Friday, April 21, 2006

Sister's Choice


After much consideration I decided that I didn't like the Sister's Choice blocks enough to make an entire queen size quilt of them. My husband didn't like them at all, which also figured into the decision! So, using what I had on hand, I managed to get them all together. Since I didn't have a decent looking fabric for a border, I put on a piano key border and now the top is done. Funny thing is, I LOVE IT! It would make a great quilt for a little girl. I'm thinking that this one is destined to go to Keepsake Quilting. I haven't heard from them about the first quilt I sent, so I'm assuming that hasn't sold. Maybe this one will...especially if it's priced well. I think this will be quilted with Baptist Fans...I hope to get it on the machine tomorrow!

23 comments:

dot said...

This turned out really nice. Some one will be very happy to have and use this quilt.

Jeanne said...

Sweet and girly! A great "Plan B" result!
Jeanne :)

Pam said...

I say What's NOT to like! it is wonderful!

Norma said...

This is my kind of quilt! The decision to use baptist fans is an excellent one. I really like the effect of the curves of the fans on a quilt like this with a lot of straight lines.

Vicky said...

It really turned out lovely! Good job! Aren't piano key borders fun to do?!!

Jeanne said...

Ha, I'm just clicking by again, around the circle, and I gotta say I love the border!!!
Jeanne

Judy said...

I think is very pretty. A perfect little girls quilt. If you still want to make a larger one just use bolder, darker fabrics. I love the border too. It makes all the blcoks tie in perfectly!
Judy

ForestJane said...

I like it too, it's springy! It'd make a great table topper when you're decorating for Easter. :)

Sharon said...

Love the border - and I also love the wallpaper border, too. At first, I thought you had added an applique border on the outside and I thought, "Man, and you didn't like the quilt top very much, but spent all that time doing applique?" LOL! Pretty pretty pretty

Hanne said...

I really like your quilt and I think the border looks smashing good from here - better than any plain border ! And your DJ blocks - adorable :-)

JudyL said...

That really turned out pretty. Amazing that you didn't like the way it was turning out as planned and now it's beautiful!

Judy L.

cher said...

well, it did turn out cute, hope you are able to sell it-I think fans will look good on it too.

Nines said...

A very sweet quilt! Girlie! Of course your husband wouldn't like it, but I bet some little girl will love it!! Good luck on getting it quilted soon!

Tracey said...

You have been busy!! I *love* your Jane quilt in those colors! And your S.C quilt is so pretty.:o)

Finn said...

I completely understand how that "I don't love it enough to make more" goes...LOL..that's how I got so many UFOs. What a good idea to just finish it up the size it is and go from there.

The piano key border is inspired! I really like the quilt better with it, than without..who knew?? Hugs, Finn

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Lovely, lovely. The piano key border ties it all in so nicely! I've got to give my borders more thought!!! And it looks liek a nice size top to me.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Sandra said...

I loved the blocks as you were doing them and the quilt is gorgeous. The border is perfect and the yellow lightens the whole thing up. I wonder if your DH likes the finished top?

Linda_J said...

Hey, I would take if off your hands if you no other takers. It is gorgeous in my book but girlie. Probably why your husband is not a big fan of it.

The Calico Cat said...

That quilt sure did turn out nice! Love the scrappy border! Good Luck with Keepsake....

Passionate Quilter said...

I agree with the rest--I love it. It's so springy and feminine looking. The piano keys really do set the blocks off. And I thought your wallpaper border was applique at first too! It looks pretty with it!

Lynn Dykstra said...

I am a great believer that the quilt tells you when it is big enough. No matter how large you plan to make it, sometimes it comes to a stop much earlier!
Lynn

Samantha said...

That would make a lovely little girl quilt! Glad it turned out so well, even if it wasn't what you intended...

Mary said...

I'm not a fan of the Sister's Choice blocks but this quilt is very sweet.