" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4


Friday, September 24, 2010

EDITED to include photo of back ! And, now, the real Dolly returns !

Less than 24 hours after finishing Jodie's Pandolph top, I have conceived, cut, sewn, pressed and photographed my newest little top. 
Top measures approximately 50 inches by 59 inches.

One of my nieces is getting married on October 15th, and she sent out BROWN wedding invitations.  I thought that this was very unusual, and tried to determine what colors she would like for a couch quilt. 

Looking through my stash, I came up with a piece of gold mottled background fabric, and knew that it would be good to represent the month of October.  I promptly went to EQ5 and worked up this design, having been inspired by this quilt on Flickr.  Of course, I didn't look at the photo once while designing my quilt, being sure that I knew how to make it.   I now see that the center 'brick' should be twice as wide as the background !  No wonder mine doesn't have the effect that I expected !   Oh, well, I still like it, and it may serve to teach me a lesson before attempting a bigger project without checking design and inspiration.
Home sweet trailer........I would have cropped more out of the shot, but I wanted to give a feeling for size of the quilt-top.

I wanted to use mostly brown bricks, but throw in some blue and even a touch of red, to add spark to the coloration.   I'm thrilled to say that, up to this point, I was able to piece the entire quilt from stashed fabrics (yes, Jodie, the same old fabrics).  I'm not sure what I'm going to use for a back, but an idea is percolating already.   I think it looks okay, in fact, I actually, REALLY like it. 

Piecing Jodie's quilt tops is good for me; it brings me out of my comfort zone !  But it feels good to be back, too.
Back of quilt
EDIT:  I got the back of my quilt finished too !  Once again, NO NEWLY BOUGHT FABRIC ! 
The blue fabric was actually a set of curtains that my other niece gave to me a few months ago, thinking that I might like to use them in a quilt.......how appropriate....from one niece to another !

5 comments:

  1. I like your quilt better than the one from which you got the idea. It says October beautifully.

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  2. Your quilt is....oh so pretty! ~~~we also received a wedding invitation that was brown in color...tied with a brown satin ribbon. Your comment reminds me to get the reply in the mail pronto. Thanks!

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  3. old fabrics look good i love it, i cant believe your stash just keeps growing and growing

    i absolutely love the look one of our biggest goals when we quilted together was to try new and different things. that is why i think the quilt show was good for me it brought me out of my comfort zone and let me know i needed to step up the game and do some harder stuff
    jodie

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  4. So so pretty, and lightning speed fast! Your niece will absolutely love it, just perfect for October. Those blues are just perfect for the back, do you know how your going to quilt it yet?? Cant wait to see it!!

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