Sunday, June 26, 2011

Blue and Green Askew Squares Finished.

I feel like I should rename this blog the Weekend Quilter. The only sewing and blogging action seems to happen on the weekend. But I suppose that is better than no quilting action at all! I'm happy with the quilting on this, but next time I think I might try a white thread.

I did get the binding on this quilt though! I used Kaffe's blue and green cabbage print for the binding. At first I though nooooo, can't bare to cut it up. But then I thought if I don't use it in this quilt, it will just stay folded up in a drawer where no one will see it. Why not use it on a quilt where it will get seen and appreciated. So I sliced some strips of it!

I asked the girls to help me take the photos. We went across the road where there is a patch of tamed wilderness. Pink socks and thongs, nice look Grace! I'm going to enter this one in the local agricultural show which is on next month and then pass it onto it's new owners.

24 comments:

Karen said...

I do like the way this has turned out. The blues and greens against the white are so fresh. I actually like the quilting in blue. And the binding looks great, too.
PS I think the socks and thongs look cute on kids!
Congrats on a great finish.

Rashida Khanbhai said...

this quilt looks very pretty. love the cool colours.

Kirsten N said...

This has turned out beautifully Helen - love the blues and greens together!!

rachelmp said...

I just love this, and the quilting really adds to it too. (I'm working on your jewelled squares at the moment - love the matching colour scemes)

Poppyprint said...

I absolutely love this quilt. You did a great job with all those straight lines!!!

Melanie said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the straight line quilting!

Leah said...

Well done Helen - it looks great!`

Michelle said...

It's stunning! I'm a big fan of straight line quilting - it is always so effective.

Good luck with the show.

Sarah Craig said...

That is so beautiful, Helen!! I love the quilting, too - I wish I had time to do a quilt like that, but it seems like I'm always rushing to finish. Yours is perfect!!

Jackie said...

Fabulous quilt!! And yes, that is definitely the perfect binding for the quilt. You had to use it and it is just right. Love the touch of pink at the bottom of the quilt ;)

Leanne said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and inspiring.

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

♥Duff said...

Absolutely lovely!! Love the center block--it's like icing on the cake. It's little things like that that set you apart as an amazing quilter!

carol said...

Couldn't get any better, Helen! Bravo!

Natalie said...

Ooooh I love how this has turned out - I think the blue quilting looks fantastic and really ties it all in together. At least you are quilting on the weekends, I can't remember the last time I used my sewing machine!

Marg said...

I love this quilt too, such beautiful fabrics and great design to show the fabrics. Love the straight line quilting too.

Lisa D. said...

Wow - what a beautiful quilt!

Kris said...

Helen - This quilt is wonderful!!! I love the colors and the Kaffe fabrics!!! Your pink one is also going to be a looker!!! Kris

Rachel said...

LOVE. That is all.

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

So great! I love it!

Mary said...

What a clever design, very beautiful gift.

Debra Spincic said...

Wonderful combo of colors!

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Stunning colors and designs!
Greetings,
-Eva Maria

Samantha said...

I absolutely love the tight quilting!