Monday, April 20, 2009

My Brown Quilt

I didn't do much sewing this past weekend. We had such beautiful weather, warm, sunny and the nicest part, low humidity, I spent some time outdoors. I finished the quilt, Around the Block from On A Roll book by Heather Mulder Peterson on Thursday. It mainly uses Dandelion Girl fabric with just a little Allspice Tapestry and Urban Indigo. I picked up the Jelly Roll at one of the Saturday Jelly Roll classes but decided not to use the apron pattern that came with it. I think it's definitely a brown quilt, my first using that color. I love the way it turned out.

The border looks hard but it is so easy to do and really adds a little pizzazz to a otherwise simple quilt.

It finishes at a twin size, 68 by 81 inches.

Also finished the online Block of the Month I am doing using Christmas fabrics. The red is not that orangey.

These fat quarters are from a line called Victoria's Scatter Garden that came out in 2004. I could never figure out what to do with them.

About a month agao, I saw the Magic Vine line by Eleanor Burns and just couldn't resist getting some. It coordinates nicely with the Scatter Garden fat quarters so I think this will be my next project.

And this is Katherine! We have a small salt water tank and this is one of our hermit crabs. Isn't she cute? She's about a little over an inch wide to give a sense of scale. I think she could use a new shell.
Thanks for stopping by!


Karen said...

The colors are so soothing in your new quilt! Very pretty.

Unknown said...

Love the new quilt! Very pretty colors and I just love Heather's patterns. Katherine is really cute!

Anonymous said...

Cute quilt! I like it. And that's a good picture of Katherine. How did you get such a good picture of her? Usually it's so hard to get decent pictures of the tank.

Lorraine said...

Marianne, your quilt is lovely and I just the love the border...very unique.