Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I can soon have some time to get this baby quilted!  I'm so excited to have the top put together.  It's going to be my own personal quilt to snuggle under, and it helps that it's just the perfect rich, saturated colors for my living room.

Looking at the whole Hope Valley collection together, one thing that surprises me is the way that one rich reddish brown print stands out as being so differernt from the rest.  I pieced this completely randomly.  I was waaay too lazy to lay it all out on my design wall, and it's kind of interesting to see how all the colors are quite well mixed in.  Although seeing it in the photo here makes me see that there's a fair bit of that dark brown in the bottom left hand corner!  

I'm happy I added this all time favorite print, as it adds a bit of fun and whimsy to this very 'grownup' fabric.

And of course I have to flaunt the wee tiny bit of Flea Market Fancy that I own!

Now I just need to decide on the backing.  A cozy flannel would be nice for cuddling, but a vintage sheet would be economical and fast.  And then there's this quilt back which I'm crazy over...


  1. this is so incredible! i love love love it! i can't beleive Wildwood print is your favorite! im currently in love with that line looking for more prints!! this is so beautiful!

  2. another very gorgeous quilt top!!

  3. Your quilt top and that back--perfect combination!

  4. I think your quilt is wonderful. I'm making a flying geese pinwheel quilt with Hope Valley and it's interesting how different the dark one is. I think it's in the piney woods colorway, but it really stands out. It happens to be my favorite one though. I love the extra fabrics you added. I have some of the Erin McMorris fabric in lime. I'm saving it for something special. Looks great in your quilt!

  5. Wow! It looks great! Can't wait to see it quilted!

  6. How nice! That brown does a great little dance.

    I made something similar for myself - I backed it with minky and bound it with satin blanket binding - my grown up, "don't mess with it - it's mine" blankie. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14718747@N04/2715816912/in/set-7215761

  7. This quilt is beautiful! I have loved it since you first started showing it being pieced. I really like the idea of a vintage sheet backing; I did one not too long ago and it is so amazingly soft and gives the quilt a little extra charm.

    Jennifer :)

  8. Beautiful quilts! Glad to have found you!

  9. totally gorgeous.

    Just stumbled across your blog and I totally love this.



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