Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Finish


I participated in a mini quilt swap at Dandelion Quilts. Now that my partner, Cheryl of Polka Dots and Rick Rack has gotten her quilt, I can show you the quilt I did for her. She said she was game for anything. My first thought of course was I need to buy polka dot fabric. I had some at home, and bought some at a quilt store with my dh. I disguised a nice luncheon with him at a restaurant in the plaza where the quilt store is, as a way to get some fabric too. It is harder for me to go to the quilt stores because they are never open in the evenings. He is excellent at choosing fabrics, so he was a great help. Then I had to decide on a pattern. I decided I wanted to try the mountains again. I always wondered on cooking contest shows, why the person who had failed at a dish, would make some similar type of dish for the next challenge. Now, I understood that it was for redemption. I decided to make a 4 1/2 wide mountain, and when I put the two of them together it became 8 1/2 inches. Suddenly, I had a light bulb moment When I did DQS12, my New York Beauty was 8 1/2 inches but I could not figure out what I wanted to go with it, so I ended up putting it aside. Now, I could make another New York Beauty, and redemption would be mine twice over! I was originally going to but 9 patches in the corner but then realized the length was 6 inch, not 6 1/2 so I ended up making a 4 patch. Enough with the description, here is the final quilt.



Sunshine on my Shoulder


New York Beauty



I so love it, and it is one of my favourite quilts I have made. I named it Sunshine on my Shoulder. I am linking up to TGIFF being hosted at Quilt Matters today.

12 comments:

Angela Nash said...

Beautiful!!! And that quilting looks so cool - like the tails of kites. Are they mini bows?

Ariane said...

Gorgeous!! I love it!!!

Terry said...

What a pretty little quilt! I love the colors! :0)

Kristy QP said...

Love this! It's so beautiful and cheery! Love that it provided some redemption too - how satisfying :)

Mina said...

That is a super cute quilt! I love everything about it - the design and the colors!

Wow!

Darlene said...

It's adorable!!!

Marsha Cooper said...

I love the stitching you've done around the designs. I wondered how you did that so nicely. I'm guessing that is a stitch on your machine? I just have a cheap machine so only straight, zig zag and button hole on my machine.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Very pretty !

M-R said...

This is so warm and cheerful! I love it! Yay for having another go at NYB too. I've been too chicken to try one yet. So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Michelle, I totally love it too! The color combination just sings to me! And the name is really spot on :) I never thought pinks and oranges and yellows can work together so well.

erica said...

This is just wonderful! Love the bright, fun colors you chose!

Michele Pacey said...

That is so cute Michelle. Way to give those blocks a second go-round. Never give up eh?