Friday, 3 October 2008

Oh Yes !!







I have a quilt !

Finished binding this on Tuesday just as our new bed was being delivered.


This is my version of Bonnies Carolina Crossroads quilt. I started this Boxing Day last year as a mystery. You may remember once all the blocks were placed together I wasn't sure if I liked it as it was too pink. Now I love pink but I decided to add the striped green sashing to break it up a bit. I'm so glad I did as I love it. These pictures are not brilliant as the quilt is just draped over my settee as there is no-one in to hold it up for me.





It was put together quilt-as-you-go and worked very well.


It is such a great feeling to have something done completely. I am definitely hanging onto this one as most of my other quilts seem to leave home - lol !


Thanks to everyone who emailed with suggestions for helping with the dreaded migraines. They are much better this week although I am still sooooo tired.


Have a great weekend. I have a quiet one planned so may just have a play with my stash and see what happens . . .

66 comments:

Julia said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!! Great job! I really like the way that you made the border scrappy.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Gorgeous! Love your colour palette and that green sashing is perfect. Enjoy using it.

loulee1 said...

So glad you're starting to feel better.

Your quilt looks superb, really snuggly and cosy, sounds just right for the new bed on these cold nights.

Paula said...

Your quilt is GORGEOUS!!!! I love the changes you made to the original pattern. I'm loving the scrappy border too! Great job.

Teresa said...

Looks great! How nice to have a new bed to go with your quilt.

Angelcat said...

It's beautiful Andrea!

Darcie said...

It is GORGEOUS, Andrea! Exquisite. And the green is just the perfect touch. Love the outer border as well. Enjoy!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That looks stunning and the green sashing is just the thing...gives your eyes somewhere to rest. Great adaptation!

Sharon said...

Llongyfarchiadau! What a fab quilt to use on your new bed, just in time for cold winter nights. Love the use of fabrics in the border.

Mar said...

Andrea! It's a Beauty! Bravo!

Pat said...

That quilt is absolutely WONDERFUL. If you get tired of it, I'm sure I could make a good home for it here!!! hehehe

Carolyn said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful...that green was just what it needed to make the pink sing!

I'm sorry about your migraines, I've suffered with them for years. Mine have been cut down to two or three a year (as opposed to two or three a month) since I started taking Migra-profen. It's an herbal medication that I take once a day as a preventative. It does have kava in it, so I have my liver function tested annually. It has worked wonderfully. Now if I could find something to ease the hot flashes some...

sammy_bunny said...

Lovely!

Libby said...

So gorgeous! I love that border; it's so great for the quilt. Great job getting it done, too :0)

Jackie Russell said...

Love the colors of your quilt!

Jackie said...

I love your version! It came out beautifully, definitely a keeper.

miniaturequilter said...

Gorgeous!! It's definitely a keeper! The pink, purple, and greens look wonderful together!

Rosaline said...

I can see why this one is not leaving home. It's so soft looking. The green sashing adds a lot to the quilt.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh boy this is really lovely. I am really taken with the use of the green, too.

Glad to hear you're feeling better as well. Its such a relief to be on the healing side...

Much Love, *karendianne.

Joyce said...

What a stunning quilt! You did a wonderful job!

Brenda said...

Astonishingly Beautiful! You did a splendid job!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a wonderful quilt. WOW that looks like a lot of work and I'm sure it was. Sorry about our migranes. I hope your feeling better.

Rose said...

Oh its gorgeous!! I love it! Well done and enjoy your wonderful creation!

keryn said...

That is just stunning! I wish I'd set mine like that now; I just wonder if I would ever make it again, what a lot of work. If I do, it will be set like yours. Congratulations on a great finish.

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful! I love the sashing fabric.

Kristie said...

WOW! That turned out beautiful!!! Love the colors!! So what is next??? :)
Kristie

Karol-Ann said...

Jolly well done - it looks great!!

Guðrún said...

Yes, yes, yes it is beautiful. Great job done. Take care of yourself.

Sunny said...

Wow, it is stunning. That green stripe sashing is perfect. Very ingenius use. Congrats on the finish!

Catherine said...

It is gorgeous!! Enjoy!

Linda said...

That is beautiful!! Love the colors/fabrics!! I am sooooo jealous!! lol
Great job!!
Linda

May Kristin said...

Wow! Your quilt is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!

Jeanne said...

Andrea, it turned out so beautiful! Congrats on finishing. Your fabrics and colors are so pretty, too.

anne bebbington said...

Andrea - I recognise that green - I do believe I have a piece of it from you in my stash - it is the perfect foil for all that pink and burgundy sweetness - the quilt is just delightful you must be so pleased to get it completed - and what timing with the delivery of the new bed - well done you

Kathy Wagner said...

Absolutely amazing Andrea!
Wow and Wow!
The sashing looks great and the quilting is perfect!
Doesn't it feel great to know you made this beautiful quilt with your own hands from start to finish?!?!

KyQuiltlady said...

That is a Beautiful Quilt! Got a friend that is hooked on quilt as you go. She says it is the only way to go. I love the sashing and binding to match.
Brenda

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Andrea....you quilt is just stunning.....congratulations

quiltygal said...

Ohhhh..... fantastic job love that green sashing sets it off really well....can we have a pic when it is on the bed please....

black bear cabin said...

Wow!!! Its stunning!!! and i love the stripped green touch you added! Now lets see it displayed on your new bed :)

Anne Heidi said...

It is absolutely stunning, congratulations on another wonderful finish!

Tammy said...

oh my word, you are in inspiration - your quilt is so beautiful. i've been quilting about 3 years now and am mostly self taught, but not nearly as good. i love to see what others can do and plan to check back at your site on a regular basis.

meggie said...

That is sooo lovely.

Tina said...

Wow Andrea, the quilt is stunning! You did a magnificent job.

Judy said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the entire quilt!! I also like your BLOG Judy
http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

Helen in the UK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I think you picked your colours well as you have lots of contrast for the star points and rings - wonderful :)

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Holey moley you have 45 comments! Lol* I suppose that is confirmation you've made a fabulous quilt!!! I adore it, I think this is my favorite I've seen of yours yet. :)

Floss said...

I love how the green breaks up all the pink. Without it I think this would be too busy. It is beautiful.

swooze said...

That turned out great!

swooze said...

That turned out great!

Lynda said...

The green sashing is perfect!

Pam said...

Oh boy -- 50 comments!! But the quilt certainly deserves 50 comments - it is a lovely quilt!!! Great job!

jovaliquilts said...

Beautiful! Really looks great -- and the green was a brilliant addition. It both tones down and sets off the pink.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

It looks fantastic! You must be so pleased that it is finished and that it turned out so great!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, Andrea, this is definitely "Oh Yes!!" It is absolutely fabulous!!! You have done such a great job! The fabrics you chose are perfect for this quilt! There are quite a few variants shown of it through blogland since Bonnie's mystery, but I think this is the prettiest one I have seen! Now enjoy your quilt!!!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

So many have gone before me, but I still have to say that is fabulous and the green was an inspired touch!
Love the selvedge work as well, Tracey

Needle and Thread said...

What a beautiful quilt. I enjoyed reading your blog and looking at all your quilts
Millie

FabricMom said...

What a beautiful quilt. It is breath taking.

Linda said...

Andrea it's absolutely stunning, I'm sure you're enjoying sleeping under it by now (I'm behind on blog reading).

SG said...

It's beautiful! Love the colours!

Marilyn R said...

Wow! This quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the narrow sashing you added - it's perfect for this quilt!

Rose Marie said...

A gorgeous quilt and the green sashing is perfect .... love it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a beautiful quilt. WOW

Quilting_Basket_Case said...

I love your quilt--all of your quilts are gorgeous. I want to try the quilt as you go method. Did you use a pattern? If so, where did you get it?

If not, I surely wish I knew what you did. The pink quilt with green sashing is stunning.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it turned out soooo wonderful!

Chookyblue...... said...

I am way behind in blogs but nearly caught up........had to leave a comment on this post.........your quilt is beautiful.........

stash busting nurse said...

This is beautiful. I really want to be able to machine quilt big quilts but really struggle on my janome. I am going to have to try doing one quilt as you go. I too love hand sewing binding down. Just need to decide which quilt to make now. It is a really great tutorial, thankyou for taking the time to post it. Jan x