QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Summer Glory".

Thursday, July 7, 2011

FAMILY GATHERINGS COMPLETE

My "Family Gatherings" quilt is completed.  Mary from Quilt Hollow did the machine quilting for me.  Mary does such good work.  If you have not sent her one of your quilts for machine quilting in the past, think about doing that.  I don't think you will be disappointed.   The quilt has been waiting for me to do the binding for a while. Sometimes it is hard for me to get excited about putting binding on a quilt when there are other quilt projects calling my name.
The pattern is by Jan Patek in case you are wondering.  The applique on this quilt is fused and machine stitched.    Most of the fabrics used were from Moda "Gatherings".  Who doesn't like a quilt with houses and baskets!
Above is a view of the back of the quilt.  It was a fun addition to make a larger version of the basket pattern and incorporate it into the backing.

A rainy day here.  I am not complaining as we need the rain.  But it sure has made me feel lazy.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my finished quilt.

Karen

45 comments:

Angie said...

I love this quilt!

Kelli said...

Looks absolutely lovely! Great job on the back - perfect idea!

Barb said...

What an awesome quilt as well as your one below this post.

Janet O. said...

Beautiful job on this quilt--love the back.
It is rainy here, today, too. So I am hunkering down with my sewing machine.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Fabulous! I love it!
xx, shell

paulette said...

You can't go wrong with a Jan Patek pattern...and this one is no exception! Gorgeous! Baskets and houses seem to call out my name!! And then to have Mary quilt it...perfection!
Paulette

Marsha said...

It's beautiful! I love everything about it and you are right, you can't beat a quilt with houses and baskets! I am very close to finishing my winter (Snowbound) quilt that you inspired. I can't wait to show it off.

sunny said...

Ooh, I love the back as much as the front. How wonderful!

Margaret said...

It's wonderful! I especially love what you did with the back. Fantastic!

Susie said...

Very, very nice!

Radka said...

Another beautiful quilt, Karen! I like the idea of having a design on the back as well :-)

Sherrill said...

Love the quilt..and you can send that rain this way if you want. We'll take it!!

Sherrill said...

Love the quilt..and you can send that rain this way if you want. We'll take it!!

Sherrill said...

Love the quilt..and you can send that rain this way if you want. We'll take it!!

Sharon said...

Another beautiful finish! Way to go, I know it feels good to have this done, it is wonderful!

Wendy said...

Great looking quilt and how prefect with that pattern and the wonderful fabrics you used. I love the back too!

Yvette said...

It turned out fantastic!! I adore what you did with the backing.

Winona said...

Karen, your quilt turned out so pretty. I love it.

Linda said...

Very pretty! It can be a reversible quilt!

Dawn said...

WOW! Front and back...
Two quilts in one.

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely quilt. The back is as wonderful as the front.

Myra said...

Yahoo! A finish for Karen!! Looking great Karen! A wonderful backing too!! Thanks for sharing the info for the pattern!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Looove it! Great idea for the back too!

Karen said...

I love binding quilts! Mary can quilt them and I will bind them!!! LOL. Your quilt is wonderful Karen.

quilting Jeannet said...

Very nice quilt! I love the quilts from Jan Patek, nice colors also.

warm greetings, Jeannet

Anne Heidi said...

The quilt is beautiful- and what a great backing! How cool to make a big basket block :-)
Have a great day!

marijke's crea said...

What a lovely quilt!
Always very nice to see something on the back!
have a nice day,
Marijke

Quiltbenaco said...

Bello il quilt reversibile....mi piace un sacco!!!!!
Ciao

QuiltSue said...

I always reckon that a rainy summer day is a good day for binding.

Stephanie said...

Houses, baskets, and hearts belong together. What a wonderful quilt. I love Summer Rain...but not the humidity. Sewing is a great way to while away the day.

Crispy said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!! I really love the back on this quilt, what a great idea!!

Crispy

Espe said...

Me ha encantado tu blog...he llegado de casualidad... y me quedo contigo. Un besazo.

Allie said...

Oh my - I love this quilt so much - and the backing, wow! Karen this is a gorgeous quilt!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous finish! That backing is so clever!! Simply wonderful quilt!

LeKaQuilt said...

I love this quilt, and I love the Gathering fabric - have all of them (bought 1 yard of each +++).... :o)

deb said...

wow its beautiful..I loveit!!!! great work!!

Darlene said...

Oh, I love this one, Karen. I find myself craving rain.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that is one of the patterns I always wanted to make but of course haven't. But what is BEST is that fabric. I always LOVED that fabric, and don't have any. Must have been during one of my "I can't buy" periods! That big basket on the back is the best! What a great finish for you!

Svalen said...

Hi. Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.
What a great blog you have, love your beautiful quilts.

Have a nice weekend:)

Mar said...

very nice work!! congratulations!!

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful! I hope to have Mary quilt one for me next year.

Lori said...

What a great quilt and I love the back!!

Rose Marie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and love the backing!!!

Karen said...

Congrats on the finish! I've done back art like this before, an enlarged version of a block, and I love it every single time!!

Briarside Lane said...

This is a great quilt, Karen... and the BACK, too!!!
Great finish!