Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Row by Row

To celebrate National Quilt Month,
I wanted to share a recent project.
The pattern and all the fabrics
were purchased from a charming quilt shop discovered 
while vacationing in South Carolina several years ago. 
The sample quilt they had displayed on their wall
used all of the favorite colors
I selected when decorating my bedroom 
so I couldn't leave the shop 
without everything to complete the project.

The quilt features a center medallion 
embroidered entirely in a single medium shade of blue.
Here's a closeup of the partially completed embroidery
along with some of the fabrics for piecing the quilt.



The medallion is framed by a delicate floral border 
and a second frame of diamonds
 set in a neutral background fabric.


Here's the first border sewn to the center embroidery.


The quilt is growing with the addition of the diamond border.


A variety of checkerboard blocks were sewn next.


The quilt is finished with a ribbon border
featuring three fabrics. 


The completed quilt adds a bit of muted color
to the neutral bedspread.


Yes, all ten pillows are removed from the bed each night
and carefully replaced each morning.
  This pillow features a vintage postcard
that was printed on the center fabric.
I didn't make this pillow but it certainly belongs
in the home of a collector of antique postcards.


The pillow with the three hearts is one of my creations.
The hearts are formed using 
a package of ivory buttons, scrap fabric and fringe.   


Thanks for stopping by to visit!

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9 comments:

Sue said...

I'm enchanted with the center, completely, and then the close up of the squares and all the colors are wonderful. It's too pretty to use, just leave on the bed to look at.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Your bedroom is lovely and inviting. I admire anyone as talented as you are. The quilt is perfect for the room!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

I love your bed room it is so cozy
Hope you stop by and leave a comment I need to hear some English.
HPS Laura

LV said...

You are a lady after my heart. I dearly love new or vintage quilts. Have way too many.

Olivia said...

Absolutely gorgeous work! Love your sweet bedroom.
xo
Olivia

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those colors are so beautiful on your bed! WOW! And I've enjoyed your blog. We both love dolls and so many of the same things! Hugs, Diane

Jann Olson said...

Debra, your quilt is gorgeous! I love the embroidered center. I do that pillow thing every night and morning as well. lol! Yes, that card is perfect for you and your wonderful collection of postcards! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

My thrift store addiction said...

What a beautiful guilt! Love it! Blessings, Cecilia

Sandra said...

A wonderful quilt! Looks perfect displayed on your bed with all the wonderful pillows. I too have a daily routine of removing the pillows in the evening and returning them the next morning. It is what makes our homes personal to us. I enjoyed my visit with you today.

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