Saturday, September 9, 2017

Vintage Coxcombs Moving on to the Next Phase

This quilt turned out so different from what I expected. Still wrapping my mind around the finished quilt top! I thought it would have a kind of cottagey, romantic feel and instead it keeps reminding me of  those Brach's neapolitan coconut candies we ate as a kid.
Vintage Coxcombs a completed quilt top!
This one was almost left border-less, but it just didn't quite look right. Out came the various colors and fabrics, until finally I settled on the darker green-blue and brown simple sawtooth idea. It works. Absolutely it does, but still, more blue-green in a quilt that was supposed to look soft and dreamy?
Kind of old fashioned looking

I'm really, really happy with the pieced backgrounds in many of the blocks. It seems to give an added layer of interest in a quilt that could easily be dismissed as too sweet to possibly be interesting. Not true at all! And it's a difficult quilt for me to get pictures of, all those light browns and taupe colors reflecting light right back at you or looking moody because it's soaking all the light up. Life's been way to busy to have several photo shoots and so what you see is what you get.
It's so much prettier than the pictures show
I have a feeling this is going to be one of those quilt tops that I fall a little more in love with every time it comes out of the quilt drawers. It's always great fun to pull the completed quilt tops out one by one {oh, I forgot about that one!} and have a little play time deciding which ones get to go in the hoop next!
Lots of work in this quilt!
So happy to get this one to a point where I can check it off the 'in-progress' list and get those extra fabrics back into the stash totes. It's been a long time coming. The funny thing is that I piddled around on it forever because the outcome was surely a 'given'. And now it's completely surprised me in color and the overall feeling it conveys. How does this manage to happen?

22 comments:

  1. Oh I remember those Neopolitans yummy!! I think "Vermont country Store" still carries them (here i am being an enabler foodie again!!)
    I love how this came out too...lovely work hugs, Julierose

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  2. Oh, I love love LOVE those sawtooth borders! They just set those triangles in the blocks to dancing. I'm also admiring those little stripey bits in the blocks - they add so much without standing out. Such a wonderful quilt - I think it might end up being one of your favorites by the time it's done. (It's certainly one of mine!)

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  3. The sawtooth border complements the blocks beautifully - a lovely finish - and I do like the soft, old fashioned look of the quilt.

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  4. I think the blue-green border definitely helps the soft and dreamy look of this top. Love it!

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  5. YOu did it AGAIN! Love your quilt

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  6. Audrey es precioso!!! me encantan los colores.
    Buen domingo

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  7. A lovely quilt, the sawtooth borders really complement all the other colours! It's such a pretty block, did you hand piece them!

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  8. I think it is a lovely quilt! The blue/green Sawtooth border is the perfect compliment to the blocks. Good job!

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  9. I love the hst border! Adding that dash of blue/green is just right! Of course when you get to quilting this it'll get even better 😃

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  10. I agree with everyone else - I think the border complements the quilt. Love the colors! I do remember those candies and always loved them, haven't had them in years. Now if I find any I will need to hide them as hubby is on an enforced diet and I'm trying to keep all goodies out of the house or he will eat them anyhow he has no self control and I hate being the diet police a grown man should be able to do this without wife saying no you can't have that

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  11. what a wonderful quilt and so agree r the sawtooth border. Have fun with the quilting

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  12. Brach's candy. You're so right. And this is such a lovely quilt. Circular designs are enormously interesting to me these days. I must start one... as soon as I clear some of my many projects. Perhaps after the new year?
    Enjoy the quilting. I look forward to more progress shots!

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  13. I think this may be my favorite of your quilts ... so far! ;o)

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  14. I'm not sure HOW it happens but I love it when it DOES HAPPEN. Your top is gorgeous and I'm glad it makes you so happy.

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  15. I loved those Brach's coconut candies! Would love to see this one in person so I can see the detail better. Glad it came together for you.

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  16. It's lovely! I completely understand how you're falling further in love with it :)

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  17. I love this quilt - the colors - the design - everything!

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  18. love this quilt with the minty border ! so fabulous !

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  19. Simply delightful! And, now all I can think of are those delicious coconut neapolitan candies!

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  20. LOL the candies. You have managed to do a post about quilting that has us craving candy :)

    It looks awesome. Your use of color never ceases to amaze me..you truly have a gift.

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  21. Gorgeous! You're going to have so much fun quilting this.......when the time comes.

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  22. The border colors work well in my opinion. I like reading your posts about your quilts. It is like I am right there with you and we are having a conversation. Wish I could touch the fabrics!

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