Friday, August 9, 2013

GREEN TEA AND SWEET BEANS---WITH FRIENDS

One by one my blocks from the Mid Century Modern girls came in the mail. I would put them up on the design wall and play around, then take them down again for another project. Last week, I laid them all out on my floor and got busy fitting them together. The blocks were 6", 9", and 12" so it was a bit like a puzzle. Soon I had a layout I liked and was sewing them together.




There are so many fun things to look at !


I had asked that the backgrounds be light or text prints. Because the blocks were different sizes, I knew I would have 'holes' to fill. Little did the ladies know that I would be using their 3" signature blocks on the front  : )
They worked like a charm, and technically they're text prints right??


I'm so happy with my quilt. Here I am feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. Squeal!



I know I can't call my quilt by the same name as my inspiration, but maybe by the time I have it quilted I will have come up with something brilliant. I will do a proper post when it's done and I plan on naming names! 

48 comments:

Heather said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this one. Yep I am going to start one, maybe today!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love the idea...love this beautiful kwilt!

Carol said...

This is beautiful and a sweet way to remember friends.

Carla said...

Isn't that the cutest thing!! I love how you set it together and enjoyed being part of it. Great job!

Deborah said...

This looks fabulous!! Maybe you'll want to help me with my house layout!!! :o)

dutchcomfort said...

This is an incredibly beautiful quilt. Even better than the Green Tea and Sweet Beans one!!
It must be awesome to put together such a gorgeous quilt, with blocks from friends!

Heidi Staples said...

Carla, it's just beautiful! I can't wait to see it when it's done!!

Clara (Clover&Violet) said...

It is a gorgeous and bright quilt!! I love it!!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Carla, I loooooove your quilt! You can guess that I love those lovely colours but also the design with lots of things to see is amazing! I would love to have that on the wall to watch it all the time. x Teje

Heather D. said...

It's awesome Carla! I love the row of birds.

Cathy said...

So fabulous!!!!!!! I love it!!!!

Lisa said...

This is awesome! Beautiful and just my style!

Debbie said...

This is looking fantastic! Wow! What a happy quilt!

Gramma Quilter said...

Such a special quilt! Also beautiful.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty! Love seeing all of those amazing blocks together. Great job.

Nicole G said...

So awesome! It looks great and has fun memories too. Can't get better than that.

Patchwork and Play said...

What a wonderful quilt! And such an honour to be a part of it! Love the clever use of the siggy blocks too!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

It is wonderful!!! I would have such a hard time laying the blocks out- often that is the hardest part of a quilt for me. It looks fantastic! I can't wait to see it finished!

Megan said...

It looks amazing! And so lovely to have a reminder of quilty friendships. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

Lynne said...

It's like a giant sampler! I love the birds in a row across the bottom. This is just awesome : )

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

that's awesome, i love the "kitchen sink" type of quilt!

Deb said...

I love this...such a fabulous quilt

Patti said...

What an amazing quilt! So much fun to look at!

Cathy Tomm said...

I love it. I looked back at your inspiration and I like your quilt more.

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Carla it is absolutely stunning! So much to look at, but not at all too busy. Beautiful idea for a bee quilt.

Dawn Hughes said...

Fabulous Carla, and the colours are amazing......great job!

quiltmania said...

Great job of getting it all to come together! Looks wonderful.

Caroline said...

Beautiful! Oh my goodness, I have to go back and look at it again!

Caroline said...

It's like good friends came for tea. . .and left a little bit of themselves with good wishes, needles and thread. . .just lovely!

Carla said...

What a fun and colorful quilt. The love just bursts out of it.

Glinda ♥ said...

Delightful quilt ... aren't we lucky?

Sarah Lizzie said...

I understand perfectly why you might feel warm and fuzzy inside, Carla, 'tis beautiful!!

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

So pretty! What a treasure to have such a happy quilt all made up with blocks from special quilting friends! I bet it was a fun puzzle to get all of the blocks fitted together :)

Barb and Sharon said...

Carla - it is so pretty? It must have been a puzzle to fit it together. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.
Barb@Witsend

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

This quilt is so precious! Maybe you could call it The Bird Walk...:D

Karen said...

OH MY GOSH that is adorable...I want one sooooooo badly I might just have to make one...where did you get the pattern from....I agree 100% squeal!

Nicky said...

Waving at you Carla! Great quilt and I'm sure you'll be able to come up with a suitable name - not surprised you are pleased!

Teresa in Music City said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Carla!!! I love all the bright and fanciful prints - they go perfectly with the light and happy design. And what a joy to have all those signature blocks. It will be a treasure for you for many, many years to come!!!

FlourishingPalms said...

It's beautiful, Carla! I can't believe what you did with our hodge-podge of quilt blocks! They looks so great together. You couldn't have created anything lovelier!I think you should poll our MQMBee'ers on Flickr to come up with a name. They're so clever with block-making, I'm sure they'll be the same with a title for your quilt. Thanks of sharing pictures of your design.

Carrie P. said...

it is so pretty. love it.

Shauna said...

Adorable, happy, gorgeous...! Amazing how it all works together! I'm sure that the name will jump out at you when you least expect it.

diane said...

LOVE THOSE BIRDS!!!

Mama Pea said...

It's wonderful!!

Anne said...

It's just beautiful Carla!! You did a great job pulling all the blocks together and the colors and text prints are so good together. LOVE it! The birds are my favorite.

Shanna said...

So pretty, Carla!!! I love all the colors, so bright and cheery!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love love LOVE this quilt, Carla. Also the fact that you put the signature blocks on the front! Now I want to do that too when I put my quilt together! I'm so happy to be a part of this group of incredibly talented women!

Brenda said...

How wonderful this quilt is! How much fun you must have had pulling this all together!

Rene' said...

Carla, I am so happy to have played a small part in your quilt!!! It turned out so perfectly!!!!! I love all the blocks together and your idea of adding the signature blocks to the front is just brilliant!