Monday, December 7, 2009

Twist of Lemon


From an Eleanor Burns book called, Egg Money Quilts, came this quilt, I call Twist of Lemon. I wasn't much interested in 1930's fabric until I came across a display at a booth, during the Creativ Festival, in Toronto, October 2007. I fell in love with the yellows and greens and knew then I would make a Dresden quilt. I was half way through hand quilting around this time last year, when I stopped working on it. How fast the year went by, but I picked it up again and finished it!


I hand quilted around all the inner circles, blocks and Dresden's. Then I quilted up the edge of each blade to the edge of the block. That made for a very pretty pattern on the back and front of the quilt.


Up next for hand quilting will be my Farmer's Market quilt. Times Remembered really should be next, it's just so big! Once the Farmer's Market is completed, I'm pretty sure I will be ready for the big one. Then that will leave two, even smaller quilts, waiting to be hand quilted.


It's hard to believe it is December already. Last Wednesday I worked in the garden, raking up the last of the leaves, did some pruning, cleaned and oiled my garden tools and cleaning out the eaves. Then, I had to cut the lawn again!! Such a warm November we had and December started off in the 50's. Please let this be the last cutting!

I should have taken a picture, but I didn't. My sister likes to scrapbook and so she made me an Advent calendar. Instead of being chocolate filled, it is Cosmo embroidery floss filled! Isn't that the best!

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

16 comments:

Karen said...

"Twist of Lemon" is a good name for your quilt. I do like the 30's fabrics but don't use them. I have had many of them and made things with them but always have given them away. My interest in them has grown again.

Carrie P. said...

Karen, this quilt is so pretty. I am not a big 30's fan. I always love someone elses quilt better than to do one on my own.
The other two applique quilts that are waiting on you are fabulous too.

Cathi said...

What a great name for this quilt! It's very pretty -- makes me think of a hot summer afternoon sipping lemonade!

Jackie said...

Your twist of lemon is just beautiful!! I love Eleanor Burns, her patterns are just terrific. I can't believe that you didn't get any snow yet. We got some on Saturday and it is sticking!!

Funoldhag said...

Such a pretty quilt, Karen. I love the 30's fabrics - they are so sweet. I guess I just love all kinds of fabric - batiks, oriental, Kaffe, all the Moda stuff! We have such a wonderful array of material to pick from now as opposed to when I started quilting way back when. Bet you feel glad to get your garden ready for it's winter nap! It's been a fine fall. Carol

Rachel said...

Your lemon quilt is just beautiful. I really admire you for hand-quilting it. I gave up hand-quilting my table topper; it is now at the sewing machine, waiting to be machine-quilted. I just don't have the patience for hand work on that scale!

Terry said...

Love the quilt! Those colors are so bright and cheerful! :0)

Fiesta said...

Karen your quilt is beautiful!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm not a fan of 30's either but there are a few quilts out there that have caught my eye and so I collect 30's in anticipation of the day I have enough to make one of them! Yours is delightful.

Crispy said...

I love your dresden quilt!! I'm not a 30's fan either but this quilt is wonderful!!

Crispy

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Just gorgeous. I have some dresden plates made from feedsacks I picked up at a sale a year or so ago that I have yet to sew down onto blocks. You're inspiring me to get cracking! ;)

Sherri said...

Love your dresdens...and cosmo...what a great gift!

Robin said...

That is a beautiful quilt! So sunny and warm. The greens and yellows are lovely, as is your hand quilting.

belinda said...

Yeah for your finish!! I have that Eleanor
book too. Your hand quilting design looks
perfect...hhhhmmmm, where is your photo of the
back??? HA....I have a Dresdan template and it's on my list for 'someday'!!

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Lovely quilt, and a joy to hear that you hand quilted it, a girl after my own heart. Thanks too for visiting my blog. You will be pleased to know I have finished the quilt . You can check it out at Stitching Cow
I have put together a special presentation on the home page. Enjoy!
Warmly Lenna

W. Latane Barton said...

Wow, that twist of lemon is so cool.... refreshing. Like a glass of iced lemonade.