Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Brightening up the backyard

My Kaffe Fassett Polka Dot Chain quilt was ready for its glamour shots yesterday afternoon. Here we have it lounging on the dead lawn in the back yard. I cropped out as much of the brown and bare spots as I could.

Here are a couple of close-ups -- notice use of the creative angles!

And finally, artfully draped over the rotting back deck (yes this back yard needs help).

I will say that this quilt certainly brightens up the back yard. But then it is so bright that it would probably brighten up a cave! Anyway I'm very happy with how it turned out. It is big - I know you're not surprised - it measures almost 90" square. I was able to pick up a king size batt at Joanns yesterday for 50% off and I ordered a bright yellow back (108") from Fabric. com. It was on sale and 3 yards cost me less than $20 - a real bargain. Now I want to get the binding made before I send it off to my long arm quilter. Then when I get it back I'll be ready to get it finished and it will sit for about a month before I actually get around to it -- just keeping it real here - LOL!

Hope you are staying cool - more hazy hot and humid here in Ohio. I've already thanked the Lord for the AC and Duke energy for keeping it running!

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Oh My Goodness - that is fantastic! Love those colors!

  2. It really does brighten up any space. Great job!

  3. It's gorgeous! So bright and beautiful :-)

  4. The glamour shots are fabulous. So many wonderful poses showing all the best sides and angles. The camera really captured it's beauty.

    Wait, did I hear a slight whisper - "I'm ready for my close up, Mr DeMille". LOL

    It's a real beauty, Carol.

  5. I love your quilt!

    As for the grass.... don't you know that brown is not the new green! :)

    Hugs to you and Big Dude, too. :)

  6. Beautiful finish! The colors just make me smile.

  7. Absolutely stunning! Love the bright and cheery colours!

  8. Happiness is looking at your quilts!

  9. That blue sashing is just perfect for those insanely happy blocks! That would most certainly be my 'Happy' quilt. I love it! Hope y'all get some rain soon...we're in bad shape too.

  10. Love the funky bright colours, a really cheerful quilt.


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