29 August, 2009

Hanging Out...

... I'll bind it later, but just had to hang it up in the studio for a quick peek at the whole quilt and the over-all effect, I couldn't wait! I like it; I can see progress on the quilting front, stitch by stitch, we're gettin' there. My plans are for one more pop of red with the piping and a small scale black floral for the finishing (binding) touch. This one fits the space nicely and the colors are wonderful in here. Eventually the loveseat that is taking up space (background, far left) will exit and an oak drop leaf table will enter to sit against the wall under the quilt with a couple of comfortable chairs for doing hand work. At least that's my plan! (I also plan to move the large flat screen TV from the family room to the front wall between the windows in here but that's another post for another day...) One thing at a time, and right now the binding's calling!

Life is Good!


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25 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

Oh it is just beautiful! I love the colors. It would look great in my home...I guess I should get busy too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheryl said...

What a beauty....wonderful colors and the quilting is great!

Marianne said...

Very nice. I love the shots of blue in the quilt.

Trudi said...

Its beautiful Mrs G, very rich and sumptuous! Regal even, I love it, great job!

paula, the quilter said...

That is such a nice setting for sampler blocks. Will the light from the windows bother you when watching teevee?

Owens Family Adventures said...

Really really beautiful quilt!!! I love the colors!!
dawn

Quilt Hollow said...

You did a spectacular job!! Applause to you!!

Nancy said...

Looking very, very fine.

blushing rose said...

Awesome! Dying to see everything finished.

Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

Anne Heidi said...

The quilt is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job :-)

kimquiltz @ an oft traveled road said...

My oh my! I LOVE the setting of the blocks! Very powerful.

Sherrill said...

Ooo, I really like that setting..are those blocks from a BOM or buck a block that a lot of the shops do? I have several sets of those and really like the ways yours is put together. BEAUTIFUL!

quiltteacher said...

Oh how I wish mine was finished. Job well done, as usually!

KQ Sue said...

WOW! That is a beautiful quilt. I love the red in it.

*karendianne. said...

Check out your work! Look at the colors ~ rich. Check out that nosegay block. I love it. I love how you worked the colors. I honed right in on that, Mrs. G. But back to your quilting. Proof positive that quilting makes the quilt.

Okay, "Hanging Out" with you just Rocks!!!

AnnieO said...

Warm and lively, truly a sampler worth spending many happy hours making! Glad you're getting to the ending with this one, it obviouswly makes you feel good!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Yummy!! Love the way you have set those blocks!

Quilt Memories said...

Beautiful,I love it!

Janet said...

Beautiful quilt!

Teresa said...

Its a beauty, that's for sure. I think it looks perfect in that spot. I also like your quilting on Fanny's quilt. I think she would be please at what you have done and very appreciative that you put so much thought and care into doing it.

CarlaH said...

What a beauty. Looking at the quilting has given me inspiration for how I could quilt the pinwheel blocks on the quilt (my first full size one) that I am currently working on. Thank you.

phyzz said...

Another wonderful creation! Beautifully rich--so appealing. All you've done and shown "us"--how could you not have walls and walls of quilts?!

Nane said...

These blocks were challenging, but maybe I will get them out again one day. Your quilting is great on this one.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I really love sampler quilts and this one is gorgeous! I think the red piping will be perfect. blessings, marlene

anne bebbington said...

What a great way to set off some really complex exhibition blocks that you wouldn't want to make more than one of - a really unusual take on a sampler quilt