Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Nearly There

If you know anything about anything, you do not buy wooden outdoor furniture when you live in Galway.  This sad bench sits outside our house courtesy of the people who lived here before us.  If you try to move it, it threatens to fall into a pile of timber.  There's no possible way it would take the weight of an adult...or a child...or even the cat.  It was able, though, to hold up little Pezzy for a few snaps.


I've finally finished quilting this little quilt.  I am delighted with the result.  This is my first time doing a concentric diamond pattern and I did really enjoy myself.  Now that I know what I am doing, I will work harder to make it a little less wonky.  You could easily use seams as your guide to make a point, pivot and start up the next side.  I did not think that through from my first diamond, so it was hard to fix as I got further and further in.


Can you see the little yellow diamonds on the back?

Now to bind it.  I was thinking of a lime green or a purple solid.  I'll "interview" a few possibilities the next few days and we will see what works.

25 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Purple please-I think it would make a great contrast to the backing! It is a very pretty quilt!

Yon Quilting Wife said...

I think I would go for a darker binding to frame the quilt. I love the quilt it is so fresh and pretty.

Elita en Suisse said...

It's adorable! I usually go with a darker contrasting binding to frame a quilt as well. Purple would be gorgeous. Well done!

Emily's Mum said...

its a cracker if a quilt. Love the purple idea too. Will set it all off a treat

patchworkdelights said...

I'd hit the purples Cindy, looks adorable!

Di said...

This is a beautiful little quilt. Just to be different my vote goes for green binding! Di x

Diane-crewe said...

it looks wonderful... and see the bench came in useful! Why not a differen colour on each side?

Sarah Lou said...

Gorgeous quilting! I'm going to buck the trend and say lime green :D

Dianne Neale said...

Great Quilting. I wouldn't like to say which colour to use - I'd have to try them out too!

tomomi mcelwee said...

brilliant! I like the way you started the quilting line.

Sarah said...

Great job, I've been trying that exact quilting myself, its taking me for-ev-ah. Shall spur myself on with how awesome yours looks!

Cindy Sharp said...

Your quilt is beautiful, even on that sorry bench.

Jo C. said...

So darn cute! I think Pezzy is my favorite fabric ever. I'm doing a pezzy churndash right now. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

So pretty and I love, love, love the quilting!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous! Love that quilting - perfect choice.

Svetlana said...

beautiful, and I so love your quilting, such a perfect choice.

Annabella said...

Not wonky...organic! It's beautiful Cindy - you have done those wonderful pezzies justice and then some :)

diane said...

It's beautiful and the quilting suits it perfectly.

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect quilt on the novelty bench!

Lynne said...

Lovely! And I don't think the rotting wooden furniture is unique to Galway -- here in mostly sunny Sydney we have had to replace the timber in out outdoor benches a couple of times!

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, no, definitely not the climate for that kind of furniture ;o)

Love how you've done the quilting :o)

Kirsten said...

Love those Pezzy prints and your quilting looks wonderful!

Judy said...

That's a fun little quilt and congrats to you for trying a new quilting pattern!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! Have fun interviewing binding candidates!
P.S. I suspect the bench won't last long once your gorgeous dog discovers it!

Nicky said...

I was thinking a Red Pepper-like striped binding in black/white would be awesome - or some other colour combo! Love the quilting - it is delicious!

Poor bench it may well get munched by Molly!

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