14 June 2011

june finish ...


First of all I want to say a big THANK YOU for sharing your ideas for "In the summertime" in my previous post!
I have an idea slowly brewing for the block. Slowly being the key word...

But I have been busy with a couple of other projects. Inspired by Carla and Jenny, I set out to finish my cross quilt.

Adding a row and a column to increase the size to 54" * 66".

Piecing a backing. Selecting a solid pink to go with the added cross blocks.

Pin basting and organic lines quilting on Quilters Dream Select cotton batting.

And finally, with help from the man with long arms, taking some outdoor pictures between the rain showers...


Very happy to have a finish!

These cross blocks were so fun to make, I think there will be another cross quilt in the future. The only thing to remember is to allow at least an extra 1.5 " or 2" on the starter squares, to make the process a bit easier.

Crossing this one of the list...

; )


22 comments:

vanree said...

I love this Quilt.
Vanree

Mary Keasler said...

Nothing short of perfection! I love it

Vanilla said...

What a beautiful color combination!!!
Yellow and raspberry, I would never think of combining these two colors!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Your quilt looks beautiful!

Jenny said...

ha! just read vanilla's comment and i got the same from my house...my 5 yo daughter looked at the quilt over my shoulder and said, yum, do we have any raspberries?
what a beautiful finish!

pinsandneedles said...

Love the colors on this beautiful quilt. Congratulations on your finish!

Jennifer said...

Just beautiful! Love the color combo and the quilting!

Jennifer :)

pamina said...

Beautiful ! and I love your choice of colors !

shellysquilts said...

Hey Marit, This quilt is GORGEOUS! And I LOVE the back too!
Well done, my friend! Have a great week!

Margreth said...

Another success! I love the way you choose fabrics and colors!

Jan said...

It's fabulous; love the colors, the wonkiness, and the quilting!

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely beautiful! I could see how you could use this design many times over. Congratulations on your finish!

liz said...

I am not a fan of these blocks normally, but I must say that this quilt you have created, your fabric choices make it SING and I absolutely LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your talents here with all of us, you provide a great deal of inspiration! xo

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful colors together. And the back is gorgeous!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Gorgeous quilt and great colors! I love the fabrics! And the organic line quilting looks really nice.

nettie said...

Love the colors!

quiltilicious said...

Lovely colour combination...reminds me of raspberry ripple ice-cream. Don't know if you get that in Noray so you may not know what I mean!

Mari said...

Fantastisk flott, Marit !!
mmmmm

KateKwiltz said...

Love, love, LOVE it! I think that's my favorite color combination, and that quilt is gorgeous!

Tonya Ricucci said...

beautiful! wonderful colors and movement and quilting. congrats!

Sujata said...

Oh.. the quilt looks so yummy! Reminds me of ruby red grape fruit and Lemon cake.. Making me hungry!
Gorgeous!

ayumills said...

I love this quilt, Marit! I like how some blocks pop up while others recede. Very striking!

Carla said...

Wowsers! I've been on vacation and am just now seeing your finished quilt. It is so awesome. I just love your creative color choices. i want to make another cross quilt for sure!