November 11, 2009

Garden Magic Quilt...

My recently created Garden Magic quilt came back from the longarm quilter last weekend. I finished hand sewing the binding yesterday and thought you'd like to see it as a completed quilt. I've installed it in the guest room and am quite happy with the results. Handsome likes it, too!

The bed is an Ikea model that we purchased for our guest room when we moved here, and it has a padded headboard. The only problem is that they chose a black shearling-look material for the padding. (Who came up with that?!) I decided that, if there was enough fabric left over, I'd make covers for the padding on the headboard. (Still comfortable if you're sitting up and reading, but no longer ugly black that fit with nothing else in the room.) Fortunately, there was plenty of fabric, so I pieced the covers to match the quilt. What do you think?

I want you to see the detail in the machine quilting, too. Kathy at Sandy's Quilt Shop in Harbor Heights, FL did a great finishing job for me and I'll be going back to her again, without hesitation.

Do you like it? Mum, Eli, Lee, Delly and Jen...Here's the guest bed where we hope you'll have sweet dreams when you come to visit - Not at the same time, silly. Of course, even though I didn't specifically mention our kids and usual Northern guests, they know there's always a comfy bed here for them, too!

Tomorrow, I'll show you the completed Cotton Candy quilt, which I'll be adding to the Brynwood Boutique.

Happy Veterans Day to my brother and my friends who have served or are currently serving in the military. I thank you for your sacrifices and your service. Because of you, we can all sleep safely in our beds each night. God bless all of you, and God Bless America.

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Carol at Serendipity said...


Beautiful quilt - nice quilting! Have a great day.


Anne~fiona and twig said...

That is just beautiful! I have zero chance whatsoever of ever being able to do what you do, so I especially appreciate and admire your handiwork!

Jane said...

Beautiful!!! Great idea to cover the headboard with matching covers. Your work is amazing.

The French Bear said...

That is gorgeous, what a fantastic job! Love the head board covers, so smart!!! You have such an artistic eye for color,can I borrow some? It looks wonderful Donna!
Margaret B

Snap said...

Garden Magic is lovely and I'd sure return to her for the quilting also! Looking forward to seeing Cotton Candy!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, your quilt is beautiful. I so admire you for making such a lovely creation. Have a nice day. Twyla

The Rustic Victorian said...

Wow, it all turned out so amazing...well done. Thankyou for your tears at my blog, I have been there off and on all morning. I am so proud of our veterans.

blushing rose said...

Donna ~ Please extend our heartfelt appreciation to your servicemen for us. Without them we would not be FREE, which we must continue to LET IT RING.

Popover & enter our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY if you haven't. Have a lovely day. TTFN ~Marydon

Sharon said...

It turned out beautiful. You should be really proud. Sharon

Anonymous said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I love the general tone of the fabric colors. Hope you get a nap with that beautiful work of art!!! xo Jessica

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

Donna, I love that you covered the headboard. It loots great and the quilt is beautiful. I wounld enjoy sleeping under it.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet Girl, I love the quilt, your talent, which you certainly did NOT get from me,and the invitation, I can't wait. Hope to see you sooner than later. Love you Mum.

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Beautiful. Yes the headboard looks truly fabulous with the pretty fabric instead of black. Great job girlfriend!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Donna, just love that 9-patch quilt, It looks like one my mil gave to me many years ago. Your colors are gorgeous and they do a beautiful job with the quilting! Hope your doing well, sounds like you are and staying busy. Take care.


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