Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eyelashes is Done!

Well, the top is, anyway. I'm taking a moment to celebrate the occasion before it goes in the "tops to quilt" pile.


This is one of those quilts that "takes a village." Many thanks to Ann Champion for the inspiration with her vintage rescue quilt. Kaffe Fassett, for the pattern from his book, Quilt Romance.



Wonderful fabrics from Victoria, Buffy and Bonnie.


Curved piecing instructions and encouragement from many of you!



I think it will look great on my bed.



This blank design wall is the best reward. Onto new projects!

38 comments:

Linda said...

STUNNING. Congrats on the completed top!

Sujata said...

Wow! Wow!!!
It is gorgeous! I am so inspired not only by your way of working with colors and textures but also your persistence. A wonderful accomplishment!

Sujata said...

And, you are so right about the rewarding empty design wall. I always feel that way too!

Lisa said...

That looks fabulous! What a great accomplishment. Can't wait to see how you quilt it. Keep going, don't let it hit the finished top pile!

Lesly said...

Oh yeah! I love it! What an accomplishment - it is a stunner!

Jackie said...

It is just unbelievable!! I absolutely adore it and am green with envy! You did a fantastic job!

bloominworkshop said...

Absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to see your next project.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Yippee! I am so proud fo ya! It looks absolutely wonderful on your bed. I know that you are thrilled, you must be! Yumm-yumm-yumm

jovaliquilts said...

What a totally awesome, absolutely fabulous quilt!! Super!

Julie Fukuda said...

All that continued hard work sure paid off! Congratulations.

Exuberant Color said...

It is so beautiful and graphic. It almost makes me want to make one.

Alexis said...

It looks fantastic- and perfect on your bed! Congrats!

Marit said...

Just fantastic! This is well worth celebrating. Maybe one day I'll build up the courage to try this beautiful pattern, too...
; )

Grazia said...

Great work! Fantastic!
Hard work with all those curves....congratulations!!!!
Grazia ;)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is so wonderful, I didn't realize it was bed size...I am even in more awe!!!!I really have to make a red quilt!!!

Barb said...

really looks great on the bed -
How nice to give creative credits all around!
congrats on a fresh clean design board.

The Scrappy Bee said...

Wow. Very zingy. The colors really pop. Bonnie

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo, fabulous!!!!! love it. any leftover blocks for you to have fun with?

Nancy said...

Vibrant, graphic, and bold... you've done a great job. Yes, it does indeed look good on the bed.

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow...love this quilt! Great fabric choices (multiple size dots...so fun!)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

STUNNING!!!!!!! way to persevere my friend! it's fantastic!

Bonnie Hull said...

intense, intricate, beautifully made but still with a bit of play in the blocks...you continue to be my goddess...

Nicky said...

Absolutely stunning Art Deco styled quilt - but if it were on my bed I would not be able to sleep - I'd be "wrapped" in admiration....hoho

Janet said...

It's sensational, congratulations on getting it all together. There's nothing like a blank design wall!

Ann Champion said...

Absolutely gorgeous! This is such a timeless pattern..a classic. You did a fabulous job on the fabric choices/piecing. It look so good on your bed too :)

Em said...

LeeAnn, breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope to see in person someday! I smiled when I saw fresh design wall, it is such a rush and I wonder what u will grace with us next!?

Cheryl Willis said...

don't you just love the black swiss and red (or is just me that loves that combo!) great job. cw

Karen said...

The quilt has a vintage look to it. Good piecing work.

LuAnn said...

What a great quilt, and it looks perfect on the bed. Will you hand quilt it?

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations! It is fabulous!

Selvage Quilter said...

This quilt is a masterpiece!

cartulinas said...

It's such a great quilt! I'm in awe!
Love your selections of fabric. The flowery fabrics really add depth to the design!

Sharon said...

I can only echo what everyone else has already said....this is fabulous! What a beautiful quilt. Your fabric choices and placement make it really fun. And what a feat of perserverance. Great job!

Victoria said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Such fabulous work!

Kathie said...

I am in awe over this quilt I keep coming back every few days just to stare at it!
I may have to break down and make one too!
thanks for sharing and so nice of you to credit everyone
Kathie

quiltmom said...

That is one amazing quilt you have created Nifty- I love the dots -so funky looking and the over all pattern is stunning.
I had the good fortune to see Kaffe Fassett at a evening seminar last fall and asked him if there ever could be too much color and his answer was one word NO.
I love all the multiple designs of your fabric. Thanks for sharing.
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Kim said...

Okay this picture is fantastic but honestly it is even more beautiful and brighter in real life.....It has inspired me to make one too. I've got Kaffe's book and ordered a bunch of black fabric from Jackie at Canton village quilt works.....I may do it in black and Kaffe fabrics.

thanks Nifty for the great inspiration.

Happy Sewing