Thursday, April 28, 2011

city weekend quilt top




I really love how this quilt looks like summer.

The colors and prints are just gorgeous and play off each other so nicely. It reminds me of sunny days, ocean waves, ripe berries, cotton candy ( my parents never bought me cotton candy), flowers and dotted dresses. It's the kind of quilt you might want to take a nap with amongst wildflowers or bring to the beach.

When I started this quilt I really had no idea about the proper way to put it together but, after doing several blocks the hard way I started piecing it together properly and after that it was easy. Plus, I met my goal by finishing two quilt tops this month. What can I say, I like setting goals for myself.

I still have a lot to learn about quilting but, for someone who three years ago was seriously intimidated by them I'd like to think I've come far. Really though there is a lot more to learn.

The quilt top measures 58" x 96." There are 108 blocks. Really? I just counted.... couldn't believe it myself.
I wanted something that made the colors pop so I chose natural white to offset the plus shapes. I'm not sure what I will put on the back yet. Maybe dots and white?

Now to iron it, trim a million threads and finish it. Sigh. I think I need to work on some clothes and smaller things first. I'll shoot for June 15th for completion.

It's just so hard to photograph quilts, isn't it?

Unrelated but very exciting: My boy lost his first tooth last night! I was thrilled to be the tooth fairy and also happy that I had a little felt toothpouch made up already. We are celebrating today with popcorn. He loves popcorn.

2 comments:

the fabled needle (jen) said...

i LOVE it!!! yes, it really does look like summer. it would be great for outdoors along with some strawberry shortcake for dessert and candles in mason jars hanging from the trees. (yes, i'm totally picturing it.)

Amelia Plum said...

the quilt looks great nancy. you did an amazing job. i love the pattern and the fabrics that you used. you should be really proud of yourself.