Tuesday, November 07, 2006

An Oldie But Goodie


My posts recently haven't been very quilty. That isn't to say I haven't been sewing, though. I have! The thing is, you see, some of the projects I'm working on are gifts for people who may (or may not) read my blog. So I'm not posting about them. Just in case. The holiday season is nearly upon us, and I'm going to photograph my projects as they are completed, so that I can post the pictures as soon as they have been given.
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Meanwhile, this is a picture of one of my favorite quilts. For several months I'd subscribed to equilter.com's batik of the month FQ packet. One rainy Sunday afternoon I pulled some batiks that seemed to go well together and started making Louisiana blocks, one of my all-time favorites. Sixteen blocks later I was ready for a nice scrappy border. I loved this little quilt, and hand-quilted it in a variegated thread. It was a gift for our former neighbor, Cameron, when he was born.

9 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Simply lovely.

Patti said...

It's a lovely quilt Nancy. Isn't it fun how block names can be so varied? I've made this block and I know it was called something else - but I can't remember what! Love the soft colors.

Anonymous said...

Nancy, this a lovely quilt and so beautifully photographed. Nice work!

Pam said...

That is a very pretty quilt, and so nicely photographed on the bench. Chestertown sure sounds like a nice place to visit. I would love to go on one of those Tall Ships. We have a Tall Ship festival here in Vancouver but hundreds of thousand of people show up and it would not be anything like what you got to experience.

Anonymous said...

Nice quilt, I love how you photographed it on a bench... Is the background batik too?

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Anonymous said...

Now that's a nice quilt! And such an easy pattern - I can see it done in a variety of fabrics and really like your batiks.

Susan said...

Love the colors and that block. I even like where you photographed it. =)

computerpeach said...

very pretty - that is an easy block, but love it done in batik. I may have to see if I can do something similar with my stack of batik that I just recently got from retreat. Love the way you photographed it too!

Sandy said...

Love this one, and the way you displayed it.