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 24 of 24

Thread: A Quilt: A tale of two fabrics

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    7,671

    A Quilt: A tale of two fabrics

    A Quilt: The Tale of Two Fabrics.

    I wanted to test a feature of my quilting software and, at the same time not invest a lot of time creating a quilt top to do it on. Solution was to use a soft blue gray floral fabric that I have had an on/off love/hate relationship with for several years. I Love it because when I look at it I get a sense of peace, hate it because it is very thin and not my usual taste. I had no idea how to use it.

    The other fabric used on the quilt is also a large floral - 4 yards -that I snagged off the free table at the previous weeks guild meeting. I have no Idea what the background color is. It could be black, deep green or a very dark charcoal according to 3 different people who are not plagued with color challenges the way I am. Amazingly, those two fabrics turned into a rather beautiful lap size quilt. One of the comments it received was on its emotional appeal; it was calming, peaceful to look at.

    The quilt will be donated to a local nursing home before the Christmas holiday.

    Attached Images Attached Images

    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chula Vista CA
    Posts
    6,656
    It is very pretty.

  3. #3
    Super Member Teen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Southwest Idaho
    Posts
    4,263
    Definitely a soothing color. Very pretty and will so appreciated.
    Quilting therapy for the therapist...
    My Summertime Swap blocks: https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19923.html

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    3,305
    Very nice!

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,347
    Great little quilt! It will be appreciated!

  6. #6
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    48,764
    Blog Entries
    53
    very pretty
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Heart of Colorado's majestic mountains!
    Posts
    6,013
    Pretty and a very interesting quilt. A different take on whole cloth quilting. Someone will be blessed by your work.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    1,483
    Oh, wow. Those 2 were meant for each other. Very nice!

  9. #9
    Super Member SusieQOH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    9,425
    That came out really nice!!!

  10. #10
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    18,745
    Blog Entries
    2
    that is what happens when you hate to cut fabric! beautiful things!!

  11. #11
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,108
    That's a great idea for your test, and it will make a wonderful donation to boot.

  12. #12
    Super Member sash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,531
    I like the fabrics; nice work.

  13. #13
    Super Member NIICHMOM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Northeast Iowa
    Posts
    1,558
    I love both fabrics, they are calming fabrics, nothing bright. Thanks for showing

  14. #14
    Senior Member MicheleC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Houston, AK
    Posts
    914
    It is peaceful to look at. A beautiful quilt!

  15. #15
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    34,476
    Actually I like the fabric on the other side more. Still very pretty.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Location
    Southern Idaho
    Posts
    1,072
    Perfect fabrics for a soothing, peaceful lap quilt. Great job!
    Some people know how to put a blessing into any situation!

  17. #17
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    35,626
    ​Well done!

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    8,370
    Both sides are beautiful . Well done. This quilt is going to bring someone a lot of comfort.

  19. #19
    Super Member audsgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    4,327
    Blog Entries
    8
    This is lovely. Someone will be very happy to receive it.

    Leslie

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    7,671
    When it was done, I was amazed how well the two fabrics worked together. Either side could be the front or the back.

    I originally took the back fabric to use to make place mats for meals on wheels, but I think using it on this quilt was a better choice.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

  21. #21
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,895
    It is very attractive. I especially like the dark side (whatever the background color may be), and your quilting looks fine. Someone will definitely enjoy cuddling up in it.
    True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from. ~Brianna Wiest

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Oviedo,FL
    Posts
    816
    It turned out lovely and will be comforting to someone special!

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Elmhurst, IL
    Posts
    2,071
    AS you say, it the end it looks pretty good.

  24. #24
    Super Member Homemother's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    2,083
    Blog Entries
    1
    The fabrics are so perfect! I agree. The quilt is calming and peaceful to look at. The flowers are lovely!

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.