Saturday, July 10, 2010

Another finish

I'm back for just a short visit to show you a quilt that was finished this week. I just love this setting in my sister's garden and thought that this would make a lovely photo. Can you see how the striped binding really finishes this quilt? I have become a big fan of stripes for binding my quilts and will use more of them for future quilts. I've been sorting fabrics in my studio and have started to make up 9 patch blocks. My studio is getting re-organized and I wish that photos were taken for a 'before' and 'after'; but I forgot. The main thing is I can actually walk around and not fall over stuff now. There is nothing like a clean work space for motivation. This quilt got put together fairly quickly and everything (except for backing fabrics) were from my stash. How good that feels to just use up stash!
This lap quilt was made for a dear cousin who is battling cancer. She is a lover of flowers and this quilt looks so serene amongst all the hostas. We are all praying that she pulls through and your thoughts and prayers would be most welcome.
I've been visiting family, doing more genealogy researching and there is a pile of books just waiting for me to read .... and quilting and applique will always caputure my attention during our summer months.
So, until next time we meet .... have fun sewing!

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great stash quilt - my plans are to shop out of my stash as much as possible too!

Karen said...

The quilt does look very good displayed in the garden!

Joanne said...

Beautiful quilt - how wonderful to use up stash fabric - good for you!
I wish all the best for your cousin.
Enjoy your summer!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful quilt. It looks very comforting and I'm sure will bless your friend.

paulette said...

Your cousin is going to love this quilt!! I wish her well!
Paulette

Raewyn said...

It always amazes me all the things we can do with 'good old 9-patches'. Your quilt is lovely!! I hope it brings comfort to your cousin.

Cathi said...

Fabulous quilt -- and that binding is the crowning touch. I hope your cousin wins her battle.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic way to display such a lovely quilt Rose Marie....

Kathie said...

the quilt looks great, love the binding!
I hope it brings your cousin much comfort .
can't wait to see your clean sewing room!
Kathie

Janet said...

Your photos of the quilts in the garden look lovely. I love a striped binding too, it's the first fabric I audition usually because they work so well. I'd love to have a big clean up in the sewing room, and soon! Something always seems to come up to prevent that.

*karendianne. said...

Oh friend, so good to see you and look at more of your delightful work. The setting for these photos is divine! And yes, most definitely, until next time we meet .... have fun sewing. Much love, *karendianne.

Vicki W said...

It's really lovely!

pajudie said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Love how you've set in on point. Looks great. Best wishes for your cousin - she'll be in my prayers -
Judie

QuiltSue said...

What a beautiful quilt aand it looks wonderful in amongst the flowers.

Teresa said...

It is a soft lovely quilt and I am sure it will bring her much comfort.

Floss said...

Love how this looks in the garden, hopefully it will bring wellness and prayers with it.

gamawinkie said...

I like striped binding! Good job on the quilt and the garden setting is relaxing to see.

verobirdie said...

Yes, Serene is the word that came to my mind when I saw this quilt. Exactly what your cousin needs.