Monday, April 20, 2009

Late Summer Garden - Top Finished!


First things first...I have to add a picture of my NEW MAT.  Believe it or not, this is the first new mat I've bought since I had the shop!  I still have my two old shop mats, which are larger than this one, but they are getting worn out and "groovy."  I experienced a little sticker shock, though, when I initially priced them.  God, it's hard to buy things at retail when you still have all of the wholesale prices in your head.  Thankfully, I still have a connection and managed to get this one inexpensively.


I took this photo as I was piecing "Late Summer Garden" because I thought it looked pretty.  Thank heavens for chain piecing.  I managed to put the top together fairly quickly.  I counted how many 2"x3.5" rectangles it took to make it, but I was so overwhelmed by the number that I forgot!



Preliminary arrangements below.  When I got the initial blocks done, Bruce wanted something with a little more "interest," so I added the sashing strips in between the blocks, trying to blend the light to the dark a little more.  I added black Bali cornerstones.

Here is the finished top!  Now just dreading the quilting, which will be fast and simple, but still a lot to move around my dear Janome.

I really love Batiks.  As I was working on this, I got inspired to start another turtle quilt.  New pattern.  Stay tuned!

10 comments:

Ali Honey said...

The batiks are lovely and the quilt top looks just fabulous - the colours are amazing. The black really helps. Love it !

Deb said...

This is wonderful!I think you have at least one piece of all my favorite commercial batiks in there.

You can probably spot some of what's left of my stash in here:
http://morewgalo.blogspot.com/2009/01/live-humans.html

Vicki W said...

Love that quilt!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Beautiful batiks and quilt. Will keep watching for the new turtle quilt.

Sue said...

I love batiks, too! They're perfect for that kind of pattern, it looks great!

Allie said...

That is really gorgeous!!!!!

sion said...

that really looks terrific, and I have to say that while I love a whole lot of those batiks I totally covet that strip that looks like giraffe.

Looking forward to a new turtle!

AJ said...

gorgeous!

Deb said...

My prize has arrived and I am thrilled! Thank you!!

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Homemade quilts are amazing. I know they take time and if you sell it you never truly get your money back for the time invested.