QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

TRUMPET FLOWER QUILT

Finally, I have completed the "Trumpet Flower Quilt".  Mary from Quilt Hollow worked her magic on machine quilting it several months ago.  I didn't have time for the binding at the time and put the quilt in the sewing room closet.  It soon became part of the landscape.  You know how when you see something so often that you cease to really see it?  I had to move a few items in the closet the other day to look for some small batting pieces stored in there.  The quilt was one of the items I picked up to move.  I decided right then and there that the fabrics in the quilt had mellowed long enough and time to do the binding.
I struggled to get the quilt pinned to the design wall in the sewing room.  I had to bend it around the corner a bit as the area is not large enough.  And some items got into the picture that could not be helped.  But at least you can see the majority of the quilt.

Here are two close up pictures of the quilt.


The quilt top was completed in June of 2009 so you can see it has been a while coming to the end of the project.  You can read about the pattern information in a blog post here.  It is a Cherie Ralston design.

At the time I completed the quilt top and showed it on my blog, I received an e-mail asking if the quilt top could be purchased from me.  I declined as I love the piece so well.  And the answer is still the same today.

You don't find a lot of pinks in my stash.  I used up a lot of what I had in the making of this quilt and have not purchased many since then.  I need to work on that part of my stash.

I have another completed quilt that I will share with you in a couple days.  I am off to the sewing room.

Karen

72 comments:

  1. This is an heirloom, Karen. What a beauty. Glad you finally got it out for the finish. Mary does an incredible quilting job--I couldn't see much of it in the photos, but I'm sure it enhances this treasure!

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  2. Very, very nice Karen! Big compliment.

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  4. It is so beautiful. Glad you got the chance to finish it.

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  5. Wonderful ! Congratulations, Karen !

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous Karen!! Luv it!

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  7. This is so beautiful, Karen. I'm so happy that you can call this one done. It defintely deserved to be pulled out and "seen".

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  8. It must feel great to finish a UFO! Mary's quilting is the icing on this yummy quilt! Waiting to see what you finish next.

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  9. It's a beautiful quilt - I know you're happy it's finished.

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  10. just wonderful,karen!happy quilting,susi

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  11. What a beauty! I wouldn't part with it either. Have a happy day!

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  12. What a beautiful finish! Your fabric selections are always fabulous.
    I think working on a building up a stash of pinks would be a fun thing to do ;-)

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  13. Karen, this is amazing. Congratulations on another wondrous finish!!!

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  14. beautiful...wow, I have always loved this design of Cherie's. congrats on another wonderful finish.
    Kathie

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  15. This so so lovely! I can absolutely see why you wouldn't want to part with it. I love your fabric and color choices. This is a treasure!

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  16. i love love LOVE this quilt~!!~
    it's definately a keeper.
    congrats on the finish.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  17. i remeber your older posts...loved it then, love it now. you should be proud, it is gorgeous!

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  18. I'm so happy to hear you are keeping this quilt, it's fabulous! Well done, I love it.

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  19. Oh my. I only wish I was a fraction as talented as you are! Very beautiful.

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  20. It's a beautiful quilt and I wouldn't want to part with it either. Congratulations on finishing it. I would call that a major accomplishment.

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  21. I don't love pink too but I must say that this quilt needed pink to be so beautiful!

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  22. So good looking and than have to wait for three years! Hope the next will be completed earlier, they do deserve it, you make fantastic tops! Greetings
    Lida

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  23. very beautiful! i have considered making that quilt myself.

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  24. Oh it's so beautiful, Karen! I love that. I know I say it a lot, but you do such nice work with applique :)

    I can't wait to see the next one you're planning on showing us .

    Happy stitching,
    Sue

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  25. It's just beautiful! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

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  26. It turned out so beautifully, you should be so proud of yourself. I wouldn't sell it either. This is an heirloom to passed down, I agree!
    Congratulations on a job well done.
    Julie

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  27. What a pretty quilt. It deserves to come out of it's hiding place and be on display.

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  28. Oh my Karen!!!!! BEAUTIFUL... you should be very pleased with yourself!

    Carolyn

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  29. Fab, Fab, Fab! You've done a great job and it is stunning! Congrats.

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  30. This is beautiful, Karen! I don't blame you for not selling it!!!

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  31. It is a pretty quilt. My stash is missing backgrounds, like cream, etc. It is interesting to me to hear about the holes in our stash. As so many of us are drawn to different fabric.

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  32. The Troumpet Flower Quilt is so beutiful and its one of my favorits. Love all the fabric you used and its realy nice to se it with the binding on. Wounderful !

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  33. I'm so in love with this quilt and loved seeing it again. This is one I would love in my own collection....I can certainly undetrstand your not parting!!

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  34. Beautiful Karen. Congratulations on your finish

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  35. A beatiful quilt! Congratulations!Thanks you fou your visit, I am very grateful!
    Nella

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  36. I made that quilt a few years ago, like you, and it is STILL one of my favs!! Mine was actually in our guild show in 2010 (and won a ribbon, too!). Beautiful!

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  37. Really lovely! I can certainly see why someone would inquire about buying it. blessings, marlene

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  38. It is GORGEOUS!!! You do fabulous work, Karen. :)

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  39. It's very, very beautiful, congratulations on finishing it.

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  40. I agree with everyone else just beautiful
    Cathy

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  41. Absolutely stunning! You should be so proud of yourself.

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  42. WOW! Gorgeous quilt...what a treasure!

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  43. This quilt is lovely! Get shopping girl. Your stash needs pink! LOL

    Don't you love to finish something big? I have a quilt just waiting to be bound. You have inspired me!

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  44. That is extremely beautiful Karen! You can be very proud (and fond) of this one. Wow!

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  45. Such a lovely quilt, it will be treasured by your family for many years.

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  46. A STUNNING quilt!! Gorgeous!! And having Mary quilt it just adds to her beauty!! Well done, both of you!!

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  47. Absolutely fell in love with your quilt the first time I saw it, and love it even more now. I have dreamed about finding some of the red and white sampler fabric that you used in the background. Hope they print it again someday. Love your finish, Karen!

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  48. That's gorgeous Karen!!. I like it very much..
    Hugs

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  49. That looks beautiful. No wonder you couldn't part with it.

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  50. wow - what a stunner.
    I love the patchwork backgrounds, especially on the borders, what a great effect.
    Being a lover of pink, this quilt really appeals to me.
    Great job and congrats on a beautiful finish!
    Love the lightening streak sashing. I'll have to study up on that one.

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  51. Congratulations Karen this quilt is just STUNNING!

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  52. Your quilt is beautiful - I can't believe it has been hiding in the closet!

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  53. Lovely Karen!! How nice to get it out of the closet and finished!!!

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  54. Karen--This is a stunning piece of work. Simply beautiful. I really like the colorways you chose, too. You should enter this into a contest....seriously Julierose

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  55. It's absolutely stunning. I love the pieced sashing strips. Wonderful colors. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

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  56. LOL ... I thought you had it all finished when you last posted it .... but was a lovely surprise to see it now and I love it all over again.

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  57. Beautiful, Karen ! Quilts like to be finished :)

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  58. Stunning! I love the borders around each block. Congrats on a finish.

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  59. Hooray, Karen!! It's lovely! Congratulations on finishing! I gave mine to my sister-in-law so only get to see it once or twice a year. Great job!

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  60. Just gorgeous. I am lost for words.

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  61. What a beautiful quilt. I love the scrappy backgrounds....even in the borders. And what a wonderful zig-zag sashing. I don't blame you one bit for wanting to hang on to this quilt.

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  62. That is beautiful Karen. What a lot of work, but so well worth it I'm sure. You have a finished beautiful quilt.

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  63. I feel like I saw something I really shouldn't have as this is stunning!! Congratulations!

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