Friday, December 11, 2015

Cheerio!

I love this quilt.  For Thanksgiving we traveled to the Smoky Mountains and I don't often take photos of my quilts on location, but this time I did.  For those who've been there, this was along the Cades Cove loop. 

Every once in a while, a quilt block comes along that is fun to make and I whip through them.  This was one of them.  

I used this gold print from Art Gallery Fabrics, I think it's from April Rhodes, Arizona collection, for the binding.
I quilted it in this cross hatch pattern, which takes forever, but looks very cool when it's done.  My lines are about 1.5 inches apart.  I used the pattern of the snowball blocks as my guide, so I didn't have to mark anything.  (Yay!)
backing came from my stash.  Feathers and woodgrain.  

Details:  
Size:  64in X 75 in (after washing)
batting:  warm and white cotton batting.
fabric:  mostly stash, those feather are from Martha Negley and are pretty old, but a favorite!  

8 comments:

  1. I especially love the yellow and teal block in the corner you've shown above. All the fabrics really work well together. This is beautiful!

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  2. Yep, that's totally fantastic! Makes me want to jump in and make that block =)

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  3. nettie, what are you doing with this one?! it's SO fantastic! so many great fabrics.

    and i have been to cades cove! very pretty spot for a shoot. it just fits right in with that TN mountain vibe. =)

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  4. This is a great quilt! I've seen the pattern before and not really been "grabbed" by it, but your version makes me want to stitch one up for myself, right away! I love the low-volume background and your colour choices for all of the cheerios. So lovely!

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  5. absolutely love it! it's like an antique, each piece has a story to tell since it's from your scraps. love that you stiff have the bicycle from HR.

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  6. Lovely backdrop for your lovely quilt!!

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