Wednesday, February 15, 2006

FINISHED THE TOP!
This is what I've been working on the last few days. A very much more "ME" quilt that the 9-patch/snowball I did last! This one even got high marks from David. When I showed it to him I got, "That's really nice. What are you going to do with it?" Instead of his usual "That's nice." if it's one he doesn't have an opinion one way or the other about. Or just simply "What are you going to do with THAT?" if he doesn't like it at all. LOL! He seemed pleased to hear that this one will rest on the back of my chair and be used to cover my lap/legs when I nap.

The pattern is loosely based on one I saw in a magazine a few years ago. The idea has perculated in the back of my brain for several years and this is my interpretation. I love drunkard's path quilts and knew when I saw the one in the magazine that one day I'd do one similar.

This is made totally from my stash and will bust about 6 yds once I finish piecing the back. I had 7 FQs, 1 yd. of the red, 2 yds. of the blue and will fill out with the black wherever I need it to get the back up to the right size. Then it will be bound in black. It will have circles quilted in the circles and a diagonal crosshatch thru the rest of it. Not sure about the borders yet. I'll decide that when it gets that far. This one will be hand-quilted and will bump all other hand-work projects aside until it's finished. (Can you tell I REALLY like this one?)

16 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

cool quilt - I can see circles appliqued on the blue border print - or maybe orange thread used for quilting using the circle as a motif....

Laurie Ann said...

That's great Nancy, I really like it! The bright colors are awesome and the pattern is so unique!! Good job!

Passionate Quilter said...

great job Nancy! I love the bright colors! Doesn't it feel great to get another top done? And using all that stash too!

Dee said...

Great quilt! The colors are so vibrant. I love the continuation of line on the circles.

Samantha said...

that is such a great quilt! Love it!

Tropical Screamer said...

What rich colors and such an fascinating design. What a great quilt.

Congratulations on finishing the top.
Darilyn

Patti said...

What an unusual, interesting pattern! Great job of designing and great use of stash! I think the bright colors really help to make this one.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I have never been brave enough to attempt rounded seams! Great job - I see that you are back in the groove of sewing and busting your stash!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Finn said...

Really love this one Nancy..*VBS* It certainly is a happy quilt..and I can see why it'll get quilted right away..good job! And on the stash busting too! I was so pleased to do that with my railroad crossing..lots of stash used!

Jan Mac said...

I love this top as well and the design is lovely. I love the combination of stripes and plains with the circles and sqs. Another great way to use stash too.

cher said...

what a truly wonderful quilt-isn't it smashing when you can imagine a quilt design and have it come so together? and great use of colors and stash...very very nice. I am sure you will enjoy hand quilting on this one!

Patty said...

Nice and cheery. I like it a lot.

Laurie said...

Nancy,
I can see why you REALLY like this one! It's GREAT!! Your heart quilt below is fun too!!!
Hugs
Laurie

quiltpixie said...

What a wonderful version of Drunkard's Path. It turned out wonderfully, and I can understand why it'll push many another quilting project aside!

JudyL said...

Good for you on the stashbusting. I like that quilt too. I think I remember seeing something like that in a magazine too and the thought crossed my mind that I might make it someday. I had forgotten about it til seeing yours.

And, you're going to hand quilt it? That will make it REALLY nice!

Judy L.

Linda_J said...

What a cool quilt, Nancy! It merits the high praise from your DH especially since he will looking at you using it often.

I am familiar with the "that's nice" routine from mine or "another one". He says it is no biggie to him as I am just going to start another one right after that one.

Love, love, love the red!