20 June 2010

a book and a quilt


I finished both this week. This is her third novel, I think. I have enjoyed all of them. Now I'm waiting for the next...

The quilt is finished too. I took some outdoor pictures. No-one to help me hold it up, so just bits and pieces...

The cherrywood fabrics are so soft to touch - lovely. "Quilt it - make do" finished at 34" * 66". I used Quilters Dream cotton Select for batting, and perle cotton no 16 for the hand quilting.

You can still see the chalk pencil marks for baptist fan on the background fabric. I'm sure it will disappear over time, or in washing.




Feels good to have sunny days. Let's hope they will stay for a while.
Happy sewing!

21 comments:

nicolette said...

W.O.W.! You could have put that on the quilt as well! I absolutely adore your liberated amish churn dash quilt and the letters are fab!

Leslie said...

i love that your book cover and quilt coordinate

Carla said...

Your wonky letters are wonderful.Do you use Tonya's instructions? So are the churn dash blocks. I sure like Baptist fans, don't you. Congrats on another awesome quilt, Marit!

Katy said...

WOW!!!!

Stephanie said...

Such richness of color. Really a wonderful combination of design, color and quilting.

Vicki said...

beautiful quilt! I love the colors, the letters, the churn dashes, all of it!

wishes, true and kind said...

Marit, your quilt is just AMAZING! Great job!

Mari said...

Marit, this is absolutley stunning !! Great job and very nice colors.

Una said...

Oh Marit. It is absolutely fantastic!! What a statement. Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thank you for sharing it:)

MichelleB said...

I love it! I do love a wonky churn dash. I'll have to look into those books - I'm always looking for a good book to read.

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

This just amazing! The design and the quilting fit so well together.

Thanks for the book mention too... I'm always looking for new authors.

Jennifer :)

Ravenhill said...

Oh, all those wonderful little hand stitches! Marvelous, a true masterpeice. I love quilts that say something! It is so beautiful.

I too hope we can have blue skies and sunny days for at least the next two months. I think we deserve it after the bitterly cold winter we had.
hugs from emily

Sharon said...

W.O.W. This is a stunning quilt! I love your colors, your wonky letters and churn dashes. But that beautiful hand-quilting just elevated this to exquisite! I can almost *taste* that wonderful texture you created! Just beautiful You should be proud of yourself!

Thank you for sharing your choice of batting and thread. I may have to try this on a small piece.

Tonya R said...

beautiful! love it! you did an amazing job. fun how the book cover goes so well with the colors in your quilt.

Evelyn said...

It's beautiful! I can't believe you quilted it all by hand. I am in awe!! Love the colors too. Just gorgeous.

Sujata Shah said...

Your quilt turned out gorgeous! Love the hand quilting you did. Great job!

beth said...

beautiful quilt! The hand quilting adds so much! I'm still plugging away at handquilting mine and wonder if I'll ever finish it!

Sharon said...

THis is such a beautiful finish. Now i"m pondering using the big stitch on my lib amish top. Wow, I'm impressed you got the top and the quilting done by June, what a lovely piece you have made.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

lovely! your book matches the quilt! ;-) love the colors, and I need to get some cherrywoods, I like the color combo you used with them!

msmcporkchop said...

this quilt is one of the most inspiring things I've seen in a really long time...I seriously love love love it a TON!