Wednesday, March 10, 2010

crazy geese

I finished my first virtual quilting bee quilt, and I am so happy with it. I had my reservations at first, but as usual, once it's all quilted and bound it takes on a new life.

I debated what to bind this quilt with, and ultimately chose this great ruler print from American Jane. I love it up close, but kind of think it looks a little "dirty" from afar. Oh well, this will likely be used by my kids who love to make messes anyway.

For the back I used some sheeting, and showcased one of the blocks (that was stitched by HAND). It's a lovely block.

thanks to all those involved in this quilt! i love that it has a piece of each of you. what a fun year we had.

56 comments:

Colette said...

Oh this turned out so lovely! Just joined a virtual quilting bee (for the first time) and hope my quilt will be as beautiful as yours!

D'Anne said...

It is beautiful. I love the blue background!!

RWL said...

Wow - what a beautiful quilt. I'm part of 3 virtual quilting bees and so excited to have wonderful, handmade quilts by teams of creative minds. Thanks for sharing your final product!

Trisha said...

It turned out wonderful! I know what you mean about the ruler print. I have some in my stash and I can't seem to use it because of the shade of yellow. I am sure I will figure out a way someday.

Coloradolady said...

I love this...I need to join in one one of these, how fun!!

szkornelia said...

This is a really nice quilt. Never joined such a group, because I am afraid of deadlines, and that if I have one I immediatly lost in my workplace, and cannot have enough time for fun. But this quilt makes me think that I should change my mind and be brave. :)

Christine said...

Very nice. I love the color choices.

cheramy said...

this is beautiful! i love this take on the flying geese.

live a colorful life said...

Really beautiful. Do you remember the name of the blue?

O'Quilts said...

You did a very nice job.

Foster Momma said...

I love it! Great job!

euphoria said...

it is SO SO SO beautiful! Love the fabric choice for the binding- gorgeous!

Cara said...

And the baby stamp of approval seals it. :)

Muddling Through said...

That is a beautiful quilt! Great job.

Anina said...

It's lovely! I love the blue background.

Blue Is Bleu said...

So pretty! I love the pops of colour and the blue background.

Shirleymac said...

I love your fabrics. Very vintage and homey. Looks comfortable.

Jeni said...

This is so fun! It turned out really beautiful! :)

Bella Linguini said...

I love it! Makes me want to curl up on the couch with a good book and be all toasty warm.

Ariane said...

Wow! It is gorgeous! I love it!

Ann said...

Yayyyy!!! Love it.
It turned out beautifully - I am honoured to have contributed to it.

TricĂ´ e Artes da Minie said...

I love it! And your clor choices are perfect! Thanks to show.

Micki said...

The quilt is wonderful...so pretty!
Great job!
Micki

One Flew Over said...

A gorgeous quilt!!

Andi said...

Gorgeous quilt with a super cute model!!!

jamie k said...

LOVE

Deanna said...

it turned out wonderful! i am happy to say that i had a part in it! now if i can only find the time to get my quilt top quilted that you contributed a block for!!

the bee was fun to do and i can't wait to see all the others once they are finished!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh, thanks for sharing both those masterpieces!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

I LOVE that quilt- and the binding! :)

WHATUPDUCK said...

Beautiful! And so lovely after washing, isn't it??!

wishes, true and kind said...

Wonderful quilt, and what a great finish!

angela said...

I love it! And that nice blue background really brings it all together some how. That's a great Bee quilt!

Anna said...

really pretty, and your baby looks adorable on it!

Natalia said...

How fun! I really like the ruler for the binding, that adds a fun touch! :)

loulee said...

At it's best in the very last picture. I think a model really makes a quilt.

Deb said...

This looks amazing... hasn't it come together nicely!

Catherine said...

Just love this quilt! Allthe different sized 'geese' and the different directions the are flying in really moves your eye around the quilt. Very inspiring!

pratima said...

Very pretty! Love the focus block on the back too :)

Joyce said...

It looks great Nettie- and so does the baby on it!

Petit Debutant said...

very awesome quilt!

theodora said...

refelI have visited your blog before starting my own and I just found it again, I love your quilts and you take wonderfull photos. keep up the good work.

Ravenhill said...

Gorgeous! I am so in awe! I adore how you used one of the blocks for the back too. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!
~Emily xoxo

Natasha said...

It turned out gorgeous Nettie! And how time flies! Look how big Ginger Anne is now!

So glad to have been able to make a psrt of this quilt.

xx

pippapatchwork said...

It's beautiful. Congratulations!

Annie said...

A truely beautiful quilt - I love it!

PatchCreationen said...

This quilt looks great - and the baby is so lovely !
Greetings from bavaria
Carola

Shasta said...

This is beautiful nettie!

Nini said...

Love it!

belinda said...

hey...now you're quilt is great!!!
But I'll take that baby over your quilt any day of the week!!! HA!

Sandra said...

I really really like this cross quilt!

Angela W. said...

Beautiful quilt and even more beautiful baby! My daughter has the same shirt.

alobsiger said...

And now you're inspiring my virtual bee selection. I've been thinking geese but wasn't sure about giving the "whatever goose block you want" directive, but I see now that it could work beautifully!

Angela said...

oh my goodness, so completely delicious! the baby and the quilt ; ) You are so inspiring to this newbie quilter!

Lighting said...

I love the patterns on your quilts.

Annalia said...

I just keep coming back to look at this quilt - must practice sewing stinky, hateful triangles! - so that I can make my own. :)

Kritta22 said...

Chick I had a nightmare about my block for this quilt a few again. I'm soo sorry that it wasn't up to par. I know I hand stitched it but it should have been better. Again I'm so sorry.

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