Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Coins Quilt is Ready to Ship!

The coins quilt is finished and ready to send off on its trip across the sea.  I am really pleased with how this one finished. It seems to me a "happy" quilt. I like quilts that make me smile, and this one does!

I used a splotchy blue fleece print for backing. The colors on this one are just so intense. The quilting is just free-hand swirls, but it's effective with all the straight lines.

I know I'm just weird sometimes, but I even like looking at the back side of the quilt top before I put it all together. I like seeing order come of all the chaos that goes into creating one like this.

Another look, just because I like it.

And also, just because I like it - this shot really made me laugh - all three black and tan dogs with their heads stuck through the bushes looking at something on the other side of the fence, probably a cat!

I did get a little sewing done on this one, too, last night. Half of the blocks have their sashings and cornerstones. Before you know it, this one will be a real quilt, too. 

Happy, happy. I picked the first ripe tomato from our garden last night. Always a very good thing!

I hope there is lots happy in your world, too!

Hugs and kisses,


Empty Closet Quilting said...

I was tickled to read that it's a "happy" quilt, because upon seeing the first photo "joyful!" popped in to my head. Love it!

Sheila said...

Makes me happy look at it, too. So many fun prints and bright colors. I love it!

Susie Swanson said...

It sure is a happy quilt and turned out so beautiful. I love the other one too. That's the life of a dog, watching a cat's every move. To funny. Hugs, xo

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The border on your coins quilt just finishes it so nicely. It's definitely a happy quilt!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

The more I see that quilt, the more I love it! That blue is just so gorgeous!

Your first tomato? Awesome! We are closely watching our one and only (so far) ... seems like it's taking forever!

I laughed when I saw the picture of the back ends of the dogs.

Karen said...

These photos are great.The blue in the quilt is lovely and I do like all those gorgeous colours in the coins. What a wonderful gift.
Your dogs look like they are having a wonderful time together!!
Tomatoes already! Wow.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- it took me a minute or two to figure out what that picture is -- then I read your text -- dog butts! Toooo funny! And your quilt turned out great -- it looks really cozy with that backing too!

Anonymous said...

Love your coins quilt. And that dog picture made me laugh too! LOL

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a funny shot of the dogs! Lovely quilt.......who ever gets it will love it! My tomatoes are also getting ripe. We have been getting good rain! Love your pretty quilts!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the Coins Quilt. The colors and pattern are awesome. I like the photo of the dogs. That's a cute shot. Awesome getting your first tomato out of the garden. The first is always the best.
Have a great day.