Wednesday, February 23, 2011

from vanilla to butter pecan with cherries, blueberries and creme d'menthe

 I am still trying to follow Victoria's lead and let this quilt lead me where it will.
I've gotten all the blocks quilted, which I did randomly, as my mood dictated.

I really like the quilting on the individual blocks.
Now to put all of this together in one cohesive quilt.  I had first thought to leave out the bits 'o color strips, but just could not bring myself to be totally colorless.
Here is where I am left hanging.


I had almost decided to only use the earthy strips, but when I put the other colors into the mix, I am rethinking the whole thing.  Initially I wanted to make it easy on myself as far as trying to put it all together, but now I think I might go with the bits and see what happens.  But then, as I said, I think I am just gonna let her hang around for a bit and see where the mood takes me next.  And, of course, see what y'all have to say to inspire me to carry on.

15 comments:

Linda Kernodle said...

I really like all of the texture! And the strips with the dark color really make it pop. Did I say I like the textures. I want to touch it. The texture is so great in the pictures, that I can feel it with my mind.

Linda K

Kelley said...

This question will show how much I don't know!! You quilted each section, and then you'll put it together? How does that work?

Shine on! Kelley

Helen said...

This quilt is flat out gorgeous...with or without bits!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh my goodness!! don't take the easy way on this! it's so fabulous. take your sweet time... you will have to anyway joining all those pieces! good luck on persevering!

Miki Willa said...

I love the tranquility in this quilt. So beautiful.

Nathalie said...

I love, love, love your quilting! You have inspired me to try some more fun quilting. I kind of like the little bits of color in your strips. They seem to add a tiny pop like the bubbles in champagne.

Selvage Quilter said...

Oh I love this quilt! It's so elegant.

Nifty Quilts said...

I say sew it up! It's gorgeous!

Alexis said...

It's amazing! All that texture + the bits = brilliant!

The Scrappy Bee said...

I really love the blocks. Hard for me to visualize the strips between the block being sewn up. So I can't say nay or yeah. When you wake up tomorrow, the answer is be there. Bonnie

Sujata said...

Everyone has described the quilt so well! Tranquil is right.. Elegant.. yes
Gorgeous, beautiful and texture.. I love it!

Margaret said...

This is beautiful ... don't rush your process!
(I happen to like the limited bits of color.)

CharlotteP said...

Beautiful range of neutrals, Mary! And impressive quilting!

Trudi said...

WOW! Just beautiful, I love the little strippy bits, looks fantastic!

What Comes Next? said...

I love your quilting on this - it is stunning! I also like the little bits of colour - it just seems to complete it.