QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. Very pretty! It can be a reversible quilt!

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

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

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

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  20. Looove it! Great idea for the back too!

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

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

    warm greetings, Jeannet

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

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

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

    Crispy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  35. 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!

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

    Have a nice weekend:)

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  37. very nice work!! congratulations!!

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

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  39. What a great quilt and I love the back!!

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  40. Your quilt is gorgeous and love the backing!!!

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  41. 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!!

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

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