Monday, February 28, 2011

Two Down

Okay, I can finally show you my second quilt of the eleven I plan to finish in 2011--I've been calling this the Back Home Again/Ellery quilt (pattern name/fabric line) for lack of a better name but I'm going to have to come up with something that actually fits. The shades/colors remind me of sherbet. Any suggestions?


This isn't a great photo. The original photo file was sharper but too large so I had to adjust it down a bit. Oh, well. You can kind of see there on the side that I added the white eyelet lace around the edge. You can also kind of see in this photo and the next one the pillow covers I made, but they're on the back pillows, so you can only see the tops of them. I also covered the panels on the wall.

Funny story: The panels are foam core board at their base and are attached to the wall with Velcro. I had only completed the middle one and put it up last night before we went to bed. As Hubby and I were starting to drift off to sleep, we heard the unmistakable sound of Velcro separating. The light came back on, and sure enough--the panel was half off the wall. I resecured it, but I don't think either of us got a very sound sleep, wondering whether we'd be hit on the head in the middle of the night by a falling fabric panel!


This evening (as I watched Amazing Race and the Academy Awards), I pieced a throw pillow cover to match. Can you tell the cats like the new quilt?


When they're cluttering up an area like this, I call it "kitty litter." It's time, now, to go nudge them aside, because it's MY turn to enjoy the new quilt!

15 comments:

Lorraine said...

Fab finish! Love the panels on the wall.....great idea! I could probably wall-fabric the entire house with my stash...LOL

Fiesta said...

Beautiful Kim.

Val said...

Beautiful quilt Kim. The colours are very pretty together. I can see the quilting and it really adds character.

JayTee said...

what a beautiful quilt

sue said...

Looks perfect for my house! Maybe you could title it "my summer garden". It certainly exudes a breath of summer air! Great job.
sue

Betty Lou said...

What a sweet quilt----kitties certainly like it.

Angie said...

It's gorgeous, Kim! Love the throw pillow too, and the idea of fabric-covered foam board as headboards. I had to laugh picturing the two of you being thumped on the head in the middle of the night. :D

Jen in NY said...

Gorgeous! Your room looks great, love the accessories you made too. I see the kitties are giving the quilt a thorough testing. LOL

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Your kitties have great taste - they know a fabulous quilt when they see one! Luscious colors and I love your fabric panels.

Brandie said...

Looks very inviting, that's why the cats are all over it! Beautiful!

dianne said...

i love the quilting that you did on this lovely, spring quilt - how 'bout Spring Forward? (the opposite of "back" AND it would remind you to move your clocks ahead on our FAVORITE day of the year 0 ha ha ha!!!)

word verification is bedif ... bed, if only ... or be dif(ferent)

Beth said...

It came out gorgeous Kim, very girly and romantic. I see the kitties love it. They look like they are out for the count!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great finish! Even with the kitty litter!

Shannon said...

I think it turned out so beautiful. I love all the colors and blocks. Thank you for sharing. I bet it feels good to have it finished.

quiltmom said...

How about Sweet and Sumptuous - I love the quilt Kim- it does look like spring and the colors are so yummy looking.
I love your other decorative touches even if you do have to watch out for the falling panels-VBG They do look terrific.
Happy quilting.
Regards,
Anna