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Amanda's Quilt

by Elaine DeFoor
(Stuart, Florida)

Amanda's finished quilt<br /> 

Amanda's finished quilt

One of my beautiful granddaughters is part Japanese and proud of her heritage. When she graduated from college I made this Kaleidoscope pattern quilt for her. I had loved the oriental fabric for some time and found this blue one with the beautiful birds on sale (a quilter’s favorite words).

At the time I had never made a bed size quilt and this one is a queen-size. I had only made table runners, etc. I have 16 grandchildren, quilts are in mind for all of them and I have made several since then.

This quilt, as are most of mine, is pieced on a little Singer featherweight because I love the perfect seams it creates. Most of my quilting is done on my Viking Husqvarna sewing machine which I had long before I learned to quilt. I have a friend in another state who has a long-arm quilter and she has allowed me to use it for a couple of my quilts.

I love quilting – the creativity of it and I love looking at others’ creations. The camaraderie among quilters is the best.

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Aug 15, 2011
Very Beautiful and colorful!
by: Sharon

Very Beautiful and colorful! I am sure that Amanda cherishes the time and love that went into making a very special quilt for only her and it will be an heirloom piece that can be handed down in her own family along with the very beautiful story attached to the making of it.

Aug 15, 2011
Beautiful Quilt
by: Jennifer Stow

This quilt is gorgeous. I love the blue and white and the various intricate patterns. As a very amateur quilter, I know the hard work, attention to detail and dedication that goes into such a beautiful piece of work.

Amanda is a very lucky young lady. I envy her.

Aug 12, 2011
Precise & gorgeous
by: Joyce

Incredible...Beautiful design, just like the beautiful granddaughter. Your work is detailed and precise!

Aug 12, 2011
Amanda's Quilt

Amanda's quilt is as beautiful as is her name...

My hat is off to you with the hours that you spent on it. God's Blessing is in your love to give to others.

Aug 12, 2011
Lovely in blue
by: Sharon W.

Elaine's quilt is so fabulous. Lovely for her to make it in honor of the Japanese heritage of her granddaughter.

Aug 12, 2011
by: Carol

Stunning....and made with love to boot....priceless! Elaine you're truly one gifted woman.

Aug 12, 2011
Love it!
by: Laura

It's gorgeous!

Aug 12, 2011
Beautiful Quilt
by: Judy

I know the hours of love that went into this quilt and was privileged to have seen it as it made that journey to completion!

Aug 11, 2011
by: Anonymous

Your granddaughter is a lucky girl to have a grandmother like you! Beautiful quilt!

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