Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It is coming together...

The weather here in southwestern Ohio has been wonderful this humidity...high temperatures in the mid 70's... the mornings have been crisp, almost Fall-ish...and in the evening I've been sleeping with windows open...divine! And the weather has put me in the mood to make a Fall-ish quilt. Now I thought about starting something new, because I new project is ALWAYS fun... but then I remembered this Giant Vintage Star top that I had begun back in March... you can see Jeni Baker's tutorial for this quilt here and my suggestions for making one of these here.

Soooooo, here is the center... ( I know, I know too many "here's" here but read on please!)

And how it looks now... on my design floor...

Somehow that golden background fabric puts me in a Fall-ish Boho Gypsy groove... oh this covers a LOT of things I love...LOL!  The fabrics are from a couple of collections by Anna Maria Horner... Folk Song, Pretty Potent, Honor Roll. I love how they all go together. Now the center is a bit wrinkly as Big Dude was laying on it, and  the borders aren't sewn to the center yet but it is coming along nicely.

I had to do some finagaling to stretch the fabric far enough for 4 borders, so I did some improv piecing, and I think it adds a nice touch to this quilt.

Luckily the fabric I had the most of is the print I love the best... those giant chartreuse echinacea!! I worked a piece of it into each of the borders and none of them are upside down... makes the OCD in me happy happy happy!

This is going to look fabulous in my bedroom with the blue walls and the gold and white buffalo check drapes!

Hope to get it all finished and off to Terry to be quilted before the weekend... just in time for the temperatures to turn hot again...oh well when Fall does arrive to stay I will be ready!

I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced and Patchwork Times Design Wall Monday... I know I'm late for Monday... but better late than never... right???

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Love your gypsy quilt. This may have to be my next project, though I don't have all those happy fabrics. But it should be fun.

  2. Love your gypsy quilt. This may have to be my next project, though I don't have all those happy fabrics. But it should be fun.

  3. Very pretty - can't wait to see it with quilting in the open spaces. I love your description - Fall-ish Boho Gypsy - It certainly fits!

  4. It is gorgeous! I love all the colors and fabrics. I especially love the improv piecing. It just makes it unique and fantastic.

  5. Such a bright cheerful quilt. Your bold use of yellow always enhances my day.

  6. I'm pulling fabric for a baby version of this quilt, but after seeing yours, I get the feeling there may be more than one in my future. That golden background just sets those pretty fabrics off perfectly!

  7. Great quilt! The chartreuse echinacea is one of my favorites, too. I love how you pieced some of the border. It does have a fall feel!

  8. I love the scrappy quality of this quilt!

  9. It looks great! You must be near me - I am in SW Ohio also.


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