Saturday, August 22, 2009

finally a finish!

I've been working on the handquilting of this little table topper for a while. I would love to do a whole quilt of this block in these colors one day... I had long admired New York Beauty blocks and had to give it a try. Here is the back. It's practically reversible lol! Maybe not...anyway my hanquilting is slowly improving.
I'm going to use it on the cedar chest that was my grandmother's - she kept her quilts in it.
Now I have the exciting challenge of making another baby quilt. It's for my sister - her baby is due Nov 1 so I better get busy! The colors are a bit out of my comfort zone and although I've picked fabric I still need a pattern. Something quick and easy I think. :0)
Happy Quilting!!

13 comments:

BUMBLE BEANS said...

That is a nice pattern on the table top piece! you did a great job on the quilting!

Crispy said...

This a very pretty table topper, love the colors. The NYB is one of my all time favorite blocks. I love seeing the back of a quilt, with a plain fabric the stitching shows so nicely :0)

Crispy

Fiesta said...

Janet I love it! You did a stunning job and I love the way you have it displayed.

Karen said...

Certainly a beauty. I like that you used a light backing so all your quilting shows.

Kathie said...

looks great, I love your fabric choices
did you use a pattern?
what size is the block?
Yes I would love to have a whole quilt made like this one day too.
I am so happy that you hand quilted it and perfect place for it to reside :)
Kathie

cdnj said...

I love how it turned out and a perfect place to put it.

What colours did your sister finally pick!?

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh...very pretty!!! You did a fab job!!

Ariane said...

Wow!! I love it. The colors are beautiful, and the quilting is amazing. I love hand quilting and you did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

That is amazing! You did an awesome job with your piecing and quilting.

Carrie P. said...

Your little quilt is very pretty. You did a great job quilting.

Meredith said...

wow. Love the hand quilting. I have a baby quilt to make also. Better get moving

Marilyn R said...

What a wonderful little quilt! I love the pattern and the colors that you used!

MARCIE said...

I adore this! You are a master!