Wednesday, March 3, 2010

About Ready to be Quilted

I have done some quilting the past couple of weeks. This is the little challenge quilt for the guild's quilt show and the theme is story books. This is my version of a Mother Goose book. Just used what fabric I had on hand - which, of course, is quite plentiful - but I ended up not having enough for the binding and needed something to back it, also. Being an applique fan, I don't usually buy very big pieces of fabric unless I have a reason. I do buy lots of smaller pieces. This is not a big quilt - just 20 x 24. I bought a piece of dark blue today which does not match. However, I think since the binding only amounts to about 1/4 of an inch that it will work out just fine. I am pretty pleased with the way this turned out. The blocks are 8" so I needed four more inches in width and added the title of the quilt there. The letters were done by finding a simple font on the computer and enlarging them to the size I needed for the piece. I would have preferred the fabric in Mary, Mary's dress but that was gone. Also decided the strip needed something else so did the leaves and cherries or grapes or whatever and there was enough for those from the meager little scraps left from Mary's dress. This was a fun one to do.

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6 comments:

joanne lendaro said...

Very nice!! Love the colors!

Karen said...

So sweet Carol! The fabric mix is perfect. You are so clever. :)

Leslie said...

That sure was alot of work. I turned out just great. Is there a touch of our buddy Kaffee in this wall hanging. lol

Quilting Queen said...

Hi Carol... Ilike your blog page...and your quilts...we have something in commonn..I too have been quilting for 30 plus years...of course I started when I was just a baby.. keep quilting.

Janet said...

This is so cute. You deserve a prize. Your applique is always perfect.

Cathy said...

I love the Mother Goose! I am a fan of the Sunbonnet Sue also. Just found your blog...and my mom is 82.10 and finished a large quilt for me in October for my birthday...all hand quilted! I'm proud of other you! I just posted on my blog about a Mrs. Oliver that taught me to quilt. Bless her heart..she only had needle, thread and scissors...no iron. She was my inspiration. But I'll tell you, I appreciate an iron! So glad I found you~~~ :)