"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The finished Quilt

I forgot to post that I finished this quilt back in December. I just love it. My machine quilting improved noticeably over the time I spent quilting it. I used up leftover solid fabrics for the back and the binding and just about used it all up. That makes me very happy! The quilt is in my family room on the couch and is a nice bright, warm touch.

The quilt is the product of a "row by row" exchange with my local Cyberbee group. I made a row (mine is the 4th from the left, the rows are vertical in this picture, if you can't tell) and set the parameters ... solids only, black background, each block different, each non-black piece within each block a different color, 1/4" border around the block in a different color still. It travelled through the hands of 5 other members who each completed their own row as I worked on rows for their quilts. When it got back to me, I had 6 rows to set as I chose. I just love how it turned out, like a bowl of bright colored candy. I probably should come up with a catchy name - something other that "the solid quilt"...
In order to take photos of anything bigger than a wall hanging, I have to put it on the floor in my entryway, then run up stairs and take the photo from the second floor landing. It was lots of fun to get a photo of the quilt, as you can see, a certain someone though I was straightening it out so she could dive bomb it. She's such a funny girl.

4 comments:

Karen said...

That's really beautiful Michelle you must be proud and I love the thread that you used to quilt it as well.

needlewings said...

AWESOME quilt, Michelle! I love it! Your quilting is wonderful too! What machine did you quilt it on?
Fabulous job!

Clevelandgirlie said...

I think you need to make Rosie her own quilt. Toby and Gizmo have one!!!

Sue said...

One word - stunning!