18 December 2010

hommage a Denyse


It's cold and dark this time of year. Time for a taste of colors. So I cooked me up some colorful cookies. An easy recipe:

one small piece of pattern per block, add solids strings from the scrap bin

Courthouse blocks, inspired by and infused with Denyse Schmidts lovely products.
No sugar, no calories, no regrets...

test pilot...

quilts are softer and warmer than snow...

My little Hommage a Denyse measures 26" by 28", uses the leftover piece of Kyoto bamboo batting and is quilted with perle 16 in my favorite baptist fan pattern.

Grey, dark, cold days...

is enough to make us all dream of new adventures....

It's a busy time of the year. Hope there's still time for you to do some sewing, or if not, to dream up some new quilting adventures!

(I'm dreaming of Denyse's latest fabric line, still not available from the stores yet)

; )

25 comments:

Kerry said...

Beautiful Marit and perfect contrast of quilting curves with the angular lines of the fabric. The little cat paw prints in the snow are rather lovely too!

Quiltycat said...

I love your hand quilting work too!
...and your kitty too!
nichi

Sujata said...

Your hand quilting is so gorgeous! I love the contrasting thread for the quilting. can't resist those colorful cookies myself! I am dreaming of new quilts this morning.. The fun never stops!

Brittany said...

This quilt is lovely! Did you put borders around the cookies? Usually I can see the seams, but these look as if they are floating on the background. I LOVE it. You have inspired me. Maybe I will make one of these, maybe. ;)

Quiltefia said...

En veldig fin quilt med vakker quilting!! Jeg syr litt, men det er julegaver..... Lite som kan minne om en quilt!! Ha en fin helg!! AnneK:-)

Nifty Quilts said...

A beautiful quilt!! Your recipe is a winner and your quilt is really precious with your hand quilting. It does brighten up the dark days!

Andi said...

Another wonderful quilt.
Love the hand quilting!!!
Andi x

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Delightful! And I love the picture in the snow!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Just beautiful...so pretty...love the color burst!

live a colorful life said...

Marit, this is just gorgeous, especially the way the colors pop against the snow. Happy holidays. Looking forward to an inspired 2011!

linda said...

Just love it! Feels like sunshine!!

Allie said...

Very pretty - and I agree, necessary during these dark winter months! I have to ask you about your Baptist fans - do you mark them, and if so, do you use a stencil? I've been wanting to try them but not sure how to mark them.

Janet said...

Gorgeous as usual and a great use of strings. The Baptist fan is my all time favourite quilting pattern too.

ayumills said...

Beautiful!! The quilting is really interesting - love it!

Brenda said...

its wonderful. I like the handquilted fans. great finish!

Margreth said...

Great quilt! I like the contrast of white and bright colors. I'm impressed of all you who make quilts at Christmas time! GOD JUL!

Viviana said...

Congratulations for such a perfect quilting! Besides, the colours are lovely.
It must be very nice having Christmas with snow. Here it is so hot.
Happy New Year!

Stephanie said...

Love the baptist fan quilting. Small projects can be so satisfying...I need to do more! I didn't know Denyse has a new line coming out so I went and looked. Very unusual color scheme but very interesting.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Such a pretty quilt, it looks great in the snow!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a sweet quilt...the baptist fans are a perfect finish.

Love the pictures in the snow especially the one with the paw prints...too cute!

Valentina said...

Oh Marit, how beautiful! I love your colours and your quilting... I agree with you regarding the traditional baptist fan, it just adds such movement to the quilt!
I am sending you plenty of blue sky and warmer weather from here. And I wouldn't mind you sharing some snow! LOL
Hoping you have a really wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year!
:)

natalie. beyond the reef said...
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Em said...

Marit, The beauty of the quilt and quilting!

Tonya Ricucci said...

absolutely gorgeous. love it all and your quilting is beautiful. cute kitty photos too!

Mary said...

This is such a wonderful quilt! I love the quilting pattern...do you mark your quilts before quilting? If so, what do you like to use to mark your quilt top? Thanks Marit...it is just lovely!