Friday, March 10, 2006

Thanks Bonnie!

I've really enjoyed Bonnie's Quiltville site and started a few of her quilts (from stash, of course!) This is the first one that is finished. I made it smaller than hers. I had overflowing buckets of 1-1/2 inch strips and 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch blocks. The whole quilt is only 46x58 (I tend to make large quilts, so this is TINY). I really love it, though. I wasn't sure if I'd like all the colors together, but they really worked. As for the quilting, this was a combination of 'get it done' and 'try something new'. I quilted it with a simple meander but I used Alex Anderson's Masterpiece (sp?) thread on top and Bottom Line on the bobbin. The top thread broke a few times, but otherwise I was very happy with it. It deserves to be played with some more. This quilt will go into the future gift pile. No one was home today, so I had to let the sofa hold up this quilt!


And the back from stash, too! (How old is that large floral print?!?!?)


As for what I'm reading, I just finished Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. I've now read all of his books and would really like him to write faster. I liked Deception Point best of all of his books, but I am very much looking forward to seeing The DaVinci Code when it's released.

13 comments:

Samantha said...

Way to use up stash on the lovely quilt! It looks great!

Jeanne said...

The black sets off the colors nicely! Ha, a quilt spread on a couch at my house is a LOUD invitation for a doggie nap.

Laurie Ann said...

I loved that book as well as all of Dan Brown's. Nothing like a good book and a quilt to curl up with on a day like that. Preferably with a doggie laying on my feet! :)

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely quilt! Great back! Perfect size for the couch to hold up. The best part - IMHO it reads as a neutral gendered quilt, so you can give it to a boy or girl. - I think it was the greens....

Debra Dee said...

Well done. Doesn't it feel great to use up your stash and end up with such a loverly quilt?

Linda_J said...

Sounds like you just gave yourself permission to use and enjoy your stash. Good for you! What do they say--life is too short not to eat dessert first?

Dive in and have fun!

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cher said...

turned out great! I hope it made a dent in your strips too :-)

Nancy said...

That pattern is on my wannado SOON list. My scrap bins are overflowing and I'm steadily adding to them. Time to start using some of those strips/squares/bricks I've been cutting.

JudyL said...

Quilt looks great! Bonnie does have a wonderful site!


Judy L.

Mary said...

Cute quilt. I like Dan Brown too and will be going to see the Da Vinci Code movie when it comes out.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Love the quilt. Reminds me of Easter egg colors. I made one for my dad when he was in the hospital using bright fabrics. I think Bonnie has a picture of it on her site.
Kairle

Passionate Quilter said...

Love it! I love your back too. I just love looking at fun backs with more than just one piece of fabric. I love the way you inserted a few of the blocks in strips.