Thursday, December 24, 2009

Love & Romance on Christmas Eve



My last post before the big day tomorrow. I promised I would show you my finished first border on Kim McLean's Hearts and Flowers quilt that I am making with Amy Butler's new Love fabrics.

I decided to change it a little from Kim's original design. Using these beautiful fabrics certainly makes for a very busy quilt, so I am leaving out all the smaller applique shapes, and using only the larger applique shapes that Kim has provided.


I am loving how this quilt is turning out so far, Amy's fabric is so inspiring and Kim's pattern is so wonderful....beautiful applique's and lots of gorgeous borders. I've started to cut out the squares for the second border, hope to work on that soon after Christmas.


But for now....a wonderful & safe Christmas to all tomorrow!

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stunning!!!

Carla said...

WOW!! Your fabric choices are gorgeous and modern. Great job.........it makes even me want to take up applique!

susi said...

looks beautiful,merry chrismas and a happy new year,susi

Sue said...

it's looking gorgeous Cathy. Have a safe and happy Christmas.

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

Love the fabric choices!

wishes, true and kind said...

Your quilt is coming along so beautifully, while my pile of Love sits in the closet. I have dreams of a throw quilt and pillows in Love to liven up my living room (hope the colors work)in 2010. My daughter helped me recover the dining room chairs today (well, half are done, with the rest joining them tomorrow) in a pistachio green. I never would have chosen it, but she was right. She always is. Merry CHristmas!

Marls said...

That is absolutely stunning Cathy.
Have a wonderful Christmas.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! Wishing you lots of peace and joy.

Deb said...

Cathy it's just beautiful. Looks so dramatic with those fabrics. Have a fabulous Christmas with your loved ones. See you in the new year.

Jackie said...

Just beautiful, Cathy! Your progress is amazing.Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Jenny said...

just marvelous...your workmanship is just stellar. what a great looking piece of art!

Janet said...

It's looking fabulous Cathy. The fabrics are very yummy. Have a wonderful Christmas.

izzy inspired said...

It is GORGEOUS!! I adore everything about it....especially they way all the patterns are really complimenting each other in this design. Amazing work.

Merry Christmas

Stephanie said...

Cathy, I just love this. Your colors and wonderful and I love the design. Thanks for the well wishes and have a happy holiday season. Stephanie

Debbie in Chico/Sacto said...

Fabulous!

Rafael's Mum said...

It looks fantastic!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing it with us and a very merry christmas to you all!

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous Cathy! Hope you & your family have a happy Christmas!

Catherine said...

Love the centre of your quilt. Stunning! Have a merry Christmas.

nicolette said...

Stunningly beautiful!! Your appliques are so gorgeous! I’m taking classes in handapplique and I love it!

I hope your Christmas will be wonderful!

ranette said...

Wonderful Cathy....just wonderful!!!!

Merry Christmas!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Merry Christmas! your Amy butler top is lovely!!!

Nedra said...

At the beginning of the year, I am going to get me some of that LOVE. It looks fabulous combined with Kim's designs.
Merry Christmas and it's been a wonderful year to be blogging friends across the world. Thanks for so much inspiration.

imquilternity said...

I LOVE your quilt and your fabric choices! It's really, really gorgeous! This is not your grandmother's applique is it? You're inspiring me to want to do applique!

Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

Sarah said...

what a beautiful quilt its so detailed and awesome! Happy Christmas

cathleen said...

It's beautiful Cathy! And Merry Christmas!

Shirleyanne said...

Such a beautiful quilt & stunning colours!
A real labour of Love!
Brilliant!
Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

Kelly said...

Merry Christmas Cathy!! Your quilt is beautiful!

sewpam63 said...

Inspiring!!! It's BEAUTIFUL, Cathy!!! Thanks for sharing and giving each of us a little Holiday gift. ; ) Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

That is looking so beautiful Cathy. I hope you have had a lovely Christmas, best wishes for a wonderful 2010.

pamina said...

Looks absolutely wonderful !
Best wishes for a happy new year

Dee said...

Sew green with envy...I'm already on Sant's "Naughty" list for 2010!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It looks great Cathy! Hope you had a great christmas!

alobsiger said...

Ohhhhhh, so lovely, Cathy!!! I love what you've done so far! LOVE, get it?!?! ;-) It really is a stunner! I'm going to pull out the Kaffe book today and have a re-gander at the pattern. Hoping you had a delightful Christmas!

Claudia said...

It's absolutely scrumptious! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday.

Maree: said...

Hope your xmas was a good one..am loving your quilt...bet it looks Fab in the flesh.
cheers

Kim D. said...

Your quilt is gorgeous.. Love Amy Butlers " LOVE" fabrics.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Beautiful as always. Love it.

auto transport said...

WOW! I love these, they remind of a combination of a few arts in the East and West! Really lovely.

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Your workmanship is outstanding..I love them all.