Sunday, March 04, 2007

ATTIC TREASURE


"Moving right along", as Kermit the Frog used to say/sing---isn't it funny how some things stay embedded in your brain?
I completed my little medallion quilt, now named Attic Treasure. I made two, in fact. This is the second, and it made up quicker, since I already had the design and fabrics in mind. With the second quilt I tried using a controlled amount of fabric as if from a kit. I tried not to over-duplicate. In the end, I couldn't help myself--I had to add a few more little pieces, especially around the outside border.
The shop always keeps my quilts on display forever, and so if I want to keep one myself to enjoy, I must make two! Which is not at all that difficult when they are only 18 inches square. I love the look of lots of busy fabrics. I guess you can see that! As always, my quilt contains old and new fabrics mixed. There are a few in there from Windham's Harriet Beecher Stowe collection, and always lots of Judie Rothermels fabrics. I learned a long time ago that I am not the only one who loves to look at quilts and point to fabric pieces that I recognize and perhaps own. Aren't we funny?

13 comments:

Gail said...

Didn't it turn out just great?? Love the star quilted at a jaunty angle, too.

Sweet P said...

I love this little quilt. Do you sell your patterns?

Angie said...

Oh Marcie, it's wonderful! And I love those fabrics that you have in it...as a matter of fact, there are several pieces that I would love to have some of!

Quilting Kim said...

Marcie - That is a beautiful little quilt top -- everything just blends together so well. I love the star quilted into the center, too.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very pretty! Yes, I too will pore over a quiltlet such as this looking for fabrics that I know, and maybe even own myself... we ARE funny that way.

Libby said...

It looks great - I love the variety of fabrics. Quilts of this size are such fun to have around the house. You can never have too many.

Mary said...

I read Widow of the South a while ago. I was a little slow getting into the book but enjoyed it in the end.

Carol said...

Love it...the variety of fabrics is wonderful!

gwen said...

I love the variety of fabrics and the way it turned out. Keep well.

Darcie said...

Oh, this is one darling quilt, Marcie! I had a good chuckle about your liking to recognize fabric collections in scrappy quilts. I'm the same. It's kind of like an adult game of eye-spy, isn't it!

I'll be back to visit...you've made your blog very inspiring and inviting!

Dawn said...

It is wonderful! I love the colors!

Anne said...

That little quilt turned out lovely! I'm sure the LQS is going to sell a bunch of kits with your pattern! I mean: who wouldn't want this little darling in their home?

Judy said...

I really like this quilt Marcie! I love Judie Rothermels fabrics too. I think we all have the issue of just having to add one more color here and there to the bunch! At least I do!