sharing.

Granny Lyn said...

this is just awesome!! the best quilts are the ones with personal touches, and this beauty is loaded with them!! thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

Oh, I'll bet she LOVES it! So fun!

W. Latane Barton said...

Great quilt. Excellent copy of the dog in fabric.

Dee said...

Okay...another quilt and story that makes my heart happy...even while I'm crying about the puppy! This is absolutely one of the most gorgeous, innovative, stitched with love quilts on the Festival. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Rene' said...

Such an amazing quilt. You can tell a lot of thought, time and planning went into this quilt. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Marge Gordon said...

I love how you personalized it, she will love it for years to come, great job!

karenfae said...

great quilt!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

sewpam63 said...

Oooh! It's an AWESOME quilt. : ) I especially like the puppy. What a nice memory to comfort.

Gene Black said...

I love the puppy, Libby. You did an amazing job capturing her spirit.
You personalized this quilt so well, I know she will treasure it forever.

kameleonquilt said...

Lucky girl to get such a wonderful quilt filled with memories :-)

Diva Quilts said...

What a fun quilt! :)

Leslie said...

wow wow wowie!! this is beautiful and so amazing! you did such a fantastic job. your niece looks more than thrilled with it

Grams said...

Love the quilt -- we had horses when I was growing up. We rode all the time and participated in horseshows. Hunter/jumper type competitions. Had a boxer and a horse named Comet too. Small world :) Your neice has to love having all those memories documented in such a special way.

Vail in TN

Ruth Anne Olson said...

What a great quilt. I love all the different horse themes and motifs. What a lucky (and beautiful) little girl.

stitchinpenny said...

What a fantastic quilt! She is very lucky to have such a loving aunt.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt. I love the trailer block the most! It's so cute. I bet your niece was overjoyed when she opened up her gift. This is a quilt design that every little girl would love to have.

Rhondi said...

You did an awesome job of making a memorable quilt for your neice. How great for her to have a quilt that is designed just for her. The colors are so pretty too!

quiltmom said...

Stephanie,
It is a fabulous quilt that I am sure that your niece treasures- It has lots of her favorite things on it.
You do really lovely work- Thanks for showing it in the show.
There are so many beautiful quilts to see- I hope you are getting a chance to view them.
Warmest regards,
Anna

SewCalGal said...

Cheerful quilt. You did a great job.
Thanks for sharing your story, quilt & participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Wow, wow and wow! You are so talented. What a beautiful quilt and what a lucky niece.

Mikol said...

What a fun quilt! I love how personal it is. A quilt well done. :)

MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt !!

Marika

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Stephanie, what a very sweet quilt. And I love that you added her puppy. This will always be a special quilt for your niece.

Janet Brady said...

This is a fabulous quilt! I'm sure your niece will treasure it always! I have been a "horse show Mom" for over 20 years and it made me nostalgic for the long gone pony days. Thanks for sharing.

fabricartist21 said...

I really enjoyed looking at your whole blog and all of your quilts. I know you are very busy with working and all but please come see my blog sometime. I love the pics of your kids also.

Quilts on Bastings said...

What an incredible amount of work - it is a beautiful quilt and I am sure your niece will treasure it.

Thearica said...

Wonderful quilt for such a beautiful young lady!

Diane said...

what a fatastic job capturing these memories!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

What a cute quilt! I love all the details you added to it :)

Pat said...

You are VERY talented. That horse quilt is a real work of art!!!

Nancy said...

Hi... Pat(A little of this...) just sent me the link to your horse quilt. What an amazing job! I love all the little memories you included.

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