Thursday, December 12, 2013

YESTERDAY.......

........it was -9 and snowing for a good part of the day. It was a great day to gather together all the blocks from the Simply Solids group and get to work.

I sewed them together and basted,


then I traced around a frying pan lid, a casserole lid, and a cereal bowl


and got busy quilting



in no time I had it quilted and bound and into the washer it went



The binding is squared elements by Art Gallery. I thought the little squares were a perfect fit


Another fun little quilt to add to the pile in the nursery.


I'm thinking now might be a good time to give my new daughter in law a tour of that nursery.......  : )

linking up with finish it up Friday
and TGIFF

quilt stats:
fabrics are all solids
36 x 48
pattern is here
quilted by me

43 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Carla! Beautiful! Your idea for quilting was perfect and the binding is also great! Wonderful desing to show colours! x Teje

Diane-crewe said...

looks like a great way to spend the day xx our weather here in the UK has been cold and windy.. and dry .. dont want to swap you can keep the snow there xx

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Such a beautiful quilt! The quilting is perfect and i adore that binding!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I just love this quilt! Perfect choice for binding. And such a great picture on that church pew.

Heidi Staples said...

What a perfect day for quilting! This quilt is perfect, and I love how the binding complements the design!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous quilt Carla

Sarah Lizzie said...

Wow....'tis a wee bit chilly in your glorious part of the world!! A white Christmas...how lovely!! Love, love, love this quilt and the binding is a perfect fit!! Mmmmm...showing your new dil the nursery....couldn't possibly be an ulterior motive....could there??

Caroline said...

I love how you quilted this! Wow!

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt, Carla! And lovely photographs....as usual!!

Patchwork and Play said...

This is a gorgeous quilt Carla! The binding is a perfect finish! And your photos really do it justice!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Perfect quilting design. Congrats on the finish.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Lookin good!!!

Patti said...

Love out this one came together Carla. Your DIL will be thrilled I am sure. Great idea to use pot lids as templates too!

Gina said...

You are so speedy! Love the fun quilting!!

Hilachas said...

What a great idea for quilting! I'll have to try that some time. The quilt turned out beautifully.

Kevin the Quilter said...

You already know how much I love this quilt! I simply must make some of these blocks! LOVE the binding fabric!

Annika said...

Hi Carla, your quilt and the quilting is beautiful.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Definitely a day well spent!

Carla said...

I love the simplicity of this one, but it is colorful. I'm going to try your plate, frying pan, etc. technique. Thanks for sharing.

Ladyquiltsalot said...

you do so finish!
Very cute, love the circles

Debbie said...

oh what a fun finish. Love your quilting on this one.

Pickles Quilting said...

Very nice job on this quilt! You have inspired me to try this pattern myself. :) Wonderful quilt!

quiltmania said...

Yes, give her a tour! LOL! The quilt looks great.

snips said...

Love this so much! Your quilting and the binding couldn't be more perfect!

Lisa C said...

Darling quilt and great idea on the quilting.

Karyn said...

-9! Perfect quilting weather.

Christine S said...

Love your quilt!

Anne said...

Very cute. I'm so impressed with how you got right to it and finished it up. Finishing is hard for me.

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

it's so cute Carla! love the quilting!

stitch quilt knit said...

Love this quilt. Thanks for the link for the pattern :)

dutchcomfort said...

Such a happy quilt and I love your quilting!

wendyroomcreations said...

Carla I love this quilt and its simplicity. Well done. Philippa xx

M-R Charbonneau said...

Fabulous job, Carla! It's a very striking design and I loved making the block. So exciting to see one of our Simply Solids Bee quilts finished. Love your choice of quilting too.

Quilter Kathy said...

An amazing quilt... love the binding fabric... just perfect!

Gramma Quilter said...

LOL! You are as bad as me, hint, hint to Jan and her hubby! Lovely little quilt! Great idea for the quilting too!

Michele P. said...

simple pattern - striking quilt. great job.

Lynne said...

I'm totally going to steal this quilting method, since I have plenty of pot lids and bowls. Very clever and a great quilt finish.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the circles over the squares - what a great quilt! Have a fantastic Christmas!

Teresa in Music City said...

How sweet is that quilt Carla!!! Love the way you quilted it - and you're right, that binding is absolutely perfect!!

OPQuilt said...

Beautiful quilt, and clever quilting. I have that same fabric as you used in your binding, and I agree--it is perfect! Congrats on another finish!

Elizabeth

Carla said...

How cute Carla, even though you are an ornery Mother-In-Law! Ha, ha, ha!!

Janine said...

Those blocks are fab and I love the way you've quilted them :)

Cloud CouCou said...

Very stylish and LOVE the circle quilting it works so well with the design!