Monday, February 26, 2007

I knew this would happen


Remember those brights? The ones that were meant to be leader/enders whilst I sewed the blocks for the lilac top? They kind of seduced me and I couldn't stop sewing them. Chain piecing was just bliss after piecing block by block. In the book I took the pattern from, Quilts from the Heart, by Karin Renaud, calls this setting Road to Arkansas but I looked on the net and it came up as a completely different pattern. I think I've seen the same pattern, or something similar on Finn's blog a while ago. Whatever it's called (and I hope someone will tell me) it was a joy to whip up. The picture quality isn't great but I didn't finish it until after dark last night and DS kept moaning about the cold when I asked him to hold it down outside this morning (kids these days - they're so soft, I blame it on central heating). Maybe I'll get a better picture when I put the borders on.





19 comments:

joyce said...

I love all those bright scraps and the setting is fantastic. Well done.

teodo said...

I'm waiting to see your quilt with the borders but it's already beautiful. It looks like a flowered garden with some big white flowers. ciao ciao

Libby said...

It's so cheery and colorful -- makes me know spring is on it's way.

Tanya said...

I really love your quilt! I couldn't find it on Finn's blog but I love the bright colors! I wonder how it would looke in more subdued colors. My scrap box doesn't have that many brights but I'd be willing to add some more if I could make something like this!

Elaine Adair said...

Delightful quilt. I have that same book and am hoping I can also make it ... 'one of these days.' Thanks for posting this lively quilt.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Fiona, it's just gorgeous! And I know exactly what you're saying, my RTC blocks were supposed to be leaders and enders, but I just fell in love with them and wanted to sew them all the time.
The brights are just wonderful, your quilt is looking just spectacular!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Lois R. said...

Spectacular! Sometimes you just have to go with the project that inspires you.

anne bebbington said...

Looks great - love those white crosses jumping out from that bright background - isn't it funny how you think you'll just have a little something for 'in-between' times or leaders and enders and it takes over your quilting life til finished

mereth said...

This looks so bright and cheerful, no wonder you couldn't stop sewing it. I like it when you get carried away with enthusiam like this, you seem to get so much done so quickly.

Bea said...

Great colours - perfekt seams - beautiful work!

Linda_J said...

A couple of my group members have been busy working on 16 patch quilts. One made two tops like yours but I gotta say I love it in the bright color pallette you used. Knock your socks off pretty, Fiona!

Simonetta said...

Wowww!!! A beautiful job, Fiona!!!
With many colors that recall the spring. Like me so much!!!
Which is its measure?

Tonya R said...

No wonder you couldn't stop working on this quilt. I love it. Great color choices - so bright and happy and light.

meggie said...

OMG! I just love those bright colours! Wonderful, & so rewarding to see it come together like that!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Finn said...

Hi Fiona, I love the look of your brights quilt...*VBS* And yes, it is very addictive, that pattern, and really so simple. I found it on Linda J's blog, her group or she, called it "Whatever"..LOL. Works for me *S*
I still haven't finished mine, it's always still "one the list" to do,
Thanks for stopping by again, and commenting..I hope you did(or do) buy yourself that doll bed. I have two bed style, one is older and from ebay, and I have 2 doll cradles. What a hoot is that NONE of mine have quilts...LOL Hugs, Finn

Leslie said...

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one that gets drawn into their leader-ender project instead of the 'real' project. The same thing happened to me while I was piecing the block by block Snail's Trail. I worked a lot on my strippy quilt piecing, more than just leader-ender!

Leslie said...

P.S.
World Wide Quilting lists this pattern as Arkansas Crossroads. Click on the link to see if it's similar to your pattern.

http://www.quilt.com/BlockOfTheMonth/1997/ArkansasCrossroads.html

Judy said...

Fantastic!!

Lisa said...

That's beautiful. It's nice to see such a bright scrap quilt.