Thursday, April 27, 2006

Done!



The sister's choice quilt is done, quilted and bound. I used different blue 2.5" strips that I had cut to make blocks as the binding. I like the look of it! Now what to do with the rest of the 2.5" strips I cut?

My next project is a baby quilt. I've been making bright 4-patches as a leader/ender project. They will be set with black sashing and bright cornerstones for a baby quilt. Tracey James was born on Tuesday...and since his brother and sister have quilts, he'll need one of his own!

21 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Wow, really love your Sisters Choice! Especially the color choices.

Judy said...

Oh, it turned out soooo well. DO I see Baptist fans on the border? Love those! It seems much richer and darker now than it did before. I thought at first glance when you had the blocks done that it was going to be a very light quilt...but somehow it's gotten richer and darker with the sashing and borders.

I'd keep it You never know when it might fit just the right place.

dot said...

This quilt turned out wonderful. I really like how the colors blend. Looks like a good quilt to crawl up with a good book and relax.

cher said...

I think this quilt turned out better after the borders and quilting done-I am sure you could find plenty of inspiration for your 2.5 strips over at www.quiltville.com

Finn said...

It looks wonderful Carolyn! Much better than you thought it would. I think the border really makes it, and the quilting and binding finish the job..*VBS*

Finn said...

It looks wonderful Carolyn! Much better than you thought it would. I think the border really makes it, and the quilting and binding finish the job..*VBS*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh, it is beautiful! And - be forwarned - left over strips have a habit of multiplying - somehow you always need just a few more, cut a little and then have more left-overs that need to be made into another quilt - and then the cycle starts again!!! I love making quilts from my strips. That piano key border is a great use of strips - I have to file that in my "thoughts" file. I really like this quilt and don't think it is too purple at all!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Sarah said...

Love the quilt! It is so bright and cheery! I especially love the border.

Thanks for sharing the pics!

Sarah

Sewbaby said...

I love this quilt!!!! Is the name of the block, Sister's Choice...beautiful.
I love the colors..there is nothing I don't like about this quilt. Simply beautiful.

Traci

Norma said...

I love this one. It looks like a great TV watching / lap size. Did you do the baptist fan quilting across the entire quilt, or just on the borders. I love the baptist fan on straight lines - it really softens the overall look of the quilt. I think you should be keeping this one!

ForestJane said...

I like the different blues in the sashing a lot. They kind of pick up some of the blues in the border.

I tend to be too regimented and buy only one color for the sashings, but now that I've seen this, I may just unbend a little. :)

Vicky said...

I love this quilt. It really turned out nice! Great job on the borders and the quilting!

Patti said...

Beautifully done Carolyn. I love the strippy border! I've not ever tried that on a quilt - I think I need to! Sister's Choice has always been one of my favorite blocks.

Michele said...

I must say that I like this one a lot, too.

Hanne said...

Lovely quilt - and welcome to Tracey James :-)

Shelina said...

This is such a beautiful quilt! Congratulation on your new arrival and on finishing a quilt!

cindyquilts said...

I love the colors ... very nice.

Barbara said...

it looks great...great colors!

Mary said...

So pretty - very soft looking - I like your color scheme.

Laura said...

What a fantastic quilt! The border really added to it and gave it the punch it needed to make the softer colors stand out. I really, really like it!

Inga Helene said...

What a lovely quilt!

Inga