21 February 2009

Finished County Fair

Thank you all for giving me some good ideas on how to quilt this one! In the end I went for vertical straight lines. Lots of them...

The quilt is around 40" by 60", maschine quilted with cotton batting. Looking through my stash, I found this 30's flowery pink backing, and I think it really complements the top.




Wish I had better light for this picture...



One morning we woke up to a lot of snow. It's quite special to see snow resting on branches like this around here. Very peaceful, love it!



Another somebody resting peacefully. She's been on antibiotics since before christmas, and needs her rest to recover...
Wish you all a peaceful wekend, either you are busy og just taking it easy - take care!

15 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow! Your County Fair quilt is great...I LOVE it! And I love the quilting...it really suits the quilt. Your "straight" lines are straight enough to go with the graphic nature of the blocks, but organic enough to not be uptight about it all. I like!

Your snow is beautiful...I love it when it's on the trees like that.

Hope your kitty is soon feeling good. Shade and Dunkel send purrs!

CT said...

Your County Fair quilt is inspiring! you made me want to raid my stash (and my mother's, truth be told) for the fabrics to make one for myself...

quiltycat said...

Love all your quilts! I wish good feel for kitty.
nichi

True Blue Nana said...

Looking at your quilt gives me so many ideas. I love the straight line machine quilting. Your liberated squares are great.

loulee said...

Beautiful pictures of the snow and your kitty kat.
I love the quirky nature of your blocks. Loads of fun. You're right, the backing fabric is perfect.

Andi said...

Love the new quilt.
Get well kitty!
Andi :-)

Janet said...

Great quilt! The straight line quilting is just right!

jacquie said...

you'd never know that was cheater cloth...lovely job! i'm wondering what color thread you used.

Messy Karen said...

a great idea to take cheater cloth yet still piece it. it's more like soft art than a wallhanging.

Karen said...

Wonderful quilt! Love the straight line quilting. I recently purchased the attachment for my walking foot, to make nice straight lines. After seeing your quilt, I can't wait to try it.

Hope kitty is well soon. My sister is a cat lover and has a blog (www.toomanytails.blogspot.com) with some great pictures of her cats.

linda said...

Love the quilting idea. The quilt looks great.

KateKwiltz said...

I LOVE the quilting on this! Love the quilt, too, but the quilting gives it the most wonderful texture!
Hope kitty is feeling better -- Archie sends best wishes!

Cher said...

great wallhanging...beautiful snow

MichelleB said...

Love the quilt! It came out fantastic. I love the fabrics.

Jantine said...

Wow, I just love the quilting. It really suits the quilt. And... thanks for some inspiration ;-)