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

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Unwashed and unashamed.......

.....I present,

The back is just solid, yummylicious flannel in an aqua-dot.

Most of the fabric in this quilt's top came from the strip set from Connecting Threads, and is unwashed.  So, I'm not in any hurry to wash the finished quilt......kindof questioning how all the colors will behave, and just a little too happy with the way it looks right now to chance it.

I can't get enough of the photos of the quilting in this quilt.  I must have taken 50 shots between last night and today.
I chose a solid medium grey for the binding, very close in color to what is pieced at each end.

STATS:  Pattern source-- this tutorial

Finished size:  45 inches by 67 inches.
Fabrics:  2 sets of 24--2 1/2 inch strips , plus probably 2 strips-each of 3 of my own colors.
Top pieced -- Jan 6 thru Jan 8, 2011
Hand-quilted -- Jan 27 thru Feb. 10, 2011
Binding -- Feb 11-12, 2011

The flannel on the back of the quilt made it stick to this fence like a design wall !


  1. Absolutely beautiful, Dolly. I think I'd wait a while to wash it too--just because when it's laundered, it will change a little and seem like a new quilt all over again!

  2. It is GORGEOUS! I love all of the pictures.

  3. Stunning dolly, just stunning!!!

  4. YOU are something else, i am struggling with the triple irish chain and you finish a quilt
    i struggled for 2 days trying to figure out the alternate block and last night after more frustration realized i was looking at the instructions for the 7 1/2 in block instead of the 10 1/2 inch block, i MISS you girl, you would have said jo ann look at the pattern again, dah!!!!! luv ya
    PS Teri yes, that is justins baby's quilt and it knows a few names that arent good by now !!!!!

  5. I really love how your quilt turned out. I don't think you have anything to fear concerning washing it, but I don't blame you for wanting to wait.

  6. A lovely finish, Dolly! You have much to be proud of, it will bring joy for years to come.
    it has the feel of modern, and also reminds me of the old zigzag afghans.

  7. Such a beautiful quilt! I enjoyed coming across your blog!!

  8. WOW lovely! The binding is a perfect complement to the overall look. You are so amazing with that time table too! What's next? :)

  9. This is beautiful! I have been very happy with how Connecting Threads fabric washes. Actually I have been very happy with their fabric in every way except I would like to see more modern designs.

  10. Such a beautiful quilt.
    When you get ready to wash it for the first time just throw in a couple Shout Color Catchers (in the laundry isle) and they will take care of any color that comes out.

  11. Wow! This is gorgeous! The colours, the quiting, the back..everything!

  12. This is BEAUTIFUL... just beautiful..

  13. Your work and choice of color is beautiful!
    Was this a pattern, if so, can you direct me to it? I have been trying to get a pattern for a Chevron quilt, but not the one using half square triangles. The fabric i am using will not lend itself to the 'easy' pattern. Would appreciate your suggestion. Thanks, Gloria B.

    1. The link to the tutorial is in this post above. Enjoy !

  14. I am not sure you received my comment. It was just sent, but it looks like it did not go thru. In just a few words, I admire your work and the choice of colors you used!
    I have been looking for a Chevron quilt pattern that is not the easy way, using half square triangles. Yours looks like the old way of making the quilt. Can you tell me where you got the pattern?

    1. I know it has been awhile since you left this comment, but I just found it. I linked to the tutorial I used, and she has just recently reposted it (it may have been gone when you looked for it) It is a wonderfully easy way to make this quilt, but you must have room to lay the whole thing out at once. Hope it's just what you're looking for and that you get to make one.

  15. Lovely quilt! I think this may just be the "winner", for a baby gift!! The mom wants Chevrons, or "zig-zags"!!


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