Miss March

/ Tuesday, 20 July 2010 /

Miss March, originally uploaded by Shadrach Meshach & Abednego.
At last! My month for the Modern Tradition quilt bee was March (hence the working title of this quilt). I had to make six additional blocks, besides the four I started with, to complete this quilt top. And isn't it stunning? I am just thrilled to pieces with it, since it's my first experience making a quilt with the help of others. Let me tell you, the ladies in our bee are talented and hard-working, and they really pulled out all the stops to think up creative ways to action this block. I could never pick a favourite - each one is unique and so, so pretty! The background is Essex linen/cotton blend in putty, and I really like the extra heft it gives to the quilt. It's going to be big enough for our bed, at 70 x 84".  I just ordered the backing fabric this morning. Fabric.com is having a Westminster sale, and I got this Treetop Fancy for $2.98/yard.  Updated to add:  This block was adapted in general principles from the traditional block Granny's Flower Garden, as featured at Quilter's Cache.  I asked the bee members to use their creativity to construct the blocks, so there is no more specific pattern for it.
And let's not forget my little assistant, who was, as usual, the best helper in the world (no, she is not unionized):
Susie helping
Updated to link to Amy's Sew-n-Tell Friday.  Head on over and see what all has been finished this week!

30 comments:

{ BaileyGirl5 } on: 20 July 2010 at 09:01 said...

I love it! My assistant is also a dog. She thinks she's helping by laying on all my fabric so I just go with it.

Anonymous on: 20 July 2010 at 09:59 said...

Love this design. Do you have a link to the pattern? Thanks.

{ Lesly } on: 20 July 2010 at 10:26 said...

@Anonymous: I updated the post to describe how the quilt was organized - can't respond to you directly because you have no contact info. Hope this helps!

{ Jennifer } on: 20 July 2010 at 11:23 said...

it's everything i ever dreamed of. plus the golden!

{ felicity } on: 20 July 2010 at 13:33 said...

Stunning. Absolutely wonderful. Now I want to be in a bee. I can't wait to see it quilted!

{ The Calico Cat } on: 20 July 2010 at 14:40 said...

O.K. fill us in on the Vespa story. (I gave my quilt love in flickr.)

{ elle } on: 20 July 2010 at 17:09 said...

Lesly, what a wonderful quilt! It couldn't possibly be copied but I'd sure like to give something like this a try. It just makes me smile and wider as I look at it. The bee gals gave you a super start.

{ Claudia } on: 20 July 2010 at 17:31 said...

Lesly, it's a stunner! I really love these pops of blue at the center of the blocks. Cute dog. My assistant is smaller, but has long, sharp claws.

{ Michael - Innkeeper } on: 20 July 2010 at 20:46 said...

you're quilt is stunning! love the pinks ... oranges ... and yellow! so cheery and beautiful!

{ Dee } on: 21 July 2010 at 08:58 said...

just loving this enough to be slightly willing to adopt it should its mama find it not lovealbe enough!

LOL

{ randi } on: 21 July 2010 at 09:23 said...

Wow! I love this. The colors and the pattern are perfect!

{ beth } on: 22 July 2010 at 11:28 said...

what a beautiful quilt! I'm in two quilting bees and have not YET decided what I'm going to request!
Love yours!

{ Larri @ Seams Inspired } on: 23 July 2010 at 07:38 said...

How lovely! I like the darker background you used. It makes the colors pop. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

www.seamsinspired.com

{ trish } on: 23 July 2010 at 07:59 said...

Your quilt looks fantastic!! Way to go!
And such a sweet helper you have there. :o) Have a great weekend.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

{ Leslie } on: 23 July 2010 at 09:12 said...

this is gorgeous. the color combination is stunning. how fun that it will fit your bed!!

{ Leslie } on: 23 July 2010 at 09:12 said...

this is gorgeous. the color combination is stunning. how fun that it will fit your bed!!

{ Carla } on: 23 July 2010 at 09:25 said...

Congrats on your feature! Love the design of the quilt. I might just have to use your idea for a quilting bee, Sept. is my month. I just hope mine will come out is pretty as yours. Thanks for sharing!

{ Lauren } on: 23 July 2010 at 09:39 said...

Wow the quilt top is so amazing. All of the blocks are so different yet so cohesive. I love it. Can't wait to see the finished product!

{ P. } on: 23 July 2010 at 10:11 said...

What an awesome quilt! Such great colors, and that backing fabric is perfect for it.

{ Pokey } on: 23 July 2010 at 10:43 said...

You have to be one of the most productive quilters I read, I cannot imagine being able to accomplish so many finishes! I know, it must be that assistant of yours ~!
:-} pokey

{ p.s.phyllis sews } on: 23 July 2010 at 13:36 said...

Wow! I really love that pattern! Great work!
love the assistant! :-)

{ Rita E } on: 23 July 2010 at 14:12 said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really like the putty background ... another great finish!

{ Michelle } on: 23 July 2010 at 14:52 said...

What a fun cheerful quilt! Isn't it great to quilt with others? I've received some amazing blocks. It's going to make a beautiful bedspread.

{ Jan } on: 23 July 2010 at 17:15 said...

I really love your color choice for the background. And your assistant, too!

{ Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign } on: 23 July 2010 at 19:05 said...

The is really a beautiful quilt! I love the colors blended w/ that background fabric.

{ Kristen } on: 24 July 2010 at 00:16 said...

so pretty! the colors are absolutely gorgeous. it's nice to see others with animal assistance! mine is either 1 of 3 dogs or 1 of 2 cats, depending on the day lol. it's a bit of a zoo! great work :-)

{ Ivory Spring } on: 24 July 2010 at 22:35 said...

Wow - what a beautiful finish! I love it.

{ Jennifer Blosser } on: 24 July 2010 at 22:44 said...

Stunning does not begin to describe it! Wow! Fabulous! Outstanding! Inspiring! Really, I love it!

Hugs & stitches!

{ tara } on: 25 July 2010 at 00:02 said...

Great colors. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

{ pinksuedeshoe } on: 25 July 2010 at 18:05 said...

Those colors are awesome together, I love the taupey color of the linen with those brights.

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