Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sunshine and.....


This time I will show you a quilt I made last spring. I always love to see antique amish quilts. And it is a wish once to make a big size !! But why it is so difficult for me to buy solid fabrics??? I like them, I love to make one, but... I always grab to my prints :c) .
I made this little quilt from the solids I have had in my stash. It looks simple but it wasn't easy to get the harmony in this sunshine and shadow.( with the few solids I have ) I quilted it by hand and with a black thread. At the detailpicture you can see how small the squares are . I put my thimble on it. Now it is time to make a big one! but first I need to buy the solids ......

Lucy

18 comments:

Sandra said...

I adore Amish quilts! I have two big tops waiting to be quilted. I bought the black handquilting thread today but forgot to get the wadding - duh!! Your quilting is beautiful :-) I know what you mean about buying solids - it's harder to imagine them in a quilt than patterned fabric but I don't know why LOL.

Bonnie said...

It looks so good! I love seeing your hand stitches up close, they are so nice!

Bonnie

tami said...

I love amish quilts too. I have one I have been hand quilting for an amount of time I am too embarassed to say. Yours is beautiful.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Beautifu, beautiful quilt!
Kairle

Laura said...

Oh Lucy, I love solid fabrics in quilts, you did a wonderful job on this ltitle beauty!

Inga Helene said...

What an adorable little quilt! Nice work!!!

Inga

Brit said...

great new look to your site!

Patty said...

I was just complaining on my blog that I buy too many solids ! All I made for years were Amish quilts. Still today I made a baby quilt but all solids

Carolyn said...

Lucy, this quilt is lovely and your quilting stitches are so tiny! It's just beautiful.

Patti said...

Lucy, I have read my way through your blog and gotten to know you. I love all your little quilts! I'm with you - little quilts are so much fun to make. Are you familiar with Jo Morton? She makes nothing but little quilts. Her website is www.jomortonquilts.com. She uses reproduction fabrics to duplicate old doll quilts. You do beautiful work - I'm looking forward to seeing more of your quilts and reading more of your posts.

Darcie said...

Your hand quilting is superb, Lucy! Your Amish-inspired quilt is just to die for!

Cathi said...

Beautiful work Lucy! I am going to learn my hand quilting as I go on my Dear Jane quilt...I figured I learned applique and reverse applique along the way with it, so why not hand quilting. I wish someday to be half as good as you!!

Nines said...

I've been gone for a week, so it was nice to sit down with a cup of tea and "visit" with you. I LOVED the posting with Isis- you are such a patient mama! Didn't she do good? I also loved the baby quilt. How exciting to have a new baby in the family. I've always been a sucker for mint green. And I also love Amish quilts- I think all of us quilters do- they seem so pure, don't they? And your stitching is so fine! Great job! I would think a large quilt would be easier! Maybe you should have Bonnie bring you some solids...just a thought!

JudyL said...

I love Amish quilts too but never have made one. Your hand quilting looks fantastic!

Judy L.

The Calico Cat said...

I bought an authentic Amish sunshine and shadows quilt - I too love them, but not enough to make one.

Dawn said...

Oh Lucy! I love your sunshine and shadow! And I love your new background! Bonnie told me she helped. Sorry I was so busy!

Holly said...

Your stitches are so tiny and even. I love your new background.

kathie said...

I love your amish little quilt and your stitching is amazing!
I have wanted to make some doll or crib size quilts in solid fabrics , this is perfect!
thank you for sharing it.
Inspiration for me!