Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yeah !!!!!!!!!!!!!

My sampler top is finished !!!

Thank you for thinking with me.

And thanks to some of you whose mailboxes I bombarded with my doubts and accompanying pictures. I grabbed every change to vent about this quilt.


That I am having a nasty cold isn't good for my mood. At one point when I couldn't find a handkerchief I even wanted to blow my nose in this quilt.


These blocks have been waiting in my closet for almost a year. I was at the point that it had to move to my pile with tops ! What is in my mind is not in my ....
I really played with Tonya's suggestion to make a border with her letters, but in this phase it takes me too much time. (tho I have an idea for the backing ;-)

Well, Taa daahh here it is. Look and see !

Lucy

47 comments:

Leslie said...

Hooray for you! Sent it to the orphan train site. =)

Erin said...

I love your quilt! Just gorgeous! the colors are so pretty! what a wonderful job!

Erin in NH, USA

Beth said...

Oh Lucy! I love that quilt! I want to make a sampler quilt, but where on earth do you get your ideas for all the different blocks? Do you have a book of them?

Beth
http://bethknits.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

I like it! I especially like all of the different fabrics in it.

Gail said...

It looks quite wonderful to me, can't imagine why you were unhappy with it.

Michele said...

What a beautiful quilt! You've done a lovely job! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Wagner said...

This is a wonderful quilt! Don't you just love it?!?!

mereth said...

The right border definitely pulls the blocks together, doesn't it? I'm impressed with how it looks, almost as if you'd planned it all along. Well done. And I'm glad you didn't use it for a hanky, it doesn't deserve that, surely?!

La Tea Dah said...

Lucy, your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the border --- you did great, girl!

:) LaTeaDah

Libby said...

It turned out wonderful! I knew you would come up with just the right ideas *s*

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a super energetic feeling quilt! You go girl. I love reading your blog and seeing the great things you make.

Lynn Dykstra said...

You made so many good choices with this quilt--the smooshing together without sashing, the multi-colored setting triangles, the movement in the borders with spliced angles--all make this quilt wonderful!

Jeanne said...

Lucy, that is the best sampler quilt! I love the border and setting triangles being of different fabrics.
Great finish. Congrats.

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's simply lovely! Marvelous border.

May Britt said...

A marvelous solution. You did it :)

Hedgehog said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the way you used so many colors in the border - almost makes me want to give borders another chance...

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I'm glad you kept all the different fabrics for the triangles along the sides. Those borders are fantastic and do a marvelous job of zinging the color around the quilt. The blues are especially nice.

de vliegende koe said...

Hi Lucy, nice to meet you and your wonderful quilts. Wonderful quilttop you made! Nadine told me about your blog/ The funny thing is we met actually last Saturday in the LQS in Haarlem! I hope to meet you again!

Lily said...

Whoa! You did a great job! I think you like it now :)

corry said...

Hoi Lucy, your quilt looks fabulous! So colourful, and I like how you did the border!

Carol said...

Lucy it is just wonderful...the border could not be more perfect!

Jenny said...

What a great border! I think it's a beautiful quilt.

Elaine Adair said...

You rascal you! Yesterday I commented about the unfinished top, and you sounded so unsure of the outcome -- the uncertaintly came across all the miles, and today!! voila! uncertain no longer - just pride is this marvelous project! What a beauty it has turned into. The diagonal pieces in the bordr were a stroke of genius, the the lovely country colors are so very inviting. Congratulations on this fine finish.

Just goes to show -- attitude is EVERYTHING!

Elaine Adair said...

... and the artful, peaceful setting for your photography adds even more to the end project! either!

Nana's Quilts said...

Of course! The quilt is great! You do wonderful work and the variety is what makes it work. AND your garden is so tidy - wish I could say the same thing.
Best - Marne

Dawn said...

Lucy - those borders really look great with it! I think you have made it come alive. Even if you don't love it still, I like it a whole lot better now with the setting triangles and borders! In fact I really like it now!

Patti said...

Your turn for my "catch up read". I can hardly wait to see what you've been up to - I always adore everything you do! I know you correspond with Kathie as often as I do, and she's kept me up to date a litle bit on what you are doing by forwarding me a picture now and then. I'm starting at this post and reading backwards, so that will be a bit odd. It's the best way, I think, to make sure I don't miss anything.

So I'm seeing this finished top before I know its story. It is a marvelous compilation of various blocks - an orphan quilt maybe like those Finn is collecting? It speaks of fun and play and design abandon - it just sits there in your back yard singing to me at the top of it's voice. Absolutely wonderful music! I can hardly wait to read its history.

andsewitis Holly said...

Wow, Lucy!!! As usual, it's absolutely brilliant. The colors in the borders really pull out the colors in the sampler blocks. It's eye candy. I love it. Do you like it again now that the top is finished? Sometimes when things are finished we end up liking them all over again.

Quilting Pirate said...

just simply beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love the comment about blowing your nose in the quilt!!! hahahahahahaha!!! It is beautiful, I knew it would be....it's perfect!

I hope you are feeling better today!

Bonnie

Laura said...

Lucy it is beautiful! I love how colorful it is and the borders are perfect! I have had that cold bug also. I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Gumbo Lily said...

I love the borders -- scrappy, yet disciplined. It's really terrific!

~Jody

pamina said...

You had a good idea for the borders, I love ths sampler very scrappy ! Very nice !

MOLLY said...

Great Quilt! Scrappy and Happy! Love the borders too. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

LynnS said...

I love the hodgepodge, scrappy look! This is especially nice set on-point, too.

If you need handkerchiefs, let us know. I don't want to see this one used as a nose-rag! It's much too lovely! lol

Tazzie said...

Wow Lucy, it's just wonderful. I love what you've done with the border, it really brings it to life!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

kjquilts said...

Lucy, I love your sampler quilt! I can't believe you have fallen out of love with it! I'm glad you decided not to blow your nose on the quilt! LOL!

Donetta said...

This is the most amazing quilt in all my years! Dear Lady well done. Absolutely fabulous!

Dora said...

Oh! this is sooo beautiful! You have a strong sense of colours.Great job!

Shelina said...

Lucy, you did a wonderful job with this quilt. I just love the border. I hope you didn't give in to your temptation to blow your nose on the quilt. Blasphemy!

anne bebbington said...

Those borders just finish it off a treat!

Rose Marie said...

I have seen quite a number of sampler quilts and by far, your quilt is the best!

schnoobie said...

Just LOVE IT!!!!! now send it to me so I can machine quilt it for you!!Samplers are one of my favorites. Sometimes you have to put it away for awhile and give it a rest so you can enjoy it from a fresh perspective.Congrats!! It is beautiful!!!!

chiffonnette said...

Votre blog me plait beaucoup ! j'y reviendrai souvent !

amandajean said...

your sampler quilt is AMAZING!!!

Judy said...

Absolutely fantastic sampler!! Just wonderful!

Kimmie said...

What an artist you are. Very beautiful...I hope you enjoy it for many years to come...it is amazing, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted