Saturday, August 22, 2009

Honeycomb piccies!!!

Okay .... sorry about the daggy clothes line piccies ..... but I wanted to show you the quilt and since it was such a glorious day outside I thought I'd take it out to the back yard to photograph it. Well, it's morning and the grass is still dewey so the clothes line it is ........and on the fence ..... I think I prefer it on the fence ;o) .......Do you like the ric rac in the binding??? The border fabric was much darker than I'd envisaged when I ordered it and I think the ric rac lightens it up really well - it gives it a bit of a lift ;o). I also cut off the corners of the quilt to tie in with the shape of the blocks ...... This was such a fun quilt to make ... and there are just 2 different blocks mirror image of each other!!! And being quilt-as-you-go it's also reversible, which meant I could use up some fabrics from my stash for the backing.
I'm really pleased with how it's turned out ... and I'm making another one now in more subtle tones from the "Beach House" range by Moda..... they're soooo delish!!!
I still haven't written up the pattern yet.... but when I do there will definitely be a giveaway ;o)!!!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend .... the weather here in Brissy is promising to be magnificent!!! We've been promised 30 degrees C ... and it's STILL WINTER!!!! Love it :o)!!!

23 comments:

Ariane said...

I love this quilt. It's gorgeous. I really love the dark colors. It's a beautiful quilt.

Lurline said...

Stunning - looking forward to the Giveaway!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Deb said...

This is an absolutely stunning quilt Joy, gosh you are clever!

Tozz said...

Its very effective Joy and you do beautiful sewing and fabulous photos too :) I like the fence one too :)

Maree: said...

This Certainly has the WOW factor Joy..looking forward to seeing it in a different colourway...and the pattern...
cheers

Beth said...

Very, very pretty. I like that pattern in the jewel tones. It's just lovely

Rebecca said...

Love your quilt, just found your blog. It was a lovely day here on the Sunshine coast, will be a hot one on Monday.
Big Hugs
Bec

StitchinByTheLake said...

The rickrack was a perfect addition to this quilt. It really sets it off! blessings, marlene

Terry said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the ric rac and the cut off corners! Can't wait to see it done in the Beach House fabrics! :0)

Mary Anne Drury said...

Great quilt!! and I LOVE the rick rack in the binding !! What a great idea !!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful quilt...I love the pic on the fence...very stylish :o)

Micki said...

The quilt is just gorgeous! I love your doll and sheep at your blog title. Where did you get the patterns?
Micki

kiwicarole said...

Yep, I do like the ric rac. I just can't get over the amount of quilts and things you make, Are you a machine or what!! LOL
carole x

Julia said...

Great quilt Joy, I do love the ric-rac on it..
Send some of that warm weather down to us...it's still very cold here..
Julia ♥

toni said...

Wow! it's just gorgeous Joy. Isn't the hot weather lovely! toni :o) xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Very Pretty Joy! I like the jewel tone colors!

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Joy! WOW! What a clever chook you are! Your honeycomb quilt looks fabulous! Such different colours to the pretties you often work with, but so very effective!! Isn't rick-rack fun - it's been in both of my quilt designs! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS

clare's craftroom said...

Joy that is a really beautiful quilt . It is so striking , I love it !

wonderwoman said...

joy that is an amazing quilt! i went to a quilt festival yesterday and i reckon yours should be exhibited they are always soo lovely!

xx

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Joy it turned out wonderfully. I love the name and the unusual effects of the dark/light fabrics.

Sandi said...

What a striking quilt, Joy! I like the corner effect and the rick rack really does add a nice touch!

Robyn said...

Joy it's absolutely gorgeous...very striking and I love the way it all works together. Wow!
You clever talented girl :D
hugs
Robyn xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Joy...your quilt is just so beautiful....