Quilting, Farming, Variety

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This One Surprised Me !!

This little quilt surprised me; when it was just a top it didn't impress me much, but the more I quilted on it, the more I grew to like it. It seems to be just what a quilt represents to me: a pieced block, quilted by the piece, set together with strips, pretty enough for a bed, or sturdy enough to be played on. And I didn't feel pressured to make every stitch the same length or every seam a perfect quarter inch; I just enjoyed it.

The backing came from my stash; I've always liked the print but had never found a use for it until I saw how well it matched the red border. The binding, from the same print, and which always is just like "the frosting on the cake" hugs it all together.

So, that's another WIP out of the cupboard; on to another!

Enjoy, Charlotte





14 comments:

  1. congrats on a finish! I have to get busy and finish some things too - I have so many ideas for more :)
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  2. I am adding this one to my FAVORITES! Did you notice how great it looks on your white bed?

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  3. Oh my goodness how beautiful. I love the pattern too. I have a lot of stash waiting to be used. I need to get busy, busy.

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  4. I like it! And the backing matches perfectly with the colors you chose.

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  5. Your quilt turned out so nice! I recognize many of those fabrics... I have the same ones.
    I have three different types of sage in my yard... the Pineapple sage, the regular sage that people cook with turkey, and the beautiful flowering Russian Sage, which is almost a shrub, it's so big. Such a wonderful plant and so many varieties.

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  6. It's beautiful Charlotte! The red sets off the other colors perfectly. It will be a lovely quilt to cuddle up in with a good book and a cup of tea. Well done!

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  7. You did a great job on it. It's certainly a fun and cheery friendship star quilt. I admire your talent to hand quilt. I think hand quilting is so pretty and gives an extra touch of beauty and charm. :)

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  8. Congrats on being a "lovely blog" nominee! Just popped over from E.C.'s place. Lovely quilts. They look comfy which is right up my alley.

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  9. Love it!!! You are making my fingers itch to do some hand quilting.

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  10. So pretty-and I love the backing.

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  11. I don't know where you find the time to do it all. It turned out beautiful.

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  12. Good heavens! This is gorgeous. You've chosen my colors. I love the boldness. I adore the red!

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  13. Beautiful! Love your neat stitching. I am in awe of quilters.

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