Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lorelei's quilt--finished at last

I don't know for sure just when I started this...but it has been a long process.  It was before Christmas...but how much before I cannot say.  It is so simple to make...big pieces.  And at that the 'hearts' were made from charm packs which means they were already cut to size.  So less work for me.

But the alternate block...I had in my mind chosen the pink that is shown here.  But, I had the opportunity to buy some 'yardage' of fabrics used to make the hearts.  I thought wow, that will be better still.

I chose one you cannot see here...it was light pink with tiny, tiny dark pink flowers.  I doubt they were half the diameter of a dime.  I made a whole set of those blocks.  Anyway, thank God I brought all the blocks up and placed them on the design wall first.  The first set of alternate blocks were like bull's eyes....they drew every bit of attention away from the hearts.  It was like the hearts were the secondary design.

So back down I went and made this set with just the light pink.  I got the whole quilt top together and it has been pin-basted a good while now.  I wanted the quilting to not be heavy, and to not detract from the hearts.  And I spent at least a week trying to decide on something different and in the end just did a loose meandering.  It could have been done at least a week ago if I was not so indecisive....

17 comments:

Ginny said...

OHHhhh! It is beautiful! And full of beautiful hearts. What little girl wouldn't love this? And now you can give it to her for Valentines Day!

Judy said...

Oh Rose, that turned out just beautiful!

Joyful Quilter said...

It turned out beautiful! Lorelei will love it.

I know what you mean by the indecisiveness. Fabric? Pattern? Layout? Quilting? Oh my head! ;o)

Carletta said...

Very girlie! I agree with Ginny - a lovely Valentine gift for sure.
I really like the flowery border. The quilt has a modern look but the border gives it an old-fashioned look as well. Love it!

Gill - That British Woman said...

love the quilting you did on it. I agree a very girly quilt, for a special little young lady.

Linda Kay said...

Rose, the quilt is lovely and I'm sure Lorelei is thrilled to finally have it completed.

Sandra said...

your little princess of pink lover will love this quilt.. i like the meandering delicate quilting.

George said...

Lorelei is going to love it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Just in time for Valentine's Day. And Lorelei's favourite colour, too! I hope you show us photos of her hugging it...as I am sure she will. ;))

Amy Burzese said...

It is beautiful, Rose. I envy your patience and skill. I love quilts and would love to make one. Just don't have the discipline to tackle it.

Chandra said...

Such a beautiful quilt. You are a very patient and persevering lady! Well done!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Chandra said...

Such a beautiful quilt. You are a very patient and persevering lady! Well done!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Rose, this turned out so nice! I clicked the images to look at them larger and I especially love the pink fabric with the owls! :)

Lindy

DeniseinVA said...

You have such a wonderful eye for color and design Rose. Lorelei is such a lucky girl to be getting this, it is gorgeous!

Small City Scenes said...

Very pretty and very sweet---kinda Lorelei like I'm thinking. I am glad you took your time on it.

Looking at you post of the birds at the pit and seeing the Swans make me think of all the swans here. Never are they swimming in the water just gobbling up whatever they find in the mud and the old corn fields. I would like to see some swimming elegantly.
I am glad 'our' girls almost share birthdays.
MB

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's just beautiful! Congrats on a lovely finish! :)

CountryMum said...

The quilt is adorable! And such a perfect gift for a little princess.

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