Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Circles and Hearts and Squares

They look a little mysterious in the morning shadows, don't they?

This quilt was so much fun to make!  I found the "recipe" here, though I did change it up a bit.  It uses one layer cake and one charm pack, plus the sashing and backing and binding.  Thank you so much, Leila, for posting the tutorial!  Later, I'm going to try it the way you wrote it. ;)

I am so pleased with the way this one turned out, even better than I had imagined.

I backed it with a sweet all over rose fabric from Daisy Kingdom, no idea how old the fabric might be, but really pretty.

The fabic I used for the body of the quilt is mostly Patisserie by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. 

I've had it for a while, waiting for that special project to come along that would be perfect for it.  I think this was it!

Here's a little glimpse of the pretty things we're seeing here in Muddle Land.  Can I just say again that I LOVE this time of year!

I enjoy having the windows open and hearing the contented little murmurs of the chickens outside my sewing room window.

And Bruno likes keeping an eye on them, too!  LOL

I hope you're finding lots in your world to make you happy now.  The Lord has blessed us with a wonderful world!

Hugs and kisses,



Leila said...

Oh Elaine your quilt is gorgeous!!! I love it. Those hearts are such a sweet touch. Beautiful warm and cozy quilt, perfect for snuggling up under :-)
Thank you for making my day!


Exuberant Color said...

I love the photo with the chickens and the sun shining and flowers blooming. For a minute I was transported to a summer day, then reality struck and it is 47 degrees.

The quilt is nice too!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Elaine! It looks like such a fun quilt to make and you did a great job. And yipee for spring!

Susie Swanson said...

Just beautiful and I love the pattern. You did a wonderful job. Glad to see spring. Your photos are great.

Susan said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish, this quilt is gorgeous! Everything looks so nice, isn't it great to see color outside?!!

Millie said...

Elaine, this quilt is gorgeous. I love the monring pictures and it shows off your quilting so good. You did a great job on the quilting. Always good to see the chickens and Bruno!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a cheery post and that quilt??.......just breathtaking!! blessings,Kathleen

Annie said...

I LOVE this quilt. It has inspired me to get back to my circle one - thanks

Margaret said...

Hens, chicken wire,and dappled shadows , just lovely outside and the new quilt pattern is a winner for sure.

Angie said...

GORGEOUS!! Your quilt is simply GORGEOUS!! :) And I love your 'girls' outside your sewing room---I would love to have some chickens---but my hubby is a city boy and doesn't understand such things. :/ LOL

JL Dodge said...

Elaine Love the quilt ! Great work !

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The quilt is lovely really Elaine. The quilt itself is shades of dark and light so your photography is spot on.