June 22, 2010

Anna's in da house!

IMG_0388 Or more accurately, Anna Elizabeth is ON the house, since I tacked her up on my garage door to get a photo.   This is my version of Carrie Nelson's wonderful Elizabeth pattern (also available in her new book, Spice of Life Quilts).


I knew when I saw the small version in a magazine using these fabrics, that I had finally found a use for my Anna's Starry Nights yardage.  This is an old Moda group by Blackbird Designs and I loved every minute of making this quilt.


I didn't have enough of the backgrounds from the collection, so the blocks are made with a Lakehouse fabric.   But I realized that I did have bits and pieces enough of the collection's backgrounds to make the setting triangles.  I like how it brings in more of the beautiful fabric to frame the quilt.


Thanks, Carrie, for another wonderful quilt pattern - every piece fit together with absolutely no fussing.   Always tried and true!



18 comments:

  1. Lisa, Anna Elizabeth is just gorgeous in Starry Nights! What a pattern, she looks so beautiful in many different ranges. Love your points, how I hope that one day I will be able to piece like you. Smiles from Australia.

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  2. Anna's Starry Nights was wonderful, wasn't it? This is beautiful! I just looked through your quilt album....you have made some lovlies. Where can I sign up to be your children's teacher/speech therapist? (I am a speech therapist, but have never received a quilt!!!) Wonderful gifts!

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  3. Super fantastic, girlfriend!

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  4. This quilt is sooo beautiful..Now I really have to make one!! :)And what a perfect fabric choice.

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  5. I love it! Your Anna Elizabeth quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations on a beautiful job ~ you did good, girl!
    And just so you know, you know that I named the quilt after my grandmother, Elizabeth. And in one of those quirky "imagine that" kind of coincidences, my grandmother's younger sister, my mother's godmother, was named Anna. I think it was meant to be. :)

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  6. Lisa it is absolutely beautiful!

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  7. Gorgeous Lisa! Wasn't this pattern wonderfully fun to work on? And fabric doesn't get any better than Anna's Starry Night. I cannot wait to get my version of the quilt back from the quilter. I wonder where you will display yours?

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  8. Wonderful!! I love this pattern and I just NEEEEED to make it!
    Sigh... I just need to have more time.

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  9. That top is amazing, wonderful job!! I don't think you could have come up with a better combination of fabrics. Those blocks made out of that Lakehouse fabric are perfect! I agree with Sandy, I've got to make the time to make this pattern!

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  10. I want one just like it!! Absolutely stunning!

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  11. Love your version...I can't wait to make this pattern...purchased the magazine after you started sharing this quilt on your blog!

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  12. Wow that's a beauty! Carrie's patterns are just exceptional and I love your choice of fabrics: This one is on my to do list too!
    have a nice weekend!

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  13. This is beautiful, Lisa! I love the look of the alternating green and burgundy star blocks and the outer pink and green HSTs. Your garage door makes a perfect quilt easel.

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  14. I love that little quilt and the fabric was always a favorite of mine. I also like that you added in the Lakehouse fabric. Very pretty! Nancy in WI

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  15. I love your version, Elizabeth is one of my favorite quilts to piece. Carries Pattern really are great!! I highly recommend them.

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  16. It's beautiful, Lisa! The colors remind me of the current Blackbird line, Garden Party. Love how your garage door is your design wall. Very clever!

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