28 February, 2013

Patchwork quilt top done

The top is finally done.
8'' blocks; 12x12 blocks= 144; it's huge: 96'' x 96''.

The block is from my Disco Balls pattern


I made this pattern twice, both quilts  ( this one and this one ) were made with solids  but I wanted to see how the pattern looks made with prints.

For almost one week, while I pieced it,  I was worried that I wasted my time and my precious fabric . Lately I have worked so much with solids that I thought I lost my ability to work with prints.

So I was happy when the piecing was done and I could see the whole top.  I LOVE it!

Most of the fabrics are from the "Apple of My Eye" collection by  Quilted Fish for Riley Blake; a few Kona cotton solids and a few other prints.  I loved each piece of fabric and each combination.


More than aqua+red combination I love aqua +yellow.


I love yellow but I don't have too much yellow fabric in my stash. Now it is gone.


A lot of patience was needed to sew the 144 blocks;  I enjoyed to stack the blocks though!
 
There is something beautiful even in this picture.Of course, only quilters could appreciate it!

Next week - the quilting!


And these are pictures taken by  my hubby this morning - the landscape from my window.





And he is our guest - the 9 year old cat of  my sister Nina. The third black cat in the house. He was sick and we had to bring him to the vet daily, for 2 weeks. Now he is OK -  enjoying sleeping on my quilt that was in Houston in 2008- what an honour for the quilt!


And two pictures from his youth!



Now I would enjoy some hand stitching!
Geta

9 comments:

  1. your quilt is gorgeous but so is the view from your window!

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  2. Beautiful view and beautiful quilt!

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  3. Your quilt looking really great! Love the view from your window and the pictures of kitty!

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  4. Delightful post, you've spoiled us! Delightful prints, amazing quilt, wonderful landscape, awesomeold cat! Big hugs to you all!

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  5. The quilt is so pretty made with prints too. I love the photos out your window - what a view! The colors in those landscape photos are just beautiful.

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  6. Sweet quilt ~ love the fabrics used.
    Lovely photos ~ how nice to have such views!
    Glad the kitty is feeling better too.

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  7. I like so much the colours of the big quilt! And the pictures you made with the blocks are lovely!
    The landscape is great, you are so lucky to have such a view from your windows.
    Hope the old cat is better, your precious quilt make him feel good, I'm sure!

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  8. Geta, the quilt turned out so beautiful! I am glad you decided to try the prints!

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  9. A beautiful quilt. Lovely colour combination and a great design. I'm a painter, I painted a landscape and ended up writing about quilting! I wonder if you'd like to read it. Cottamarts.WordPress.com/stitched-in-place

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