July 24, 2010

Charmed, I'm Sure...

I knew when I got up yesterday morning that I'd start and complete my second quilt top. I thought I'd decided on the fabrics ahead of time, but by morning's light, I'd changed my mind about my choices. I opened the doors on my cabinets and started pulling fabrics. I settled on a collection from Benartex (Called "Charmed") in shades of sweet pinks and yellows.
My second decision was how I wanted to arrange the fabrics, and I decided on pinwheels for the little lady who will receive this finished quilt. I spent the next hour cutting all the fabrics into 5 1/2" squares. From there I joined fabrics and cut them to become assembled squares of half-square triangles. (I'm posting this album to show you the actual steps, in case you're interested.)
I added a sweet plaid sashing to the edges, and entire pieced quilt top measures 40" x 49". I'll quilt this one myself, too, and I'll start that later today.

I had so much fun with both of the quilt tops. The one I shared yesterday I'm calling "Faerie Glen", and this one will be called "Charmed, I'm Sure". I'll quilt them this week, photograph the to share with you, and they'll be on their way to their new homes.

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Donna,

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the sweet colours and patterns.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Lady Farmer said...

So lovely! But ~ Where do you find the time to get it all done? Your fingers must work like lightening!
Blessings!

Lisa Leggett said...

Holy smoking sewing machines Batman!

Gee whiz Donna, you're fast!! I can't believe you made two quilt tops in two days! Does your machine have it's own pit crew, cuz surely it's a super duper racing machine!

I really love the colors in this pinwheel quilt! The Faerie quilt is pretty too! You're going to have two very happy young ladies on your hands!

Beautiful work Donna!

Lynn Stevens said...

Just beautiful and looks like a lot of work!

betseysumners said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Donna,
Yes, you must be fast...very fast! And I love the sweet color combinations.

Have a great day. ~Natalie

Beedeebabee said...

Sweet Donna...I know you're amazingly quick, but this just takes the cake! Two beautiful quilt tops in two days...you just blew my mind! Oh, and they're so, so beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose too! Can't wait to see them all quilted up! Have a fun Sunday, and keep your skin on! hee hee! ;) xo Paulette

Beedeebabee said...

Sweet Donna...I know you're amazingly quick, but this just takes the cake! Two beautiful quilt tops in two days...you just blew my mind! Oh, and they're so, so beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose too! Can't wait to see them all quilted up! Have a fun Sunday, and keep your skin on! hee hee! ;) xo Paulette

Jane said...

There are no words. In the time it's taken me to wake up, drink my coffee and catch up on a few blogs you've already created and finished a quilt top!
You are amazing!!
Jane

Shirley said...

Hi Donna,I love your new quilt top. The colors are so pretty. I woke up to 68 degree weather this morning. It feels so good, but it is going to last that is for sure. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Suzann said...

This truly is sweet perfection.
I am absolutely positively in LOVE with this one.

Cindy Adkins said...

Your work is AMAZING!!! I saw it on Debbie's blog...love your talent ...it's spectacular!
HUGS,
Cindy
xoxoxo

MosaicMagpie said...

I love these soft colors, makes me want to take a nap. Or, redecorate a room around one of them.
Debbie

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Lovely quilt and soft soft colors....where do you find your adorable acorns.? Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Michelle May said...

So pretty! Pinwheels have always been a favorite quilt block of mine.

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