Nellie"s Needles

Sunday, December 15, 2013

"Boxes of Colors"


The title for this cuddle quilt is inspired by the pointy elements as well as the multitude of colors that sparkle against the neutral hues.  I'm reminded of a new box of crayons. I've couched chenille yarn around the squares ...its soft, fuzzy texture brings to my mind the kind of line that is drawn with crayons.

And here's the other side...

I stayed with neutral hues on this pieced back. The center diamond is a printed panel. The fabric on the corners feature Elvis ...

I made this quilt for my and Lee's bed ... the Elvis' are for him. It's the cover that gets displayed at the foot of the bed until it's needed for an afternoon nap or extra warmth on a cold night.

I'm off to celebrate the holidays and won't be taking my laptop with me. I'll be back to post in the new year ... I promise.  Cheers!


11 comments:

maureenc said...

Dear Nellie
I have MISSED your bloggings, but I'm hoping your treatment is going well.
Age has a way of slowing us down somewhat!
Wishing you a happy festive season and a wonderfully healthy 2014.

Heather said...

Lovely to hear from you again Nellie. This quilt is full of wonderful fabrics and you must be so pleased with it. I love it. Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Melly Testa said...

Nice work. Love the added couched element.

June Calender said...

You have been missed. I'm hope you're feeling well and will have a good holiday. This is a delightful quilt.

Karen Christensen said...

A wonderful quilt Nellie! Love the Elvis on the back for Lee!

Rian said...

Great quilt, Nellie! Really captures and holds the eye. Hope you are well.

Karen H said...

Hi Nellie - I was so pleased to see that you are blogging again! Your quilt is fabulous - love the front and the back. Did you piece all those little bits of colour or is that the print in the fabric?

I wish you and yours all the best of the season and I hope to see more from you in the New Year!

Big cyber hugs are headed your way!

Julie said...

Lovely to see you here again Nellie. I love your new quilt with its dashes of colour. Have a very Happy Christmas and I'll look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

Vicki W said...

Wow, I was just thinking about you yesterday. I hope all is going well. I love the quilt!

Colleen Kole said...

I haven't had much time to look/ read blogs this past week so I almost missed this. I love it and I love Elvis being included as well. Great to see what you are up to and good for you- taking an internet break during the holidays.

Colleen Kole said...

I haven't had much time to look/ read blogs this past week so I almost missed this. I love it and I love Elvis being included as well. Great to see what you are up to and good for you- taking an internet break during the holidays.