Saturday, October 1, 2016

New To Me

One non-quilty event that happened this week was that we bought a used car from a friend of a friend.

It needs some repairs to pass inspection by the State of New Hampshire, so we will not register it immediately. We're thrilled to own another Mercury Marquis and this one is a 1997.

It photographs black but is actually a midnight blue with teal undertones.

There was a dearth of sunshine in the past few days, but I did finish and photograph "Nurture" my little 65" by 75" charm pack quilt from Moda.

Everybody who sees this quilt falls in love with the border fabric which was also from the same Howard Marcus designed line, Collections For A Cause.

It's over-the-top feminine and I just love it!

My clothesline sags a bit like my bustline. In truth, the backing below is really more evenly distributed of the three fabric panels that I cobbled together.

Can you see the quilting detail on the back's center panel? You may click to enlarge any photo.

The simple loop de loops allow the fabrics to shine without upstaging them. It's also very easy to do. I like easy!

This will be a lovely cuddle quilt!

Now it just needs a label!

The other thing that I was able to get finished was my pair of Judie Rothermel Dressing Gowns pillow cases, whoohoo!

Since a finish calls for a new start, let me share an orphan and some neat HST's that my friend Stacey sent to me.

It's a split nine patch all started with over twenty blocks!!! Yippee! Thank you, Stacey!

I'd wanted to start one of these three years ago when Bonnie Hunter had it as her summer challenge, but I never got it begun.

What's even better is that at my Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center sew club, I've promised to do an instructional lesson on HST's, so this is perfect timing!

Linking up to Oh Scrap! Link.
Linking up to Love Laugh Quilt. Link.
Linking up to Em's Scrapbag. Link.

Happy sewing!


Janet O. said...

Looks like a good car.
Nurture is so lovely! I have never made a quilt by sewing together charm squares. I need to give it a go!
A pretty pillowcase finish!: )
I love split 9-patch quilts. What a fun gift--a head start on a quilt!
Janet O.

cityquilter grace said...

yes i love the pillowcases as well and the border fabric too! and new wheels? wonderful...way beyond due i would say...this one has a/c no doubt...terrific, so happy for travels!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always enjoy a good blue, pink and brown quilt. Such romantic colors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Nann said...

How many miles on your new-to-you car? Hope it gives you as many years as your old(er) Marquis! A nice, simple quilt looks very restful right now . ..

Stacey said...

Happy scrappy sewing to you dear lady. Another cheerful post.

Kate said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! Have fun with your new project!

straythreads said...

Beautiful job on the quilt
Split 9 patch has been on my to do list for a long time you inspire me

Vivian said...

What a pretty quilt! Those "Collection For A Cause" lines are always great. Love your pillowcases too, have fun with the split nine-patch blocks!!

Bonnie said...

That quilt definitely looks so cuddly. Someone is going to love it. I really liked the split 9 patch and finished the quilt really quickly (for me) because I had a slew of 3" blocks and a slew of 3" half square triangles. Yours is going to be terrific

Preeti Harris said...

Still laughing - clothesline and bustline. Looks like that your are the sunshine in gloomy weather. beautiful quilt and lovely pillowcases!

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