Monday, April 16, 2012

I have been experiencing something that I'll call 'quilter's exuberance'. It's really sort of a renewed interest in quilting that I haven't felt for quite some time. You know, that urge to just sit at the sewing machine putting pieces through and garnering great excitement from what comes out the other end.
*ta da* A finished top. The design is from Olde Green Cupboard with a couple of changes in the border by me.
And now for the exuberance part. I cut w-a-y too many pieces for the center. What to do? What to do? I woke up early yesterday, put on the coffee and started making up four patches. *hmmmm* What to do? What to do? I had enough four patches to make 16 - 16 patches.
It measures 36" square and could probably use a border or two. I'll think on it a bit. In the meantime,I've pulled out some fabric and I'm working on some 9 patches.

25 comments:

paulette said...

Ohhhh my...this quilt is beautiful!! Just love it! And you put it together so quickly! Your left over quilt is going to be sweet too...it has the makings! What a wonderful, productive week you have had!
P

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Those quilts are beautiful ... and excellent reminders that breathtakingly beautiful quilts don't have to be complex. I can't wait to see what you do with that "leftover" quilt.

The Civil War Quilter said...

You go, girl! you're on a roll! I love what you're doing...and all of it red and white. That's on my bucket list of quilts to make.

The Civil War Quilter said...

You go, girl! you're on a roll! I love what you're doing...and all of it red and white. That's on my bucket list of quilts to make.

Lori said...

What an awesome border! The red you used is wonderful!!

Shakerwood said...

Send some of that exuberance my way, would ya? Great finishes and starts!

WoolenSails said...

Your quilt came out beautifully, love the two colors together, and a beautiful border to go with it. I have the urge to sit at the machine, now I need the energy, lol.

Debbie

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, both gorgeous! Those look like some teensie pieces too!

Mary said...

I like the top quilt but I LOVE the little bottom quilt!

Candace said...

It makes me so happy to know that you are finally home in all the important ways, Libby ;>)
Cheers!

Nancy in MT said...

Awesome, the border sets it off, love it.

Brandie said...

Absolutely wonderful! Both of them. You just can't go wrong with reds. Beautiful!

Loris said...

These are beautiful! Love the border treatment and where the four patches are taking you.
There is nothing like the energizing feeling that comes sometimes from feeding fabric through those feed dogs!

Barb said...

great quilt - and I'm so glad you made it your own on the borders!
I love the little left over quilt - so cute!

Paula TheQuilter said...

Purdy, purdy, purdy quilts. I know all about cutting too many of something. It must be going around 'cause it recently happened to me too.

Rose Marie said...

I really liked what you were doing with just the red/white blocks .... now you have blown me away with the borders!

Sue said...

Very beautiful red and white quilt. How nice to have a top done too.

Love your little quilt from the leftovers. Leftovers are good :D

Jenny M said...

Could you bottle up some of that 'Quilter's Exuberance' and send it my way? Beautiful work!

Kathie said...

BEautiful, I love what you did in the borders!
the leftover quilt is just adorable!!!!!
can't wait to see how you finish it...
Kathie

Linnie Quilts said...

Oh my goodness ... I like this pattern so much I zipped over to the website and purchased a copy. THANK YOU!! I can't wait to give this one a try ... looks like fun ... thank you for sharing ;-)

Quilter Kathy said...

Love both quilts!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Beautiful use of red and white!

Betweens said...

Libby these are gorgeous! love the red and whites. I know exactly how you feel lately I have just wanted to be in my quilt room and loving what has been coming out.

Valerie said...

I don't know how I missed this but it's so pretty. Love it!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wonderful!!!!