Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Corduroy Appreciation Day!!

The date that most resembles corduroy, 11-11-11, is finally here!

To celebrate, the Corduroy Quilt Enthusiasts have prepared a show for you.  

Click on the links below to see over 30 quilts made from corduroy!   And while you're touring the show, you might like to celebrate the day by wearing corduroy, eating long skinny foods, or recalling your fondest corduroy moments.

 Remember to send your appreciation to our Veterans and their families too!


First, I'll show you my corduroy quilt.  I took the Rebels challenge with the gold and green floral corduroy, added some thrift store clothing and a few bits of yardage.

It's a nice, long size, perfect for a nap on the couch.



Here's a bit of the Rebels challenge fabric.


I used wool batting, tied it with wool yarn...



And backed it with a nice, cozy flannel. 


Now, enjoy the show!

Barbara Brackman's Material Culture



32 comments:

Deb Rowden said...

Great quilt, great show! I was unsure how I would quilt mine, you have showed me the way....thanks!!

Sujata said...

LeeAnn,

Spectacular quilt! I love the fact that you chose to tie this quilt. It looks so fitting to the nature of the quilt.
Love how you added a bit of purple in there too.
Wonderful color combination and perfectly executed in 'Nifty' style

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thanks SO much for organizing this online exhibit of corduroy quilts! What fun to visit and see all of them!

Love your quilt!!!

Clare said...

I think quilts like this always look better tied rather than quilted. It adds a sort of je ne sais quoi to them.

Wonderful quilt.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

FUN STUFF,LEEANN! thanks for inspiring us all! I wish I would have tied my quilt...oh well,next time! Love yours!

Jean said...

Love the quilt show. Glad to find out about Nat'l Corduroy Day, though I didn't find out in time to join the show. I did post about my corduroy quilt, though! Thanks!

farmersdotter said...

Looks great as usual...you just have an eye for color! Don't you just love using recycled things!
I'll be anxious to check out all the others, but gotta go to work this morning....have a great 11-11-11 day and weekend!
Better go put on my cords!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Oh love yours and thank you for putting together a show of others to see. I found you from Deb Rowden's blog and I hope you don't mine but I linked your post on mine also. My quilt is more suddle than yours, but mine is also from the 60's or 70's. Again thanks.

Béa said...

Love your quilt and ALL the quilts displayed. Enjoyed visiting every blog and see so different versions.
Finally, i think i will tie mine ...!
Thanks again.

Kim said...

Oh how wonderful to see all the variations. I never tire of a good quilt show! I have to say I have seen most of those Gee's Bend quilts in person and those pictures just don't do not do them justice and I'm thinking we are missing out on the real beauty of these corduroy quilts too in your show.

Thanks for sharing them everyone.....
Happy Corduroy day.....and Happy Veteran's Day too.....a heartfelt
thank you to all our Veterans.

Happy Sewing

Chris said...

Happy 11-11-11! Love your quilt, the red ties are perfect - looks like the greatest couch quilt ever! I am famous for falling asleep there, think I need to make one. Wish I had some of my old corduroy clothes - I had some great jumpers in high school - thanks for the show too! I've been taking peeks all morning!

Bonnie Hull said...

...too much fun!! More corduroy talk tomorrow? See you later. xxoo

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Corduroy Day!! What a wonderful quilt!! I love those bright happy colours with the white high lights. The ties are wonderful, I might put a few ties through mine after seeing yours :). Thank you so much for organising and inspiring us to have fun with corduroy.

Sharon said...

Great job, love the red wool ties. Perfect for the cold winter nights that are approaching.

linda said...

Fantastic quilt LeeAnn and fantastic colors.
Happy Corduroy Day .
ciao ciao

MareeR said...

Great colour coordination - it looks stunning.

Magpie Sue said...

Dude, I bet that's one *warm* quilt!

I thought for many years that I would make a corduroy quilt but had to let go of that vision. I settled for a corduroy needlebook, which I have posted on my blog today.

Thanks for organizing this quilt show.
:- )

fiberchick said...

Gorgeous... Love the added surface texture of the ties.

Cheryl Willis said...

great blog hop, i am sneaking in reading posts between work and looking like i am working- lol

Kathy said...

This is such a graphic quilt. The colors are terrific and they help beautify that "ugly" swatch.

Many thanks for being the 11 11 11 rabble rouser!

Helen said...

Great quilt, Nifty! Those yarn ties add even more texture to all those corduroy ridges. Would just love to wrap up in this for a long winter's nap. ..... zzzzzzz.....

Thanks for this very fun adventure into Corduroyland!!! You always come up with the best ideas.

Elaine M said...

Your quilt is very inviting. Like the solid colors you picked with the print.

Spangle said...

So awesome! It looks so warm and cozy. What fun! Happy 11/11/11! I'm wearing cords!

piecedgoods said...

Thanks for putting together The Corduroy Show! I loved seeing everyone's creations!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Hi LeeAnn, I just had to pop back to say thanks again for organising such a fun event. I've had the most wonderful time popping around to everyone's blogs seeing wonderful quilts!

Sharon said...

I love your quilt, LeeAnn! Great colors, and those red yarn ties just do me in! Now I know - I HAVE to tie mine!

Thank you so much for organizing this wonderful Corduroy Event! It was so fun to participate AND to see everyone's great quilts. What inspiration! I'm ready to make another one!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, LeeAnn. Very interesting concept. Your corduroy quilt looks so cozy. Enjoyed the others too. That being said, I don't think you can get me to use corduroy!
best, nadia

Marit said...

I think you are a brave woman, making a quilt out of corduroy. But I do admire the result, love the bold colors and the pretty red ties that bind it all together. Enjoy the quilt!!! You are an inspiration.

Theodora quilts said...

Love it !! you worked real hard to have it done by the 11th I had stopped by on that day ,but didn't have time to leave a comment,I had been looking at some corduroy at the fabric shop near me ,one of these day I'll make a go at it,have a nice Sunday. theodora

Ann Champion said...

I love your corduroy quilt! It looks so cozy and soft.
Many years ago I used a fine whale corduroy as the backing for a quilt that I hand quilted. Before I knew we weren't supposed to. ;)
That quilt doesn't slip off the bed! LOL
I'm inspired now to look for corduroy at the thrift stores when I go searching for wool.

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Tonya Ricucci said...

absolutely fantastic quilt. so amazing that you took an incredibly ugly fabric and made it sing. love it and love the ties!