Wednesday, February 06, 2008

We survived 'Super-Big-Fat-Tuesday' and I have a new 'I Voted' sticker to add to my collection. I love getting that sticker. It just brings out the 5-year-old in me. Just like being rewarded for putting my belongings back in my cubby in kindergarten and receiving a star - I want everyone to know that I did my part.
This morning I got crackin' on putting the borders on Fever. Man, borders take a l-o-n-g time. Once it is quilted, I will cut the scalloped edge around three sides of the quilt. Because I intend to use this quilt on our bed, I opted to leave the top just a straight edge with only one skinny border to finish off the blocks.
Not wanting to be left without any piecing to do, I began auditioning fabrics to make Marcie's pattern Williamsburg Medallion . For the center of the medallion, I am considering an appliqued pineapple. Pineapples show up regularly as a sign of welcome in the colonial south. My little tip of the hat to Marcie's original design.
This is going to be a fun project. I can't wait to get started.

45 comments:

Beemoosie said...

That quilt is SO incredibly gorgeous!!
Have a great day!

Chookyblue said...

wow I came to comment on the previous post and found a newer one with all the borders on.........I just LOVE this quilt and I love the circle thing happening......oh and your 4sqs is good..........grfeat prezzies

Vicki W said...

Your Fever quilt is going to be beautiful! You may want to put that one on the wall.

Rose said...

"Fever" is stunning! I love the circles that are popping out of the pattern. Can't wait to see it all finished up. I'm also looking forward to your new project. You really work fast!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving a little note. I hope you come by again ;)

dot said...

Fever, what a lovely quilt. I could take it off your hands and make room for it over at my place. Ha Ha. It is just beautiful.

Juliann in WA said...

Beautiful quilt and thanks for taking the time to vote. How will you quilt this one?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG Libby that quilt is freakin awesome. I just love it!!!! Greatjob!!!!! Hey Deb and I are heading your way on Wed. we're going to Country Loft.

Quilt Memories said...

Love the fabrics for your newest quilt, you do awesome work, can't wait to see another of your finished quilts. Thanks for the email, the quilt I made was a kit, but non-the-less I am proud of it!
J

Linda said...

Wow Libby, it's absoloutely gorgeous. You must be so happy.

Jeanne said...

Your quilt is wonderful!

Beth said...

Oh my gosh Libby, that is an absolutely stunning quilt! I love those colors! I can't wait to see it all quilted and with the scalloped edges! Sharon is going to Country Loft again, dang, why did I have to waste a good hooky day on my husband last week! LOL

Lea said...

Libby, your Fever quilt is breathtaking. It's very lovely.
I'm looking forward to see your version of Marcie's Medallion quilt. Love those fabrics and yummy colors that you chose for this quilt!

Eva said...

Your Fever quilt is breathtaking!! Will you share with us where we can get the pattern for it? That is one I would definately love to have in my collection.

Catherine said...

That is an absolutely fabulous quilt. I love it -- and the circle illusion is fantastic!

canquilt said...

the fever quilt is beautiful. I would like to make that medallian myself, it is such a great quilt. Your fabric selection will be great.

Quilterin said...

Libby, your Fever is absolutely stunning!!!!
The colours and fabrics are wonderful and the pattern turns out great.
One more inspiration and wish "oh I would like to have........" *lol*

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Libby....your Fever quilt, I truly love it...it is one of the nicest quilts I have seen.....

May Britt said...

oh.....this quilt is soooooo beautiful. Red and beige are so wonderful together.

Guðrún said...

Libby I really don´t know what to say, this is soooooooooo beautiful.

Screen Door said...

Libby - It turned out beautifully--You have to be in love with it. I love the dark red on the red...Machine quilting?

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Beautiful! Your quilt turned out just wonderful!!!

Angie said...

OMG, Libby, it's gorgeous!!! And I definitely love the idea of leaving the one end 'unscalloped' for the bed. :D What a bunch of yummy fabrics to use for Marcie's pattern...I can't wait to see it!!

Knot Garden said...

Fever is looking as beautiful as I thought it would. Scalloped borders will be the perfect finishing touch.

Marcie said...

Good for you for getting out to vote! We have our Primary here next week. I hope I get a star too!I love that little blue and white quilt from Anne Ide! Your fever quilt is stunning! It would go very well with my red Wmburg Medallion! Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

Dawn said...

Libby it turned out soooo wonderful! I just love it! And I can't wait to see your version of Marcie's pattern!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Libby - that quilt is just stunning and the scallops will be the finishing touch. Do you machine quilt all of your own quilts?

Have a great weekend - Karen

Wendy said...

I tell ya that quilt is truly awesome...I've always wanted to make a red and beige quilt. I love how you put your fabrics together...it's like eye candy...well done.

Judy said...

Just fabulous! I do see the circles...it's going to be fun to see it quilted and once you get the borders cut.

Now how do you plan on The Princess sleeping on that quilt frame???

Marilyn R said...

Fever is one stunning quilt. I am intrigued with the planned scallops. I haven't seen them done after the quilting process. Please share about it! Thanks!

Georgina said...

This is my first stop here and I'm so happy I discovered your blog, you make wonderful quilts.Congratulations for receiving Susan's award!

Karen said...

L:ove the quilt with all the red! I like any design that makes circles!

Caron said...

Your new quilt is beaugiful! I love red and tan together. Can't wait to see it finished.

Colleen Eskridge almost formerly of South Africa said...

The"Fever "quilt looks divine. I am loving it, Colleen back from South Africa

gwen said...

I can see the circles! I find your border choice beautiful. It looks elegant and country at the same time. Lucky you to have received Anne Ida ´s quilt, and all these goodies. I think I can smell the chocolate! Take care.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm smitten. Fever is gorgeous. I could easily catch that now that I've been exposed. Well done, Libby; the scallops will be an incredible finishing touch.

Yvonne said...

It's gorgeous....I love the reds and tans. That is going to be one very spectacular quilt when you are finished. :)

atet said...

I'm with you on the sticker thing. And since I had my daughter with me -- the nice folks at our polling place gave her one too :0). LOVE how fever is looking, it will be fabulous on your bed. And that Williamsburg pattern? Perfect -- and yes, the pineapple design would work very well!

Lucy said...

Your quilt is awesome. It is so peacefully
Can't wait to see your next quit grow. Love the plaids and stripes

Doreen said...

Hello Libby. That quilt is STUNNING....I do believe it is my absolute favorite I have seen. The colors you chose are amazing.

Have a wonderful day
Doreen

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Scalloped edges should look great-the icing on a fabulous cake!!
I love the secondary circular pattern as well, this quilt is just gorgeous.
It is fun seeing all the quilts arrive at their destinations, you are right, Anne Ida's is beautiful and clear, Tracey

The Jen said...

Your Fever is amazing! For the first time, I think I have "fever-envy"!!! Beautiful work. ~jen~

Cheryl said...

What an amazing quilt! Wow!

Ginger Patches said...

That is an absolutely stunning quilt, wow!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The quilt looks lovely Libby.

Carole said...

I love your fever quilt! That is one sweet looking quilt! Will you be hand quilting it? Thanks for sharing!