November 16, 2009

Alrighty then

IMG_0268 I finished putting the borders on my Red Velvet quilt - a wonderful Thimbleblossoms pattern that went together beautifully and easily.  People at my retreat were just raving about the French General Rouenneries fabrics, and I love how the aqua fabric from Simple Abundance adds so much whimsy to those serious prints.


I made a decision at retreat to come home and send 2 quilt tops off to be machine quilted.   I have put it off for months, but I have a little extra pocket money and now the decision is - which 2?  My brilliant friend Rani suggested sending my Indian Orange Peel quilt (click on my quilt album on the sidebar to the right and you can see a picture) - a quilt I had completely forgotten about!  I seriously love her for reminding me.   I have been waiting to find a quilter I trusted enough to quilt my "masterpiece" - that quilt took me 7 years to finish - and now that I have someone, I simply must send my quilt.  Like, RIGHT THIS MINUTE!



15 comments:

  1. Aw, man, I love you too! ;-) That Red Velvet quilt is so awesome. Love the red and aqua together. My new favorite combo. :)

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  2. Oh, those Rouenerries fabrics sure are pretty. My word. And the aqua is a nice addition. Love it!

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  3. The quilt name makes me want a piece of Red Velvet cake and right this minute! Good quilt.

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  4. I also finished that quilt top about a week ago. I think it will be one of my favorites!

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  5. Lovely, you're right, the aqua really jazzes up those muted Rouenneries colors.
    OMG, your Indian Orange Peel is...is really a masterpiece!! I'm totally blown away! Yes you must get that quilt top quilted immediately!! Then what are you going to do with it? I've not seen that pattern before, I Love it, it really gets me in the mood to paper piece. You did a fantastic job!!!

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  6. Red Velvet is gorgeous!!! I got to see the original made by Camille last week at a shop hop...after seeing it...and yours...I have to make the pattern!

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  7. That new fabric is beautiful. You said you forgot about your orange peel quilt so I just looked back in your quilt album and I would give my right leg for that beautiful "Luna Rose" quilt! Nancy in WI

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  8. Fabulous quilt and the colors are delicious.....

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  9. WOW! WOW! WOW! What a great quilt!

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  10. Mouthwatering. I could eat it up it is so beautiful! You haven't had Orange Peel quilted yet? WHAT???

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  11. Love the addition of the aqua. How did you feel about the French General fabrics? I really like my quilt - I hope to like it more once it is quilted! But I did not care for several of the fabrics on their own. (Glad I don't have leftovers to torment me.)

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  12. I just love it! This one goes on my list-of todo's!

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  13. (blushing) Thank you so much! I'm so glad it went together well- what a relief! Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  14. Hi Lisa! Thanks for visiting my blog...so glad it led me here! I am in love with just about every quilt in your amazing gallery, and love that you have given so many away :-) This Red Velvet quilt FINALLY makes me want to buy some French General! I'd been avoiding jumping on the bandwagon but the addition of blue just makes this SING! Must add you to my google reader so I don't miss any more good stuff that you do! Take care and enjoy the holidays with your sweet children.

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