01 May 2013

cool sixteen







a show and tell with lots of pictures and a few words:
cool sixteen : 64" * 80" on hobbs thermore batting
gifted to a young man with a big smile, a big hart and a real understanding of the value of a quilt to go with the sofa...
pictures taken on a very sunny day

p.s. a great and easy pattern to play with colors. (This one uses 2.5" strips ending of with 2 8" blocks from 2 WOF strips.)

really love the colors and fabrics in this one

; )

23 comments:

elsy said...

the colours are great together...well done!

Margaret said...

I love the colors and fabrics, too!
You do beautiful work.

Fran said...

Stunning! Love it!

Byrd said...

You make the freshest quilts! Beauty! Take care, Byrd

Jess said...

Love it - great colour combo!

Angie said...

Love love love this quilt---have one on my Bucket List for SOON :)

beth said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful, as always! Thank you for the directions. Looks like a fun way to play with pairs of color. I'm sure your friend will enjoy this so much!

Käranån said...

Oj,oj,oj så fint!! Fantastiska färger!!

Westfalenmaedel said...

Your sens and feeling for colours is gorgeous!
Lucky young man :0)

Greetings from Germany, were spring arrived at last ,
Karin

Teje Karjalainen said...

This is beautiful! I love the patterns with 'simple' squares! Great idea to use two colours for each block! x Teje

Annabella said...

It's a fab quilt and sounds like it has gone to a pretty cool recipient!

Venus de Hilo said...

Gorgeous! Can't go wrong with 16-patch. Made a small one in aquas a year or so ago... hmmm, might be time to make another. Love the large swirly quilting on yours.

Tamie said...

I really like this one. I think I might like this pattern better than all the scrappy ones going around now.

Barb said...

wonderful quilt.
love the mix of prints and shades of blue -

Judy said...

What an awesome gift that is sure to be treasured! Nice addition of the turquoise fabrics, they add a zing to the quilt.

Grit said...

Wow your quilt looks so wonderful. Wonderful fabrics and fantastic quilting.

Grit from Germany

Lynne said...

Very cool indeed!

Lisa said...

Lekkert teppe! Flotte bilder! :)

Franziska said...

This quilt would not only be something for a boy, it would have a lovely home over here, too. My colours. I've seen some quilts like this but didn't like the pattern very much. But this one: totally different. Maybe it's the colours and the fabrics you chose.
I didn't completely understand how to make this pattern, have to search for it, but I think I'll try it out, too. If only for one or two blocks for a quilt back.
Lovely pictures.
Greetings from Germany, Franziska

jmb_craftypickle said...

Yours looks AWESOME!

CJ said...

I absolutely love this. I am a huge fan of squares, and it is such a pleasure to see a more masculine quilt (I'm the only girl in this house!) It really is stunning, well done you.

Carla said...

Ohhhhhhh! What a pretty 16 patch, Marit. Again, I love your style so much!