30 March 2011

march finish


I keep up my quest of turning quilt tops into quilts, this year. This one is quilted by the lovely Merete. My "Peonies" finished at 45" * 60". The batting is a favorite: Quilters Dream Select.


This one looks quite simple and innocent, don't you think?

The truth be told, it wasn't a straight forward process, at all. The romantic, big prints from Amy Butler tempted me into making big simple blocks, some 3 years ago? And I put them all together, side by side. (No picture) A bit busy, and overwhelming, the top was put aside for more than 2 years. Next attempt was to make those blocks into rows with some Kona Snow to let them breath. It worked a lot better, but the shape was clumsy (4 bars made an almost square size). The break-through in the design came when I moved one of the bars onto the back...



a pink cotton/ linen blend. I'm glad I didn't give up on this one.

Thank you all for leaving me your lovely and friendly comments. Please know that I appreciate this. For the time being I am a bit more quiet than usual, and this will probably last for a while longer. My family needs more attention than normal, and I need to spend more time with them. And I need to keep sewing, too. Because it is very calming...

So take care, and hopefully you have some sewing to keep you busy, too...

31 comments:

Merete said...

Nydelig quilt! Jeg burde gi meg selv det samme løftet som deg - å lage ferdige quilter av alle toppene jeg har. Er bare så fristende å begynne på noe nytt.... Gi familien den tiden dere trenger, det er viktigere enn alt annet! Klem

Char said...

I love this quilt. It reminds me that Spring really is coming, even if we will have snow again this week.

Hope all is well.

Leslie said...

this is beautiful...i really really love the back.

Amy said...

very pretty, I know about them several yr long quilting adventures.. love the way you figured it out!

Cheryl said...

Love your quilt...great job on the finish!

Exuberant Color said...

I love the colors in this one, and I always love a vertical strippy quilt. Great job in solving the problems with it.

Clare said...

Yet another Marit special.

Wonderful!

pinsandneedles said...

Beautiful finish! Glad you didn't give up and found a way to make this quilt work! A winner!

nicolette said...

This quilt makes we want to buy some fresh Italian icecream! Gorgeous!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Quilten din er nydelig!! Og den blir løftet av den fine quiltingen!! Det er så lurt å få det gjort borte, for da blir quiltene ferdige!! Bra du kan koble bort tanker med å sy!! Jeg gjør det samme...... AnneK:-)

Nifty Quilts said...

Another very beautiful quilt, really a 2-sided beauty! I hope everything is well with your family. Please don't feel that you have to reply.

LizA. said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity of this, it lets the fabrics speak for themselves.

liz said...

Stunningly beautiful. Thanks for the inspirations! I love your blog and your creativity.

Kerry said...

Odd numbers often work better in designs than even- with that block on the back maybe that is why both sides worked so well. Hope you and your family are ok x

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you didn't give up on it either. Love it and that pink cotton/linen is gorgeous. Take care.

Margreth said...

I think your quilt is just wonderful..love the fabrics and design. You are a great quilter!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Marit, your quilts are by far some of my favorites. You do such beautiful and creative work. Hope you get some sewing done, and some quality time with the family. For sure I'll always be here to check up on what you are doing.

Sharon said...

I'd definitely call this one a success! Glad you worked it out...it's beautiful, on BOTH sides.
Take your time and do what you need to do. We'll be waiting for you.

Gari said...

What a lovely quilt. Not girlie but very feminine.

Janet said...

It's so gorgeous! I love your solutions and the back looks wonderful. Keep stitching and blog when you feel like it and I'll be back then.

Carla said...

It's so pretty....love the Baptist fans! Take care....there's a time for everything.

Greta said...

I love the results of your patience and persistence. So simple and so stunning! The back is as lovely as the front. Thank you for sharing even as your family requires more of your time. Hopefully, the time you take to share with us will give you back that little bit extra you need when ordinary life gets wonky. Quilting can be such a comfort, taking one stitch at a time.

be*mused jan said...

Beautiful quilt!! This is such a wonderful example of sticking with a project and figuring out its best configuration. It's probably even more satisfying now, isn't it?

Viviana said...

I love this quilt and the fabrics is very pretty, is beautiful the colours pink (rosa).
Cariños.Viviana

sew katie did said...

I love it when a quilt comes together like that. Love the pink on the back.

Hope all is well with the family.

KateKwiltz said...

Beautiful! The layout is perfect!

Sujata said...

Lovely finish, Marit!
Beautiful soft colors of this quilt are just perfect for changing season!
I am assuming that you are still busy quilting.
Wishing you and your family well!
Sujata

Mermaid's Purse said...

That is lovely! Really pretty and I love the quilting lines too!

Rita said...

Hei.
Vet du har det litt tøft nå, så jeg er bare innom for å gi den en liten klem fra meg. Håper du får nyte og slappe av i Påsken.
Påskeklem fra Rita

lisaann said...

I have met Merete!!! Just came across your blog, looking for a quick, easy quilt, lovely! Merete and I both own the same type of computerized quilting system, and have met her a couple of times at shows! I am going to use this quilt as a design inspiration, I hope that it is all right with you!

Mimi said...

I love your quilt!! Thanks for sharing. I just might use this idea with some Good Fortune fabric that I have - wouldn't that look good too? Hope you don't mind that I pinned your quilt on Pinterest for future reference. Oh! And I started following your blog too!