Friday, November 20, 2015

Amelia Canyon Quilt Finish

I'm so excited to share Amelia's quilt with you today! She finished it over a week ago but it's been crazy around here and I'm just now being able to sit and write about it. Amelia is six and this was her first quilt. I helped her baste, quilt, and bind it so I put it on my Q4 FAL list as number three. This was also my ALYoF goal for November. Prepare for an adorable picture overload!

She chose a layer cake of Canyon by Kate Spain for Moda to use for her quilt. We just did simple patchwork for this as it was her first attempt at a quilt. She has sewn other things before like pillow cases and bean bags.

It's just so pretty and she did so well at lining up the seams. We used washi tape on the machine as a guide for her to follow. We also used wonder clips to keep the pieces together. I find they are safer for the kids than pins and much easier to place and remove.

I love putting tags on my quilts and this one is especially cute because Amelia wrote her own name. I did the rest of the tag. It matches so well too! This is from yardage by Sweetwater for Moda.

Amelia picked both the thread color and the style of quilting. I think the meander is the perfect choice for this one. She said she likes it because it makes "little puffy bits I like to poke".

Here she is relaxing on it and enjoying the feeling of accomplishing something big!

Like my other two kids who made their own quilts I let Amelia lead in the photo shoot. I like this one. She looks snug as a bug.

This one is also fun with the quilt flowing behind her. There were a lot of funny outtakes with this one and her little arms were getting tired holding up that much quilt so high while running.

Here's the backing she chose more of that same line - Canyon by Kate Spain. I love the texture of the quilting in this picture as well.

Isn't she freaking adorable?!
Well, That's it for this week! Thanks for stopping by and checking out her finish. I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday.

Also, this week I was part of a block hop to promote my friend's new book. Check it out in this post and visit the other stops on the hop...

Nov. 16 - Lee at Freshly Pieced
Nov. 17 - AnneMarie at Gen X Quilters
Nov. 18 - Leanne at She Can Quilt
Nov. 19 - Julie at That's Sew Julie
Nov. 20 - Lyn guest-blogging at Flourishing Palms


  1. Absolutely beautiful Amelia, your quilt inspires me.!!!!!

  2. This is so pretty! The quilt and Amelia! Great work.

  3. Great job, Amelia! It's a beautiful quilt :)

  4. Wow! You are a fabulous quilter Amelia! I love your quilt!

  5. How fun! Amelia made a beautiful quilt.

  6. Oh my goodness Amelia - you did such a good job with your first quilt!!! I love the colours and the big meander was a great choice - when your quilt is washed, you will love how snuggly it feels! Beautiful, beautiful finish!

  7. How wonderful. Do tell her that blogland comes right around the world here to New Zealand - and I thinks she is a very clever girl indeed! Great photos too!

  8. Amelia did an awesome job!!! SWEET!!!!! Her smile tells the whole story, and the picture of her flying around the yard with the quilt floating behind her...just priceless!!! I'll bet she's snuggling with it right now!!!

  9. What a spectacular finish! Amelia did an amazing job and I loved the photo shoot!


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