Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ahhhh - quilts! I love everything about them from choosing a pattern, selecting fabrics, cutting, pressing, piecing, quilting, binding and then cuddling. In the last few months I just hadn't been doing much of any of that. I really felt I lost my quilting way. Then at the Vermont Quilt Festival, I found a project that just really spoke to me. I decided to purchase the kit - it would have taken a lifetime to collect the variety of fabrics needed otherwise.
Soon I got to work cutting.
Then piecing.
More piecing.
More piecing.
And more piecing.
Which resulted in blocks.
And before I knew it - an entire top all assembled.
Daisy agrees that this is a perfect quilt for the guest room.
I'm going to bust a sizeable bit of stash to piece up a back, then on to the quilting. Ahhh, I love quilts.

51 comments:

Melinda said...

I can see why you had to purchase the kit. I love the quilt top and can't wait to see it quilted.

Strlady said...

How Wonderful! I saw a kit like this by Bonnie Blue Quilts called Promised Land. Was that the kit you used? I loved it so much when I saw it I remember taking a picture of it.

http://strlady.smugmug.com/Quilts-and-More/Festivals-Shows/Houston-IQF-2009/Houston-2009-005/686606499_t6xEN-X2.jpg

Sweet P said...

Wow! What an awesome quilt.

loulee said...

Great quilt. That dark background really makes the other colours stand out. Love it.

Diane said...

very lovely--glad to see you got your quilting mojo back. Daisy is so pretty (give her a little ear scratchin' for me).

ps. The blueberry lemon scones were delish-

Carol said...

Libby it is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!

Carole said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I cannot wait to see what you do with it quilting wise! Cheers!

Beth said...

What a gorgeous quilt Libby! Glad you found your way back to quilting! And Daisy is growing into a pretty young lady too!

Sharon said...

What a great quilt. I just did a swap with civil war 9 patchs and shirtings, it would have been impossible for me to purchase that kind of variety. Some times we just need something to reignite our quilting. This looks like it did the trick.

Caroline in NH said...

Great quilt! Don't blame you for buying the kit - wonderful colors and fabrics! I'm sure half the fun was seeing all the different fabrics as you sewed it together. Boy, that looks awesome with a dark background.

Quilt Hollow said...

GORGEOUS quilt!!! Name of pattern?

AnnieO said...

Bonnie Blue kit? I recognize the navy print from the fat quarter stack I just bought. Gosh, I love your quilt! It's the perfect backdrop for your fur-kid :)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Amazing. I am still in awe of quilters - I have only done some really simple piecing.
Are you a fellow Vermonter?
Warm wishes, Tonya

Betweens said...

libby you get so many lovely comments but I would like to add my Bravo's this IS a gorgeous quilt I also love the one that is laying on it at the top just awesome!!

Kim said...

Amazing what a spark of inspiration can do. This is a big finish and absolutely lovely.

Yvonne said...

I love it....it looks awesome and so doesn't Miss Daisy.

Diane said...

Yay, Libby's got her groove back! I can see how that quilt kit did the trick. It's a stunner.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh man! I love that quilt!

Kathie said...

just beautiful , oh I love this quilt.
sure sounds like you had a lot of fun making it too!
Daisy is losing her puppy look already!
congrats on a great finsih.
Kathie

Loris said...

Love it! Daisy is right, as usual :-)

julieQ said...

Oh!!!!!!!!!! You got that quilt from Bonnie blue quilts...know how I know? Because I am looking at my identical kit!!! I love your quilt!

Sue said...

Glad you got inspiration again- Love that quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness...this is a fabulous quilt! What a lot of piecing in this design! So glad to hear you found some inspiration and were inspired by this project!

Nines said...

Wow! That's a stunner!

Lori said...

Wow! What a wonderfully graphic beautiful quilt!!

paula, the quilter said...

Wow, I can see why you got the kit. The quilt is great with lots of open areas for the quilting. Daisy looks happier than in the last photo.

Chookyblue...... said...

and some say squares are boring........your quilt is gorgeous......love it.........

Mad about Craft said...

Daisy looks much better!

Rhonda said...

OMG....that top is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors and the black really makes things pop out at you.
Great job!

Richelle said...

Beautiful! You will have to post a picture of it all quilted. Love it!

Laurie said...

Love, love, love that quilt. the reproductions are wonderful.(I have a black irish chain pieced with black and brights...but I love this better...oh well.)

ranette said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

Dixie said...

So happy to see that you are quilting again - love this quilt and all the cool repro fabs. This is the kind of quilt you can look at for hours. It will be a wonderful, cozy quilt that your guests will really enjoy!

WoolenSails said...

I can't believe you got so much done, so quickly, I am a slow poke. It is gorgeous and looks wonderful on the bed.

Debbie

Vicki W said...

That's going to be a beautiful quilt!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

This is beautiful. You do such wonderful work. I always love seeing what you create.
Blessings,
Marcia

quiltdolls said...

i just bought this pattern at the long beach quilt show not 2 weeks ago.

yours is beautiful.

kim from san diego

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh Libby that is gorgeous, I can understand why you bought the kit.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, beautiful, that took a while! Hi, Daisy, you happy puppy!

Eileen said...

Libby it is wonderful. Really worth all the work. Course I like blue so the backgroundf show off those blocks so good. Glad you are back.

Margaret said...

Wow! that quilt is terrific, all the other commenters got in before me I was just surfing around.

Karen said...

I am just sitting here shaking my head and grinning like a silly Cheshire cat. Guess what quilt kit I bought at VQF this year?? Kindred spirits or what?! Mine is waiting for fall and some free time, but I know where to come to keep me inspired and piecing away.Nice job!!!
Karen

Candace said...

Fabulous, Libby! I'd stay in that guest room any time (as long as Daisy would sleep at the end of the bed)!!
Cheers!

Stina said...

Sooo good to see you sewing again.. and what a quilt you started with... Wonderful!!

Vicki said...

I saw this quilt at Quilts Plus in Indianapolis. It's on my list, too. I made a sample block (just to remind me how great it looks). Trouble is - the list is too long!

偉曹琬 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果............................................................

Guðrún said...

This top is gorgeous. Your girl is so big.

Stephanie D. said...

Daisy has good taste!

QuiltedSimple said...

This is absolutely lovely! I LOVE IT.
Kris

kjquilts said...

That is truely a wonderful quilt. I'm glad you've found your way back to quilting. We just can't live a normal life without a stitch or two!

Pokey said...

This is wonderful! I'm working on the 4 patches right now (as leaders and enders) to do Bonnie's scrappy Irish chain, and yours definitely is a beautiful confirmation. Not that you needed that, me being comment # 51 kinda shouts out the "WELL DONE!"