Monday, October 25, 2010

The top is finished...maybe...

I love anything out of  a Blackbird Designs book.
This is my version of Chelsea Cottage.  I got all the blocks assembled, then decided it needed a sawtooth border.  The sawtooth border contains alternating red and black HST's.  I LOVE scrappy, and this is SCRAPPY!  I'm still trying to decide if I want an outer border, then must make a decision about the quilting.  I'm leaning toward hand quilting.  It will be a large wall hanging for my sister Laurie.  It's already 54 x 74...already big for a wall hanging.  Hmmm....


Weasley thinks the applique needs a cat or two, since my sister has cats.  Hmmm...
He's my worst critic and my biggest fan, but can be easily bought for some kitty treats.

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

17 comments:

  1. Your quilt is fabulous. Your sister is going to love it. Weasley is quite the handsome gentleman!

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  2. its beautiful I love what you did with the applique !
    ok I think a bed quilt or great quilt for over the couch to take a nap under...
    a border would look great...
    Kathie
    adorable weasley....

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  3. Boy, did it turn out scrumptious! I think I like it way better than the original!! (Translation: COPY! LOL) The hst border really adds a certain something to it. LOVE it! It you had SCADS of time an appliqued border would be excellent... :-D (Don't kill me for suggesting it! LOL) Definitely taking notes now!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  4. Your sister is going to be blown away! This is a gorgeous quilt.

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  5. WOW this quilt is wonderful!! Personally, I don't think it needs another border, it would distract instead of frame IMHO :0)

    Crispy

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  6. GREAT Theresa, I love that triangle border also. Weasley is right, it looks like there is room for a kitty in there.
    Happy Stitching,
    Cheri

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  7. Love the HST's...this came out great. I'd either applique a vine border or go without...talk about extremes no!

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  8. beautiful quilt
    I have not tried hand applique but I may give it a try soon.
    b

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  9. Love those HSTs Teresa, I like Laurie's idea of an appliqued vine border.! You can just run that up in an hour or two, I know you can :o)
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  10. That sawtooth border REALLY adds a lot to the quilt!

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  11. This looks wonderful! I love our color choices. Cats would be a cute addition.
    Love your puss = what a sweet face

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  12. That is a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on such a beautiful finish.

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  13. dear teresa,wonderful work,i love those books of barb and alma ,too,congratulations to a beautiful finish,susi

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  14. Splendid!! I love the green blocks.
    What a cute face Weasley has. I showed my hubby the picture of him in the hoop. I love that photo.

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  15. Oh I'm loving it with the hst border - it's wonderful!! I don't think it needs another border.

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  16. Found you on Stash Manicure and I just had to say that I love your kitty! He has the most beautiful markings on his face :)

    SheilaC

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