Rosa's World

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Le Jardin à Mémère

 Hi There!

As promised, here are some pics of my latest quilt - formerly called "Garden Trellis".  I've since re-named it 'cause I will be giving it away to one of my relatives.   And, as I was working on it, I thought that the quilt reminded me of one of my Grandmother's gardens.  *s*
I got the pattern from the Missouri Star Quilt Co.  

She called it the 

She makes it seem very easy and it is!   But.....  BEWARE!!!    Once your blocks are sub-cut and you end up with THESE blocks - see picture below - you're now working with a LOT of biased fabrics.  These blocks can easily stretch if ironed roughly or played with roughly.

And did I mention that you have to pin ALL matching seams?!??  
And fudge and fiddle to make them line up?!??


A LOT of work for what I consider a "so-so" quilt.

I don't know if you'll agree with me but I like a quilt with distinctive blocks.  I mean, if you're going to put a lot of work and effort into a quilt, you wanna SEE your work, right?

In THIS kind of quilt, it looks as if the colors got thrown in together like a tossed salad or worst - like a box of Victorian crayons vomitted on my Design Wall!!  

Yes, you can sorta see a garden trellis... 

Anyhow, for a half decent sized lap quilt, I really should have made another row of blocks on the side and on the bottom, but the thought of making more of these blocks was making ME nauseous!!!  


So, I did what any "Sick-of-this-Darn-Project" Quilter would do - 
I added and re-added and re-re-added borders!
(that tiny little white rectangle, all alone, is my label)

Close-up of my label.
No, Gilbert didn't fill it in, yet.
He's doing that this evening.

And TA-DAH!!!

This is the finished top.

Keep in mind that its not quilted, yet.
Probably won't be quilted till
January or February.

Gilbert and "Bertha" are pretty busy.....
Christmas is coming, don't cha know?!?!?


So, tomorrow, I plan on making a bunch of fabric postcards! 

Got this cute fabric that has.....  oh never mind! 
I want the recipients to be a wee bit surprised, eh?

I'll take pictures and upload them,
after Christmas!

Have a great Friday Eve!!!!


1 comment:

julieQ said...

I do like it!! Very pretty...I think the border you chose brings it all together!