Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Ding, dong, the quilts are done . . .

Which new quilts?
Commission quilts!
Ding, dong, commission quilts are done!”
“Simple Gifts” ©2010 36” x 36”



 Yes, they truly are finished.  I’ve received my final payment from Gary, and I will be delivering the pieces to him tout de suite.  I've gone back to working on my NUTs (Nagging Unfinished Tasks) and my QuIPs (Quilts In Progress).  It feels good to be playing with bright colors again -- I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms from not spending enough time with my friends Fuchsia and Chartreuse.
 

The machine quilting on “Simple Gifts” was kept, well, simple, to reflect the Shaker style, and I used a neutral thread to enhance the colors of the quilt, rather than contrast with them.  And, yes, there are three more quilts just like this one at home.

Creating these wall quilts provided me with great experience and increased wisdom.  My thanks go out to all of you who have followed me on this journey and who offered sage advice when I needed it – I do so appreciate your support.

Diane

15 comments:

Bee said...

Beautiful!! I know you are glad to have them done and delivered! Glad you can get back to Fuchsia and Chartreuse. I know they've missed you too. :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous and well done! That has to be a good feeling - kudos to you! Enjoy Fuchsia and Chartreuse now :) xxoo Marilyn

Jackie said...

I don't know how you did it, stay away from Fuchsia and chartreuse for so long??? I don't think I could handle it. But I absolutely love the quilt you made and the quilting is perfect. He will love it!! I am assuming these are all wonderful hand dyes?

Terri Stegmiller said...

While the quilt is definitely lovely, I can understand why you are hungry for fuchsia and chartreuse. I would be too.

Diane Wright said...

Commission are fun...lovely to have one's work appreciated...but it's so much more satisfying INHO to work on one's own!

Victoria said...

Congratulations... these are beautiful! Now go celebrate with Fuchsia and Chartreuse!

Quilt Rat said...

They are just so lovely and I am sure will be greatly enjoyed by those who will get to view them daily.
Will you go to see these when they are installed?

So gald you can get back to playing with Fuchsia and Chartreuse although I think those colours give me a rash LOL

Ruth Anne Olson said...

These quilts are lovely, obviously meticulously executed, but so not what I think of when I see your name. I find it sometimes very grounding to do something traditional, however. Or play around with traditional blocks.

imquilternity said...

It's still a beauty, even though there's not a bit of chartreuse or fuchsia. I would be having withdrawals symptoms too! Lovely quilt and the best part? It's finished!

moosestashquilting said...

AHHHHH these is nothing better than the feeling of finished projects. Commission or not. Done is done! Congrats, I know it's a big relief. As for your NUTS... now that is a new one to me. I had to laugh when I first read it. I do need to read more carefully!!!
:-) Back to the fun colors soon huh!

Loreen Leedy said...

Lovely, congratulations! Have fun with the rest of the colors!

Deborah said...

Stunning!

Tracey said...

iscaThese are lovely. I like the simplicity of the quilting very much it adds alot to the quilt in a very quiet way.

The colours are very contemplative and relaxing. I like them but I think you put them together very well!

Tracey said...

oohh something went odd with my comment post then? Gremlins me thinks! Sorry

Linda Moran said...

I love the straight line quilting in the borders - what a great idea!

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