Tuesday, February 19, 2013

So What's Next?

For most quilters that isn't a usual question is it? There are so many patterns to try and not enough years to make them all. So. . . . . I am planning to complete another WIP/UFO instead. I love those finishes! Lee at freshly pieced is hosting a WIP Wednesday linky party. Come join the party.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


This is the next one. I had debated whether to add more to it but thought it would make a great wall hanging. The size is perfect for one now. What do you think? In the picture below I have it clothes pinned to my apple tree. I really don't have great lighting inside to take great pictures so outside I went. Great way to get some fresh air too.


It is a take off from a Freddy Moran quilt. Oh does she love color and wildness! The houses and pattern were first sited in Quilts, Quilts, and More Quilts! by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes. While at the library I found another book with Freddy Moran collaborating with Gwen Marston. Fabulous book of quilts that are dramatic, imaginative, spontaneously created and liberated. From their book Collaborative Quilting came the idea for the spiky borders. I love these spiky points!



Looks great on the split rail fence. Don't you think? While out trudging on muddy ground I noticed Spring is really coming soon. Here is the first sign of it.



Well now I am off to see what I can use for the backing. Happy sewing!









13 comments:

  1. Cute Quilt! Very nice and bright!! I saw your blog post on Linkd In...would you mind sharing with me how you got your blog post to go in there? Thanks so much...my Emil is on my profile. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Missie. I sent you an email on how to add buttons to your blog and adding messages to your favorite group in LinkedIn.

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  2. Hi Joanie, Wow! The quilt is very colorful; the houses almost seem to dance nestled set in the black with white polka dots. A very happy quilt indeed. I would need to increase my confidence to make the points on the border.

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    1. The points were easy to do since I paper pieced them. Paper piecing gives you more preciseness. Messy though! Lots of bitty pieces of paper everywhere. I like to use newsprint for paper piecing. I print on it and I'm good to go. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. What colorful and fun houses!!! I wouldn't do another thing to it - it is perfect just as it is :*) I giggled at it clothes-pinned to the apple tree!

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  4. Thanks Teresa in Music City you made giggle too saying you did! You just have to use what you have - right? I thought about finding rope and tying it between two trees but it is winter out there even though I'm in Charlotte. Thanks for for stopping by.

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  5. It will be a very happy wall quilt, Joanie! I like those spike points all around, it sure draws the eye. Good choice for your next finish ~
    :-}pokey

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    1. Gwen, thanks for the encouragement! Looking forward to getting her finished.

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  6. So glad you're finishing this quilt! It's so fun! I'm trying to finish up a few quilt tops also! So hard not to start something new!!

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    1. Thanks so much Rosemary! I know what you mean - I want to try something new too! Looking forward to seeing what your next finishes will be. Love your Twister!

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  7. House quilts are my favorite and this one is wonderful! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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  8. Love your color choices for the houses and the border!

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  9. Fabulous quilt! We are moving into such great modern fabrics - I wish I could change my stash LOL Gotta get back to marking all the new stuff that just came into the store today - and dream about what I could do with it!

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