September 17, 2013

Deborah - Quilt Tops


Second top finished for Debra to quilt was finally finished & put in the mail.  It is pretty boring, which is why I did not post a picture, but it went together quickly, once I sat down and DID IT. I'm sure she'll put a couple of borders on to spice it up a bit. I put this one and the girly one, which you may recall, that I finished a few weeks ago. 

Already the middle of September. Can you believe it?

Oh what the heck. Here's a picture:
Zzzzzzz......

19 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Debra might be inspired to add some machine embroidery redwork in those plain blocks. Oh!

I don't think it is boring at all.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

good idea!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

i loved that green fabric - you sent it to me awhile back. I loved the colors & the feel of it. Very nice.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Can you tell I wrote that post hurriedly, as I was getting ready for work? ;-)

Debra Spincic said...

I'm pretty sure someone else gifted that fabric to me. I liked it too.

ladyhawthorne said...

I don't think its boring either, it will be perfect for someone.

Suztats said...

Black and white is always popular, and I like the movement created by the pattern in the dark blocks.

Judy S. said...

Nice quilt top! It's a pretty one. I agree, time is going way too fast. Who put the calendar on fast forward?

cq4fun said...

I don't think it's boring, and speaking as a former longarm quilter, I would love to get my hands on tops like that with all that beautiful space for circular feathers! I'd rather do feathers than anything, even today, but I don't have a longarm now. That's what I do when I play with machines at shows, though!

Cyra said...

I have always loved and admired Irish Chain quilts, and yours is no exception. It is lovely how the pattern 'appears' out of no where.
Nice job Deborah.

Debra Spincic said...

I can guarantee you there will not be any circular feathers! I've avoided feathers like the plague!

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Well, at first I tried mixing up the solid blocks with different colors, but I just couldn't get it to work. In fact: I had a lot of blocks sewn together, then ripped them out. Then I found more of the light colored fabric, which is really a nice, subtle stripe with tiny flowers (one of my favorites from my stash), and decided to go with that. Maybe it was just in the process of making it after the applique and crazy quilt that made it seem kind of mundane but then again, mundane can be soothing! I agree, those wide open spaces will look nice when quilted with a lovely, intricate circular feather! (wink, wink). I'm sure it will make someone a really nice quilt.

Debra Spincic said...

When I donated that quilt to the dog rescue with big 10" patchwork squares, I felt a little embarrassed that it was so simple. The lady who runs the dog sanctuary wrote and told me that they wanted to very carefully market it because they felt they had something very special. It puts into perspective how little we value what we can do.

Barbara C said...

That's a classic design (not boring). Lovely job.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

That's true. I think we can get caught up in raising the bar constantly.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

Thanks, you are right of course (see above). I do tend to lose perspective. And keeping it simple does allow those beautiful fabrics to shine. I just loved that green/brown fabric with the roses. I had two or three extra 9 patch blocks which I think I can make into a table topper.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

I never get tired of a nine patch.

Debra Spincic said...

Yes and really, that doesn't do anyone any good.

You know me well enough to know that I believe "let's get quilts on beds" more than "let's get ribbons on the wall".

I love what you do and I always need your help.

Debra Spincic said...

OK! Let's set the record straight! I have this top in my hands and it is not ZZZZZ. It is very lovely! Very!!