Quilt ADD in therapy

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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Thursday, April 25, 2013

TGIFF is Here Today at the Wild Rose Cottage Celebration


Welcome to this week's landing spot for TGIFF!


It was a clever idea that Laura and M-R had to develop a weekly link-up where the hosting responsibilities are divvied up to lighten the load. And this week it's my turn! If you want to explore  further, here is its mother page: TGIFF.  

(Today's link-up is below my own finish report.)


I'm very excited to share with you a really terrific finish that I've been looking forward to for quite some time: Wild Rose Cottage.

79" x 79"


This quilt has been on my UFO list for a couple of years. It's my rendition of the 2010 Patchwork Party in the finishing kit from Suzanne's Quilt Shop. These are annual block parties (sometimes two per year) where 12 online shops each make a block from Marti Mitchell templates and one of her fabric collections, then each shop works up its individual finishing pattern. I love seeing the huge differences that come from the same 12 foundation blocks and same fabrics. You can check that effect out at the latest party - its Gallery is still up



Kathy's photo at Tamarack Shack


The sweet florals and breezy colors of this one snagged me, so I collected the blocks and kit to do up as a BOM. In fact, one of its blocks is the model for the BOMs Away button! 

I did tweak the medallion a bit. I wanted to go with applique instead of piecing, and I wanted to soften the overall effect. 





I also "tented" the fence posts instead of leaving them straight-topped. Boy, was that a task!  At least I embraced my affinity for modern approaches and did that as wonky as my heart desired. Kept things moving along much faster than if I'd tried to keep it all even. And it looks better this way.


Kathy's photo at Tamarack Shack


This is one of the quilts that I wanted to send out for longarming because of its large size, and because at the time that I placed it on a waiting list, I was still lacking confidence that my own FMQ skills would yield a happy result for me. I'm so glad Kathy took it on at Tamarack Shack!! 




She did the best quilting job, finding a really nice mid-line between decorative custom quilting and functional every-day scale (am I making sense?) This was to be a quilt that would be comfortable on a bed rather than close-quilted like a master show quilt. I love Kathy's style and knew she'd come up with some fantastic motifs.  Here is her blog post about doing the quilting on this: Wild Rose Cottage Quilt. She's let me use some of her shots in this write-up, as she got some great ones.


Kathy's photo


She  even put in the cutest dog on the front lawn for me. I'd asked if she could try that just to tickle my husband's fancy - which it does! (We don't have a dog, and he does love them).


Kathy's photo at Tamarack Shack


And I love the large studio tote that she sent the quilt home in:





So my fingers flew for several hours this morning to finish stitching the binding on this romantic gal in time to photo-op her before the afternoon thundershowers arrived. I was rather excited, because all our snow finally melted yesterday and things were actually dry enough to take her outside. 

And wouldn't you know!!  Just as I was looking around to see what other poses I could manage on my own, who comes driving around the corner but my very own super-cool Air Force Dude?!  My husband works such demanding hours at the clinic, that I am not exaggerating when I say this is probably only the third time since 1990 that he has been able to come home for lunch. 




And when I came running around the corner with Rose draped over my shoulders and the camera bouncing on my belly, he happily offered to hold her up for more shots. 





Isn't she a sweet quilt?!  Now I just need to get a hanging sleeve on her so we can put her up before she starts any bed duty. My usually rather blase 19yo got enthusiastic about this one and said "You need to hang that one up, Mom!" So I will. - -  I think I'll share her at a couple shows, too, before bed duty!


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32 comments:

Jessica said...

Love it! The fence is my favorite part :) Heh. Congrats on your beautiful finish!

Lynne said...

Oh wow! Oh my! Pretty quilt, gorgeous quilting!

Izzy said...

Gorgeous quilt! Great, great finish.

Mimi said...

It is beautiful - love every little detail!!!

Jennifer Houlden said...

That's a really cool quilt! And good on ya for doing the fence pickets the hard way - looks fabulous. And I'm loving the little dog in the quilt stitching, thanks for pointing that out, I wouldn't have seen it.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A wonderful finish and I love your story of your super-cool husband. How great for you to see him unexpectedly too!

Sharon said...

Beautiful finish...your piecing is beautiful, I love making these classic patchwork sampler blocks

Yvette said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! Congratulations on the gorgeous finish.

MsMidge said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for hosting!

M-R Charbonneau said...

It's beautiful, Lynette! Congrats on a gorgeous finish. Thanks for hosting!

Kathy said...

I was very impressed with your fence details when I was working on your quilt. And you even angled the tops of the pickets in the center medallion too! Thanks for trusting me with your beautiful quilt...and I'm glad you liked the tote bag too :)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lynette....you make the cutest quilts!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Wow, that quilt is beautiful! And the quilting is stunning! I love that dog <3 Thanks for hosting :)

Linda said...

Love it. Congratulations on a big finish!

Celtic Thistle said...

It is stunning Lynette, a really impressive collaboration between piecer and quilter!

vexa said...

wow, so much to look at. many beautiful details. well done!

Nedra said...

Just beautiful Lynette! And your machine quilter did such a great job, too. How wonderful to have such a treasure for your home.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So gorgeous! I really love this one Lynette and yes... get if up on the wall ASAP to admire!

Whitney said...

she may have taken a while to finish but she is worth the wait - stunning! congrats on a great finsh!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! Congratulations!!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

A really pretty finish and the quilting is perfect!

Newbie Jen said...

That is one amazing cottage! I want to do one.

Tessa Marie said...

What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on getting it finished. Good call on sending it to a long armer - she did a great job and your quilt is definitely worthy of it.

Janine said...

This is a fantastic quilt! I love the changes you made to the path and fence and that dog in the quilting is brilliant!

Aunt Marti said...

Lyn, I really love your Patchwork Party quilt -- you really make me eager to get mine finished!

Britt G. said...

What a nice quilt you have! This is my first visit to your blog, but I simply love what I see. I love your featured quilt and you have such a welcoming atmosphere to your post. Lovely that you are hosting TGIFF - I don't have a finish to link up this week, but I still love checking out who is hosting and what everyone posts. Will be following your blog in the future.

Shanna said...

That is truly lovely! Very nicely done!! Thanks so much for hostessing today!

Glinda ♥ said...

Beautiful cottage - I want to live there!! We are lucky ladies to have our wonderful DHs to help us out :)

Miss Jean said...

Beautiful quilt by a fellow Colorado quilter!

FlourishingPalms said...

Good for you to have yet another gorgeous finish! I swear, you're cranking them out right and left... and putting the rest of us to shame. This is really pretty, and will look great on a wall where everyone can enjoy and appreciate it.

Teresa in Music City said...

Rose is absolutely gorgeous Lyn! And I love that you added the special touches to make it truly your own :*)

Caroline said...

Such a stunning quilt. I can't imagine how much hard work has gone into this piece. I only hope I can create something as wonderful as this eventually.

Thanks for stopping by my blog too :) x