Thursday, January 21, 2010

What's this? Some of you may recall, once upon a time, this blog's focus was mainly on quilting. In the last year there has been precious little quilting to share. This week of floor installation provided the perfect opportunity to spend some time reacquainting myself with my sewing machine.
I packed up my supplies and headed out to the local quilt shop for their new, open sew sessions. You may remember these blocks, pieced for me by a quilting pal, The Little Runner. On my first outing, I was able to piece the blocks into a top. The second trip yielded the four borders (two pieced and 2 plain) for one finished quilt top.
Not only was I thrilled to have a top ready to quilt, but I was nearly giddy as I went out in the yard to find a spot to photograph it. I always loved putting a quilt up on the fence or clothesline and that thrill has not diminished one bit with a new backdrop of snow and bare branches.
Yeah for quilting and yeah for fun, new places to take pictures of the quilts!

42 comments:

Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the rich browns.

Carol said...

Libby it is just wonderful!!!!!!!

paula, the quilter said...

What a lovely top with it soft blues. Outdoor pics are the best!

Shar said...

Gorgeous! This quilt is so pretty you did a wonderful job. I wish we had more snow! :)

kjquilts said...

Yeah for quilting! It's a beautiful quilt and looks perfect with the snowy winter background. Hope to see more quilts hanging out in new places in the future.

Vicki W said...

That's a beautiful quilt!

KC Quilter said...

Wow, that is a beauty!!!! And I love the backdrop--reminds me of Kansas City!

marilynmckinnon said...

I love love love the colours in this quilt

paulette said...

Simply beautiful!! And it suits the snow and bare branches!! Well done!
Paulette

sophie said...

I love this quilt and agree that it fits quite nicely into the environment. Yay for interesting photo shoots! Kudos to you for finding a way to make quilts despite the other stuff in your life right now and the creative photo set up ;-)

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I always enjoyed your fence quilt shows so I was happy to see you doing it again! Great shot of a great quilt. Wasn't today gorgeous? At least in NH it was. I went for a walk during my lunch hour at work and the sun on my face felt good.

Christine said...

the picture looks beautiful

quiltmom said...

Lovely quilt and so nice you were able to get back to quilting. Sounds like it was a great time too.
The quilt is really pretty and will look on any bed that it adorns.

Your new kitchen is coming along nicely. Before you know it, you'll think it was always this gorgeous.
Hope you had a terrific birthday too.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Sharon said...

I love it!Fab new quilt you have and what a great shop you have in your town. I'm going to have to see about some pics on my fence,(now that I have a back yard).

Milah said...

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Gail said...

Wonderful Quilt! Wonderful setting for it. So glad you are getting to spend time quilting in spite of the remodel.

Paula said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!!!

Jeanne said...

It's wonderful! The colors are very pretty.

WoolenSails said...

Libby,
That quilt is so beautiful! I love the colors and the pattern.

Debbie

May Britt said...

Such a beautiful quilt!!! I love the colours you have used in it. I understand you miss your quilt-fence, but it looks beautiful out there in the snow. Looks like you are in Norway :)

AllisonK said...

lovely quilt with a great design!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Wow! I love it. The colors are gorgeous!

Kathie said...

Another one that could come live at my house if your just tired of looking at it !!!!
I just love your quilt, so glad you found a quilt shop you like to hang out in!!!! meeting other quilters in your area.
and YES I love your New England backdrop :)
Kathie

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, how perfect is that, to have an Open Sew space available twice a week? The quilt is so pretty!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous...I bet going out and sewing really gets you focused...none of the distractions from home :o)

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Wow how lucky were you to receive all those beautiful blocks! You did an amazing job setting them. Love the colors!!

Meredith said...

All the blues with the brown look great. Have fun finishing it. Hand quilting?

Karen said...

I like the blocks. I like the colors & fabric choices. I like the quilt. And I like seeing it in your snow covered yard!

Screen Door said...

Outstanding!!!! Libby has arrived in New England!!!! Love the blues and Browns. It was meant for January.

Lori said...

Excellent! I'm so glad you have taken time out for YOU and your passion. The quilt is wonderful and the backdrop is too.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your quilt photography is another talent in itself! Oh Libby this top is just wonderful. What pattern is it or did you say? Oh shoot...not a senior moment!!

Wendy said...

It's wonderful to have some dedicated time to work on a quilt. I love the pattern and the colours. Outdoor pics are the best for quilts.

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... wow .... wow ... love the backdrop, too!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Yeah! It is gorgeous and I know that you are happy to have completed it. Love the photo with the snow!

QuiltedSimple said...

oh it is beautiful! so glad you had some sewing time to complete it!
Kris

Chocolate Cat said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful backdrop!!! Love it against the snow.

Lindah said...

That is a cool, cool pattern. Love the colors, too. Good for you, finding the open session. You can't keep a quilter down for long!

Jenni said...

What a lovely quilt, especially love the colours and the way the secondary design comes through. Love the snow shots too.

Molly said...

I just love the setting! Was this your own design? Did you make dark corners on the original blocks?

Stina said...

This is most wonderfu quilt.. the blocks are just wonderful... A Beauty!! :o)

Guðrún said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Libby! I LOVE this!