Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pretty in Blue & Yellow And Red & Green

Despite most of my household being really sick, including me, I have been quilting a bit as I have the energy. Lisa sent me a couple table runners to do and another quilt. This is the most interesting of these (to me). I hope she likes it too.
The thread is a chocolate brown, but it does appear to blend away on the marroon fabric, and have the appearance of a deep cranberry in other areas. I love how threads can have the illusion of another color.
And another finish. This is a great lap quilt. It has nice piecing and I always love scrappy quilts. The owner's only request was no stars. I did a couple rows of leaves and tendrils around the outer borders. The periwinkle blue sashings are done in vining leaves too. I used a soft butter yellow thread.
Each of the Lemoyne stars are done like swirling pinwheels. It is an interesting effect and copies the tendril motif.
Again, I like this and hope the owner does too. It will be mailed home to her this week.
Have a restful and well weekend. Here at my house, three of us are recovering from what seems to be Swine Flu. Or if not, then we have fevers, chills, horrific coughs and other assorted ailments. My mostly unsympathetic husband better hope he avoids this one. Paybacks are no fun!

4 comments:

Emma said...

Beautiful quilting, but I've come to expect that from you! I hope you're feeling better soon.

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Hi Margaret -- I love what you've done with my blue stars! Can't wait to see them in person...

Hope you're all feeling better soon.

Sherry said...

OOOOOOO pay backs yecks I hope he does not get sink brcause I think it will really be bad for him. LOL

miniaturequilter said...

Both the quilt and the runner are beautifully quilted, I am excited to get mine too! Thank you!!