Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky {me}

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Would you believe that I have never made a simple patchwork squares quilt?

I've always wanted to but somehow it has never made it to the top of my list.  So when I was asked to make a custom quilt with 3" squares I was thrilled.  My customer sent me fabric to use and she did a great job picking the different prints.  There was even one really cool vintage plaid in there which always makes me happy.

The quilt finishes 36" x 54" and I believe it's going to be a wall hanging.  I quilted it with a meandering free motion pattern.  Simple quilting which really lets the squares stand out.


I even did a little bit of fussy cutting... and can you see that clover in the upper left hand corner of the picture??  I promise I didn't go hunting for a patch of clover to take quilt pictures in.  I just found some grass and a brick wall behind my office and there it was.  Lucky me!

Some of you who know me well are probably smiling at the fact that I made a "green" quilt.  For those of you who don't know, green is not my favorite color but it's actually beginning to grow on me.  And really, how can I resist when I'm working with such fun fabric??

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Don't drink too much green beer today... ;)

12 comments:

Pia said...

I love your quilt - the colours and fabrics are just perfect together.

Jodi said...

Great quilt - simple and lovely!

AMKreations said...

So beautiful!!!

Kiera said...

Beautiful Jennifer. So Springtime and fresh!

Terriaw said...

Lucky you! What a fun project to work on. I love those prints, and the quilting you did too.

Tiffany said...

Green is my favorite color, I like this quilt! I have a green crazy patchwork quilt given to me by my grandma (made by my great aunt) and it will always be my favorite, no matter how many I make myself :)

I've never made a simple patchwork quilt either... I've planned out a few but they always seem to busy or just not fancy enough. Going to give it a try soon, thanks for sharing yours!

Rachel said...

Sometimes simple patchwork can be very nice. Perfect for the day today. ;)

Live a Colorful Life said...

It's nice to work outside our comfort zones sometimes, including colors. How very "green" of you!

Connie said...

A lesson for me -- a simple pattern can be fabulous, too.
Top of the morning to you.

Elsa said...

love the quilt and the color! happy St. Patrick's to you!

Karenkay said...

You did a wonderful job!

Thimbleanna said...

That quilt is perfect for today Jennifer! I love patchy quilts -- they're among my favorites!

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