Roses on Blue

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Daydream Believer

Remember this quilt?  Yes, it's been awhile. . .
Last month I finally added borders and completed the top.  It's been sitting way too long and I had several ideas in mind for borders over the last year, but chose to do scrappy diamonds.  I thought it worked well with the scrappy style of the rest of the quilt.  It was challenging to get it all together, but I am really pleased with the end result.  Now I just need to decide how to quilt it!
Daydream Believer
(no pattern available)
Here is a close up of one border. . . 
And here is a little tabletopper I made with the leftovers from the border strips. . .
The floral border is a piece of some really old curtain fabric that I think was my mother's from an old house.  It was just enough and the colors worked, so it's one less piece of fabric I am holding onto for "someday!"

I have just now gotten around to loading my photos from the AQS Daytona Show.  I will get them organized and post those as soon as I can.  The show was really very good and it was so inspiring to see some of the amazingly beautiful quilts by the "Who's Who" in the show quilt world.  There is so much talent and creativity by so many extremely talented women out there.  

Until next time, Happy Quilting! 

9 comments:

  1. Stunning, I would say it was worth the wait to get such a beautiful quilt top.You will certainly be happier with it when you have it quilted and you cuddle under it.Enjoy!!!

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  2. It is gorgeous! Beautifull pattern and all those fabrics, love it!

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  3. The time and thought you put into this beauty has made all the difference. I love the repurposing of your Mom's vintage fabric in the borders of the table topper. Very good indeed!

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  4. Wow! What a stunning quilt and the border is perfect.

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  5. I missed you at AQS Daytona. It was my first quilt show and I was humbled by the beautiful quilts the talented women and men created. Love that vintage curtain fabric.

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  6. WOW. I LOVE that quilt -- Just. Gorgeous! I love everything about it -- the colors -- everything! I've been wanting to make that pattern for a long time, but it's the first time I've seen borders like yours. Stunning!!!

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  7. Beautiful as always Rahna. And as always you make me itch to sew. I love the little 9-patch. My favourite block. My sewing space is no more in my little house and all of my sewing things have gone into storage as our grandson decided to come and live with us for his last two years of school. I have a corner in what is now the office for my machine, that's about it, and no stash to look at and daydream about unoless I head over to the storage units. So I bought a jelly roll the other day...I think it will have to be a quick 9-patch just to make myself happy :-) Keep posting pics of your beautiful quilts. :-)

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  8. Wow, a beautiful quilt! I love your colours in this, and the final border is perfect!

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  9. Rahna, I just discovered your blog (got there from Pinterest) and just love your home, decorating sense and quilts! I hope you will continue to show more photos of your lovely things. Have you done a post about your paint colors? The colors you use are just yummy!

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