Friday, March 8, 2013

A Finish and a Sending Off!

Still trying to fulfill my need to finish up a few quilts around here before starting anything new, I have finally finished this quilt that I began last year....


Using only seven colours...orange, yellow, green, aqua, navy, grey and brown, it's a slight variation on the Japanese x and + block...


This photo was a mistake, but I love how the sun and it's rays got captured shining onto the quilt!


I do love the front of this quilt, but I actually think I like the back of it even better!!


My main aim with the back was to use up a few orphan blocks I hadn't used on the front, as well as stretch out some of the beautiful bird fabric that I only just had enough of.


I had extra motivation to get this one completed. Back in January Chookyblue put out a call to help care for those who had lost homes from the fires that went through the Warrumbungles Shire with quilts. Great idea I thought, surely I've got a half finished quilt I could finish off fast? Well, it has taken me a little longer than I hoped but this one was sent off today, yay! If you have a completed quilt you would like to donate, Chookyblue is accepting them up until Easter, end of this month! It seems they have enough quilts for children, so some 'grown up' quilts would be great!

xo

34 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Someone is going to hit the jack pot with your stunning quilt. It's gorgeous, both the front as well as the back (love, love, love that bird fabric). How generous of you to donate this beauty to such a worthy cause.

Jackie said...

The quilt is gorgeous!! I just love all the variations in the fabrics as well as the colors. Another perfect quilt that will be loved for sure!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it looks really great I love all the colors.

Christine said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the front and the back. It is so kind of you to donate it.

Lisa said...

Just beautiful! I love the colors and I think the back is so interesting. You are inspiring me to make more interesting backs, that could actually be fronts! Love it!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

What a lovely scrap quilt, my absolute favorite!

Julierose said...

Wow! I like the back, too. Great use of that large area bird fabric--don't you hate to just cut those types up? A very generous giveaway...Julierose

Stephanie said...

Receiving that quilt is going to make someone cry with joy. I just love the back as well.

Sheila said...

This is a GREAT quilt! Beautiful! Someone is going to love this quilt. Front and back! Where did you find this "x and +" pattern?

Isisjem said...

Great quilt and I LOVE the back. Great used of that Michael Miller fabric

Karen said...

Fabulous finish and I do really like the back too.

Nedra said...

That quilt pattern is still on my "must do!" list. I keep hoping to get to it soon. How generous of you to send it off for charity. It will be loved!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful and will bring someone a lot of comfort at a time when it's in short supply in their lives...

Donna~~ said...

Your quilt is gorgeous--lovely front and back! The colors you chose work so well together. And that bird fabric is fabulous! This is another quilt I'd love to make (you seem to make all the things I want to make--and actually get them done!) Nice that you could get it done in time for the donation--awful to lose one's home and everything.

fiberchick said...

It is absolutely gorgeous and the recipient will love it! The back is inspired...

Annie said...

I love this great quilt...front and back!!! How wonderful of you to donate it. It's a quilt that will be loved and appreciated.

Nifty Quilts said...

Bravo!!! I'm always amazed at your abilities to combine color and pattern. This quilt is gorgeous, front and back. So generous of you to send it off. I'm sure it will deeply touch and brighten someone's life for many, many years.

Grit said...

Wow, wonderful work.

Grit from Germany

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love how your quilt turned out. I think I saw this block on your blog and made one. Now I see I'll have to make more. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the back too. I've been trying new blocks then wondering what I'm going to do with them. You gave me an idea. Thanks for sharing!

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt is beautiful.........love the shots..........thanks so much for getting it finished for Caring with Quilts..........

Quiltjane said...

Cathy, I love the colour in your quilts. The back is as beautiful as the front. You are so kind donating it to Caring with Quilts.

Quiltjane said...

Cathy, I love the colour in your quilts. The back is as beautiful as the front. You are so kind donating it to Caring with Quilts.

Quiltjane said...

Cathy, I love the colour in your quilts. The back is as beautiful as the front. You are so kind donating it to Caring with Quilts.

Maree: said...

It's Gorgeous both Back & Front..I Love this Block...Someone is Going to be Very Lucky Reciveing this One.
cheers

Jodi said...

You are giving it away??? Wow, you are very generous! I would have much trouble giving that beauty away! Beauty? It's gorgeous!

meli B said...

It's a beauty Cathy. You are so generous to donate this quilt and the recipient will have a real treasure. The colours make it so happy and yes the back is pretty awesome too.

Jess said...

Wow! I agree, the back is stunning!

Julie said...

I really love the quilt, not just the colours but the pattern and then the back is just the icing on the cakE!!
Someone is going to be so thrilled at your generosity.

Susie said...

Another gorgeous quilt as always

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

I always love the way you always "THINK OUT OF THE BOX" love this one, especially the back and the polka dot binding. It really inspires me to "stretch" myself with my quilting ideas. Thanks again for a beautiful quilt and wonderful inspiration......

Carla said...

This is so fabulous! Love the back too

Salley said...

Such selfless generosity to give away such a beauty. You always combine many fabrics with such great success....Love all these disparate patterns together. Bright and cheerful...someone will truly love this.

Lauren said...

Love the front of this quilt but can't help staring at the back. It's gorgeous! I'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient.

pandchintz said...

Love this quilt! Particularly love the birds on the back!! You are such a sweetie to give this one away - well done you.