Saturday, November 2, 2013

What's on your bed?!!!

Really, I would love to see what is on your bed - so email me a photo and if you want - I'll include it in a post about the title subject - if not I'll just enjoy it and be inspired!!! I decided not to do a linky thing.

I have a new quilt on my bed for the first time in 13 years!!! Yep, I finished a queen size just for "me"!!! It is the CWR quilt that was my first blog land SAL and my second bed size (though this one is the biggest yet!) quilt to machine quilt myself. I must say, I had a little trouble at first and got very discouraged and set it aside for a couple of weeks while I worked on pumpkins and doll quilts. Then I figured out my problem (not basted well enough), fixed it and away I went!! So without further ado I present to you - Civil War Remembrance in fall colors!





For the quilting motif for the blocks, I chose fleur-de-lis radiating from the center. What was an "accident" was the secondary design of the four hearts!  Loved stitching this up. I did mark them, they are not "free hand".  The sashing motif is one that I found in a book for the CW era and the cornerstone motif - just an fun easy loopy flower that matched the loops on the sashing motif. Both of these were "free hand" so a "little" variation (character!!! LOL).





For the border I chose a simple lattice/diamond design. I hummed and hawed about what to do as I was quilting the blocks, and decided feathers were too much - it was a big border, and I didn't want to stitch in each strip, as I thought it would overwhelm the center. What do you think? Did I choose okay? I'm very happy with it, but always, always love your input, as I want to get better at my craft.



Again - I'd love to have a photo of what's on your bed - so email it to me!! (My email is enabled on my profile).



20 comments:

JoAnne said...

I love the quilting over the entire quilt. I think the border quilting is wonderful! I'll take a picture and email it to you for sharing a bit later. I just stripped the bed and laundered the sheets, so once I remake it, I'll try to remember. It should be a fun post!

regan said...

This is gorgeous, Doniene! I love it! And your quilting is perfect! Well done!

Vickie said...

I'm singing "Your quilt is an awesome quilt", your going to have to give a tips and techniques on domestic machine lesson !

ria vogelzang said...

What a great quilt! You did such a lovely job on quilting! Love the border; great idea!
And ofcourse I'll email you what is on my bed..... ;)
It's getting cold here already, so a quilt is ofcourse on it....
Love from the Netherlands, and thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
Ria. <3

Sue said...

OH Doniene, your quilt is so beautiful!! you used all my favorite colors, I haven't changed my bedding out for fall and winter yet, we have so many projects going on, Thank you for sharing you are so talented!
I see your word for the year and it brings a smile to me.
Hugs,
Sue

Carrie P. said...

Wow! your quilt is so pretty. I really like what you did on the sashing! Congrats on your new bed quilt.
I will try to remember to take a photo of the quilt on my bed. It is getting dark now so I can't get a good picture.

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting my friend. I think you have got the fabulous quilting just right - the border looks great also. We have a duvet and a small dog on our bed, no bedquilt photo from me sorry :-)

NanaNor's said...

Hi Doniene, I love this girl!!!! All your colors are perfect and the design of your quilting is great for the pattern. I love the big diamond on the border. I'm going to put two antique quilts on our guest bed so you can see them. Sending you big hugs today.
Noreen

Rhonda M said...

Your quilt is beautiful --- everything from the blocks to the colors to the quilting.

Mary said...

What a great quilt. Beautiful workmanship on the quilting.

Aimee said...

Love this gorgeous quilt Doniene!
Well Done!

Freda Fields Alley said...

Love your CW quilt... the quilting is perfect! I esp like the lattice on the border... like it a LOT!

I'll send you a photo of what's on my bed here in a min...



Judy said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish! You must be so happy every time you look at your bed :-) I'll try to send a photo of the cat quilt that's on my bed later.

Janet O. said...

Still trying to figure how I missed this post!
What a great job you have done, Doniene. It is no small challenge to wrangle a large quilt through a domestic machine. I applaud that you did it, and did it beautifully! I think you chose your motifs very well--and you can follow a line much better than I did in my early days of quilting! I love samplers, and this one is really wonderful in those warm and inviting Fall colors. Nice work!
I just stripped my bed before coming downstairs this morning. When I get it made up later today I will try to remember to send a photo. : )

Starwood Quilter said...

Such a beautiful quilt. I'm sure your face lights up every time you enter your bedroom!

Maureen said...

Great job, Doniene! It's not easy to quilt a queen size quilt on a domestic sewing machine. I think you chose your patterns well - very pretty!

Starr White said...

AMAZING! This is an heirloom/museum quality quilt! Ok. That's it. I must learn to quilt :))))

Lori said...

That's a fantastic quilt!! I wish you would do a link-up. :)

Denise :) said...

Doniene, I love your new bed quilt -- you did such a lovely, fabulous job!! Believe it or not, I do not even have a quilt on my bed. I still have the bed spread that came with the bed/RV. It matches everything. But I'm working on a quilt that will be on it, someday soon (in the next year or so)!!! LOL! :)

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