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Location: Maine, United States

I am a 40 something year old mother of 2. I have always been interested in crafts since my sister and I spent summer weeks with my Grandmother, who was a very crafty lady, while my mother was in college. I mostly quilt since I seem to have an obsession with owning large quantities of fabric, but at one point or another think I have tried almost every craft out there.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

scrappy trails

I have finally finished my first leader and ender project to flimsy stage. It will probably stay this way until I find a home for it and send it out for quilting.
I have to devise a new system of getting pictures of my quilts. I couldn't get one I liked of this, but I think you can get the idea. First I tried getting DH to hold it up. You can see the top of his head. :oD He said "I'm not tall enough or wide enough." Even with him standing on a step stool I couldn't get the bottom. Then I put it on a bed, but couldn't get a good angle. So positioned it to get a good border shot. I really like the way it turned out. The dark brown border was originally designed to be the same as the background, but I ran out. I LOVE the fabric I found instead. Necessity adds to the creative process.


Blogger MollyBeees said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Those colors really pop! Great job!

9:39 AM  
Blogger QuiltingFitzy said...

Do you have more pics in your archives? I just love this pattern!!!

Are all of the 9 patch centers scrappy? Heck, I just need the pattern, you have a link?

10:05 AM  
Blogger Screen Door said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the rich colors...(and the baskets hanging!!!)

10:06 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a great, graphic quilt! I love it!

11:01 AM  
Blogger anne bebbington said...

That 'necessity' fabric sets it off a treat - looks lovely

11:55 AM  
Blogger Rose Marie said...

Simply stunning! If it looks this fantastic now, what will it look like finished?

3:13 PM  
Blogger Happy Valley Quilter said...

What a great leaders and enders project, Tami. The colors are great.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

This turned out so great! It's a perfect leader ender project for little squares. I need to keep this as another idea for my 2" squares. Hmmm . . . I've not touched those for awhile. I need to get them back out.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Carole said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it! I'll give it a home! I'll send you my addy! ;o) Thanks for sharing!

8:20 PM  
Blogger Tazzie said...

Ohhh Tami, I just love it! The results of using unexpected fabrics are just so much fun.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

That looks great-from all angles. Pleased DH isn't wide enough! Tracey

7:24 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love the quilt and I also struggle with how to get good pictures. I like the ones I take on my balcony but the ones draped acrossed the longarm in the late afternoon show my quilting better. Neither get the entire quilt in the photo.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Knot Garden said...

Beautiful quilt! When I photographed my last quilt I had to get my daughter to stand on a stool and hold it, but she couldnt hold it for long with her arms stretched out! I had to be quick getting the photo. I think the dark brown border works great.

5:19 AM  
Blogger atet said...

Isn't it amazing what "necessity" can bring to a quilt? It is beautiful!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I too have to do the hubby on the step stoll in the kitchen for the big quilts! It's a great quilt and a good picture! Fabulous pattern. I'd love to know the name if you remember it..or was it your own design.


2:09 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I'm with quiltingfitzy up further, is there a pattern for this? It's gorgeous!

6:00 PM  
Blogger QuiltingFitzy said...

I need you to make another blog entry, this quilt keeps calling my me! lol

9:09 AM  
Blogger mereth said...

I love the top, it's perfect for leader-ender project. The triangle border sets it off to perfection.
Now that I'm back on the net I was reading your last posts and was saddened by your mum's death. Having dealt with that myself in the last year I can only send you all my sympathy and prayers.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Great looking quilt. How long in the making?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Carol E. said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. Isn't it great when you run out of fabric and creativity takes over? One can end up with some fantastic surprises that way.

10:17 PM  
Blogger Bingo~Bonnie said...

I love everything about this quilt - the colors, the pattern even the name! :)

As for how to take photos... I notice you have your Longaberger baskets hanging up... how about when it is time for a quilt photo - take a few baskets down and use those black binder/paper clips to clip to your quilt top edge and then hooking over your nails you already have up high?? Then you could get a great photo of the whole top letting it drape on the floor...and no one has to be the "holder". ~Bonnie in SE Texas

6:52 PM  
Blogger Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Love that quilt - striking colour combination. I live alone so don't have an official quilt holder. I lay them on the bed or pin flimsys on the design wall. You could pin on a curtain maybe?

10:38 AM  

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