Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friendship Triangles and Quilt Show

I've finished the borders on my HST quilt I showed in the last post. I didn't want the borders to overcome the quilt and take away from the center piecing so I picked this paisley fabric that had all the colours from the center. The pattern is from the Laundry Basket book, it's the one on the front cover and the books is called Friendship Triangles. As well this is my first mitered border....I don't do miters but this quilt really needed it. Now it's ready for quilting.....woohoo.....it's finished. I can now move on to something completely different and not the type of fabrics I usually buy.
Close up miter. It's done and I'm so very happy.
A few photo's of the local Car Show and Quilt Walk.....sorry no pictures of cars....just quilts.
Cute ducks.
For the cat lover, it's an older one but I thought it was done so well.
This snowman quilt is all done in wool appliqued on flannel background. The picture doesn't do it justice, she has embellished with beads, buttons and embroidery. It's all done so beautifully and with just the right details added to each block.

Happy Quilting, I'll be back with a new quilt very soon. Enjoy the dog days of summer.

22 comments:

Nicole said...

Your triangle quilt is wonderful! I started one similar to it many years ago, but didn't finish it. I think I need to re-examine that pattern and make it up with more current fabrics. Thanks for the inspiration.

Floss said...

your triagles look great.
Thanks for sharing the other quilts too.

Terry said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! I knew it would! Those borders are perfect for it! And good job on the miters too! :0)

Karen said...

Your border fabric was a good choice. It certainly does pick up the colors from your quilt center.

Lori said...

Wendy! The blue paisley is so perfect!! It really does allow the center to shine.
The fantastic blues throughout the whole quilt really make this one a stunner!!!

Shakerwood said...

The quilt turned out beautiful and yes, it deed need the mitered corners. Great job!

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt looks great Wendy. Well done with the mitred corners, they look perfect.

Quilts And Pieces said...

You did wonderful on your mitered corners! Good Job!

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Kaaren said...

Awesome job, Wendy and you chose the perfect border. Your mitered corners look perfect to me!

I can't wait to see it after it's been quilted.

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Darlene said...

Oh Wendy it's fabulous - love the border fabric and your miters are perfect. woohoo - it's done!!!

Thank you for sharing pictures from the quilt show.

Carol said...

Wendy it is spectacular! Your miters are PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the quilt show pictures...I love the first quilt!

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy,
Saw your comments on my blog and just had to come visit yours. Your friendship triangle quilt is stunning. A labor of love! I have a free pattern that describes how I miter a corner if you are interested, but you look like you have it down! I also love your embroidery! I am a follower now so I will keep in touch as your remodel and embroidery progress. Wow, love the wool applique! We share some of the same interests!

Jen said...

You got such a perfect border for that quilt! It frames it very subtley and you did a great job on the mitering. I think mitered corners look so much more professional. On the last quilt I pieced I was watching TV while I put the borders on. After I finished and looked at it, I said, "Oops, forgot to miter the corners."

Sharon said...

I love this and the borders you have chosen are wonderful. It definitely needed mitered corners, it's great!

quiltingnana said...

love the creativity of the cat quilt...the triangle quilt is lovely

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your friendship quilt. I have never done a mitered border and I dont plan on it. lolol You did a great job though. Mine would be all puckered.
You know we'd rather see the quilts than the cars anyway right?? :-) Thanks for the show.

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Magia da Inês said...

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Que lindo! Que fofura!!! Que delicadeza!... seus trabalhos são encantadores. ♥♥
Bom fim de semana!...
♥ ...com tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
Dila
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Wendy P said...

I know what you mean about starting this quilt. I have a box of tiny (1 to 1 1/2 inch) hsts from trimming other quilt blocks. I know there is a quilt like yours in my future, but I know it will make me insane too!

Your quilt is so pretty. Totally worth the work.