Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Simple But Not's Debut

I know it seems like ages since I have had a finish!  Yes these quilts do take time to make especially if we are hand quilting them.  But, I happen to think they are worth the wait. Simple but Not came from a book called Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. In fact it was featured on the cover.

But I really really wanted a cheddar quilt, so I changed up the background and added this wonderful Marcus Brothers centennial cheddar.  I have had more compliments about the color in this quilt. I have to agree that the cheddar is spectacular, isn't it?  Enough said, on with the photos!  I don't know if it's because of the season, but I found it more difficult to get some good shots.








No verdict on the trapunto yet!  But I am leaning the other way, thinking I won't add it!  

45 comments:

  1. Oh I think it's so perfect the way it is--I have that book and its companion too. Great quilts...your cheddar choice makes it sing hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks Julierose! I have a binding to add to my RSC2014 wonky star and then I can get back to work on the final border of Baltimore Garden! Feels good to be making progress!

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  2. Carla, I love your finish.. whichever you decide on the trapunto but I would use it and love it first and see what you think! Great finish .. totally worth the wait!!! Kathi

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    1. Thank Kathi! It feels so good to have a finish! Now to get Aria's quilt finished. I attached the binding today so I will probably finish it up on Slow Stitching Sunday!

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  3. Congrats on the wonderful finish! It came out amazing.

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  4. Oh, glory! Congrats on a finish. Yes, the cheddar is spectacular, the hand quilting is gorgeous and the quilt is beautiful beyond words. It looks so inviting and comforting too. You've been good advertising for the book too. I bought it. My fav photo of the photo shoot was the one in the tree with sunshine highlighting it. Hope that tree didn't get it dirty!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I like taking a pic of each of my quilts in that tree. I haven't had a problem with them getting dirty. Thanks for your encouraging comments they mean a lot!

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  5. Your quilt is amazing! I have looked at that book several times but it is on my wish list since I saw your quilt. The quilting is wonderful and that cheddar really makes the scrappy fabrics pop! Some people have such a great sense of color and I suspect you're one of them! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty!

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    1. I would highly recommend the book. I am already making another quilt out of the book. I am hoping to empty that paper grocery bag in the corner of my quilting room.

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  6. Carla this is wonderful! Bravo!!! And I love the cheddar!
    Mary Elizabeth Kinch

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    1. So honored to have you visit my blog! I really enjoyed making this quilt and am already at work on "Go with the Flow" Haven't figured out what the background color will be yet and hope to make it into a king size!

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  7. It's absolutely spectacular, and your photos are wonderful. You have inspired me with your beautiful quilting to try some feathers myself. I'm going to miss watching your progress on this quilt, but I'm also excited to see what you're going to do next. Great finish . . . you must be so pleased.

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    1. Thanks Martha, I was sure that everyone was pretty sick of seeing pics of my hand quilting progress. Glad you enjoyed the posts. I am working on "Go with the Flow" and need to start thinking about what color background I want for that one.

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  8. Wonderful quilt & quilting, I LOVE cheddar colour.

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  9. This is wonderful, I am so happy for you and glad for your finish. Your quilting is exceptional!

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    1. Thanks Wendy! Lots of quilting in this one but it was well worth it I think

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  10. Beautiful quilt, especially beautiful hand quilting! Still admiring the binding.

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    1. Yes, I am happy with the stripe too! I am very happy that the ideas in my head came together and I am very pleased with the results. Thanks again for your kind words.

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  11. OMGoodness. Your quilting is beautiful as is the cheddar quilt. I am unsure on the trapunto also. Congrats on a finish.

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    1. I think I have decided against it. This quilt is going to be used as a sofa quilt and I am afraid that much trapunto could make it uncomfortable or feel lumpy. But adding it sure would make for a great quilt to display on a large wall. There I go again, undecided!

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  12. Oh my, it's every bit as beautiful as I thought it would be! And that cheddar for the background? Genius! Love, love, love this quilt!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Gorgeous colors do make a quilt a whole lot more fun. This one definitly has been fun to make. Now to decide on the color of the other quilt I am making out of this book. I need it king size and hope to machine quilt it to use on my bed.

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  13. Wow, that's gorgeous!!! Beautiful quilting and piecing.

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    1. Thanks Karen for your input, I think you are probably right!

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  15. WOW! Your quilt is simply fabulous!! I agree totally about cheddar. It is one of my favorites and I think it deserves its own name on the color wheel! Just love this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I'm so thrilled with this finish Carla! It is stunning and your choice of colour was inspirational. As I have said often - your quilting is amazing.The finish is soft and vintage looking - just the way I love it :)

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    1. Thank Hilda! You are so right about the hand quilting it does have a softer feel.. Just finished my first machine quilted quilt for my granddaughter. The binding still needs sewing down. Oh boy was that an experience. I should post about it soon. Your red bird of paradise quilt has me drooling!

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  17. You have finished another beautiful MASTERPIECE! :)

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  18. Your quilt is gorgeous. I love the quilting. It is the perfect complement to the quilt.

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  19. Oh this has turned out so well - congratulations! The cheddar is such a warm rich colour, perfect for this time of year, and your quilting is beautiful.

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    1. Oh I agree I love using saturated colors in my backgrounds especially the warm tones!

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  20. I saw your quilt over on Julie's binding Blitz post. It's absolutly beautiful and, of course, the hand quilting just adds to the perfection. And the cheddar background is what takes it over the top! I just had to stop by and let you know. Lovely.

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    1. I agree that cheddar really looks wonderful around those pieces of scraps. Thanks for stopping by

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  21. Your cheddar is so pretty. I am a bit intimidated by curved piecing...wonderful work!

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    1. Thanks I enjoyed coming over to see all the quilts linked up. Still have a few blogs to visit. Thanks for hosting the binding party. The seeds were paper foundation pieced and then applqiued to the background fabric. Not really that hard. I do more applique cause piecing it just not my forte.

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  22. Oh Carla your Chedder Quilt is Beautiful and the quilting is awesome!! Great Job, Hugs, Mary

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  23. This is stunning - colour and quilting, it's a nice quilt with white but your colour choice really takes it to another level. (To my British eyes that colour is more like red Leicester cheese than cheddar though LOL)

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