Monday, March 12, 2012

A finish from the floor on Design Wall Monday

First, I apologize for the craptastic pictures. I thought I would be able to take some lovely outdoor shots with natural light. However, in listening to the weather report my auditory system shut down after hearing temperatures in the 60's and didn't realize they also forecast rain. Ugh!

So, here is Somewhere over the Rainbow there are String Beans!



The block pattern is String Beans by Stephanie of Loft Creations. Great pattern. Easy to assemble. The setting is my variation. You can click on the pictures and make them bigger to see all the dottiness.



Cass (my long arm quilter) used a new to me pattern in the quilting. It reminds me of clouds or the way the goo moves in a lava lamp (yes I do have issues). It is spaced farther apart them some of the other designs she has used. I'm on the fence about this one. I like the movement of the design but it made the quilt puffier than I had hoped. Oh well - it will be fine. I have no illusions that I am making heirloom quilts. I am making quilts that make me, and hopefully others happy.

I wanted to get a picture of the backing I used for this quilt. It is big dots that are dotted - dotty dots! As I went to take the picture Big Dude came to investigate.



He is currently curled up inside the quilt taking a nap. What a smart cat! Between the stupid time change and the rain, a nap would be the perfect use of my time today. However, life has other plans for me. I need to find my car keys. Tomorrow is suppose to be a better day weather-wise. I'm looking forward to it.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

20 comments:

  1. Very nice to see this one done. I really love the rainbow and dots.

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  2. It looks great. Big Dude is a smart kitty.

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  3. What a fun quilt! I love all the dots and it certainly reflects your personality!

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  4. I love, love, love this quilt. It's so bright and cheery..just like you. :) That Big Dude is such a smart kitty!

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  5. Carol, it's delightful. I love it.

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  7. I LOVE IT! One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite shows! AWESOME!

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  8. I love your dottiness! :) Yesterday it rained here all day long and I do mean all day. I don't know how much we got but I was getting out the oars before it quit. But finally this afternoon the sun came out. I get crazy if I don't see the sun for a few days so I know my husband was glad to see it! :) blessings, marlene

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  9. I love, love your quilt! Such cheery colors!

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  10. That's a really cute quilt. I love the color placement and Stephanie's pattern is wonderful!

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  11. Delightful, I like the puffiness.

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  12. I love your quilt..it looks so cuddly and warm...of course, the same can be said for Big Dude...he's got a bowl of milk just waiting for him anytime he wants to show up here at Chez Mc Floss!

    Blessings always

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  13. So cute! Love all those dots! :)

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  14. Really fun and cheerful and smile-inducing. I like the quilting as it is. Has this been washed since being quilted? Maybe that would take a bit of puffiness away that you see.

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  15. Happy, fun, definitely makes me smile. Love it. If you haven't checked yet the forecast for the rest of the week is sunshine!!!

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  16. This looks great! How big is this one?

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  17. Your string beans quilt looks wonderful! I love the secondary patterns you get with this one! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

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  18. Yay!!! Here it iS! I love this one, and see what you mean about the quilting--hope it grows on you!

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  19. What a fun quilt!! Love the colors and dottieness!

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  20. What is it about cats and quilts? Mine are like a magnet for Glitter, but only the one I am working on at the time. Love the colors in this one.

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