Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Oh Wonderful ...

The full name of this quilt is 'Oh Wonderful, Summer's Here'.  How lovely it turned out to be.
Below is a behind-the-scene photo of my friend Debra (from Toronto) and I getting ready to move the quilt up the hill so that my hubby could get a photo of the quilt.  Little did we know that he snapped photos of us telling each other what to do to get ready.  It was early morning and the photo had to be taken before we got ready to go back to Toronto.  Everyone was still in their pj's.  LOL
A little bit of peek-a-boo before the serious photo taking could take place!  We did this session quickly because the air quality (forest fire smoke) was pretty bad that morning.
Quilt details:

The centre is all English Paper Piecing.  It took a long time but my scrap bins sure got a good cleaning out during the process.  Every kind of fabric was used.  Civil War, Asian, Repro, modern .... whatever looked good was used.

Pattern source:  BlockBase software and No. D046 is the block name.  It is also known as Puzzle Tile.  I kept talking about my quilt as D046 again and again and mentioned on a post that a better name was needed.    Help from my followers came and the name was changed to 'Oh Wonderful, Summer's Here'.  How delightful that name is!  🐱🐱

Size:  97" x 97-1/2" (99-1/2" x 99-1/2" before being quilted and washed/dried).

Batting:  80/20 cotton/poly

Started:  Apr. 7, 2011
Top Finished:  Sept. 3, 2014
Quilt Finished:  July 19, 2018

This was machine quilted by my LAer friend, Tella in Scarborough.

My friend, Debra drove up from Toronto on Thursday to drop off a trundle bed for our cottage and to pick me up and drive us back to Toronto for a weekend visit.  We shopped and shopped and shopped and went to our favourite quilt show at Black Creek Village.  While I loved the show, it was a tad disappointing.  There were a lot of miniature quilts that was done for a challenge and a  long,low fence had lots of portrait quilts hanging on it.  I'm not really into either and that is why the show wasn't as interesting to me. 

Back home, the air quality is quite bad here again today.  We can't open our windows or doors again.  The little rain we had is helping, but fires are still burning and the smoke is drifting to our city.  Oh no, that means I HAVE to stay indoors!  Let's see what can be worked on ...... 😉

Have a great day!

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julieQ said...

Gosh, I just love the pieceful (peaceful) feeling of your quilt. Bravo!!

Kyle said...

Your fabric collection certainly had a work out. All those different fabrics worked so well together. Great new header!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I can't believe you used so many different fabrics categories yet they all worked. Love the name too!

Glenda said...

Well you sure went the extra mile to get that great shot of your beautiful quilt, looks like you were climbing up in to the forest, thanks for sharing your adventure in pictures to get the final shots LOL. I’m in love with your quilt and what a great name you have given it. Cheers Glenda Australia.

Julie Fukuda said...

It turned out just beautiful. I love the balance of color, and the border holding it all together.

Jennifer said...

Oh - that is so funny! Love your quilt....it has turned out beautifully, just goes to show that everything goes with everything else.

Teresa said...

What a great quilt. Love that its EPP.

สวยพี่สวย said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. You are amazing. 😁


Barb said...

What a beautiful summer quilt. I loved the behind the scenes shot.

piseth san said...

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