Friday, November 18, 2005

Friday's Quilt

This is the little quilt that was peeking out under the bear paw quilt. Several years ago I headed down to Maryland to spend a weekend with a quilting friend. She met me at a small quilt shop and while there I found this kit. I'm not typically one who buys kits, but this was just such a wonderful quilt, I had to buy it! By the end of our little retreat I had the top pieced and just needed to add the borders. I got it home, finished the top and figured I'd give it a whirl on my new long arm. This was the first quilt I did for myself on my longarm...I meandered it with a cotton thread that changes from green to burgundy to tan and it came out wonderfully. It's one of my favorites...I guess I like the simple things in life! Looks like it needs to be washed to get that crease out of the middle of it though! :o)

5 comments:

Sarah said...

You are right - it is cute! And it looks simple to make!

Sarah N

Finn said...

Nice quilt Carolyn, looks very comfortable and happy. And like Gwen Marson's says "When in doubt, make a 4 patch". A good thing to know..*VBS*

Dawn said...

You know, with all the fancy quilts I do (well ok fancy for me) I find these traditional simple patterns are sometimes the most striking! I love this!

Bonnie said...

I like the simple things in life too...those are the ones that give me the most comfort and enjoyment. I love the 4 patch quilt..it looks so cozy!

Bonnie

Darcie said...

Your quilt is terrific, Carolyn! And such fond memories to go with it.

One of our basketball coach friends uses the KISS method: Keep It Simple Silly ;-)

Words to live by! ;-)

Darcie