Thursday, February 9, 2012

Do i have a favorite quilt that i have made???



Good afternoon everyone, someone recently asked me if out of all the quilts i have made...Do I have a favorite one???...Simple answer is YES i do.  The quilt i am posting was made close to a year ago...I have since named it "Lets meet half way"  This quilt type is known as a French Braid... I saw one in a magazine, now anyone who knows me, knows, that when i see something i truly love,  OCD kicks in and I HAVE to figure out how to make one for myself and I will not rest until it is done.... Well that is what i did.  I went to my most favorite quilt shop in Clinton NJ called Kindred Quilts....Picked up 14 or 15 different Batik color coordinated fabrics (batik fabric is generally hand dyed fabric from Bali) There is no other fabric like it on earth, I don't use it often, but when i do, either two kinds of quilts come to mind, a Bargello and a French Braid (i'll show you a Bargello at a later time)  So I came home was determined to make this thing...I did, and I made it big.  

There was no future home planned for it when i made this beauty.. I made it..well...just to see how it would turn out. You know what...I'm in love...I couldn't possibly use it, i just sometimes just stare at it and run my hand across the beautiful batik fabric.  It was an expensive quilt to make and I just can't let it go.  I actually get sad, because i so desperately want this quilt to have a good home and to be used and seen and admired...but here is sits, folded up.  It's my favorite and it's clear i have issues LOL.

Anyway, here are some pictures of it...the pictures are as follows: when the top was first started, and then got completed (reminds me of a stained class window in this picture), then another picture is of the back put on and quilted, and the final picture  is of it hanging at a quilt show over the summer...Honestly -  i could have started at it forever at the show.

Issues...who me??? LOL

Have a great day everyone!!!

Kimberly





4 comments:

  1. I love the quilt!I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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  2. Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

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  3. Gorgeous quilts! I'm a new Linky Follower... hope to see you over at my blog, http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/

    Shasta

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  4. Gorgeous! I, too, am a quilter. Love your blog. I'm another Linky Hopper! I would love it if you would visit my blog and enter my giveaway while linking up.

    robin :-)

    http://robinsnestquilting.blogspot.com

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