Wednesday, February 22, 2012

That 70s Quilt

70s quilt


I finished up a quilt that has been languishing on the shelf for months. I cut the squares over a year ago, pieced most of the top at my retreat in November, and then felt kind of blah about it. Yesterday I decided to get it done. I started basting at 12:30 and was done quilting and binding by 5:30. Not bad with a toddler running around!

That 70s Quilt


It's pieced from 5 1/2 inch squares of prints that I really love separately. Together, I'm not so sure anymore. It reminds me of 70s decor. Maybe it will speak to me again this autumn? At this point I'm just glad it's finished. Not everything can be a masterpiece!

That 70s Quilt

22 comments:

Kate said...

I love it - maybe because we are coming into autumn down here. Some of my favourite fabrics in there.

felicity said...

Not NEARLY enough puke brown for it to be too 70s. I love it - there's something to be said for simple patchwork + fabrics you love.

**nicke... said...

i really love it. it is bright and full of life.

Heather D. said...

It's simple, and cozy looking, which to me equals awesome. Maybe it will grow on you!!

beth lehman said...

i like it! simple patchwork is great. i'm more impressed with how fast you got it quilted!!

Jessica said...

I agree with the peanut gallery- love it!

Tiffany said...

Love - love - love. I agree about the beauty of simple random patchwork - everytime I see one I love one, yet I hate it when I Try to make one. Apparently I just need to jump in like you and will hopefully have a beautiful quilt to snuggle afterward.

ps. not 70s.. not pukey enough like someone else said lol - def. way more awesome and not at all pukey :)

Anna said...

i like it! but yes, good to point out that we can't all make stuff we love all the time. ahem, my t-shirt quilt that I had to chain myself to my chair to complete. Makes you really enjoy the stuff you think is a success though, right?!

Diane Maxwell said...

I love it too. I'm a sucker for bright colors.

Pamela Nees said...

It's a great quilt! The simple patchwork is wonderful and so full of life! I'm thinking it will surely grow on you!

randi--i have to say said...

i like those colors! sometimes it's nice to make a quilt that focuses on all the fun prints and patterns. this one is great!

Michele said...

Love the colors. The prints are really fun too.

Debbie said...

oh you have some great fabrics in that quilt! Love the orange leaf backing too!!

Svetlana said...

I think it's really pretty. You're so right about not everything being a masterpiece. I'm sure we've all experienced that.

Blueberry Park said...

what a beautiful quilt...you can't beat beautiful simplicity. As for leaving projects lying around for a while, I have just got a second wind with something i started over a year ago...here's hoping it doesn't take a full other year to finish!

Dianne said...

I think quilts that are not so "precious" have more fun, go more places and feel more love. I could be wrong but that's what I think.

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

I adore it! It is a BRIGHT autumn quilt...not too dull at all!

Leslie said...

it is bold!! i think it looks great.

Michelle Jensen said...

I really like it. I am working on something right now and I feel the same way. Everyone (my mom, sil, friends) keep telling me that it looks so cool and so just trust me because I do think your is cool. I still don't trust my friends, lol. Strangers opinions you can trust :)

Leanne said...

I think it is lovely and maybe for you it is more of sitting/lying cuddling enjoy it close up quilt instead of one you look at from a distance.

Linda said...

What a great quiltL love th simplicity and th colours. Yes, definitely speaks of autumn.

Amy Prior said...

gorgeous!