Friday, April 24, 2009

It's A Top

This is the one, the quilt that I've been working on for nearly two weeks off and on and between all else. All I had left to do on it when I woke this morning was the borders. But first my morning check in blogland with my morning tea. Uh-oh! What do I see over here? Karen Diane's is also beautiful! I want to give a shout out to Marcie for the awesome pattern, Indian Paintbrush. When I saw it at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show at the Olde Green Cupboard all kitted up and ready, I knew it was meant to be mine! These are the fabrics and colors that are truly my comfort zone even though as of late I seem to stray. I still need to hunt for some backing in the stash closet and then quilt, bind and wash it for that antique crinkle look.

The pattern can be found at Marcie's website Patchalot Patterns in addition to so many more!

45 comments:

Danielle said...

I. Love. it. Everything about it. Can't wait to see it once it's quilted!

Suzanne said...

Oh my goodness me. That is absolutely beautiful!

Anne said...

Love it, love it, love it! Can't wait to see what quilting magic you do on it!

*karendianne. said...

You did a beautiful job and your border work is perfection!!! The background really is perfect for the fabric. Rich and strong, traditional and divine. I'm completely impressed.

Very nice work, Mary. Truly.

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful! love the colors and that border is fantastic

Karen said...

You got the quilt top together pretty fast. Olde Green Cupboard is a favorite shop for me though it is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live. Can't wait to see it quilted. How big is the quilt?

Janet said...

Wow that's a great quilt. I love the stars. It's going to ba so nice quilted up.

Pat said...

VERY nice, Mary.....love the colors as well as the pattern (of course). You did a nice job piecing that.

Julie in the Barn said...

Stunning, Mary. Of course I love your "muddy" color choices. Aren;t Marcie's patterns great? She also picks colors I just love. That is probably part of the appeal for me.

Carol said...

Yes it is a top and it's beautiful. You did a great job. Love the one that Diane did too.

Sew Many Ways... said...

This is such a great quilt...love the fabric. Can't wait to see it quilted.
~Karen~

Tam said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous!

Rebecca P said...

Oh it is so pretty, I just love it.
Thank you for the link to the pattern, I'm going to have to get myself one.
Rebecca P

Lisa D. said...

Wow - I get to see 2 beautiful versions of this quilt in one day! Yours is awesome, too. Beautiful!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love it! The fabrics are beautiful. It's very striking.

andsewon said...

Mary,
That is a wonderful top! It will become a beautiful quilt when you put your special quilting touch on it I am sure!!!
Lola

Sherri said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...I love the fabrics and the outer border!

Linda said...

Just so lovely. Your colours are what I would have picked. Great job. Linda

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love it all....Love your quilt, love Dianne's quilt, and love Marcie's patterns! I especially love the Olde Green Cupboard! Their shop is in Jacksonville, so whenever I go home, I must spend the day at the shop! (I literally spend the day at the shop)!

AnnieO said...

I just saw this on Karendianne's blog and thought how stunning a pattern it is. Yours is just as gorgeous--love that warm, rich, can't wait to snuggle in it look! Beautiful job.

Darlene said...

A beautiful finish!

Kathie said...

LOVE this quilt, great job!
oh I think I will have to make this one too. I could make this quilt from my fabric collection, I bet! although having a kit would make it nice and easy!
Kathie

Jan H said...

beautiful quilt and yes, I would say it reminds me of you, fabric and pattern.

If you want realistic fish, I can help. Check you mail next week, will send what I can.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

A beautiful quilt! Love the colors, and I'm sure your work is just as nice. Congratulations to you on a finished project!

Carol said...

Mary it is just beautiful! If it disappears from your studio, I know nothing...LOL!

Suzanne said...

What a Beautiful Quilt! The colors are just wonderful together!

onlymehere said...

I have a weakess for star quilts. Is this pattern one that you bought from one of these ladies? I'd love to purchase it if you wouldn't mind. It's beautiful! Cindy

Mimi said...

Beautiful! Such a beautiful quilt. That arrowhead border is incredible. Sometime I'd like to try my hand at that.

Hugs

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, Mary! Now the pressure's on for me to crank one out, too... hmmm. I'm impressed at how quickly you got this together, well done Mary!

Millie said...

Mary another beautiful quilt. I love the stars and the border just frame the center. This quilt will be even more beautiful after you put your special quilting touch to it. Are you going to do custom quilting on this beauty?

Dawn Heese said...

Beautiful! My colors too.

MARCIE said...

Oh be still my heart! Your quilt turned out beautiful! And thanks for the plug. This pattern is flying out the door!

Kaaren said...

Now that's a B-E-A-U-T-Y! Wow, Mary! So that's the one we've been waiting for. Well all I can say is...IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT!

Now I can't wait to see how you're going to quilt it.

I think I'm in love...sigh.

Wendy said...

It's gorgeous Mary, I love the fabrics you've used. I look forward to your awesome quilting.

Karen said...

Ooooh! The Indian Paintbrush quilt came out beautifully! Such nice warm colors! I really like how it looks! What a fun name for a quilt pattern. Super job Mary! You sure were speedy quick at getting it done! :o)

Judy said...

Wow Mary, they did a great job kitting that quilt up with color choices...and YOU did a fabulous job making it come to life!! Lovely pattern and wonderful top! Can't wait to see your great quilting!

Libby said...

I love that quilt - have the pattern, just need to get busy . . . you inspire me *s*

Lisa said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You did a wonderful job!!!!

Barb said...

Love the quilt!!! I love the colors, my favorite...although, most people think I go bright...and I do but I love your colors.

Carrie P. said...

I just love all the stars. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

Heidi said...

Beautiful! The colors, the pattern everything. I will look forward to seeing it finished with crinkle look and all...

I just put the link I used for the printed hexagons on my blog. Since you asked about them, come on by and check out the free site.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Carole said...

Wow! That turned out lovely! Is that for me? lol Marcie does have beautiful patterns.

Cornfield Quilter said...

That is one beautiful quilt, I can see why you had to have it. Wonderful!

Teresa said...

Its a beautiful quilt. You did such a nice job matching up all your points and even saving the points which I sometimes somehow manage to chop off.

Julia said...

Wow! This is fantastic! I have been eyeballing this pattern for quit some time. Your quilt may have just put me over the top! I am off to click some buttons now! :~)