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:

Janet O. said...

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!

quilting Jeannet said...

Very, very nice Karen! Big compliment.

Dresden Quilter said...
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Dresden Quilter said...

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

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ! Congratulations, Karen !

Jeanette said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Karen!! Luv it!

Strlady said...

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".

Cheryl said...

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.

Darlene said...

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

susis quilts said...

just wonderful,karen!happy quilting,susi

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

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

Dawn said...

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 ;-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt. Keep em coming.

*karendianne. said...

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

antique quilter said...

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

Loris said...

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!

libbyquilter said...

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

:-)
libbyQ

Mary said...

Loved it then, love it now!

shannon said...

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

Wendy said...

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

sunny said...

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

Colleen said...

Beautiful, Karen! Love it :o)

Taryn said...

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.

Denise said...

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

Lida said...

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

audrey said...

very beautiful! i have considered making that quilt myself.

Sue said...

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

Terry said...

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

Supergoof said...

It's a beautiful quilt!!!!
:o)

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

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

Robin said...

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

Lee Prairie Designs said...

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

Carolyn

Sew Create It - Jane said...

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

Sharon said...

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

Meredith said...

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.

LeKaQuilt said...

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 !

Anonymous said...

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!!

Betsy said...

Beautiful Karen. Congratulations on your finish

nella said...

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

Sherrill said...

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!

Shelley said...

Absolutely lovely Karen!

StitchinByTheLake said...

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

Susie said...

It is simply fabulous!

Angie said...

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

Janet said...

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

acorn hollow said...

I agree with everyone else just beautiful
Cathy

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning! You should be so proud of yourself.

Sharon said...

WOW! Gorgeous quilt...what a treasure!

Lynn Koeppen said...

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!

Elzaan said...

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

Betty Lou said...

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

paulette said...

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

Dixie Howard said...

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!

Silvia said...

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

QuiltSue said...

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

Barb said...

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.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations Karen this quilt is just STUNNING!

Me and My Stitches said...

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

Diane said...

that is truly beautiful.

Lori said...

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

Julierose said...

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

Threeundertwo said...

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

Rose Marie said...

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.

Radka said...

Beautiful, Karen ! Quilts like to be finished :)

Carrie P. said...

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

Michele said...

It's lovely!

Cherie said...

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!

Elyte said...

Just gorgeous. I am lost for words.

LuAnn said...

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.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

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

merumo said...

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

Stina Blomgren said...

IT`S A BEAUTY!!!!!! :O)))