Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Teacups and Pumpkins

What in the world do those two have to do with each other?  They are two projects that I recently finished for Barb from The Quilted B. 

First is this pretty quilt.  The fabric in this quilt is Penelope by Lakehouse and it is so beautiful.



The border on this quilt was the trickiest I have ever done.  I had to match the gingham on all four sides!  It was not easy but so worth the effort in the result that it gives. 




I pieced the back because well…I just can’t help myself!  Something about a pieced back finishes off the quilt better and is more satisfying.  It’s like as the quilt hangs on the wall it has a secret and only I know what it is. 





When I get this one back I think it will hang in my future dining room.  (still staying positive over here that my house will sell)




I also made this cute little runner.  Isn’t it so perfect for fall?




As always, Barb has these both in kit form if you would like to make one of your own.  Just look on her website or send her an e-mail.


ferne said...

Both are great finishes! I need to have a few finishes here too, but I am spending a lot of my time outside. I have been thinking fall though and loved the pumpkin runner! Now I could finish that!!!

Anonymous said...

the gingham border is perfect! totally makes the quilt. And the pieced back? genius!

Linda said...

I also love to piece my backs! You're right - it seems to make them feel more finished. PLUS, it uses up all those little scraps and odd pieces you had left over.

The Tinney's said...

I LOVE the runner! You are so GOOD!

Roxanne said...

Matching that gingham border shows the high level of your quilting skills. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

manos de chicureo said...

I like the quilts, both.

LynCC said...

I really love your back! It's great the way one strip doesn't go all the way to the end, and the color patches radiating out in two directions only are intriguing. :D

Jackie said...

Your gingham border looks fantastic! I can't imagine how you got it all to line up.

Stanton Blog said...

Wow, I am amazed at the border. I don't think I have the patience to do that, but you are right it needed to be done. Love it! Great job as usual.

Suzanne said...

The pieced gingham is a great touch. I don't know that I noticed it had been matched but I bet some people would have noticed if it hadn't. Nice touch!

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful quilts. Love the teacup on the back. Just perfect. The pumpkin runner is a great fall project.


OMgosh I found you from another blog, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous, I love the teacups. I just finished my 1st quilt, and I am in awe of your talent, I hope to post pics later this evening of it on my blog. Thanks for sharing, I am now following you.

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