Sunday, June 16, 2013

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Six inch hexies are all sewn together into a quilt top and I've started hand quilting.  It's a rainbow of some of my favorite things. 



Fairies, blueberries, snowflakes, butterflies, merry-go-rounds, unicorns, pansies...

 ...Halloween, peaches, pansies, pumpkinsm daffodils...

I couldn't decide what to use for the backing. I wanted to use perle #8 in a variety of rainbow colors to do the quilting but didn't want it to look too strange on the back.  This fabric is a rainbow of flowers and the quilting blends in nicely. 

After a day in and out of the garden  - weeding and picking strawberries, playing games with and chasing around grandkids and getting ready for a camping trip next weekend I'm ready to relax, sit with a glass of homemade raspberry/rhubarb wine and do some slow Sunday stitching on my Favorite Things before bed. 


7 comments:

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh what wonderful fabrics! Don't you just love the transformation when the hand quilting gets added!

Amy said...

It's beautiful, Cathy! I can't imagine how long it took you. I just finished up a two foot square with hexie and hand sewing. I worked on it a lot. Yours is soooo gorgeous!

Gerry Krueger said...

That quilt is incredible...

Renee said...

I love the way the colors move throughout your quilt. It is darling!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love this quilt! And it is giving you a chance to use all your colours of quilting thread in one project :) SO FUN!
Thanks for linking up!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wow - what a fun and colorful quilt!!! I love it!!! And I love the big quilting stitches in perle cotton too :*)

littleorphanskein said...

I love seeing what you are making! Definitely inspires me in thinking of ideas for sewing.