Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Top finished!!



Well, this is my desicion! I like the setting. It is something different.

The old water pump is original from the 30th... When we bought this house it didn't work anymore.It was a challenge for my husband to get it work again. I remember that when I can't find my husband he was in the shed busy with the pump. And he succeed, the pump works. It cost him a lot of time he also needed to dig a new well... 6 meters deep in the ground! We use the water for the garden.
The pump is already working for 9 years now. And my husband is everytime smiling when he use the pump!!

Lucy

33 comments:

Bonnie said...

Oh Lucy! It's PERFECT!! The borders are so fun and unexpected..I love how you finished this. It looks so great hanging against your shed in your garden too...with the red pump! (And yes, the pump WORKS, for those who don't know!)

Bonnie

anne bebbington said...

Lucy - it's lovely - you've managed to make it all things to all men - I really like it and have even drafted the triangle pattern for future reference.
The red paisley print down the sides is so unexpected but works so well. Well done you!

Laura said...

Wow Lucy you got this done so quickly! I love the setting! I also love the pump, we had an old one at our house that we finally had to pull this winter.

Screen Door said...

Awesome quilt!!! The detail is just beautiful. The triangles couldn't have been easy to work with...Cool water pump...
Melanie

Ms. Jan said...

Beautiful quilt Lucy~I love what you did with the borders. The shed and pump are the perfect setting for picture taking!

Gail said...

The quilt is just wonderful! Now I want to make a quilt like Lucy's.......a perfect old time looking quilt. Good Job!

Deb Geyer said...

Lovely quilt! Good job!

Simonetta said...

Hi Lucy,the top is beautifully, really!!!! The pomp also :))))) Very well, great job!!!

Sandra said...

Yes, I like it too! I love the red borders down the side - is it a typical Dutch fabric? The beautiful quilt looks right at home on the wooden shed with the old pump and the flowerpots :-) I'm looking forward to seeing your handquilting on this one for sure!

Tracey said...

LOVE it, Lucy!! And so quickly too! :o)
In front of my parents house is a pump just like that only black. It was there when the bought the house back in the 60's. Never worked though...so the bees took up residence. :o/

Dawn said...

Oh Lucy! It is WONDERFUL! And I knew you would figure out such a cool setting! I just love it! But you know what? It looks especially great hanging on that wood by the pump! That is one great setting for the quilt picture!

Beth said...

I love it Lucy! Taking the picture in the garden with the old pump really makes it look nice. Good touch!

Barbara said...

Hoi! hij is echt heel erg mooi geworden...heel iets anders... Ik kom hem graag in het echt bekijken!
Al quiltplannen voor deze?

Cathi said...

So fast!! And beautiful...I liked it with the border all around but this way is just as beautiful too...and what a great setting for the photo!!

Ann said...

Lucy, I absolutely love what you did with the borders of this quilt. And I agree, the setting for this photo couldn't be more perfect. Your dh should be proud that he got the pump working and he has every right to smile when he uses it! What a great guy he sounds like.

Patty said...

I love it Lucy. The borders are perfect and the picture is too, the pump is great.

Melzie said...

It looks awesome :) You have a great eye Lucy :) xoxo melzie

Alena said...

Lucy, it is incredibly nice, you have such a fresh and original approach and still succeeding in making the quilts look antique...
it is a really unexpected finish and makes it look wonderful... Well done, well done, well done...

Karen said...

Hi, Lucy, the wood, pump, etc., are such a beautiful backdrop for your gorgeous quilt. Congratulations to your husband for working so hard to get the pump going. I'm so curious about it. Wasn't it hard to dig the well so close to the building, or was it already partly dug there? Karen

jovaliquilts said...

Hi, Lucy -- You don't know me since I found your blog through a search for quilting blogs, but I wanted to let you know that this quilt is fabulous! Your color choices are great, and the borders are amazing. Really beautiful!
Cheri

Dona said...

Lucy, love this quilt, so reminds me of the Indian patterns on the Pendleton Blankets we have here in the Pacific Northwest. Gorgeous. Just finished reading the blogs from Bonnie while on her visit with you. What fun and loved seeing the pictures. Your DH's pump is just like the one my Gramma had in her kitchen when I was a little girl.

Tonya R said...

Lucy it looks soooo wonderful. I love how you finished the top. Really marvelous.

ForestJane said...

It's beautiful, and the photograph setting looks like it was planned for a magazine page shoot. :)

I like what you finally decided to do with the borders!

Judy said...

Well not much more to add other than I agree with everyone else....you picked the perfect setting for the quilt!

Beautiful!

Hanne said...

You have been going like the wind - and the quilt is absolutely breath taking !

the quilters said...

Your quilt is absolutely stunning and the borders are perfect ! I love it ! laurence

Quiltbirdie said...

Hi Lucy - I've been reading your blog recently and when I saw this picture I made it the background for my desktop on my computer. I hope you don't mind. I love the colors.

Shellie said...

Lucy, It looks wonderful. I love the setting. As Bonnie said, it looks great against your shed, a bit like a magazine layout. :)

Darcie said...

YOur quilt is lovely, Lucy. And that picture! It belongs in a quilt book or magazine!

Finn said...

You certainly have done a wonderful job of capturing a time gone by with your fabrics and your piecing. A job well done Lucy! It really is beautiful..*VBS*

Inga Helene said...

Your quilt is soooo lovely. And the red pump matches the quilt perfect. I'm waiting to see how you decide to quilt it.

Inga

chiffonnette said...

I like much this patch and the presentation of the photograph!

May Britt said...

I love your Potluck quilt. I have just asked all of my friends if they know this pattern. And luckily one of them got the book. When I get it I will also start on a potluck quilt. You have made so lovely quilts. Admire your taste in colours and patterns.
Hugs from Norway