This is the long-overdue quilt for Lynn and Ty - Framed Rectangles.
Right now the quilt measures 76" x 96" but I'll be adding a narrow border of the tan background fabric and then a randomly pieced piano key border. If you look to the top left corner on the picture below, I've placed some fabric there to show you. When it's done, it will measure approximately 86" x 106".
I know that many of you never make the same quilt twice, but I've made at least four other versions of this quilt. I made one for a Breast Cancer 3-Day Fundraiser Raffle Quilt using reproductions fabrics and I had someone like it so much that she asked me to make one for her. I made another one using reproduction fabrics that does not have the pieced border. For some reason, I don't have a picture of that quilt on this computer and it's hanging at a local shop because I'll be teaching a class on that later this month. I made a smaller version of quilt and used red, white and blue fabrics. It was one of the Honor Flight Quilts that I donated. I also made a small sample of this using Christmas fabrics. So, I guess this is number six. Wow!
Anyway, Lynn and Ty picked the pattern and some of the fabrics. The rest was left up to me and I made the decision over this past holiday break that I just had to buckle down and do it. I've got a pretty good start and since all of the pieced border units are made (in sets of four rectangles), it shouldn't take me long to finish.
This next quilt isn't technically ON the design wall, but it has been recently. (I'm pretty sure you were sick of seeing it posted here - unfinished.) It's quilted and half bound. I had the other quilt on the wall and couldn't put this one up for a picture so I decided to take it outside (before the frigid temperatures arrive), and snap a few shots. Can you see the Wonder Clips along the edges? I'll work on the hand stitching one evening this week. I love the colors of this quilt and can't wait to show you a full picture.
I love taking pictures of quilts on this wood pile. (I know that's crazy, but I do!)
Here's my Carolina Crossroads quilt FINALLY done, done and done (pieced, quilted and bound). Click HERE and HERE for some background information about making this Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.
I love this quilt! I love the colors! I love the pattern! I love the border fabrics and design I used for the borders! And, I love the red binding!
And I love Nikki! She's been waiting a very long time for this quilt. She is one happy daughter right now. :-)
She sent me this picture within an hour of taking the quilt home. I think Ronan likes it too.
And since I'm showing off finished quilts that I've recently shown "in progress" here...
The recipient liked the quilt and I'm really happy about that. I always have this fear that commissioned quilts won't be loved. I'm really excited that Carl liked it and he's sure his uncle will love it.
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