Saturday, July 5, 2008

Orange Crush 4th

Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe July 4th! I did my favorite thing, I quilted and sewed all day. My husband and 2 others spent the day putting a new roof on a friends house so I had the day to myself. My OC is all quilted and the binding is attached, as you can see it will be scrappy. I love sewing down the binding so will work on it the next few evenings. As you can see I added a border to my quilt from the same fabric line as the rest of the fabrics. It really ties eveything together I think.

This next picture is a close-up. I used the "Plumage" pantograph, one of my favorites and I really like how it turned out. The texture it gives to a quilt is wonderful!

I always seem to have problems with having enough backing fabric. As you can see I didn't, so I just used pieces leftover from the quilt. It really makes it look like a scrappy quilt now. :D


The FQ bundle I had also had two panels to it and I really think these turned out cute with the flowered fabric border! I am seriously considering have them framed and use them in the bedroom with the quilt.

And here is the second panel.


And last but not least, my buddy and bodyguard! Tye does not like the firecrackers and all the noise around the neighborhood over the 4th! We always stay home with him instead of going to see the fireworks to try and keep him calm. We don't mind, our wonderful pets aren't with us all that long and so it is a joy to be with him.

8 comments:

Milah said...

Poor Tye! Our Buddy felt the same way. I love the scrappy quilt. I just posted a scrappy quilt on my blog this morning, you might check it out. Your quilting looks very nice too. Where can I get the Orange Chrush pattern?

Candace said...

Your OC is so beautiful. I love everything about it.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow, your OC is wonderful! I"ve been trying to finish off some "have to's" for gifts and then I"ll get back to my OC. Yours is awesome!

Jan said...

Really do like your OC and the panels are perfect to go with it. Who is the maker of those panels?

Karen said...

I like pieced backs on quilts. It makes the whole quilt interesting.

Karen said...

Everything about your OC quilt is so gorgeous, congratulations on making a truly beautiful quilt!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Carol--WOW! Those OC colors would fit PERFECTLY in my home *wink* *grin* Beautiful, really! Such lovely rich, earthy tones!!!

So glad you were able to enjoy the 4th "your way."

Pippilotta said...

Hello Carol,

you Orange crush looks wonderful like autumn with this colours.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful quilts.

Marion from Germany