Monday, September 26, 2011

Done and Done


At long last I have some quilts to show for myself.  Debra quilted these finished tops for me (thanks Debra) though it took me forever to put the binding on this one.  Just in time for the beginning of Fall, I bound this quilt and and the pink one below, which I just got back in the mail, and they're ready to be put into use.


This quilt may look familiar since I blogged this top after I finished it. The pattern is adapted from one I saw in a magazine.


Here you can see some of Debra's quilting, and some of the variety of scraps.  It's a real scrap album of the fabrics I've used over the years.


This pink quilt has a distinct story.  I bought this top on eBay a few years ago when I really wanted a quilt made from one of those embroidery kits.  When this quilt came in the mail, I was disappointed because the embroidered blocks are not well executed, and because the pink was too neon for my taste. These embroidered quilt kits have been available for decades, but because of the color, I estimate that this one may be from the 1960s.


This top sat in the closet for a long long time.  At one point I thought I might take the blocks out of the top and re-set them.  Then I finally resolved to just quilt it, and I pieced a backing from some bright 60s-70s prints.


When I went to Texas this summer, I thought, hmmm, maybe Debra will do this for me, and she gamely came through, though this piece had its challenges.  For example, all the fabric was torn, and none of it was straight.  Somehow she got it all to behave, and lo and behold, I love this quirky quilt.


It's a bright pop of color and I smile every time I see it. 

8 comments:

Rian said...

WOW!!! You've been busy! Two very wonderful quilts to keep you cozy this winter. Well done and done!

beth said...

I love both of them. GREAT job!

Debra Spincic said...

We are such a great team! Now go make some more quilts! You know you want to!

I love them both. The really scrappy one has inspired me to do a small 1000 Pyramid with the smallest of my centuries old scraps I want to remember. I learn so much from you.

xoxoxo

floribunda said...

Wow, that scrap quilt is beautiful! It proves the point that "the more, the better" as far as fabrics go... I especially like the little sashing strip of cherries at the bottom of the photo.

Judy S. said...

Love how both quilts look on their respective beds. Nice!

Susan Elliott said...

I love that quirky quilt too Barbara...I think you could love any quilt under the right conditions...couldn't you...

Kay said...

What a beautiful scrap quilt! I have to agree about the pop of pink, too. Great accomplishment.

Magpie Sue said...

I really like your scrap quilt. So cheerful!