Wednesday, June 12, 2013

peaks


This quilt reminds me of the mountains.  We moved to Texas about 6 months ago, from Colorado, and boy do we miss the mountains.  I guess we just have to vacation to them...
 I pulled navy blues and grassy greens for this quilt and just cut away.  I am so happy with this color palette.  It's so pleasing to my eye.  I love green and love blue. 
 I'm not sure why this photo is blurry.  It's perfectly clear until I crop it (just a little bit), and then it goes blurry.  I'm using Iphoto, and have googled the problem and it seems many others have the same problem, but I can't find a solution.  It's just annoying.  I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow.
 I'm not sure how or why mustaches are kind of "in" right now, but I saw this fabric at Hobby Lobby, and thought it would be fun on the back of this quilt.  My kids think it's hilarious, and since this quilt is for a baby, I think it's perfect.
 I'm listing this one in my etsy shop...I can't keep every quilt I make, even though I'd like to.  :)

22 comments:

  1. It is beautiful! I don't know the how or why of mustaches either but that fabric sure is cute!

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  2. TX from CO must be quite the change! Such a sweet quilt - any baby would be lucky to have it!

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  3. that quilt is fantastic! great colors, awesome backing fabric!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  4. Love the quilt. Love the backing. Do think it's hilarious!
    I'm sure you miss the mountains, but right now there is so much smoke so many places along the Rockies, that they can't be seen anyway. I'm sure your memories are nicer than the current reality.

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  5. Gorgeous quilt - I love that colour combo too! I absolutely adore the backing fabric - it's been on my to buy list for a while but has never actually got to the buying stage! I use iPhoto too, and I have problems with my pictures appearing blurry sometimes. Usually I just zoom into the picture and then zoom out and that helps somehow (sounds crazy I know)!

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  6. luscious colors, Nettie. the back is precious.

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  7. I like the greens and navy together! I've been picking up navy fabrics lately and wondering what other colors I will pair them with. The mustaches are cute too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous - my favourite colours and I love those triangles!

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  9. Beautiful quilt and I love the backing! I am a big fan of that fabric :) I moved to Chicago from Phoenix and I miss the beautiful sunsets and of course the mountains too.

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  10. This is so beautiful! I love the classic combo of navy and kelly green. I live in TX now too btw :)

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  11. Lovely, and the 'taches look great!

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  12. The backing is such a fun surprise! So cute.

    I think mustaches became popular as photo props for wedding guests where they held up mustaches on sticks. Then it spread all over as a fun motif.

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  13. oh, it's just beautiful, nettie. love it! i understand about the mountians, but i miss my home state of TX! =) i hope you are in one of the pretty parts that has amazing wildflowers in the spring.

    ps i;m back for the binding tutorial. it never sticks in my head, so thank goodness for your tute!

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  14. gorgeous! perfect for a baby.

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  15. Babies and mustaches always go together. :-)

    It's lovely! I really must use triangles more...

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  16. It's a beautiful quilt! Blue and green is a great combo and now you're tempting me to make a triangle quilt too :-)

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  17. I agree great color combo! Congrats on the finish!

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  18. Your quilt is lovely - great colour choices. And I love the moustache backing. It's witty.

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  20. I would love to make this for a new grand daughter. I'm not an advanced quilter. Is this hard and where would I get the pattern?

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  21. I love this quilt. I'm not an advanced quilter, but was wondering if this is hard and where I can get the pattern. I'd love to make it for a new grand baby.

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  22. Hi Krista,

    I didn't use a pattern and I would say a beginner could do it, especially if you have experience with a sewing machine. The difficult part is that the edges on the triangles are all on the bias, so they can easily stretch. I used a triangle ruler, which I think made it easier. This is the ruler I used: http://www.amazon.com/Fons-and-Porter-Pyramid-Ruler/dp/B001UAH1II/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1341856480&sr=8-2&keywords=fons+and+porter+ruler

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