Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beginner's Class Sampler Top Finished

Seriously, I need a better name for this quilt.  Any suggestions?  School Yard Sampler?  Come on, guys.  A little help, please?

We have this week "off" from our Beginner's Patchwork Class at Pippablue to allow students to catch up on their unfinished blocks and me to get to sashing, layering and quilting under control so I am prepared for the next class.  It has been a welcome break.  Not away from the students; I like them for their sense of humor and enthusiasm to learn.  I just needed the time to get my mind re-focused on the project.  Anyway, want to see what the top looks like?


Well, really it spent most of our photo shoot looking like this:


Either way, you get the idea.  I have to say, I like the sashing much better in this photo as compared to real life.  The orange isn't quite a true, rich orange as compared to the colors in the blocks.  It is a little softer and more subdued.  Still, it's a great color.  Ah, I am going back and forth with it.  There is so much going on in the blocks nothing looked quite right so I took my best guess.

Off to layer and quilt.  I am going to stitch this as quickly as possible while I am still on my Cúchulainn  quilting high.

21 comments:

Diane-crewe said...

colour looks good in the pictures... and I am sure your ladies will think so too... enjoy the quilting... Its windy here in Cheshire too!

susan said...

I like the orange. It is a great change of pace.

Nicky said...

How about 'Love patching!' or something as the block says it all to me. Hope you will tell your students to label their quilt and label your too!

It looks great - love the sashing! Get on with that quilting girl!

Flying Blind... said...

Hmm I reckon you definitely need to add 'Love' to the title like Nicky... Love to Learn?
New Love?
It looks great x

Patchwork and Play said...

Love it with its pretty orange sashing! What about "Patchwork 101" as a name for it?

Sarah said...

LOL love quilty pic number 2... thats generally what I get most of the time....

♥Duff said...

gorgeous!
Names are always so difficult..do you like short ones: Crazy Patch (you called it a patch of craziness, right?)
Puns: Love in the Iron Age.
GAmey: Tic-tac-toe (hey, three stars in a row wins!)

Irina said...

I love the orange sashing!
It's really beautiful, Cindy!

Katy Cameron said...

Sure, it looks fab, stop second guessing!

Judith, Belfast said...

You've got some great name suggestions there! I was thinking along the same lines as Nicky & Had (should I be worried?) e.g. The Love Sampler. Jxo

Cindy said...

I bet that quilt would have been beautiful photographed against the clouds....of courseyou would have had to lie on the ground to do it.....but the colors really pop against the grey.

Rachel said...

That looks fab! Five blocks done here and panicking about getting the last four done for next week. This is good motivation though.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks fabulous, I love the orange sashing!

Josie Passell said...

Orange Sorbet. It's a lovely quilt.

Dianne Neale said...

Love the orange. It makes me think of 1970's style - can't think of a name though!

Annabella said...

Such a happy quilt Cindy - I`m useless at names!

Cherie said...

Love the quilt top!
How about
Your block or mine
Love from the block
Love block party
School house block
Love on the blocks????

CathyK said...

Great quilt top!

patchworkdelights said...

Looks great!

diane said...

I love to see a beautiful quilt blowing in the wind

The Sunflower Patch said...

The orange looks very pretty! How about Love Squared?

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