Sunday, July 15, 2012

Love..... Mamie



I put the border pieces together yesterday. Now we've got the dilemma of getting down in the basement and getting this baby quilted or tucking it away until a rainy day for quilting. Yeah - I'm the optimist that dreams of having it ready to cover a table for a dinner coming up next weekend with friends....

 I'm pretty proud of this one for a few reasons. I used up fabrics I've had for a while. The piecing isn't too shabby. I'm learning the hard way, that quilts don't have to be complicated to be beautiful. Carol at Brown Quilts gets ninety nine percent of the credit. It's her design. She's a neat lady.

 I knew this summer I wanted to work on square blocks. For some reason I have just been drawn to them. I'm the one that does quilt doodles in business meetings. I wasn't short on ideas or patterns. These are waiting in the wings....

They are all beautiful. Why did I choose Love...Mamie....first? I chose it because more than quilting itself, I wanted to talk (or type) with someone else about quilting. It's a lot more fun if you have someone to talk to. I'm supposed to talk about Nuclear Energy at work--- that's a far cry from quilting. Now onto the next great piece....

 OK-- I now know the reason I haven't had much quilt talk. Kind of figured I hadn't posted much,so 'out of sight---out of mind' But I now realize Blogger has been holding onto 50 comments that I did not know I had.... I am so sorry... I am emailing tonight.

12 comments:

Sue said...

It's perfect, Melanie! I love the nine patch and it's something that a lot of us are drawn to.

I have the French Vintage pattern by Thimblecreek Quilts. That's a beauty!

Isn't Blogger something, some days?

Pokey said...

Simplicity at its best, even better, you used stash. I'd say that makes this top fabulous!
:-}pokey

Karen said...

Hurray! Now if you would come sew on mine......I just haven't had time to get back to it and may not until August. Have to see if I can squeeze any time out for it. I too am using stash for the quilt and it feels good to use some of that I have had sitting around a good while. A simple design quilt made fun with so many different fabrics used.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Purdy.

Muddling Through said...

Oh. My! That border really sets it off to perfection. This is just great. Get it quilted!!!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Beautiful quilt.

carol fun said...

Mamie is one good looking quilt! And I agree, it is nice to be able to talk quilting with like minded people- it's a conversation that is always a happy one!

Lynda said...

What a beautiful quilt. It's turned out so well.

Carol said...

Mel I absolutely Love it! Makes this Mamie very happy! Enjoy!

Chookyblue...... said...

you quilt is lovely............and I agree some times simple is better........

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh, I love Mamie. I have a stack of nine patches awaiting inspiration and this is just the ticket.

QuiltNut Creations said...

so very,very pretty! you did a fabulous job.