Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another finished quilt

Here's the quilt top I finished yesterday. The pattern is "Vintage Charm" from "Quilts and More" (Summer 2007) magazine. I love this fabric line (Roman Holiday by Moda), especially the "spa" blue color that was so "in" last year along with chocolate brown.
This is one of the UFOs I forgot I had.

Here's Stella inspecting the quilt. She is always the first cat to jump on a quilt, quilt blocks, or a piece of fabric. She rarely holds still so the photo is kind of blurry.

This quilt is what I call a "Melisa Special" (which I'm sure Karin has 2 to 20 of....). A Melisa Special is when a quilter goes to Sweet Home Quilt Co. not intending to buy anything and then sees all the fabulous new Moda fabric there and just *has* to figure out a project for the fabric. Be especially careful of the charm squares, jelly rolls, and layer cakes there, they will get you everytime....Ask me how I know--I have a basket full of them. Better be safe and stock up on charm square patterns...lots and lots of charm square patterns.

I was reading all my favorite blogs today and loved the photos on Michelle's blog . Check it out for a great photo of Mt. Rainier, a weather report from a heat wave in Washington State (I think I'd still rather be there in 90 degree weather than here....), and a really great quilt (made with charm squares).

I have another super-busy week this week but will try to fit in a post every other day or so.


trelly said...

The quit is so Cute! I love the fabrics by Moda, the colors are very sweet! Congratulations

Karin said...

ahh yes...Melisa's special-you got it, I too have lots of those and picked up more on Saturday (and another book!).
She says she has a bolt of ugly fabric but I don't believe it!
If she were closer I would be really in bif trouble.

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

A "Melisa Special", huh? I may just have to borrow that as my new tag it!

The quilt turned out terrific! Roman Holiday was a fabulous Moda line, but then, aren't they all?

Michelle said...

I love your quilt top! Is it made with charm squares?

Thanks for the mention on your blog! I was quite pleasantly surprised when I read about my blog on your blog!! :)

Mary said...

Love the colors in that quilt and the way each block is framed, very pretty, Hugs, Mary

Susan Freebery said...

The quilt is beautiful! I love it and the color choice is outstanding. Well done!

Judy said...

I was so happy to see your charm quilt from Moda's Roman Holiday! I am in the process of making the same pattern using the same fabrics (different borders) and was quite happy to see what it will look like when I finally finish it!!