Saturday, June 16, 2007

Long awaited...the front :o)

Today was the last day of The Bramble Patch's Strawberries 'n Cream Exhibition...so now, after you have all waited so patiently, I can show you the front of the quilt that I made. The challenge fabric features in the inner border (turquoise) and I have to say I found it a very hard colour to use and a very hard colour to match. In the end I found the fabric in the main border which had a similar turquoise and I pulled all my colours from that.
Thimbleanna was asking about the quilting stitch, which you should see a bit better if you enlarge the picture. It came from Kim Diehl book, Simple Traditions on page 20.

12 comments:

Anina said...

You did an absolutely wonderful job matching that challenge fabric. Beautiful quilt!

Karol-Ann said...

It's lovely! Cute title too and what a challenge that challenge fabric was, I think it looks brilliant. Where is it going to 'live' now?

ps thanks for the chicken pox advice (quite fitting with this quilt LOL!)

Fiona said...

That turquoise is a hard colour to use but you did a great job.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lovely! You did a great job using that turquoise - there is so much of it around at the moment - your selection to use it the red is perfect.

Patti said...

Oh, very cute! I imagine that challenge fabric was difficult to work with, but it sure seems to have become an "in" color these days. You did a wonderful job - and I love the print you found for the outer border. Perfect!

Shelina said...

Jane, I have really enjoyed seeing all of your mosaics. They are all gorgeous! Did you create them with flickr photos individually, or did you use taglines. So far, I've been using taglines.
Your quilt is beautiful. You did a great job in using that challenge fabric - I think I would have had a hard time for that one. The quilting looks great too, and one I will be using in future quilts.

Carole said...

Nice quilt! Which Kim Diehl's book is that from? Thanks for sharing!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, thanks so much for posting about the quilting stitch! I've made note of it -- I'll have to try it -- I do like it! And I love your quilt -- you did a wonderful job. Love the appique, love the colors, and love the title! At last we see it! Yipee!

Doe said...

That is one amazing quilt. You did a wonderful job, Jane.

Guðrún said...

This is so beautiful, you certainly did a great job finding matching colors. Thanks for showing us.

anne bebbington said...

Jane - it's gorgeous - you did brilliantly working with a colour you didn't want to - I wondered when that chicken was going to raise its head again

The Wooden Spool said...

this is gorgeous! truly lovely!