Friday, October 06, 2006

Top Completed

Here are the pictures of the completed "leaf season" top designed by Judy Laquidara. What a great pattern!!!! If you have ever thought you might want to venture out and make a maple leaf pattern I suggest you try this one. I really enjoyed making this quilt top and the instructions are very easy to follow. This is a bit of a close up; here is a picture of the whole top. As you can see I am not to good at getting the quilt squared in the picture. I tried many times and could not, this is the best I could do. I did make the quilt bigger than Judy's instructions. I made it 96x96, I wanted it big enough to fit my bed.
I am really excited to load this on the longarm and quilt. I wanted to wait until today so I could get a picture to post. I used all fabric from my stash. Not all the black is the same fabric, therefore different values of black. The cream color in the back ground of the leaves is not the same on all of them, I had to use two different fabrics for that. The green leaf fabric around the boarders is fabric I had left over from making my bedroom curtains and I thought it went nicely and added punch to the quilt. I was fortunate enough to have enough Moda Marble black for the inner boarder and outer boarder. I do like this quilt.

Well I best be going, I have many things to do today and one of them is load this on the longarm.Have a great day.

19 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! And HUGE! How wonderful to have it done for THIS autumn!!
Jeanne :)

Dianne said...

Well didn't that turn out wonderfully, Dot! One of my ambitions is to one day make a quilt for our bed for each season. Your autumn one is perfect...and SO big! I'm envious...

Hedgehog said...

Dot, it's gorgeous! I love the way you used two different background colors. You really got into it, huh? More than an hour a day! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure it will inspired all the other folks working on it. I have filed the project away for someday.

DubiQuilts said...

Hi, Great quilt! I like your idea to use 2 different colors for the background.

floribunda said...

beautiful quilt, Dot! using the background colors that way make each leaf look like a special jewel!

Julie

joyce said...

Beautiful quilt! I have promised myself not to start anything until Ihave finished the ones currently on the go. I do have some greens gathered up though so may have to make one for spring with only greens.

Laurie Ann said...

Your quilt is really great! Wow, I can't believe how quickly you finished it. You are lucky to have a long arm. Maybe some day ...

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I love it!

Linda_J said...

It looks wonderful, Dot. With that long arm you will have it on your bed in no time!

Angie said...

It's GORGEOUS!!!LOve the 2-color background! I'm moving very slowly on mine, but will get it done eventually. :D I'll have to post a progress update pretty soon. :) Love seeing your's...just the inspiration needed to keep moving ahead with it. :)

Cynthia said...

your quilt looks great. You certainly put it together quickly.

Pam said...

Looks great. I like the way you put that tan coloured leaf fabric in the square blocks. Really looks good.

computerpeach said...

beautiful!!!

Sharon said...

BE-YOU-TEE-FOOL!!!!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Well done - very speedy. Looks fantastic. I like how your leaves are arranged too - it makes your eyes look for a pattern.

Hanne said...

Your Leaf Quilt looks soo good ! Congratulations on the speedy finish :-)

Bingo~Bonnie said...

I agree with everyone who has posted - your two differnt background colors really add a lot of detail! I LOVE how your quilt turned out and am considering looking for some type of second background to use in the center squares too if I see anything while out and about.

If not, I will use what I have. Yours is GEORGIOUS!!! Thanks for stopping by my new blog and posting ;) ~Love from TX, Bonnie

Finn said...

Hi Dot, your quilt is just spectacular, and as Jeanne says "HUGE"...LOL You and those big quilts, good thing you can quilt them yourself.

It is really gorgeous tho, you did a great job!
I'm still in the "thinking about it" stage...LOL Hugs, Finn

Nines said...

Great Job!! Howis the quilting going? Judy is so clever- and Bonnie, too! I really love the TATW- the scrappy one best, but the pink is very sweet, too!