Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sewing all Weekend...

I sewed Friday night with Christine and most of the day yesterday as well as this afternoon...and I am pleased to announce that my Blue Ridge Beauty flimsy is done!!!  My husband was away for the weekend so I had lots of uninterrupted time to just sit and sew.

It was raining and snowing all afternoon, but after supper, the sun came out so I asked my Dad and my husband to hold my quilt so I could take a picture. My Dad is a little shorter than my husband so the left side of the quilt is a bit lower in the picture!


This picture shows the detail of the borders--all made from leftover 2 1/2" and 4 1/2" strips from making the quilt blocks.


There are lots of memories in this scrappy quilt--places I have visited, friends who have given me strips of fabric, previous projects, and gifts I have made for others. The turtle, rabbit and dragonfly fabrics were purchased from a speaker we had at the London Friendship Quilters' Guild a few years ago. The blue dotty fabric was leftover from my Liberated Wedding Ring quilt which I made from selvages.


The blue daisy fabric was once a window topper in my daughter's room when she was 7 years old.  The white fabric with the flowers on it in the middle of the photo was purchased about 25 years ago for a hand-sewn sampler quilt that I never did finish.

My husband did a little shopping on his way home today--he stopped at the Quilt Foundry in Maumee, Ohio and bought me a Moda "Just Wing It" layer cake and a Bali Pops "Blue Hawaiian" jelly roll.  He is such a good husband!  He was the only man in the store.


Now, I will have to figure out a couple of new projects to use these up!

15 comments:

  1. Your quilt (and your husband) are absolutely wonderful!!

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  2. I love your quilt. I really like your pieced borders lots better than the plain ones in the book. I have this quilt started, but only have a few blocks done.

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  3. Your quilt is simply lovely! I'm glad I found your blog, you've done beautiful work. And you're a fellow Canadian!

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I gotta do a Blue Ridge Beauty sometime!

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  5. I love your setting! (That was my vote on your previous post!)

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  6. It is beautiful....this quilt is on my to do list! LOVE THE BORDER TOO!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  7. What a sweet hubby!
    And what a great quilt...way to go!

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  8. The Blue Ridge Beauty is lovely!

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  9. It looks just wonderful. Great use of the leftover bits to make your border.

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  10. Ditto on all the quilt/husband comments. And thanks for sharing all the memories held in this quilt.

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  11. The setting for your BRB is wonderful! It is very sparkly. Good job.

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  12. I like this layout. I made one with the barnraising layout. I'm thinking about another using this layout. And perhaps multi-colored. Thank you for the inspiration.

    My Blue Ridge Beauty:

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  13. Your Blue Ridge Beauty is a beauty!! Congratulations on a fine finish.
    Debbie

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  14. Your blue Ridge Beauty is beautiful that is one quilt that I want to make.

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  15. Your quilt is gorgeous!!!!! And what a sweet hubby. Does he have a brother?

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