Saturday, June 23, 2007

Arbor Window Quilt


I've finished the top to my "no name" blocks. Thanks to Pam my quilt will now have a name "Arbor Window" wahoo. She found this name in EQ6, I think it's a perfect name. I made mine a little different than Libby's, she made 16 blocks and I did 12 blocks. She did a funky piping for the inner border. I might try her method on another quilt but on this one I did a 1" inner border. I'm not sure yet if I'll do the scalloped border. I have a "WaveEdge" ruler which I might use instead for a wavy border. I never did use this ruler for what it was intended to be used for. It has a book that can be purchased separately. Instead, I've used the wave ruler for a border on a baby quilt and it worked very well. And I didn't need to cut the binding on the bias. I've also used this ruler to mark wavy lines on my quilt for machine quilting.




Here's a close up of the quilt, I really like the background fabric. I don't know if you can see good enough but the beige is circles and dots all over. It's really nice fabric with the small check squares.
















In my garden the roses are now in bloom. I have 5 roses bushes around the deck and 3 are blooming now and 2 will come in the next month.

20 comments:

Carol said...

Wendy it is very pretty...I love the simplicity of it. The background fabric is PERFECT!

Darlene said...

Wendy, what an adorable quilt. Like Carol, agree that the background is PERFECT. Bet you love it!

dot said...

This is a lovely quilt. I like your fabric combinations.

Guðrún said...

Oh I like your quilt, it is a real beauty. And roses they are my favorite flowers.

Anja´s Wunschpunsch said...

Wendy you have make a very nice quilt. I like the color and the pattern.

Knot Garden said...

I love the combination of the 3 fabrics you have put together. They are subtle yet pretty! Do you know what the background fabric is and if it's still available? I don't think it's one I've ever seen. The quilt will be lovely. Your roses are beautiful, roses are something I don't have in my garden.

Rose said...

Beautiful Wendy. I love the background fabric, u have done a wonderful job!!!

swooze said...

Love your quilt.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I love your Arbor quilt!! Is the fabric in the block a homespun or a print? Sure is purty.

Carole said...

Wow, your quilt relly turned out lovely. I also like the name, Harbor Window, thanks Pam, great name! Beautiful roses. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

It is lovely Wendy. It does look a bit like an Arbor Window don't you think? Good name for it anyway :))

Lovely roses. I have some very pretty roses in my garden as well but they really haven't done much this year with all the rain. It is raining again today (whine, whine)

Rhonda said...

Love the quilt....simple yet beautiful.

Leigh said...

Your quilt looks lovely.

Diana said...

I love it! The red and the background go together so well.

Juliann in WA said...

That red and whilte quilt is perfect for the summer. Very clean and fresh looking.

Floss Quilts said...

Love these fabrics, they look so pretty together

Angela said...

I love red and white quilts. Very pretty.

Rose Marie said...

Such a sweet quilt and the roses are gorgeous!

Libby said...

Your quilt turned out perfect - I love the changes that you've made and now it even has a name.

Lucy said...

This quilt has so much character in its simplicity