Nellie"s Needles

Monday, October 08, 2012

Quilting Finished

This is the quilt for which the set up in my previous post was rigged ...

It's composed of blocks made from my larger scraps. I construct those when I'm between projects or stuck trying to figure out what to do next on an art piece. Seeing these small pieces come to together and noting juxtapositions of colors and shapes has on occasion jostled ideas to give me direction to solve bigger problems.

I had sewn and cut all the elements for this quilt before I left Tennessee in May.

 It was a matter of finding time ... and inclination to get it all together.

 Here's the backside ...

It was gifted to a friend who recently became a first-time grandmother ... a quilt to be used, enjoyed, and explored at her house by this grandchild, as well as those in her future.



9 comments:

Elena said...

Beautiful!!

Heather said...

Your quilt is such a happy quilt Nellie and I just know your friend's grandchild(ren) will love it.

June Calender said...

Love it -- about the only time I haven't been so awed by what you do that I just enjoy and think how glad I am that others do those complex and wonderful things. This is something I can do-- and I have a LOT of scraps so I just might use the idea. Thanks.

liniecat said...

I adore it.........it brings all the scrap blocks together beautifully!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

LOVE this. All the color next to the black and white is wonderful.

Joyce said...

I love it. Scrap quilts are my favorite and I love the way you have used the black to set the blocks off.

Rian said...

Wonderful! You chose such happy fabrics. I just love polka dots.

Radka said...

It is beautiful, I love it!

MulticoloredPieces said...

I agree with all of the above. The black dotted fabric pulls it all together perfectly. and I love the small blocks in the sashing. Perfect!
best, nadia