17 July 2011

july finish

Long time ago, there was a quilt-along hosted by Old Red Barn. Rail block from 2.5" strips.
I put them together into a top. And then put it away. For a long time...

The quilt top was quite busy, and I never got quite comfortable with it. Loving the colors and fabrics, this spring the top was rescued from the cupboard by adding 2" strips of Kona Snow.

Sommer i Bokn finished at 57" * 70", quilted with Quilters Dream Select cotton batting.



front

and back...

This quilt takes me back to summers with my grandmother at her little house on the small island of Bokn. Homebaked bread, selfmade jam, fresh vegetables from the garden along with grandfathers fresh fish. Running around in the garden, swimming in the sea, playing with my brother and cousins. Not a parent to be seen or heard. Closes there is to paradise, in a little girls world...

; )

26 comments:

nicolette said...

Adding those strips of Kona snow was a great idea! It’s another beautiful quilt with the quilted fans!

happydaysquilting said...

I love it!

Heidi said...

such a friendly quilt

Jenny said...

such an inviting quilt...I just put together a quilt back with Come Quilt With Me yellow floral, so happy to see some of that line in this lovely quilt too! i love the quilted fans! love love love.

Gari said...

This is the perfect hammock quilt, looks like the lazy days of summer.

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

So beautiful...what a great idea to add the snowwhite stripes.

Live a Colorful Life said...

The Kona snow adds just the right amount of "breathing room".

HEKSEN said...

Bare så flot Marit. Især måden du har quiltet på. Kan du vise et billede, hvor man ser, hvordan du har startet med quiltning?

Nicky said...

Well done for saving a quilt - what a great idea to add the white - love the quilting and your memories at the end

Lynne said...

Oh my, the quilting is gorgeous!

I think you're right, adding the sashing made a lovely difference.

Janet said...

It's gorgeous and it looks so lovely on the hammock. I love the effect of fan quilting.

Belinda said...

It's great Marit! Sometimes we just have to put blocks/tops away for a time....give them time to marinate into something wonderful! It just looks soooo cool and refreshing!

Nifty Quilts said...

Soft and fresh, like a little girl's good summer memories.

KateKwiltz said...

Love the addition of the white -- it calms it and brightens it up at the same time.
Just what we all need -- snow in July! :)

Margreth said...

I must say...the quilting is beatiful!

Michele Bilyeu said...

That is such a summer quilt..I'm ready to hop on that hammock and have a good old summer read! If the heat will co operate and I can find a hammock ;) Lovely, Marit!!

PS last chance to enter my give away for a brand new Mary Lou Weidman book that she just autographed for the occasion!

Evelyn said...

I love the idea of adding strips - brilliant! It's so beautiful, and definitely reminds me of a day at the beach!

I also have this Old Red Barn WIP languishing in my closet. The top and back are complete, and one of these days I'll finish it up!! Good for you for getting yours done! That must feel awesome...

Bridget said...

By adding those strips of Kona Snow, you gave our eyes a chance to rest between the busy blocks. An inspired choice!

In other news, I finished the spiderweb quilt I made using your excellent tutorial. The instructions were clear and I am happy with the result. Want to see? Here's the link:http://northernnewmexicoranchito.blogspot.com/2011/08/quilty-pleasures-wednesday-spiderweb.html

Lily Boot said...

It's beautiful! And you were spot on with the white strips - they add the perfect crispness. I also love thequilting - makes me think of swirling water and little waves lapping the shore.

Rosalyn Manesse said...

It's a charming quilt. I love the color

2ne said...

Lekkert teppe - nydelig quiltet :)

Cathy said...

Hi Marit. Haven't seen you around for a little while, I hope you are ok? xo

nicolette said...

Hi Marit, I hope you are OK? Have been missing you!

Ane Scherrer said...

Congratulations! You are a very creative quilter! Brazilian kisses.

liz said...

Marit, I check your blog every day and am a little concerned that we haven't heard from you in many weeks. I hope you are alright! Hugs from California.

Clare said...

Hi Marit. Hope everything is ok.