19 September 2014

friday finish









Finally a friday finish to share:
my pushing up daisies is 67" by 85"
partly quilted by hand (the background) and partly by machine (the daisies)
started a year ago, inspired by Kathy Doughty's quilt garden party from her book making quilts.

My aim was to use the growing pile of scraps and bigger left over pieces of blue and green. I also finally got a chance to play with the dresden block. The process has taken some time, including a bit of considering how to proceed. The background came together fairly quick after grouping my scraps by color, the dresdens took quite a bit longer to materialize. This design is a play in contrasts of value. Some of the daisies blend into the background, others seam lifted out from the background. I spent a long time playing around with placement of the daisies. 
The binding is also quite scrappy, as I happily cleaned out the leftover green and blue excess pieces of binding that I keep in a little plastic box, all cut at 1.25"

This quilt is very soft due to the hand quilting and the thin cotton batting. (quilters dream request). And I am still considering adding some quilting to the yellow flower centers (which is just hand sewn to the petals,) either by hand or by machine. For now I am just happy to snuggle up and test it

; )

Happy friday!



53 comments:

Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Wow, Marit, that quilt is just gorgeous! Love those blue and geen shades.
How nice to read from you again. I missed your posts.

Balsemien said...

Wow what a beauty!!

Lilla dør said...

Du er knall dyktig. Kjempefint. Likte både fargane og designen. Go´e helg

Tracy Hansen said...

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this! So gorgeous.

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely marvelous! Fresh, scrappy, casual and cozy. This one may be my favorite of yours. Although, I always think that when you post a new finish. Congratulations! Just lovely.

Maree said...

Stunning -so fresh looking. Love those colours.

Pam said...

It's beautiful! I can't blame you for wanting try it out a bit! So nice to see your work again!

audrey said...

Gorgeous! Love this interpretation of this particular pattern. You totally nailed this one.:)

Ann Marie said...

Lovely.

Christine S said...

This is very very pretty!

Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! I want those daisies growing in my garden. ;o)

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful quilt!

Anita said...

Oh my gosh this quilt is stunning. I just love it.

liz said...

I've been missing your posts too.

this quilt is GORGEOUS!!

Charlotte said...

wow! that is so beautiful - the colours, the scrappiness, the quilting. Everything!

nerospost said...

Wow, Marit, you did IT again! This is the best dresden quilt I have seen and my favourite! Colours are so beautiful, pattern is fantastic! I love how the colours MIX like in the garden. Perhaps you could stitch only few knots on the centers so they don't get too flat. This is so inspiring quilt! I haven't had any interest for dresdens but now I surely have! I wish you wonderful weekend and sunny autumn! x Teje

eva said...

Fantastisk quilt! Allt är perfekt - färgerna är underbara och blommorna är ljuvliga och hela den underbara scrappiga looken knyter ihop allt till en ljuvlig quilt!
Kramisar

Mihaela said...

Wonderful!
Fresh and cheerful and warm!
I love it!

Marie said...

I. JUST. LOVE. THIS. The colours and prints are perfect. What a treasure!

Oops-Lah said...

One word: stunning!!!

Heatherbelle said...

Really really beautiful, thanks for so many photos - I don't get tired of them!

Lappedamen said...

Vakkert og sommerlig. Fint å kunne holde på sommeren litt lenger. Lekre farger også.

Judy said...

What an awesome quilt! I love the colors and how the daisies just seem to float. Nice work.

Sigrun said...

Fantastisk flott quilt!

Margreth said...

What can I say......I'm speekless. Soooo beatiful!

Kate said...

It's beautiful!!

Cathy @ CabbageQuilts said...

Well that is absolutely stunning Marit!! You have interpreted this pattern so beautifully, I adore what you have created. xo

pforgerson said...

I am not a blogger but follow faithfully. This has got to be one of my all time favorites. Scrappy, traditional, hand and machine quilted. Just the best of everything. Thanks for sharing.

Christine @ sew bossi said...

Virkelig flott! Bra bruk av restestoff.

Jennifer Price said...

these colors are just fantastic! It looks so soft and snuggly. Love it!

Christine S said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Jennifer Price said...

How cheery and fun and totally cute! I love all the different sizes of the dresden. cute cute cute!

Nicolette Mathee said...

Never did understand the dresden craze but you have made me see the possibilites with new eyes, you have created a lovely quilt of which I am seriously wanting to make as well !

Stina... said...

ÄLSKAR DEN....helt fantastisk...wow!!!💗💗💗💗

tbear said...

beautiful I love the color green

liz said...

Missing your posts, hope all is well.
xo

Mitchgreen said...

I have just found this via Pinterest, it is gorgeous! I have been wanting to make this quilt for some time now, but you have given it a new twist. Love it....

LethargicLass said...

Hi :)
This is quite stunning! May I feature it on my blog please? I am starting a new weekly feature called "Caught My Eye" and will have a photo and a link to five things that caught my eye that week. Yours would be in my first post on January 2.
Thanks!

Linda said...

So pretty! A fabulous quilt!

Sonja Loyd said...

Oh my! That is Beautiful! Worth all the long hours! Stunning!!

Wonky Girl said...

Wow, I cannot begin to express how much I love the quilt. Such inspiration, I would enjoy having the quilt at my house :-) !

Kathleen said...

I am positively IN LOVE with this quilt!! It's perfectly scrappy and feels so effortless. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cindy said...

I LOVE this quilt. Seeing it for the first time via Pinterest. Its beautiful. Great job.

Denise SA said...

Absolutely stunning

Cattinka said...

What a beautiful quilt, you should be proud of yourself, you did a great job!
KATRIN W.

the momma said...

This is sooooo lovely and cheerful and absolutely perfect!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Nå fant jeg en fantastisk quilt!! Wow!! Den er nydelig!! Du er så flink!! Jeg føler meg ferdig blogget, og da blir det ikke til at jeg følger med hva som blir lagt ut. Men det var bra jeg skrollet meg nedover siden din!! Det ser jo ut som du pusler på og syr du også. Jeg syr stadig og koser meg med det. (Jeg strikker også) :-) Det går mot sommerferie og jeg drar på hytta lastet med nok forming for 3 uker. God sommer til deg!! Anne Kari :-)

Unknown said...

Incredible in every way! Would you ever consider writing up directions or a pattern and sharing?

pinkquilter said...

Awsome wuilt!!!! Is there s pattern?? I want to make one of those!!! Thank you in advance !!

Quilteuse Forever said...

I love it! It is absolutely delighful.
I have just written to you, have you received my message? Hoping the email address is the good one!
Best,
Katell, France

Charlotte Lindsey said...

These quilts are beautiful

Glenna Valley said...

So pretty, just love the colours and the pattern. Yummy, Yummy.