Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Some show and tell

Finally, after a lot of procrastination, I finished the cot quilt for my dear grandson, I wish I had made it bigger but I was using what I had on hand. I ran out of the orange stripe in the inner border that I wanted to use for the binding but found an orange check that seemed good. I'm very pleased it's finished.
I have to show off some delicious fabrics that arrived this week. The two toiles are from a Jennifer Paganelli line from way back, I was really wanting the purple version but I don't think any could be found now.
These are a mix of Tanya Whelan fabrics, some of which may end up as pillowcases.
Wonderful mail again today. I can't say enough great things about Patsy Thompson's machine quilting DVD's, I've been meaning to get this one since last year. It only arrived today so I haven't watched it all yet. Patsy has a way of taking the fear out of machine quilting and making it seem do-able.
Tuesday nights are quilting nights for a small group I belong to that meet in each other's homes, there are nine of us. My friend Connie from the group kindly gave permission for me to photograph the quilt on her wall while we were there last night. Unfortunately, the photos don't do it justice and these were taken with a flash.
Connie hadn't been quilting for long when she did the class for a reversable log cabin quilt done with Asian fabrics. It's more of a coverlet since it doesn't contain any batting, nor is it tied. It really is quite stunning in real life.
We lifted the quilt up to turn it a little so I could give you an idea of how the other side looks. Every block has a different Sashiko stitching design.

35 comments:

Cathy said...

Love your cot quilt, great quilting on it too. The purple Jennifer Pagnelli toile might be found at my house...how much are you after? xo

Kathie said...

oh his quilt turned out great!
love that toile fabric soooo pretty, that aqua? green is wonderful.
great packages this week
Her quilt is amazing, love that each block is quilted differently
ah yes still want to play around with that type of stitching
Kathie

Shirley said...

Lovely fabrics you have there. I love the toile and such a lovely shade. I would rather like it in purple too. If you source some let me know. Your cot quilt looks good.
Shirley.x

Crispy said...

Ooooo beautiful quilt, love the stitching. Such pretty fabrics too :0)

Crispy

Christine said...

Oh yes I think I have some of those fabrics at my place too.
The little cot quilt is beautiful and yes I too have the ABC panel somewhere.

cheers
Christine

Anita said...

Janet I do love the two toiles, they are different to the other designs I have seen and I love the other fabrics you have shared. It's great to make something using only what you have in your stash, the quilt has turned out beautiful. Kind regards, Anita.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful reversible quilt. I'd have the sashiko/blue side up all the time. I'm very happy your friend allowed you to share.

Taryn said...

Orange stripe; orange check...either way you did a great job highlighting the pretty colors in that cute alphabet panel. I love the quilt. What a lucky grandson!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Very cute baby quilt -- you've framed the panel so nicely! And your friend's Asian log cabin is really lovely -- those colors are so soft and wonderful. The sashiko is beautiful as well.

*karendianne. said...

Oh your grandson's quilt is so cute. I love it!!! And can I just say that Connie's coverlet is so interesting and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing this interesting and stunning work with us. Wow!

Notjustnat said...

The cot quilt looks great. Blue for boy and you can go wrong with alphabets. I love Connie's quilt too. Thanks for sharing, you know I like Oriental theme - Hugs Nat

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE your cute baby quilt -- the pinwheels are the perfect block to go along with that print! I'm surprised that you think it is too small -- I thought that panel was pretty big -- I'll have to go back and check mine. I think it's aging in my stash, waiting for a baby to come along LOL! Love the blue and orange together too!

alobsiger said...

Your grandson's quilt has given me ideas -- I need to make a baby quilt and just haven't been able to settle on an idea. Pretty, pretty new fabrics! Love those toiles and ginghams especially. Hmm, I wonder if I have some of that purple toile... to be continued. :-) What a beautiful quilt your friend made! And I second your feelings on the Patsy Thompson DVDs -- GREAT instruction!

Lori said...

I love the quilt for your grandson. It seems like you buzzed right through the quilting!! Very nice!!
What wonderful fabrics you have there. The toile is such a beauty!!

Yvonne said...

It looks like you might already have some leads on that purple toile, but here's a place that still has some listed in their catalog: www.quiltshoppe.net

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

cute cute quilt four the bouncing baby boy! love that jennifer paganelli fabric.. big fan!

wishes, true and kind said...

I've always loved a good toile, especially those Sis Boom ones. And I have been wanting some Tanya Whelan fabrics -- so pretty!

Barb said...

Your grandsons quilt is so great. I know he'll treasure it -
L-Love the toiles', oh my, gorgeous!

Darlene said...

Adorable quilt for your grandson - very sweet.

Your friend's quilt is beautiful - tell her we thank her for allowing you to share with the world.

Barb said...

What a wonderful post today...love your quilt for your grandson.

call me crazy said...

What an adorable cot quilt! I love the stitching. :-) Your friends quilt is beautiful!~ thanks for sharing it! Have a happy day!

Sheri Howard said...

I love the ABC's and the checker board border...especially the polka-dots! So fun for your grandson!!

Gisele said...

Beautiful quilting Janet, you beat me to it as I still haven't taken the plunge with mine!

Carrie P. said...

The baby quilt turned out so cute.
Your friend's coverlet is so beautiful. What fabulous sashiko.

julieQ said...

Your cot quilt turned out so cute! I think the orange adds a peppy sting to it. I have tried Sashiko in the past and enjoyed it a lot.

sewpam63 said...

WOW!!! Connie's quilt is TERRIFIC!!! She did a very nice job with color choices and those Asian prints. I especially like her insets on the borders. Then...you turned it over!!! Oh my. That sashiko is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing it with us and kudo's to Connie!

Your cot quilt is darling. Your grandson will just love it I'm sure. It is nice to have a finish, isn't it?!

Nedra said...

So many fun things going on in this post. Your grandson will love his new quilt. And lots beautiful fabrics for show and tell.
Patsy Thompson DVD's are so well done. She has done 3 u-tube posts working with Texture Magic that are very worth watching.

Kaaren said...

Great show and tell post, Janet.

I love the way your grandson's quilt turned out. I'm sure he'll be hauling that around with him for years to come.

Dixie said...

Your grandson's quilt is sure to get a lot of love - its just adorable! Your friend's quilt is beautiful, and the sashiko stitching is divine. Great start for an early quilt! The fabrics are beautiful, and can't wait to see what you show us after you watch the video.

AnnieO said...

Great post, Janet! So much to see and appreciate in all the pics :) I think your grandson will love the cot quilt.

Jennifer said...

You work is amazing...

quiltobsession said...

The cot quilt is fabulous! I love how it turned out.

ivoryspring said...

Janet,

I just found your blog. I am in awe at your work!!! You do lovely lovely work -especially the quilt on your banner!

Robin said...

Yay for finishing the cot quilt! I love the quilting on it. It looks so snuggly. :)

Your friend's coverlet is gorgeous. How cool that it is reversible. It would be tough for me to decide which side to display-- they are both beautiful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Janet I love your blog. How could I let so much time go by without seeing your piece of the world this past 10 days or so. Yikes. I feel just like I've had a satisfying meal here.