Saturday, January 18, 2014

Quilt Doodle 2013 BOM Hop Day 2


I would like to thank Cindy of Quilt Doodle Designs for such a fun BOM for 2013 and for presenting this lovely parade of finished quilts.  I share today with these ladies, so please give them a visit and leave a comment:

January 19th


I had this lovely layer cake of Birds & Berries on my shelf and really wanted to play with it. And I had some white-on-white butterfly print left over from long ago - perfect chance to use that up (no selvedge to give info). Not knowing what blocks there would be, I knew I had to be real careful in my choices and save every little scrap for posible use. 


I got real lucky - one layer cake square left and about a 12" square of the white, with some bits and snips left over.  My favorite block has to be the Dresden Plate.


The cranberry (there is a little cranberry in some of the prints) sashing is a Grunge argyle pattern and I used some Kona white left over JR strips.  I had planned to quilt this myself and then I had my fall and fractured hip.  I had a couple of visitors hold this quilt top so I would have at least the flimsie to show...... BUT....


My longarmer and wife stopped in for a visit - they quickly picked a backing off the extra wide cuts shelf, cut a piece of batt off my roll - and wisked that quilt away.  A couple of days later, it was returned - QUILTED!!  I had the binding all prepped, so I quickly attached it and spent a whole day hand stitching it down.  Backing is a Connecting Threads extra wide and the binding is an older RJR line.


A simple meander with a white thread top and bottom - enough to give it hold and some pretty without taking away from the focus of the blocks.  Yes, standing like a wobbly flamingo, this is the best I could lay this out for photos.



My first finished quilt for 2014.  Thank you again Cindy, for a great sampler quilt.
BOM 2014

And Cindy has a new Row BOM for 2014 that is sure to delight.  I have some fabric on order for this (backgrounds) to play with some of those never ending  scraps in that bucket.

Thank you for visiting and be sure to visit the other ladies as well.  There are prizes for participants as well as commentors.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

26 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks lovely Sharon. How lovely of your quilter and his wife to do that for you.

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  2. Great quilt, Sharon. Colors, fabrics, blocks. You know me. I love sampler quilts.

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  3. Dear Sharon,
    you've done a great job. I love the soft colors of your blocks and the lovely contrast given by the sashing - it looks so beautiful!!! Martina

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  4. Great quilt Sharon. I really love your fabric choices. It is beautiful.

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  5. What a lovely quilt. So glad you were able to get it finished and quilted.

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  6. Really awesome Sharon and I love the use of the Cranberry!

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  7. Sharon, it came out beautifully!!

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  8. Wow, Sharon, you did a marvelous job! I really like the 9-patch cornerstones you sashed each block with, too. These were a fun set of blocks that make for a really eye-interesting quilt! Yay for a finish, in the nick of time! :)

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  9. That is really gorgeous! Great finish.

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  10. Gorgeous fabrics, Sharon. I love what you did with the large prints! Congrats on another fabulous finish.

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  11. Congrats on another great finish quil.It`s spectacular.Love your fabrics choice.Hope you are better!!

    I love sampler quilts.Have a fun weekend.

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  12. Oh Sharon!! I love those colors and what a marvelous job you did. Be careful when you are imitating the wobbly legged flamingo!!

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  13. What a beautiful quilt Sharon and how neat that your longarmer stopped over, picked it up and got it back to you so fast!!

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  14. Oh Sharon, It is beautiful. I love the fabrics you used so soft and pretty. Yippee to finishes!!

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  15. The Dresden is beautiful. I like the log cabin, one of my favorite blocks. It's a beautiful finish. Nice way to finish January.

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  16. You have done very well with one leg. Love how it came out. Your choice for sashing is spot on and really sets off the blocks.

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  17. Your quilt turned out beautifully! It is so sweet that your friends quilted it for you. I hope that you feel better soon and I'm so happy you are joining us this year for the new BOM.

    Happy quilting,
    Cindy

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  18. Sharon, your quilt is lovely. What a beautiful story about the quilting. Quilt friends are the greatest.

    Hope you are walking steadily on all two's soon.

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  19. Great fabric management for your quilt, with it being a mystery you were taking a chance, it couldn't have worked out any better. Love the cranberry sashing. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Sharon, very lucky to have just enough background and yes the dresden block is my favorite,too. Looks great!

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  21. What wonderful friends you have Sharon!!! Your quilt is gorgeous! I love all the blocks - those spool blocks catch my eye first :*)

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  22. I've loved your blocks each month and you've put them together in a great quilt! Thanks for sharing. It's great that you were able to get it quilted so quickly - what great friends.

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  23. Your quilt is a great start to 2014...it is beautiful! I love the colors and design. :O)

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  24. What a pretty quilt Sharon it is nice to have such wonderful friends. It seems you are doing well and back to spurts at sewing machine.

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  25. Yea, a finish, and with a broken hip (healing), too.

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  26. Beautiful quilt! Congrats on the finish.

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