October 15, 2010

One Down, One to go...

Since it's been at least a zillion years since I last posted, it's about time to let you see what I've been up to.  I finally (!) finished one of the two quilts.  Though I'm in the process of binding the second one, it's time for the first one to leave to meet its new owner, so I had to take photos of it today--despite the horrible light outside on our glum, dreary day.  The finished quilt is quite cheery even under the grey sky.

The binding is Paper Fans in red by Kaffe, and the borders are Primula in black by Philip Jacobs.

Yvette did a lovely job quilting it!  She stitched feathers down the borders, and outlined the individual flowers in many of the diamonds.  When there wasn't a good flower to outline, she stitched a feather in the diamond.  

The backing is Bekah by Kaffe in magenta, which looks lovely enough to be a great quilt even on its own.  Since I cut double the number of diamonds I needed, you'll probably see another one of these sooner or later, possibly in a larger size with a few additional diamonds cut from the many new pieces of fabric I haven't been able to resist lately. 

These are just a couple of them-- aren't they fabulous?

As far as the Roseville goes, I'm still stitching away.  The panel is mostly finished although there are a couple of berries that may end up being swapped, and a little bird that I may change.  I'll post a photo of it when it's done, but first I need to finish that second binding...

Happy stitching!


Cathy said...

Oh Donna your bordered diamonds quilt is simply divine! Fabulous quilting and you know I love that Philip Jacobs border you chose. The backing and binding finish the quilt off beautifully. Love it. Gorgeous new fabrics, how can we resist new Kaffe/Jacobs/Mablys?!!!xo

Exuberant Color said...

I've seen several of these around the 'net, but yours is the most jewel tone so far. It is beautiful!!

Nuestras meriendas y manualidades said...

Hola he visitado su blog y me han gustado mucho sus trabajos
Saludos desde la Linea Mayte

Lurline said...

The biggest of WOWs!
Hugs - Lurline♥