Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Our Couch Has a New Cover

I finished this quilt very early this morning (three o'clock, actually - I just HAD to finish it!). The sun had already risen a little too high in the sky by ten when I got outside to take photos.

You can see it a little better here on the other side of the yard where there is some shade from trees next door.

I pieced the back using Ginseng from Joel Dewberry that I bought from Kathy Mack at Pink Chalk Fabrics. She still had a little when I checked just now, and it's on sale!!!

Kathy's Pink Chalk Studio was one of the first blogs I began reading when I discovered blogs. She has been inspiration and information to me since then. Thanks, Kathy!!

I had never used a home decor weight fabric for backing before, and I have to say - it's going to be hard to go back to regular weight fabric now. It was simply a joy to sew, and so much easier.

Yes, of course, Bruno was right there with me while I was taking these pictures, but he was occupied with other things. Having chickens and feeding birds means that we have an ongoing rodent issue. Bruno is well aware of this problem and he is absolutely sure that he can remedy the situation.

Here's the quilt again, freshly washed, dried and crinkly - in place on the couch. I have to say - I love it much more than I even thought I would.
Now, on to the next project!
Have a great day.
Hugs and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Elaine! And what a great idea to use home dec weight fabric for the back. I love to use flannel for cuddle quilts because of the extra weight and softness -- and you're doing basically the same thing with the home dec weight fabric!

Susan said...

Wow, what a great idea for backing. Your quilt is beautiful.

*karendianne. said...

Love that backing! Nice to meet Bruno, too!

Oiyi said...

I love the backing that you used. A very nice pairing! Bruno is adorable.

Annie said...

Elaine, I LOVE it too!!!! It looks fantastic. What a great couch, I just want to come over for a cup of tea and sit with you on it.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What lovely quilts. I hope you have a blessed weekend. I always enjoy seeing your lovely work.

Mary said...

It's beautiful! I love the photo of it on the couch.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Elaine, it is lovely, really really lovely. I can see why you had to finish it.