Monday, April 4, 2011

Things have settled a bit....!

My world is slowly going back to a somewhat state of normalization. There are still a few things that need tending to but.... in the grand scheme of things, life is good.

Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day for us people wayyyy up north! It was a perfect opportunity to go out and take a picture of a quilt I have recently finished. I am thankful that I did not procrastinate, as today would not have been ideal. It is SNOWING! Ah... the month of April, always fooling us weather wise! lol

Back to quilting! Yes, things are getting started and some are getting completed!

One of those completed project is a from a pattern called Snow Sparkle by Edyta Sitar designer of Laundry Basket Quilts.

The border and large snowflakes are from her Moda fabric line Let it Snow Favorite Batiks by Laundry Baskets Quilts. The nine patches and side triangles were made using a variety of batiks from my stash. Always a nice thing, as it makes room for new fabric! ;o)

I love the way the quilt turned out. However, what I love best about this quilt is having the opportunity to use a backing fabric I purchased many, many, many moons ago.

Or would that be many, many, many mooooooooos ago! lol

I just love this fabric! The colours are vibrant and the wintry scenery..... oh so sweet! I still have a couple of yards left!

It's funny how one can remember where a fabric was purchased. I guess it really made an impact! lol I bought the yardage approximately 6 years ago at Keepsakes Quilting! It has been patiently folded away in my stash awaiting the perfect quilt to back it with! A match made in heaven! lol

Well, thank you so much for stopping by! I do hope you are enjoying your day! Cheers!

6 comments:

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful quilt, love the snowflakes. I am doing something similar with my blue and white fabric I got, with hexagons and then I want to quilt a snowflake in the hexagon.

Debbie

Cardygirl said...

Great quilt...love the backing!

Needled Mom said...

That backing is perfect and I am sure that Penelope did an awesome job on the quilting with your help/

Connie said...

A beautiful quilt! :)

I've been doing handwork (embroidering on a pieced block) and I love love love the gift you sent me so long ago that was made by your hubby, I can't remember what it is called but it's the beautiful wooden thread and sewing needs holder. I use it all the time and want you to know how special it is. Thank you again!

Thimbleanna said...

Don't you love it when you can finally use a beloved piece of fabric? I really need to start planning some quilts around my backing fabric stash -- it's getting too big. Your quilt is beautiful -- I LOVE the blues!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Very pretty. Love the backing. If you Google Linit starch, you can find it cheaper by the 6-pack.

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