Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: lighthouse quilt quilted & bound- ready for it's new home

  1. #1
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,171
    Blog Entries
    1

    lighthouse quilt quilted & bound- ready for it's new home

    i finished up the lighthouse quilt- even made a matching pair of pillow cases & a tote bag for it to be (packed) in
    the pictures aren't great but you can sort of see the swirly quilting & the back is a 108" wide batik- that was (watery looking)
    i bound it with black and although unsure at first think that was the best choice.
    it will be leaving tonight- it's a wedding gift for a friend's aunt.

    Name:  lighthouse_2.JPG
Views: 1580
Size:  840.6 KBName:  lighthouse_4.JPG
Views: 1582
Size:  830.8 KBName:  lighthouse_5.JPG
Views: 1495
Size:  924.3 KB
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  2. #2
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,207
    Blog Entries
    4
    Wow..love it!!! I just finished my train quilt FMQ's it...just put it in the washer..when bind once it dries. Never thought I would finish...can't wait to bind it and start a rag quilt next.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    806
    Great looking Quilt

  4. #4
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I love this quilt!!! Do you have a pattern or a name - this would be perfect for one of my grandkids when they graduate college. wow!! Love it, love it, love the backing too!!!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Fort White, Fl
    Posts
    2,673
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wow this is great
    A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway.

  6. #6
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    37,633
    Blog Entries
    1
    Beautiful work

  7. #7
    Super Member fred singer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Grant county, WI.
    Posts
    7,567
    what a fantastic quilt ,you did amazing job on it.
    Pegg


    Have a great day and happy sewing !

  8. #8
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,171
    Blog Entries
    1

    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    I love this quilt!!! Do you have a pattern or a name - this would be perfect for one of my grandkids when they graduate college. wow!! Love it, love it, love the backing too!!!
    about 98% of my quilts i make up as i go along- so, no there is no pattern you can find for it- i picked up this fabric & that fabric, cut some of this & some of that- layed pieces out here & there, decided to try this & that---and after a while it all came together...that is how most of my quilts are done. i name them- but i generally don't mention the name here- a couple years ago i started a topic with the name i had given my quilt then received some fairly hostile messages about not being able to find it & it being wrong...and misleading...so i just make them & show them now...trying to not make anyone mad when they can not find the pattern that does not exist. so, if you want to make one for grandkids, start picking up lighthouse/sail boat fabrics. and some others that will go along- make some blocks, or rows, cut up a couple pillow panals, maybe a border print...find pieces that will work, fill in where needed- after a bit of time & sewing it will all come together.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  9. #9
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Round Rock, TX
    Posts
    1,409
    Love it!! It's beautiful!! I so love lighthouses!!!
    Family is a priority, not a convenience!
    Take time to be friendly... It's the road to happiness.
    Take time to give... It is too short a day to be selfish.


  10. #10
    Super Member IrishNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    was Upstate NY, now Winston-Salem NC
    Posts
    2,025
    I too love lighthouses (plus anything to do with the sea). I have a lighthouse quilt on my bucket list - I hope I get to it soon. Thanks for reminding me!
    I'd rather be at the lake

    Do one thing every day that scares you... Eleanor Roosevelt

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    It's a dry heat
    Posts
    483
    It's a wonderful quilt and fabulous gift.

  12. #12
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    28,379
    Beautiful, I too love lighthouses. Great job.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  13. #13
    Senior Member sylviak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    southern Oklahoma
    Posts
    957
    Love it! I, too, like lighthouses. One of these days I want to do a Storm at Sea with a lighthouse in one corner.

  14. #14
    Super Member cindy4857's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Phillips Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,482
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    about 98% of my quilts i make up as i go along- so, no there is no pattern you can find for it- i picked up this fabric & that fabric, cut some of this & some of that- layed pieces out here & there, decided to try this & that---and after a while it all came together...that is how most of my quilts are done. i name them- but i generally don't mention the name here- a couple years ago i started a topic with the name i had given my quilt then received some fairly hostile messages about not being able to find it & it being wrong...and misleading...so i just make them & show them now...trying to not make anyone mad when they can not find the pattern that does not exist. so, if you want to make one for grandkids, start picking up lighthouse/sail boat fabrics. and some others that will go along- make some blocks, or rows, cut up a couple pillow panals, maybe a border print...find pieces that will work, fill in where needed- after a bit of time & sewing it will all come together.

    Thats how a lot of my quilts are born also, first I love the fabric then I decided what to do with it. But that being said. I think you are very creative and talented and I love the work you do. Anyone would be proud to have one of your original quilts. Great job. I'm sure it will be Well loved and showed by the couple your sending it to.
    Cindy

  15. #15
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,502
    It turned out great and I'm glad you left the fabric in big enough pieces to be able to see the theme!

  16. #16
    Super Member busy fingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    6,258
    Lovely gift...lucky recipient.

  17. #17
    Senior Member Quiltaddiction's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    766
    A great theme quilt and I love the backing too!
    Everyday is a good day for Quilting!

  18. #18
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    VIRGINIA
    Posts
    22,507
    very pretty!!!!
    QUILTNMO

  19. #19
    Super Member Blinkokr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Deltona, Florida
    Posts
    7,091
    Just fantastic, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

  20. #20
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    13,135
    That is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!!!

  21. #21
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,481
    Very pretty...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.