Monday, December 21, 2009

The Quilt with No Name

The package has arrived -so I can post this now.

This is the quilt I made for Jill - using Lyn Brown's awesome, easy to follow pattern (for the most part) and Moda Wonderland fabric. It took part of a layer cake and a handful of fat quarters, plus some white-on-white from my stash, and a cool chocolate brown from the As You Witch fabric stash (it was the binding on that quilt and will also be the binding on this quilt in addition to the little squares.)

This was a VERY fun pattern to work with - and when I went from the D9P blocks to the HST blocks, it was like a little "adventure" every time I pressed the triangle back and saw what the cutting had given me underneath. I changed it up a bit by doing the piano key border, but was trying to use up my FQ's and layer cake slices as much as possible without buying extra yardage. It does look VERY busy in the photo -and it is a pretty busy top -but live and in person you can really see the colors and patterns coming together.

And after my fiasco with Hancock Fabrics this is the backing fabric I chose. The brown binding really picks up the dark magenta/brown outlines of the dots, and although it is hard to see in this photo combo, the teals really work together, too. I thought Wonderland would be such a hard fabric to match - and it was - but this works!

I can't wait to see how it looks all layered and bound, and after Jill has been able to work her quilting magic on it!!!

Quilt with No Name? I thought of one - and googled it - and when my computer censored it I thought perhaps that it was not such a good name after all - so now I am trying to come up with a different one but nothing has called out to me yet.


Jennifer said...

Wow! Great quilt, and I love the helper who is holding the side for you! I can't wait until I get to see this in person....maybe it will be next show's judges choice!

Darling Jill Quilts said...


I just hope that you like the one that I make as well as I like this one!!!

I will have to wait to quilt it until I know my machine won't mess it up! lol

You are the best!!

Three Birds Inspired said...

Great quilt and Jill is certainly over the moon about it!!

SusanC said...

Wow! It looks great, you've really been stretching your quilting wings and made some awesome quilts. I love the fabric you chose for the backing, it looks like it could be part of the Wonderland line. Plus, I have a thing for dots.....that and swirls. :-)


Karen said...

WOW I LOVE those colors! I like the pattern, too! Good work, Auntie!!!
Love, Karen

Michelle said...

The quilt is beautiful, Regina. I love it, and Jill loves it too, and will cherish it forever, I know.
Have a wonderful CHRISTmas.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

Its beautiful!! I'm sure that Jill loves it.