Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Paisley Joy

That baby quilt I made yesterday? Finished and off to a new owner tomorrow morning! That sure does great things for the blues, I would say. It gives me a very satisfied feeling, knowing that my quilt sold not even 12 hours after listing. I always hope to sell something that quickly, but this is the first time that has happened. It is a lovely quilt, and I'm sure will be much loved by the recipient.

This is the collection of odds and ends of rail fence blocks. I set them together to look like a weaving, then it was off to the fabric store in hopes of finding a fabric to tie up the pink, orange, blue and green. I was in luck and found this wonderful paisley in all the right colors. And it's just such a happy fabric, I went back and bought 2 more yards!

It needed a narrow border to separate the blocks from the final border, and a short search through my stash located 6 inches of a beautiful stripe, with all those colors in it, but a more pastel look. Just enough for a 1 inch inner border!
I quilted it in swirls and curves, then decided to prewash it to take away the flat look. I was thrilled when I pulled it out of the dryer, so soft and inviting. I went right outside to take pictures in the nice sunshine, the wind was a little trying, but I got some good photos. Uploaded the listing to Etsy before I went to bed, and when I woke up it was sold! I'm happy, proud of my work, and glad to see it off to a good home. Life is good!

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