Friday, August 31, 2012

Patchwork



Seems I've made nothing but patchwork quilts this summer.  Probably because they, at my very core, are my favorite.  They were when I was 18 years old and they still are over 20 years later.  I just can't help it.  Sometimes I wonder if it has to do with the patchwork design wallpaper my mother hung in my room when I was a little girl. 

I love the randomness of them.  I love the utilitarianism of them.  I love the scrappy nature of them.

Patchwork quilts forever!

-dana 

26 comments:

Artfulife said...

Beautiful dana! Love the quilting too :)

Trudi said...

Feeds my soul :) beautiful indeed!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Patchwork quilts FOREVER!!! :)

Love this one. It's a riot of color without being overwhelming. It's just right!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I have to agree! I always find myself drawn to the patchwork quilts first. It's sad that I haven't made one for myself. Must remedy that! The combination of colors in yours is fabulous.

Kar said...

Patchwork quilts are the absolute best. No fuss. Just good ole' comfy, cozy just waiting for you to snuggle in. Love it!

Suburban Stitcher said...

Love this one!

Jodi said...

Fabulous patchy quilt! And that must mean you had a happy childhood with good memories tied to that bedroom - yaaay!

ashley said...

Love that quilt! Patchworks are the best! It's funny, I don't normally think of making them, but when I do, I just fall in love with them! Have a great weekend!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love patchwork quilts too. I have voile just waiting patiently for me to cut into for a patchwork quilt for my bed. Other projects just keep jumping ahead of it though.
Love yours!

**nicke... said...

i couldn't agree more. just another reason why i like you so much and why i believe we are long lost sisters! xo

Kristin said...

Ohh, I love it! It is fresh and summery, yet still makes me think of fall. Also Loopy quilting is my Favorite ever! :)

Rachel said...

I made a similar patchy quilt with Joel Dewberry fabrics and its final effect was stunning. Great quilt.

Kristen said...

Love the colors as it whispers come borrow me. :D

What wonderful work you do.

One day I hope I get that good.

Terriaw said...

Beautiful quilt! It speaks to me too, probably because I really love patchwork squares too. I love the simplicity over fussing piecing. And I love the boldness you can achieve with larger squares and brighter prints.

Scottish Nanna said...

Beautiful Quilt it is nice and bright and cheery I love it.I like the patchwork ones to.have A good weekend.
Hugs Mary.xx

jackie said...

Love those colors. One day I will learn to quilt, after my kids no longer want me to make stuff for them.

Karamat said...

So pretty!! Patchwork quilts are my favorite to make.

Kim said...

You rock them better than anyone too!

Happy Sewing

Claire said...

I love quilts too. Out of all the crafty things I do, quilting is my favorite. Nothing speaks quite like a quilt does and a home can never have too many in my book. Your latest quilt is beautiful Dana.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Very Very pretty! Cute cat too.

sallgood said...

LOVE!!

diane said...

I love the colors and the scale of the prints you have combined here. I'm a patchwork fan too.

Wanda said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the way the kitty loves the quilt too (kitties are SO smart!)

VeeV said...

this is really my all time favourite quilt too..... square(s) & simple.

Lovely!!!
xo
eva

Julie said...

This is beautiful. What is good size to cut squares?

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

Love it Dana! all the Cora are beautiful :)