Saturday, September 22

I'm on a roll...

I can't believe I finished it already. I've been working on this quilt like a woman possessed, but still...

FrontOfQuilt

After laundering (because a quilt isn't finished 'til it's washed and fluffy!) it's 29"x29".

And a close-up because I'm very excited about having used (for the first time) a stencil. There's a feather medallion on the larger gold/floral bits.

I still have a bit of this fabric left. It had already been cut up into 2.5" squares so I've stitched up the leftovers into 4-patch blocks to make a little table-topper quilt.

CloseUpOfFeatherMedallion

And you know how I love the backs of quilts? Well this one is *the best*! I used linen for the backing fabric and with as densely quilted as it is (and probably the cotton batting helped too) it came out super quilty-puffy after laundering. I'm giddy over it.

BackOfQuilt

My Four Seasons Swap quilt came!!! I love it! I'll have pictures tomorrow. :-D

I think I'll be deep cleaning and bringing out the fall decor tomorrow. Can't wait!

15 comments:

Helen said...

Wow!!!! Its stunning! Love the colours, such rich oranges and the deeo browns set it off perfectly! Great job!

Meg said...

Oooo, all of a sudden orange is my favorite color. Wow, you did have a burst of sewing energy . . . that little quiltie is a LOT of work.

Mom2fur said...

You did an amazing job! I love those beautiful fall colors!

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful, I am amazed I could never do this !! Clarice

Becka said...

Danielle, It is beautifil. As always. Loking at your creations always cheer me up. Here's why. Once upon a time, you called one of my very uncrafty efforts, "quaint". You probably have no idea what a compliment that was. At that very moment, I stated caring about what I made. My creative efforts became less half done. I started changing the thread colors in my machine to match my sewing projects. I started trying new crafts...like embroidery. I stopped being so afraid of my own creativity.

Everytime I see you out do yourself, it makes me smile...because one day..I am going to make myself a quilt, and without you, without your sharing, it would never happen.

Love ya. keep creating, keep sharing.

Sarah and Jack said...

I really love this one. The oranges and browns are terrific together.

Gwen said...

Secretly I long for a pile of money to give to you so you can make me a quilt. Yeah, yeah, I could do it myself, but what fun would that be? I'd rather have a Dannielle original. Some people just have the knack, and I know you're modest about your creativity, but you really do have a gift. Your heart is in every creation you make. It's a little piece of you that everyone wants and loves. It's not just fabric pieced together and stitched. It's all of the effort and energy and love that goes into it. That's what you can't get at Target, and what not everyone can do for themselves :D.

Knot Garden said...

Beautiful quilt, love your colours and the quilting - really lovely work:)

Lisa said...

Very nice and very puckery! I never wash quilts after I make them, the thought never crossed my mind. Maybe I will have to try that to bring the pucker out. Love the quilt.

Niki said...

Love your quilt! Great job. Reminds me of a pumpkin :)

grootelulu said...

Bravo!!!magnifique réalisation !!! j'adore les coloris !!!!

ROZ said...

I love snowball quilts. I made one for my granddaughter and I embroidered redwork on it.

Bettsi McComb said...

Wow! That turned out gorgeous! I love the back. Beautiful job, Dannielle.

Winona said...

Dannielle,

I love this quilt. I, too, love the puffiness of a hand quilted quilt. The colors are wonderful together. You did a great job.
Blessings,
Winona

Nan said...

You did an amazing job on that quilt! Love it!