Monday, August 24, 2009

framed quilt

my husband tells me that this quilt looks like picture frames, so that will be it's name. i took my sewing machine pedal to the shop, and they fixed it in 5 minutes--no big deal. i was happy.

this quilt was started forever ago (seems like it, anyway). my sisters and i did a fabric swap last summer and i finally got a quilt made out of it. i'm really liking it.

i'm not in love with the back (particularly the daisy print), but i am happy that i used that huge piece of fabric up and it's no longer sitting on the shelf for me to wonder what i will ever use it for.

65 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks great and it does have the perfect name. I agree the daisy print on the back is lovely. Well done!

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  2. How do you make the blocks look like they are floating on top of the white background? I would love to use that effect in a quilt sometime. Great work! I always love to see what you've made!

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  3. I was wondering how this was done too. It really looks great. I love the colors on that white background.

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  4. Wonderful! I love all the frames randomly arranged on the quilt. Great look!

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  5. Are you kidding me?!?! I LOVE that daisy print!!! What's it called and where can I get some???

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  6. I think the daisy print is gorgeous!

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  7. I love how they look like they're floating! So pretty!

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  8. oh, i love it, and especially love the red and aqua!! ;)

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  9. That quilt is so pretty ... love it ... reminds of the movie "Sarah, Tall and Plain"

    Love the backing fabrics. Do you know the offcenter 4 patch for backings .... it gives such interest I think.
    http://www.maryquilts.com/off-center-4-patch-backing/

    Congrats on a beautiful, quiet, loving quilt ... it's perfect.

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  10. That's my kind of quilt!
    Hope you are still feeling well with the pregnancy.

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  11. Freakin' beautiful!! Love love love.

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  12. i LOVE your picture frame quilt, it is adorable and i love the colors on the white!

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  13. what are you talkin' about? that backing is awesome, I love it! and the quilt is superb!

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  14. Love it!! Back and front.
    The 'frames' are a fantastic effect. Well done.
    Andi :-)

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  15. I love the quilt. I think the daisy print looks great--for the back--and it's such a good way to use up big chunks of fabric that you might not want to put on the front. Really cute quilt with great colors.

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  16. Your finished quilt is really gorgeous! I love the colors and the displaced squares and your quilting job......the back is great too. I would love to make a quilt like that.

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  17. Actually, I really do like this quilt ... it is so different a design. TTFN ~ Marydon

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  18. Love it! It is an amazing example of free motion quilting!

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  19. I love your quilt, great name too. Did you have a pattern or make it up yourself? I think the red on the back is set off beautifully with that gorgeous aqua binding. Lovely xo

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  20. This is beautiful! I love it! How in the world do you make this? It looks so complicated having the complete randomness. Stunning! One of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen!!

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  21. So pretty!!! I love this quilt! I'm going to have to do this when I next find myself with plenty of scraps :) Glad your pedal got fixed quickly... I'm always terrified when something like that happens!

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  22. Very cute. Good job for using from your stash. That is such a good feeling!

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  23. I love your finished quilt and the backing is perfect for it.

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  24. This is so cute! And what a perfect name!

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  25. I think it's great! Really fresh and modern looking. I'd love to know how you made it too!

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  26. love it .... one of my most favorite quilts, so simple, playful, colorful and whimsy....

    ; )

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  27. I love the floating frames! It looks great.

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  28. This quilt looks wonderful.The design is great!

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  29. It turned out so nice, and I really like the daisy print on the back!

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  30. Nettie, this is amazing! Did you use a pattern for this one?


    Rachel
    www.rachelcox.blogspot.com
    Mountain Baby Blankets

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  31. debbie in San DiegoAugust 25, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    oh I love this quilt too!
    how about a tutorial???
    Please, please,please!

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  32. Nettie, I love this-I have a weakness for red and aqua and the irregularity of the frames-gorgeous. I have to learn how to do that since I have a tendency to keep everything lined up and straight. :)

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  33. oh nettie, I just love it! I loved it when you first posted about it, and i love it even more now that it's all finished! Great design, great colors - so beautiful!

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  34. I love that close-up shot of the cherry fabric. That is what I find so great about quilts. They are something amazing when standing back and looking at them, but when you look close, at the bits of fabric, the stitching, the detail...oooh! I too am curious about the floating effect. It looks wonderful!

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  35. it is a lovely quilt...the back is even pretty!
    Micki

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  36. I'm also interested in how you created that effect. I've done some work lately with white backgrounds and I love it, but the seams are so visible and it distracts me a bit. I don't think there's any way around this, but I'd love to hear more about this technique.

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  37. I think this quilt is gorgeous! The color you used work so well together and the overall feeling is so fresh!

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  38. How flippin cool is that quilt? I love the blue and red... and the back isn't bad either! Really! LOVE the simple design... one of my new favs!

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  39. I love your quilt! I seriously need to make one like that. And the crinkly quilt after it's all washed and dried is wonderful! Good job! I am glad your machine is working for you now!

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  40. I really am digging the red and teal colors together. The frame name fits it to a T.

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  41. Lots of white and specks of color... really cute!

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  42. What a fun quilt - did you place the frames randomly to piece it in rows? Looks wonderful!

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  43. Hi! What a nice blog indeed. I love so much these pictures...
    I will for sure come back to visit your blog :)

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    Venus
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  44. i LOVE it! the randomness is amazing to me. it's great!!!

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  45. I love it! The daisies are darling! Did you use a pattern?

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  46. It's beautiful! Very nice work.

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  47. Love, love, LOVE it! Love the colors, and the spontanaeity! Beautiful!

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  48. Oh my....it's just precious.....AND I'm ga-ga over your spiderweb too!!

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  49. omg! I think that the pattern is awesome! where in the world can i get it?

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  50. it looks gorgeous! What sort of batting do you use to get it to go all nice and crinkly like that? It looks perfect for snuggling under

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  51. How on earth do you make a quilt like this? Is it terribly hard to piece with all the frames all over the place? I would love to know. I really love the quilt - blue and red are becoming a fast favorite combination of mine~!

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  53. I swear, you top yourself with every quilt. I think this is my favorite...so far. I love it and would love to see a tutorial, hint, hint :-)

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  54. I love the colours in this cheerful quilt!

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  55. LOVE this quilt. I am always looking for quilts that I can use up scraps in, and this would be perfect. It's always nice when you can use up some of your stash -- to make room for more, of course.

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