Saturday, May 28, 2011

A New Favourite...



This post has been a long time coming! I finished this quilt on Mother's Day but haven't been able to photograph it thanks to the wet wet weather we've been having!

Last year my husband said I could have whatever I liked for my birthday. I didn't really have to think long about what I might like... I'd recently introduced myself to Heather Ross' Mendocino line on Flickr (a very dangerous place indeed to covet and become smitten with fabric and quilts). So I bought as much as I could find as a much as the budget would 'allow'.

For a long time these beautiful prints sat untouched while I debated what to make. The pattern needed to be perfect. Eventually, I looked at all my Flickr favourites and a common theme became pinwheels. This quilt really convinced me that pinwheels were the way to go... so shamelessly becoming a copy cat my fabric turned into this...


And then this... (why does the wind always pick up when I try to take photos?)


For my birthday this year I asked for $ for the backing, binding and quilting. With the colder weather approaching I was desperate to have this quilt finished before winter set in.

So... finally my quilt was completed (apologies for the poor images I had to take these on my blackberry!)


Oh so beautiful.


Sigh.


Quilting = Classy Curls in Gold


Backing = Kona in Butterscotch
Binding = Kona in Berry (YUM!)

This quilt is my favourite. And it's for me. Just one last picture.



*Swoon*

I have managed a little more sewing this week. With just over 6 months until Christmas I've started my Christmas quilting early this year. In progress: Bliss 9 patch. Will post an update shortly.
Have a great weekend.


11 comments:

  1. That is a fantastic birthday present! And a lovely quilt!! Where do you get all this beautiful fabric?

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  2. Ahhh beautiful! Love your choice for the binding colour. Just in time for the cold snap coming!

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  3. It's beautiful, Lara! Very nice work.

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  4. The quilt looks beautiful. It's nice to read that others have trouble cutting into their favourite fabrics too.

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  5. So very beautiful!!!! GREAT finish!

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  6. Wow wee!! That's such a pretty quilt. Love your quilting too, perfect for those fabrics I think. How nice that you now have your own special quilt for the winter. Well done on making such an awesome quilt.

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  7. It is BEAUTIFUL !!! I'm pleased to see you have made it for yourself. Silly me, I've made several Mendocino quilts and never kept one for me. I have a tiny stash of scraps though so one day I'll make a mini quilt just for me.

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  8. Beautiful quilt - excellent choices!Thanks for the Christmas scare!!

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  9. Oh my goodness, such stunningness. (Is that a word?) I love it. You just can't beat pinwheels can you? they are my favourite too.

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