Thursday, December 15, 2011

Simple Pleasures quilt from Auntie's Quaint Quilts...


Today we have this lovely feature! Simple pleasures quilt from Christine of anties quaint quilts...(which reminds me of a funny story of Megan, on a trip to England to visit Grandma, she said "what a quaint house you have!" nicely, Grandma got super offended and said it was not a nice word, means "small" (which it doesn't) Makes me laugh thinking of Megan getting busted by Grandma!) Back to the lovely Christine and her blog. She loves to quilt and stitch, this quilt has both. Along her sidebar she has dozens and dozens of quilt finishes through the years! Impressive!  She also has loads of friends from tons of countries along her sidebar, cute idea. Go check her out and be inspired!

This afternoon it was fine and still and not too sunny so I grabbed a few finished items and works in progress and headed outside to take some photos. 

After what seems forever, Simple Pleasures is finally finished.


 I quilted a 1/4 inch each side of the block seams ...


and echo quilted the triangles in the border.


 In case you hadn't guessed it's a Hatched and Patched design by Anni Downs. Her stitcheries are so distinctive.

For this quilt I used a range of fabrics by Heather Mulder Peterson called Cottage Charm.


Several years ago by local Spotlight had this range on it's shelves and I bought up big!


Here's a closer look at the quilting in the border ... simple but effective.


 And to finish a shot of the backing. I'm not usually a fan of yellow but this buttery print jumped out shouting 'pick me' when I was auditioning fabric for the backing.




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12 comments:

Celia said...

That is an adorable quilt ! And the backing fabric is so beautiful.

beaquilter said...

that's such a cute quilt, lovely!!

The Girls, Ginny, Jennifer, Joyce, Judy said...

Love it, gorgeous:)

Pieces to Love said...

What a beautiful quilt.

Marcia said...

Stunningly, beautiful!

ktquilts said...

That quilt is wonderful. Just the cheerful eye-candy that I needed to see this morning!! Great!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful quilt! And great photos.

Kate said...

Beautiful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love everything about that quilt - beautiful.

LynCC said...

I am in *love* with this quilt. :) This is wonderful! The fabrics go so nicely with the stitchery style. And yes - the backing is perfect.

Lisa Hathaway said...

Did you say you used a Hatched and Patched pattern for this? I would love to make this and can't find the pattern ... is it from one of her books?

Gary and Evalee said...

I also would love to use this pattern -- Please let us know what pattern it is and where you got it.