Saturday, March 20, 2010

Finished quilt to celebrate Quilt Day!


A name usually comes to me for my quilts, but this final auction donation came down to the last minute. Kind of like being ready to leave the hospital and not having a name for your child. So at 11:00 the night before I had to hand it over I was stitching on my label!



I asked my husband for some desperate last minute help with the name. He spread the quilt out and said - how about 'Rainbow'. Um , no. This is not for a 10yr old girl. But without any other ideas coming I went for the translator and ended up with 'quilt' and 'rainbow' in french and I liked how they looked. So I present (certainly not grammatically correct)
'Couette Arc-en-Ceil' a 67"x67" picnic quilt.


I used Home Dec Ikea fabric for the back to hold up to rough and damp ground a bit.


Attached ties make for a nice, tidy roll.


And of course some of my favorite, sunny, happy fabrics. The auction is tonight. It's going to be in a silent package with tickets to Ravinia - they do wonderful, summer outdoor concerts. I'll actually be there so I'll update tomorrow with how it went. I did have a terrible dream last night and nobody wanted it - they all wanted a Holly Hobby hand tied quilt!

When I handed the quilt over at preschool yesterday, the other moms and the director loved it, so hopefully others will, too! We need to get more people to see cool, modern quilts - my public service project for National Quilt Day today!

17 comments:

Kristine Hanson said...

ACK! I bet that was hard to part with! Lovely!

Dresden Quilter said...

It is absolutely stunning! I wish I had more modern fabric available locally.

Dee said...

Too beautiful not to be loved, admired, wanted and enjoyed!

What an awesome contribution to the world of quilts!

Linda said...

Just gorgeous, a sure winner over anything Holly Hobby:))

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Gorgeous quilt and what a nice thing to donate it. I love the back!

A said...

Love it - the colours are great and the back looks fabulous.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the name too!

Diane said...

Lovely! (no suprise there!) I am sure all your quilts will benifit the fund raiser and be loved.

Mary said...

I love this! Such a beautiful quilt.

Karen said...

Fantastic finish!

One Flew Over said...

Another job well done Angela!

Stephanie said...

So beautiful! I'm sure things will go soooo much better then in your dream :) The backing is rally pretty too, this will make a lovely picnic quilt.

Leslie said...

this is amazing. i love the pinwheel's. the ikea fabric is so great for the backing....beautiful job as always

amy smart said...

This quilt is SO wonderful! Those pinwheels are on my "To Do" list. I want to make something cheery and summery like you did!

Also, love the IKEA fabric. The really good stuff is always gone at our IKEA - too many sewers in this area. I'm going on Monday and hope to get lucky. :)

Vicki said...

so, so pretty. how big are the blocks?

Riel Nason said...

So cheerful and bright! A very generous donation to the auction!

Brent said...

What pattern did you use???