Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kelly's Quilt


Finally, after sleet and snow, sunshine and rain, and a trillion other interruptions and distractions, this quilt is finished!

The quilting is in the ditch around the sashing and large stars to stabilize, then more stars etc. to fill in the center of the blocks and around the setting stones in the sashing. I decided that curvy quilting would distract from the piecing/blocks, so wanted to keep it real simple. If you double-click on this, it might show up better.

This one goes to a friend of a friend, a wall hanging to brighten a spot in her home and give her joy.

Now, onward... to battle the UFO's while the weather is cool and before gardening starts. Some plants are finally poking through, but together we are trying to ignore the small snowbanks lurking in the shadows -- mere reminders of a
very stubborn yet slowly fading winter.

6 comments:

hetty said...

Wow! Nice! I love the colours. I am sure your friend will get lots of joy from it!

Mary-Kay said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the colours and you are right about the quilting. Nice job. Keep up the great work.

Anne Ida said...

Woho! Congratulations on your finish! The quilting looks wonderful! I'm sure your friend's friend will love her new wall ornament!

Have a wonderful quilty weekend!
Hugs and stitches

Margo said...

Stunning quilt...love the colors...great job....

hetty said...

Wonderful quilt! Lucky friend!

Wendy said...

I clicked on the picture and you are right, the straight line quilting is great. Your friend will love to look at this quilt everyday.