Tuesday, May 20, 2014

FLY AWAY HOME -- A FINISH

Back in February I put this top together from blocks I received from the Bee Purposeful group.  I seem to get hung up when it comes to the quilting but the other day I basted and set to quilting right away.


I bribed one of my boys, and off we went for a bit of a photo shoot  : )


We went down into a ravine close to our house for these pictures. I was a little nervous after walking past the sign warning of bears in the area. My son assured me they are more afraid of me than I am of them. I doubt that............



I quilted it with wavy lines from side to side with a variegated thread


For the back, I used a Fandango print from my stash. The binding is a Bella solid in Prune.
 Love it.
This is now on it's way to Little Miss Shabby where it will be used to raise funds for her Church's mission work. I'm having a hard time letting this one go. Perhaps I will have to make one for myself.

This is my 3rd finish for quarter two. Whoop whoop!!   original list is here

quilt stats:
48 x 64
blocks from the Bee Purposeful group (and me)
assembled and quilted by me

49 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

I love this quilt so much and the photo shoot is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!!!

JoZart said...

Super quilt and great location. Great colours and design. Well done to your model... is that a "thumbs up" from him that I spy in one of them?

Lynne said...

My gosh I can almost smell the pine trees! This is a stunning quilt - I bet it will draw a lot of attention at the Church.

Fran said...

Totally love this quilt, and the amazing scenery!

vintage grey said...

It is gorgeous and such a pretty backdrop! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

Catherine said...

Beautiful quilt and lovely photos.

carla said...

Hi!!!! I am more afraid of the BEAR!!!! I love the quilt and the scenery!!!! Love those fabrics!!! It would be hard for me to let go of it!!!! Very pretty!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's gorgeous!

Teje Karjalainen said...

It's gorgeus, Carla! I love the pattern and colours! Your photos are always fantastic! x Teje

Jodi said...

this is one of my favorite quilts ever! I just LOVE the colors. You did a fabulous job. Now make another for you to KEEP! xo

Jodi said...

oh, and do you mind if I Pin it, giving you credit, of course? I would love to make one of these someday in a similar colorway.

Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

So amazing!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love this quilt....great job! And I love all the land...wow.

Rene' said...

Carla,this quilt is awesome!!! I love the setting for your photo shoot. It's always nice to find a pretty background to photograph quilts. Very generous of you to donate this beauty.

Tiffany said...

I love flying geese quilts! And I love the colors you chose for this one.

mle said...

Another fabulous finish!
The weather is looking nice up there finally, I bet summer is a beautiful time of year there.

Gramma Quilter said...

Love the quilt AND the photo shoot.

Kim said...

Oh, what's a li'l bear or two when a photo shoot is involved....glad that you lived to tell the tale of your gorgeous quilt!! It is beautiful and the photo shoot is glorious. I don't suppose your 'beauty' could fly away here to the bottom of the world...no... I didn't think so. How wonderful that it will find a new home, giving someone who is in need of a warm and cozy hug much delight!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is a beautiful quilt. And you have such a beautiful place for the photos!

Kate said...

Beautiful. I love this.

CitricSugar said...

It's true - bears are terrified of quilters. They heard we love to cut and stitch bear paws and word spread... :-)

It's really pretty, Carla - that colour scheme is so cheery without being in your face perky!

Hilachas said...

That quilt is lovely. I can see why it's hard to let it go. I'm glad that you didn't have an encounter with a bear :)

Alisa said...

Gorgeous! The quilt and the photos of it. Nice work!

liz said...

Dutchcomfort beat me to it....

"I love this quilt so much and the photo shoot is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.!!!"

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What great quilt Carla! Great purpose too!

Carla said...

Such a fun and colorful quilt. Your photo shoot was a huge success!

Carla said...

What an amazing quilt and amazing scenery, Carla!

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful quilt and I love the settings you chose for the photos. You are so creative!

Cathy said...

Just lovely! And the photos are too!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely quilt and fab location!

wendyroomcreations said...

Fantastic quilt. I love its boldness. Well done for braving the bears. Philippa xx

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous quilt Carla, and a great photo shoot too! Bet those bears would have been stunned by your quilt too :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilt, great pictures. Take a bear bell, and make lots of noise, and hopefully, any bears will go the other direction.

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful, x

Shauna said...

Beautiful quilt in a beautiful setting!! I would have a hard time letting it go too!

karen k said...

Congrats on a beautiful quilt!! And you photographed it in an awesome setting. I hope a lot of money is raised for that charity.

Wonky Patchwork said...

Amazing quilt photo, worth braving the bears! And gorgeous quilt too.

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely beautiful.Great pics!!

Anita said...

Beautiful! Love your colors :)

Katherine said...

Gorgeous quilt and gorgeous setting for taking photos, Carla. Such a luscious combination of colours that have me reaching for my rotary cutter... thanks for the inspiration!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow, wow!
Such beutiful quilt and such beautiful photos. Thank you very much for sharing, lovely where you are living and I'm very happy that you didn't meet the bears.
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Anne said...

Gorgeous finish and as usual I always like the photos you get outside. I'm just now trying my hand at some when I get a chance.

Kevin the Quilter said...

STUNNING quilt, landscape, and photographs! WOW!

W-S Wanderings said...

Awesome quilt...and landscape! I can see why you had a hard time letting that quilt go.

Vera said...

Your quilt is lovely and those pictures are awesome!

Pauline Perry said...

This is such a fabulous quilt - the colour palette is brilliant and I love flying geese - I think I might have to have a go at something like this myself someday. I understand how you feel about letting a loved quilt go - sometimes I have to hang one in my bedroom and live with it for a few weeks in its finished form before I let it go.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing on le challenge.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It is so beautiful and what amazing photographs! A stunning quilt for a great cause. Thank you for linking up to le challenge :)

Mina said...

What a beautiful quilt! I think it's true that bears are scared of quilters.