Once again, it’s time for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival at Amy’s Creative Side! It’s my second time joining in all the quilting loveliness and this time my entry of choice is the first quilt I completed as a full-fledged blogger. Yippee!
I call it “So Early in the Morning”. Thusly named because for a while I was suffering from insomnia and found that the hand-quilting was a quiet yet comforting thing to replace sleep so early in the morning. BTW, I’m cured and sleep has returned!
Recommendation: If you want to hand-quilt a whole quilt in a short period of time, don’t sleep, and it will get done lickety-split.
Completed at the beginning of May 2010, it is (obviously) a very simple quilt. Modern in a way but old-fashioned too, I think. Four-patches on point as you can see. Hand-quilted along the diagonal of each little square. The design was inspired by this Kaffe Fassett quilt, though I didn’t quite follow his pattern leaving the design more to happenstance than his, and refraining also from adding a border. The backing is flannel which gives the quilt a lovely weight and warmth.
Probably my favourite aspect of the quilt other than the hand-quilting (which isn’t fully apparent in these photos, goshdarnit) is the binding. I love it! It’s soooooo PINK! And, as it turns out, I like pink. I never knew…
Originally meant to cover mine and Lo’s bed, it now resides on the bed in the spare bedroom. Unfortunately, it was too small for ours, sigh. But it looks fantastic against the bright orangey-red walls in that room and there, by gum, is where it’s staying. (Don’t ask about the wall colour. That’s a whole nother story.)
So there you have it: the simple yet pretty “So Early in the Morning” quilt!
Now you go have yourself a fantastic evening, and Happy Halloween!
It's gorgeous, Michele. I love it! And you're right… it is modern and a little old-fashioned too. It's really lovely and I'm glad you're sleeping again. 🙂
Love your quilt. Great one for the festival – Hugs Nat
Great job. I have yet to make a quilt. I've been thinking about it though, and have some fabric on hand. Hand quilting seems a bit overwhelming to me. You are very impressive.
I agree, this is a modern quilt! I love the fabrics and colors you chose. Sorry about the insomnia but yay for handquilting! Terrific job. Thanks for sharing your quilt's story 🙂
Michelle L. says
I love the pale sky blue around the edges, gives it an airy quality. Hand quilted!You always impress moi!
I do love the simplicity of this quilt and it has a cosy look to it too. At least you got something good out of the insomnia:)
Wow Michele that is wonderful i love quilts but have never attempted to make one myself x
It's a beautiful quilt! Great job! Hand quilting takes so long – I've been (sort of) working on one for almost 2 years! I pick it up now and then, but I like quick projects that give me a sense of accomplishment NOW – hence the not even half done quilt in my sewing room!
again This is very smart color combination..actually I have studied textile designing,that's why i love colors & the combination…your color scheming is very nice..
Dresden Quilter says
It is very beautiful.
Very nice! I agree about the colour combination too – beautiful and interesting.
Michele Pacey says
That you set your 4-patches on-point
makes your quilt the lively, comfy snuggly quilt that it is,
BTW, love the wall color, too ! ! !
Beautiful! I love a contemporary take on a traditional idea. Well done! I can't wait to take a look at the rest of your blog. 🙂
I love scrappy simple patchwork quilts and this one is beautiful (the on-point setting is wonderful). It looks very cozy and right at home on your guest bed!
that looks cuudly 🙂
What a beautiful quilt Michele!! I know first hand that it is even more beautiful in person!!! I love it!!!!
Simple is the best…it helps the fabric shine. Your quilt is lovely. Thank you for visiting my blog.
Congratulation to your new quilt, it looks so nice on the bed. I admire your efficiency!
Absolutely beautiful. I love hand quilting.