April 20, 2011

Another Top Finished, And A Reminder...

I finished the quilt top for the Marie J quilt yesterday. I really love the way it turned out. Seems I never tire of the Whispering Windmills block pattern (from the book, Lickety Split Quilts). Every fabric variation makes each quilt my newest favorite!
I managed to have all of the blocks assembled before stopping to prepare our dinner. This was also the last photo I took in daylight. (The first photo showing the completed quilt top was taken around 9:30 last night after I finished pressing it.)
Here's a daylight photograph of the fabric I used for the inner border as I previewed it against the assembled blocks. I decided to use this to pick up the same golden tan color in the floral fabric.

I'll assemble the fabric for the backing today and then I'll take it up to Kathy and Nora's shop. I beat my deadline by over a week! I'm using the same darker blue print shown in the above photos.

So, what do you think? Does it remind you of sea and sand? I think I'll choose something on the order of waves for Kathy's machine work. You know I'll share the finished quilt as soon as I get it back and bound, right? Right!
I just want to remind everyone that MONDAY, April 25th is our next Memory Lane Monday. I hope you'll have a story to link to the party. I'll have my post up around 10 pm on Sunday to make it easier for you to link up and join in the fun.

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Createology said...

Oh how I do see the sea and sand on the Marie J quilt. It looks just perfect. Great idea to use waves for the machine quilting. Thank you for sharing your quick savory appetizers. They look manly delicious. Congratulations on beating your deadline by so much.

Carol said...

Hi Donna
Its a gorgeous quilt and yes, it certainly does bring sea and sand to mind.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It's beautiful girlfriend. That is such a fun pattern. Have a great day!
xx, shell

Patty C. said...

I think I'll go to the beach today ;) I suddenly have the urge !!!

Suzann said...

WOW. There is wonderful movement in this quilt. Beautiful.

Jillayne said...

Your quilt is looking lovely and it most definitely reminds me of sea and sand. And that pinwheel design is very nice too, I can see why you like it!
Thanks for the reminder about Memory lane - I will see if I can't think of something - I would love to join in!
Have a Happy Easter Donna!

Chris said...

Perfect colors for the boat! Soft and calm.....and the waves would be just the right quilting touch!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Donna,

I lost a bunch of links for blogs I followed during one of the Blogger upgrade sessions. {sigh} I decided to go to my Where Bloggers Create post where I had so many people leaving comments...So now I'm visiting with folks that I haven't for a long time!

I love your quilt!

Pink Sparkles to you,
Stephanie ♥

Faerie Moon Creations said...

How beautiful, Donna. I love the "sand" and the "sea." Lovely combination. :) Looks so cozy, too! Theresa


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