03 January 2010

Whirligig Quilt

The quilt top is now together (and needs ironing).  I had planned to use the red stripe for the outer border but, once all the blocks were together, the red in the stripe looked too strong so instead I used the pale gold stripe with red flowers.  The first border is plain cream 1-1/2" finished.  I'm thinking of using the green/rose sprig fabric for the backing and red crackle for binding.  The quilt measures ~65" x 72".  This will be quilted on the frame when the mood strikes.   No plans for it yet but something will turn up.

I've been watching movies while sewing/stitching this week - "Gone with the Wind", "The Holiday", "Rachel Getting Married" and "The Duchess".   Anne Hathaway is wonderful in "Rachel Getting Married" - such a different part for her to play.  To me the film had the appearance of a home movie, which really suited the story.  I found "The Duchess" to be a very sad story.  The Duchess of Devonshire is a direct ancestor of Diana Spencer and the similarity of their lives is uncanny.

11 comments:

Kerri said...

Love your quilt and love the colours in it. Well done

Sarah said...

WOW!! I love it Lynda! I REALLY love this pattern.... I must make one for myself!
x Sarah
PS: I love the red Sweet Pea's too! I think our of all of them, I like this one the best!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lynda the quilt looks great you must be pleased with it, the border is perfect...Gone With The Wind now that is a good movie ...

helbel19 said...

Quilt looks great Lynda, border is good too.

Helen

Suzi-q said...

Looks great Lynda and the border blends really well

Maria said...

Very nice Linda and the choose of border is great.

Yvette said...

What a difference those blocks make when they are all put together. It is just beautiful!

Catherine said...

Its a winner!! I love this quilt too! I am about to start a quilt for my bed using pin-wheels....now I may just use have to use whirlie-gigs....they look terrific! Cathyx

Vicki said...

You must be thrilled with the end result, Lynda! It looks great.

Julie said...

Such a delightfully simple block that looks fabulous when put together. I too want to make one of these!

Julie said...

Your quilt top is just beautiful. Wishing I'd stocked up on some more Patisserie too now. Isn't the most delightful range.

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