Sunday, April 18, 2010

Four solids and a print

Continue to be amazed at what you can do with a limited supply of fabric!  This quilt is comprised of 4 solids (green, cream, rust and brown) and one print (Rings by Brandon Mably).  I first came up with this pattern when I made my cabin quilt.  After washing, it ended up 60" x 51" ... perfect for a snooze on the couch!

The back is very simple - solid Kona Chocolate with a few stripes of color from the front.  I love how the meandering quilting thread looks against the chocolate!

And what a perfect day for photos!

I head back to work tomorrow after a FABULOUS 381 day-vacation!  It's been an amazing year ... when I resigned last spring, I planned to take the summer off and find a new opportunity in the fall.  I kept true to the first half of my plan ... I had a fabulous summer with my husband, spent tons of time at our new cabin, learned to quilt and really enjoying life a little.  I was wrong about finding something in the fall ... the economy just wasn't ready.  But in the end, I have found a great job, with a strong company and am looking forward to rejoining the workforce (well ... for the most part ;-).  Quilting will take a back seat ... and I am holding off on getting that new machine I want until I am sure that I will continue to quilt once my time is limited ...

This quilt is off to another friend, Teresa, next week ... she's a recruiter ... and if it was tough for those of us looking for jobs last year, it was even tougher for recruiters as they got laid off in droves.  Teresa took her considerable knowledge in recruiting and formed a networking group to help others better understand what recruiters are looking for.  She gave enormously of herself in a time when her bank account was suffering ... hard to figure out how to repay her for that ... but hopefully the quilt were remind her of the new friends that she made this past year.

All the best


  1. the quilt looks fantastic! and the weather definitely cooperated today. Enjoy your first day back to work tomorrow. I hope it doesn't take too long to re-adjust to work life, and I also hope you still find some time to fit in quilting - once you're bitten, its hard to get rid of this bug!
    What a great friend you are - I'm sure the quilt will be much appreciated and loved.

  2. I love this quilt! It would match my decor in my family room PERFECTLY!! I have all those colors! Guess I'll have to make one like this to drape over my couch (and snuggle with, of course)! Good luck with the new job!

  3. A wonderful quilt! I love the idea of using a limited number of fabrics.

    Good luck with the new job. I hope you'll still find some cabin and quilting time!

  4. Love the new quilt!

    Blessings and best of luck with the new job; hopefully you will be able to squeeze in a quilt here and there...


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