Friday, November 5, 2010

Poppies and Pinwheels!

It has been two weeks since I chatted - where has time gone? I certainly haven't spent the time sewing! My Danielle brings their big quilts home to launder - this one has been taken over by her DH, Adrian - a good opportunity for you to have a look-see! I have used repro fabrics - yes, still quite clear and bright and quite old, too. It has certainly stood the test of time and I have combined hand and machine quilting and it takes very kindly to a gentle wash in the machine!

I have been working on my applique but not a lot of progress there! Now I have the thought of making a quilt in Liberty Lawn - does anyone have any advice or tips please? I also really like Little Folks in voile by Anna Marie Horner and feel I will have to have a little play - I have a Retreat coming up at the end of the month - would be a nice way to spend the time with Girlfriends! in a lovely venue in the country just outside of Perth.
Enjoy your weekend!

31 Lovely People said ...:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Poppies and Pinwheels is just beautiful Lurline. Sure glad we have a chance to view the photos of this gem.
I've seen photos and read about voile quilts in blogland, but can't just name where right now. Have fun on your retreat.

Margaret said...

OMG! It's just gorgeous! I'm so happy you're showing off your quilts. You are so talented, lady!

Stupid question time: what exactly is voile? Or lawn? :D Good luck with it! A Liberty lawn quilt sounds wonderful!

Laurie said...

Beautiful!

Donna~~ said...

Love the flower border! So cheerful!

Kim Walus said...

What a wonderful quilt and I love everything about it.

scraphappy said...

Quilt washing day is such a nice opportunity to visit and enjoy old quilts. This one is a real beauty. Enjoy your retreat. The getting ready and planning part is such great fun.

Myra said...

That is a gorgeous quilt Lurline!!! Love it! 8-)

I will be retreating this weekend! Woohoo!!!

Sandi Butler said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Lurline!!! Love it!!

Grethe said...

OMG,what a lovely pinwheel quilt! I have some favorite patterns and pw one of them.Together with the flowerborder and the small squares, they really have an unique bedcover:-)

Robyn G. said...

Lurline I love this!!
Just my cup of tea :-)
A beautiful quilt.

ria vogelzang said...

That's just such a gorgeous quilt!!! Just love the sparkling of the colours!!
You said it was rather old? May I ask how old this beauty is?
Thanks for showing her to us!
Enjoy the weekend. ;)

Ann Marie said...

Such a pretty quilt. I love the poppy border. It really makes it special. How old is it?

clare's craftroom said...

I'm speechless (for a change) that is just beautiful !

Miriam said...

What a beautiful quilt. Lurline!!

Enjoy the retreat!

Terry said...

Wow! That quilt is amazing! Puts my little pinwheel flimsy to shame! LOL

Janet said...

What a pretty quilt!! It doesn't look old at all. The flower border is perfect for this happy quilt.

Ann Champion said...

What a pretty quilt! I love the little flowers in the border. Adrian has wonderful taste. :)
Enjoy your retreat!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Absolutely adorable!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I love this quilt, Lurline! It hits you as soon as you see it...and lovely fabrics. What was the fabric range you used? The colours are so vibrant.
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Julia said...

I love this quilt, Lurline!
Julia ♥

Karen said...

The flowers on the border just makes the whole quilt pop. Good quilt.

Chookyblue...... said...

this is a beautiful quilt Lurline.........while they get washed I suppose you get to enjoy them for a bit longer.......

Maree: said...

Love the Border on this one..it is just Beautiful..
Enjoy your Retreat...
cheers

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love that quilt. The border is such a great idea!

Teresa said...

That is such a lovely quilt...LOVE the borders! Happy stitching on the applique!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Truffle queen said...

Love the way you set this quilt! Dare I start another quilt with 80+ UFOs waiting!? Sure!

SueR said...

I really like this quilt, Lurline. Brighter truer colors than the usual 30s repros, so appealing!

Margaret said...

I have been a tad busy also , so being the 27th to comment all I can add is words fail, can I say a quilt to be admired and a giver of comfort.

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous quilt Lurline, as always your quilts are beautiful and so bright and fresh. I'm really loving pinwheels at the moment, lots of inspiration in yours. Hope all is good for you and that you are healing well too...
Lizzie
xxx

Rose Marie said...

Lovely quilt and I just love that border!

suzitee said...

Just beautiful...I love that flower border!