Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Blue Tower Quilt


I think I finished this quilt in July or August, but I only gave it to its recipient this past Sunday, so it has been sitting in the shadows for lo these many months. Don't put baby in the corner!, or something like that, I am bad at movie quotes. And I don't even know what that one is really even referring to, so... (Don't ever join my team on a movie trivia game. I will have seen most of the movies, but remember nothing about them. It is a skill.) ANYWAY. Quilt! I have to say, I really love the way this one turned out. I had a general color palette, and so Brian and I went to a fabric store and he helped me pick out these prints. We wanted it to be fairly subtle, so it would have a blend-y effect, and I think it was fairly successful. Anyway, on with the photos!Oh, and PS, I am part of the new papernstitch exhibit opening today!

16 comments:

Amy said...

I just had to post that your movie quote is from Dirty Dancing (and I *think* it's actually "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"). You are the second person I've heard recently who did not know where this quote is from. I'm utterly shocked! ;) Beautiful quilt!

Stolen Moments said...

Love the quilt! I watched your tutorial on your quilting technique and am anxious to give it a try. I got a kick out of your "gift" of not remembering things about movies...I am the same way! Nice to know I am not the only one.

KarrieLyne said...

I just recently found your blog and I absolutely love it along with your quilting style! This quilt is amazing and oh so beautiful!!

Amy said...

You must be younger than me if you don't know where that quote is from. Everyone *my* age knows that it's from Dirty Dancing!

Love that quilt. Your distinctive quilting style is always so lovely.

britt said...

it is gorgeous!! can i ask how big it is? is it like a throw size or for a bed? just curious.

The Calico Cat said...

I could explain the quote - but that isn't necessary... Love the quilt!

Carrie said...

My Quilt! I love it. It's beautiful. I immediately came home and draped it over the crib and it looks so fantastic in his room.

Oil Cloth Junkie said...

Gorgeous quilt!
And you got your husband inside a fabric store??? Wow. :)

Amy said...

Lovely! And how cool that your guy went with you to pick out fabrics.

P.S. I have the same "gift" and it applies to movies, books, and, well, pretty much everything else that happened before turning 40.

Mooser said...

I am such a huge fan of your tower quilts... beautiful beautiful. I'm so glad somebody commented on your quilting tutorial, because I was going to ask if you had one! I am so intimidated by quilting and yours comes out looking so intricate and understated.

And the fabric is to die for! And hooray for patient men-folk! Thanks!

Mooser said...

Sorry for comment spamming you... but could you post a link for your quilting tutorial? I'm really interested in watching it but can't seem to find it in your blog archives... (Ok, you have an impressive number of posts and I'm too lazy to search through them all.)

I'd really appreciate it!!

leigh said...

love it!

Bear said...

You do beautiful work.

Diane said...
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Diane said...

Deleted becuase I found too many spelling errors :) Love this quilt! I jsut watched your video and I can't wait to try your method!

erica said...

Love this quilt! you have a great stitching technique.