Final Quilt Finish from 2009

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I started making this quilt before Christmas last month. It is for a local business to hang in the reception area of their office.
Picking out fabric was kind of hard because I wanted it to be kind of hip/retro/modern. So I tried to take my "taste" out of the scheme but make something pleasing to me, still. I chose Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson. It is hard for me to work with just one line of fabric in a project but since this quilt isn't for me I took it safe with a fat quarter pack and some added plain green and cream.
The pattern was inspired by Lisa's Fall Quilt shown here. I just really liked Lisa's plain stars created in all the color.
It will be interesting to hang it up and see how it fits with the new surroundings. I hate to admit making a quilt like this was a bit boring for me. I like it better now that it is all finished and bound.

This quilt does not count in my resolution to finish an old project for every new one since I had taken this quilt to the machine quilter before Christmas. I had to say that because I'm working on a super new quilt and I didn't want to break my resolution so soon in the year. I just want to get that straight before I show a few blocks from the newest project.

-nanette
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Lynn said...

Now I can't wait too see the blocks from the new project. Hmmm - very suspenseful. I really do like this pattern, neat how the stars are formed. Thanks for sharing the link.

Michaela said...

I love the colors in that quilt... beautiful!!

Di~ said...

It does seem a little out of your norm, but still very very lovely. Excellent choice in using S. Henderson's line. I love the quilt.

banuca said...

It's great....

The Quilt Buddy said...

I am in love w/that fabric line! Santa actually brought me some of it, but I am trying to get my other projects under control before I cut into it.

I know what you mean about working w/one fabric line! I usually try to only use about 75% of the line and then substitute others in the quilt. However, I think that I am going to go totally scrappy!

Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Love Meadowsweet and how you used white stars.

madrekarin said...

Oh, but Meadoesweet is such a beautiful line, full of juicy, bright colors! It's in my top ten right now. I love it.:)
I think your quilt is beautiful and I'm sure they will fall on their knees in gratitude for your talent.
Can;t wait to see what you've got cookin'!

madrekarin said...

You do know that's supposed to be MeadoWsweet. ;)

Darlene said...

I love it - this is a pattern I keep wanting to do and keep pushing it back. It's a definite must do. Knowing you as I do I can well imagine that you were bored with one line of fabric - you are so good with scraps and such. It's delightful.

Messy Karen said...

it's beautiful. sure wish i finished quilt that i did not need to count!

karen said...

Oh, you are being such a good girl, it is really hard to finish those UFO's when you have new fabric in hand! lol Good for you and I really like the star in it, adds a lot of character.

Muddling Through said...

Well, now, see Nanette - what would be challenging for us mere mortals is just a trifle boring to you. It IS a beautiful quilt, and I look forward to seeing what you're working on now. You amaze me!

Sherri said...

I love your Meadowsweet quilt! Isn't it a great line?!!!

Sandi said...

I already broke my new year's resolution.....it was "don't buy any fabric because you have enough already!" That didn't last when I saw fat quarters on clearance at JoAnn's yesterday and scooped up a dozen at just 50cents each. I did restrain myself from buying more, though. LOL! The quilt is beautiful and will add real class to the reception area of the business it will go to. Quilts add warmth and comfort. Every business should have one!

a little bit biased said...

Oh, I love it! I think it is really cute!

Anita said...

What a beautiful quilt, I love the fabric!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette...I too love the meadowsweet line. I don't usually use one line of fabric either for a quilt but I think this line looks scrappy enough on it's own. I also love that pattern. I have made several quilts from it in the past...we called it Scrappy Star back then. I think it's a pattern that will never go out if style and as usual...what you did with it is fantastic!
What a lucky business to have one of your quilts grace thier wall.
x
Lori

Pat said...

I reallly like the look of that quilt. Will the business let you take a photo of it in its new home? If so, please do that and show us on your blog, okay?

Rae Ann said...

That is a beautiful quilt and I love that line of fabric. You have done such a wonderful job! Your work is always perfection. :)
I can only imagine how proud the new owners of the quilt will be. Hopefully you will get to take a photo of it in it's new home to share with us.

solomi558 said...

Love the colours in this quilt---------cottonreel

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny Nanette! There will be NO resolution breaking. Love the quilt!

Momoo said...

Beautiful quilt, love your binding choice. You're right, the fabric just doesn't say, "Nanette". Isn't funny how we all have our own taste in fabric. When I see fabric in shops I often think of someone I know who would love it even though I don't.

Momoo said...

Beautiful quilt, love your binding choice. You're right, the fabric just doesn't say, "Nanette". Isn't funny how we all have our own taste in fabric. When I see fabric in shops I often think of someone I know who would love it even though I don't.

PamKittyMorning said...

I still think its lovely! And the quilting is nice too. Love the plain green, very cool looking.

Annette said...

I loved that pattern when I saw it too. Turned out so pretty. I think it is a gorgeous quilt.

Dawn said...

It turned out beautiful! It's a great line.

Live Well With Judi said...

I love it Nanette! You always do such a good job. I'm always amazed at how much you get done anyway. I can't wait to see what you've started...the suspense is building.

Threeundertwo said...

I think it's very striking. These aren't my colors either, but it's a good exercise to go outside our comfort zone once in a while. The quilting is lovely!

mo said...

It is beautiful!

hetty said...

Very beautiful! I love it!

Busty LaRue said...

Beautiful quilt!

Kim D. said...

I love quilts with stars and this one is fabulous. Love the Meadowsweet line also.

Fiesta said...

Great colors on that quilt Nanette. It will be admired greatly.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Nanette you've made something so fantastic here. I completely dig what you created! I'm so happy I came by to visit.

em's scrapbag said...

I love the colors in this and all your new fabric is fabulous! You must have been a very good girl to get all that.

Jackie said...

It is just beautiful! It will look gorgeous in the reception area. Lisa made some gorgeous quilts last year and this one was one of my favorites!

Cathy said...

I love this quilt pattern. It is actually a very simple pattern but creates the nicest pattern when put together! Well done!

Nanci said...

It has a scrappy look to it and as posted above me, a bit different from your usual stuff...I do love it and the colour choices are wonderful.

Dotty Jane said...

It's beautiful! I'd love to see a photo of it in it's new home.

Vicki

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I think it is gorgeous. But I know working out of what would normally be your choice of colors, patterns, etc can be challenging. It really is beautiful though.
Teresa

pratima said...

The white stars are so cleverly placed amid the riot of flowers... It is beautiful!
Can't wait to see the newest blocks :)

Jan said...

Beautiful quilt Nanette! You my dear have a wonderful knack for color!

Micki said...

Wonderful quilt and the colours are lovely, esp. the oranges. You have an artist's eye for colour!
Micki

Dresden Quilter said...

This is so beautiful. I love the pattern. That office is going to be very lucky.

Trisha said...

Love it!

Maggey and Jim said...

OH, Freda, I absolutely love it.. It will look stunning hanging there.. I have been creating my own blog and haven't visited you for a while.. But now am putting you on my sidebar and not gonna let that happen again.. Visit me sometime at thequiltingcouple.blogspot.com
Thanks,
Maggey

Julia said...

It is beautiful..you have a way of putting colours together Nanette.
That office is going to be very lucky and nice to visit with your quilting hanging there!.

jen duncan said...

That's a very happy quilt nanette. :-)

Janet said...

I love it! It still has a scrappy look even though it's from the same line of fabrics. I love Sandi Hendersons fabrics for that reason. The colours are great. Now I can't wait to see what this exciting new project is.

Jen in NY said...

Wow that is a pretty quilt. I wouldn't normally use those fabrics either but they look soooo great all put together, with the green and cream solids. Nice job!

prashant said...

I love the colors in that quilt... beautiful!!

Work from home India

calicodaisy said...

I just ordered Meadowsweet from Jane and some from Pink Chalk over the weekend. I'm hoping the packages arrive by Friday -- not that I will have time to sew yet, but I can stack the fabrics near me and think about what they will be.

happy zombie said...

STUNNING, Nanette! And I love how the stars are light. I love everything you did/chose... and I'm itching to make one just like yours! You NEVER stop inspiring me!