Friday, April 22, 2016

A Second Finish?

In one week?  A second finish?  Seriously, I don't think that has ever happened before!  My little version of Lori DeJarnatt's Country Roads quilt-along from last fall is finally quilted, bound and washed!  Now to find the perfect place in the house to display it.

Lori began her quilt-along last fall while we were traveling in Oregon and I picked up fat quarters for my project at my favorite quilt shop back there, Boersma's.  I haven't used a lot of cheddar in previous quilts but totally fell in love with this fabric, especially paired with the coordinating black and cheddar print.  Sadly I only bought a couple fat quarters of each one.  That cheddar color  has proved difficult to capture with the camera however, and when I try color editing to get the cheddar right, the reds/pinks are way off.  Any suggestions on how to better capture all the colors more accurately are appreciated!  Anyhow, a close-up:

This piece of toile has been in my stash for more years than I can remember, and was just the right size for a back since an entire repeat of the print fit perfectly within the 25 inch square size of the top.

This was a fun quilt-along and I'm happy it's finally finished.  Thanks Lori!  Still undecided whether to add a hanging sleeve or find the perfect spot to use as a table topper.  


Wishing you a wonderful weekend.  One of the grand-dogs will be vacationing at our house for the next week - he's barely reached adolescence, so things may get exciting around here.  Til next time ...

8 comments:

  1. That's pretty, I wouldn't think to use that cheddar but it sets the colors off so nicely. I have to find a shady spot outside in the morning to get colors to show right in pictures and that's not even a guarantee. Good luck with the granddog, puppies are so fun but I don't envy you :)

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  2. What a cute little quilt. Be careful finishing too many quilts in one week...could set the planet spinning in the wrong direction. Love the colors you chose.

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  3. Totally sweet and LOVE the quilting!!!!!!

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  4. I love it - especially the cheddar background.

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  5. I like the way you have bordered yours.Very nice finish--don't finishes feel good?
    Looks hand quilted, am I right?

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  6. Great job on this little quilt! Love the quilting. I wish I had added borders to mine, but already trimmed it, ready for quilting. Seeing yours makes me want to finish mine!

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  7. Isn't it fun to finish something - especially 2 in one week! I love toile on the back of quilts. Good luck with your granddog!

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  8. That is beautiful! I love the era of fabrics which used cheddars a lot, though like you, I haven't personally used a lot. This is a great example of how wonderful they look, even today.

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