Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another Quilt Top!!

I felt as though I was making some really good progress. My shawl is almost done. Each row is over 400 stitches so it takes me a long time to just finish one row, but I'm getting there. I'm almost at the border. My Twister quilt should be done soon. The borders I have left shouldn't take me too much time. That's almost 2 items off my list. However, I finally took notice of this quilt top which I've had hanging around my sewing room for awhile. It's called Pinwheels and Posies and was a block of the month created by Beth Ferrier. A friend worked on it with me. Wonder what happened to hers??  It has lots of applique and I was unsure how to quilt it. I feel I have more ideas and techniques and hope to machine quilt it soon. I even have a backing I bought for it years ago.


Here's a close up of the center. It reminds me of spring. The colors are light and breezy. It makes me look forward to summer and warmer temperatures. The quilt was supposed to have plain borders but I added my own spin to it. I used graph paper to figure it out. I felt it would act like a fence around a garden of flowers.

So, I add one more project to my list. This quilt top is too pretty not to finish! The new projects I want to start will just have to wait a little longer.

32 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous springtime quilt! You'll love it twice as much after it's layered and the quilting begins, and you see all the added dimension the batting brings to those sweet applique flowers!

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    1. I think you're absolutely right! I think the quilt will look much nicer after quilting. I'm looking forward to working on it!

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  2. Pinwheels and Posies is a beautiful quilt! I think it was just waiting patiently for you to develop your quilting skills and now the time is right.
    Are you thinking of me as the "friend" who made the top with you? I didn't do this one. I did Moondance.

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    1. I thought you made this one too!! I know we made Moondance together but also thought we made this one together! Guess I was mistaken!

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    2. Seeing how pretty it is, it makes me wish I did!

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    3. Could have sworn you made this one too. We only worked on Moondance together? We should fix this!!

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  3. Such a beautiful quilt top. It looks old fashioned to me and I mean no offense by that ... I'm really liking it.

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    1. No offense taken! I know what you mean! This pattern is from awhile ago before modern quilts were introduced. The pattern is just so pretty though!

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  4. Rosemary, that is so pretty! I can hardly wait to see how you quilt it.

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    1. Thank you, Colleen! I see lots of outline quilting and there is some room for a little free motion!

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  5. WOW! It's a very nice spring quilt.
    Colors are well armonized.
    Brava!
    Lidia

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    1. Thank you, Lidia. I must admit I used Beth Ferrier's pattern exactly including using the same fabrics as she did. I do love the colors. So nice and cheerful!

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  6. Oh...I agree, you should finish this one. You don't have much more to do on it. I love the posies. You could have it ready for this Spring..gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, DeAnna! I feel I really should finish it. I have the backing already. Just need to get going!

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  7. Oh, you have to finish this one--it is vibrant. Sooo pretty...sounds like you've got your quilting "mojo" in gear--Love it Julierose

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    1. Hope so, Julierose! Got to get moving on these projects!

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  8. I agree; you'll have to finish this one! It's gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Astrid. I do plan to finish it. Hope it's soon!

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  9. What a pretty quilt. Please add it to your to do list. Looking forward to seeing photos of it completed

    Cheers Pauline

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    1. Thanks, Pauline! I'll post a picture when I finish it. Won't be anytime soon!!

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  10. Wow, this quilt is so wonderful. I love the fabrics you used. Fantastic work.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Grit

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    1. Thank you! I love the bright colors too! So nice and cheerful!

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  11. Your quilt is gorgeous, you must be thrilled now that it is pieced and ready to quilt.

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! I'm so happy to be able to quilt it soon!

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  12. I love that quilt! When I first saw it I thought of Spring! Can't wait to see it finished! Also the shawl!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! I have 8 rows left on the shawl! The rows are so long, 428 stitches! Got to get some quilting done soon!

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love that it's so spring-like--hope your nor'easter isn't overwhelming. (We could get snow Sat - Tues, and I'm torn between wanting it for the moisture and not wanting it for the driving difficulties.)

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    1. Thanks, Dora. The storm is just starting to really get going. We have about 3 inches so far. So glad I didn't have to work. I'm staying in and quilting!

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  14. Hi Rosemary, beautiful quilt top and love seeing all those fantastic free motion quilting in your previous posts!! I'm sure this quilt will be stunning once quilted, look forward to seeing your finished piece! =)

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    1. Thank you! I've missed you! Hope you're back to blogging! It's been lonely without you!

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