Monday, June 21, 2010

I'd rather be quilting.

I' ve been working away at the front flower beds...trying to get them finished the way I really would like them..After a morning of sweating, it's been hot and humid here, I got it halfway done...ran out of bricks so I quess that means a trip to the hardware store...again.

Saved by the rain!!

Since it got too muddy to continue I figured I'd get busy and put a sleeve on the back of this quilt(the one Tigger is examining)so that it is ready for the quilt show in September...I can be a "procrastinator extraordinarie" on occasion, but not having it ready would be ridiculous.

The quilt is called Star of the Orient. Two years ago several of us quilt show workers decided we should make it for our show the coming year. They all said, yup , they would work on it over the summer...HA! Guess how many quilts got done. You got it..... only one and this is it.

It is completely hand pieced and hand quilted as pretty well all of my quilts are now.I included a close up on one of the squares ..there are 36.... If you wish to count the number of pieces in each square , go ahead... but I can tell you ....there are 49 in each square.

I discovered something about my stash along the way, I really don't have enough light fabrics . I am a jewel tone lover and even my pastels lean toward the brilliant.

I'm thinking I might try to sell this one at our quilt show...It's one of those extras I have laying around....can't tell you how many of those there are, someone might be listening...
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10 comments:

GailM. said...

It's stunning. 49 pieces in each block. That's Crazy!!

They take quilts for sale at the KV show in Sept. But how could you ever price this??

Heather said...

Delicious! I love the colours.... like candy! I can't imagine how you end up only hand quilting all your quilts... there just isn't enough time in a day... I only wish! No matter how much "stash" we have, a girl just never seems to have the right colours when she needs it, LOL! Hugs.

Cynthia L. said...

Really lovely quilt. I would hate to get rid of it!

I understand about the gardening - I have been working every day for at least a couple hours to get my gardens decent looking. We have rain today - so I will run off to my sewing room and get some quilting done!

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a stunning quilt!!! I saw the picture and thought "i'm going to make one of those!" then I read 49 pieces in each block and thought "maybe not...". It looks wonderful. The jewel tones and your use of black is fantastic. I'm curious to know what you'd price it at. Hello to Tigger.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Holy cow 49 pieces in each block.....I couldn't imagine putting that kind of work in one project....and all by hand...you are one dedicated quilter. Trish

Lisa Marie said...

WOW you are ambitious! That is simply a Beautiful Quilt! Thanks for sharing with us!

Mishka said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt. Fabulous use of scraps.

karenfae said...

I just love it!! so nice to see another hand piecer and hand quilter out there in quilting land!! I do hand piecing about half the time and always hand quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Riel said...

Oh gasp, what dedication to a gorgeous finished result. I love, love colour too. I have no light colours in my stash either. Reading your post gets me excited for the fall quilt shows. I am going to try to put a quilt in the KV show if I have something suitable! PS, like the new blog layout.

lw said...

Don't change your stash-- this quilt positively sparkles, so you're on to something color-wise. It's spectacular, and I wish I could see it in person.