Tuesday, August 07, 2012

A Scrappy Quilt

It still needs a good pressing and going over cutting spare threads... But I completed my project. Once it's quilted I'll show a better view.  I was wrestling the wind, the pups, and my camera to get a snap shot.  No patience, I couldn't wait to share.

When I first got it completed I was just sick of it.  I must have sewed every square twice because the first time I turn the blocks the incorrect way.  But as I pulled it out this evening-- I just loved it. 

I can't decide if it's saying ' Grab the picnic basket--- let's go!' Or 'Snuggle up it' s so cold outside...' either way, it's put together.  The binding is going to be brown-- to frame the entire piece.

I now have three pieces waiting in the wings for machine quilting.  That's my limit.  I need to get busy at the machine.  Summer weather and a new pup keep me from the machine quilting, but I'll get there.

17 comments:

Angie said...

Honey, it's screaming both---it's a wonderful quilt! :)

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's T-riffic. Have you thought about using Blue Ribbon 100% cotton batting so it shrinks up a lot?

Sue said...

It's beautiful, Melanie! Wonderful job!

I say it says a little of both. Who says you can't have it any way you like?!

I get like that when I finish a big quilt. I'm sick of it, then I love it, then I realize there are so many others waiting in the wing.....

Nancy in WI said...

I LOVE this quilt!

Muddling Through said...

Melanie, it is SO pretty! And you really got after it and got this one finished, didn't you?! Whatever way you use it you will love it. I get tired of them, too, when I'm making them, but we always make up when It's done. LOL

Quilting Babcia said...

Oh, I love this quilt - can't wait to see pics of the finished project!

Darlene said...

Melanie - I love this quilt. The scrappiness is wonderful.

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt........it's always so exciting to get to this stage.......

Vicki said...

Fantastic job!

Libby said...

It's beautiful. Nice job.

Carol said...

It is out of this world...I'm over the top in love with it! AWESOME!

Penny said...

Your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL!! Love it so.... and would use it for everything, including every evening when I get under my blanket to watch t.v.!!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Nice! I've made up a quilt with this same block, and I love it because it's super scrappy. Good work!

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

I love it. What a great use of scraps. Thanks for sharing.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the finish.

Karen said...

Parts of this quilt design look very dimensional. I know how frustrating it is to have to use the seam ripper but it was worth the effort to get this quilt together.
Again, I like how you photograph your quilt along with nature.

Audrey said...

I love this quilt. Most of the time the simplest quilt blocks are the best. I love a good old nine patch!