Friday, September 29, 2017

Hey Grandma! Starting to Come Together

I was able to find time to lay these blocks out and decide on an order for sewing. Just had to wait until a time when the living room floor was relatively free of traffic! This is such a bold looking quilt top already. Can't wait to see what adding borders might do for it, but I have a feeling this quilt isn't going to get very large. Of course, nothing is set in stone and quilts have a tendency to change directions on me mid stream.
Hey Grandma!
If you remember, this was the initial layout when trying to determine what fabrics might be included in the quilt. I'm still hoping to incorporate some of that oldy blue fabric for the border and see if it will add a little more 'punch' to the quilt. Because of course it needs something more.*wink  In, fact, this quilt is very eye-catching already--from anywhere I have it laying, on the railing upstairs or where ever, it totally demands attention. Don't let these washed out pictures make you think differently!
Close up
Also, I had mentioned before about hand quilting taking up most of quilting time. Well, this little beauty is all done now except for the final stitching on the binding. It's right on schedule with the way I tend to finish things, about 2 years since it was started! 
Lil' Red Riding Hood
There's just been something about the colors and simplicity of the pattern that have been a balm to my very scattered mind lately. So soothing to sit and stitch, stitch, stitch myself into a state of peacefulness. I was thrilled to find this old piece of a light red plaid to use for the binding! I think it was used as a backing fabric many moons ago, but regardless, it's been in the stash totes for well over ten years. I had pretty much determined it to be useless for any quilt ever--just an odd color and it never seemed to play well with other fabrics. Now it becomes the perfect touch for this soft, dreamy quilt! Love how that works out. Now onto another quilt in the hoop. I'm thinking this one needs to be fall colors....

18 comments:

  1. This is my favorite. I love the soft colors with the splash of red, I love the circles and quadrants, and the hand quilting. Ahhh! It's a satisfying quilt to view and makes me want to curl up with a book. (A fairy tale of course).

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  2. such pretty, pretty quilts - always love the quilts that you are working on.

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  3. I love your bold new quilt. Looking forward to the next stage.

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  4. Audrey me encanta tu nuevo edredón , sus flores y sus colores ¡¡ me encanta!!

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  5. I'm loving the contrast between the two quilts - from soft to bold! Will you do an applique border on Grandma?

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  6. I love to see how you love colors, both the bold and mellow.

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  7. Both quilts are lovely, so different in color but beautiful. Warm greetings

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  8. I had forgotten the other fabrics you were using in Grandma and think the lighter turquoise will make a great border, especially with the green triangles. Lovely contrast between the two quilts. The softness of Red Riding Hood makes me want to touch it - even through the computer. Ha.

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  9. Do you think your quilt is going to get some words added along the way?

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  10. I love both quilts, too. The bold color choices of the first are just stunning!

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  11. Two very different quilts, but both fantastic. I love the plaid binding, how lovely to be able to dig out just the right thing. Those flowers in Hey Grandma remind me a bit of those big old-fashioned microphones you sometimes see in movies from the 40s and 50s.

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  12. those stripe stems are so fabulous and love Little Red Riding Hood ! also thanks for giving me the name of my new mini - scattered !!

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  13. Isn't it funny how odd fabrics can "marinate" for such a long time in the stash and then be just the PERFECT choice for something? Grandma is really looking great!

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  14. "grandma" is really cute
    LOVE the red plaid binding on your latest finish
    Enjoy your fall stitching!

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  15. So happy for you to find the perfect binding in a piece of fabric you thought you'd never use. What a great feeling!

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  16. The last quilt is lovely and it looks like it would be a calming one to work on. Two years is pretty good time!
    The other one is fantastic and I look forward to seeing how the rest of it comes together.

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  17. The unusual Hey Grandma colors are very striking and just draw me in. I think the turquoise border will make it even better if that's possible.

    And Little Red Riding Hood was one of my favs of yours when you were making it but of course that fav changes every time you bring out a new finish!

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  18. Lil' Red Riding Hood is such a pretty quilt, loving this softer muted palette. And the red plaid is perfect for the binding, a lucky find!

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