Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Cure for a Rainy Day

"Contentment"  48 x 52"


It's dark and dreary outside, but inside I played with blocks from my "parts department."  

This quilt practically jumped onto the wall!

The words are from Tonya Ricucci's book, Word Play Quilts.  

The hst's are from the lovely gals over at Two's Company.

The other blocks are leftovers from various quilts.  

OK, now back to holiday gift-making.


28 comments:

meli B said...

Isn't it good to be able to put a whole lot of things together? Are there a few of your left over eyelash blocks in the corners of the word blocks? They look familiar. How did your new work space feel?

regan said...

I'll say it again here.....I love this! And those fan blocks rounding out the corners is perfect!

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn,
Those hsts look so pretty. Specially that little one in the bottom left corner!
You did great playing with all the parts from the parts department.

Karen said...

Did you seriously make this in an afternoon?? Even with all the parts, it would take my hours to even start!! Great job.

Kim said...

Oh this is just super.....you are so good with color and parts matching...love the words too and how you gave them motion....Nicely done!

Happy Sewing

judith lockhart said...

What a fabulous quilt!!

audrey said...

Oh my! This is a Wonderful quilt! Some of my favorite words on it and the little fans are perfect--so full of character. Great way to use up some parts.:)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love how you framed your beauty with your Two's Company blocks!! It's perfect.

smazoochie said...

I love your Virtues quilts! So much nicer than 4-letter words -- not that there's anything wrong with that. Just, well, nicer.

beth said...

You really know how to make a quilt SHINE!

Sharon said...

I love the corners and I'm so happy to see more of your great words. I can't believe this was in the Parts Dept. I don't even have one of those and yet, you had a whole quilt in yours! ;-)

Alice said...

Lucky you to have a 'parts' dept.:) I have been cataloguing my project dept. and I have about 27 projects for a rainy day....I hope it rains a lot this winter!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Great quilt that interprets nicely the red/green colors for the holiday season. Loved seeing your studio as well. Maybe someday I'll get to see it in person?
Keep up the holiday spirit!
best, nadia

Chris said...

Whoa, how fun is this?!?!?!?!?! It's so joyous - great reflection of the holiday season. :) Love all that lime green in there too - your parts department has excellent inventory! (or at least it did!) Happy Holidays!

One Minnesota Quilter said...

How impressive that you can put this together in an afternoon!

Do you have a "word" parts department too or did you put those together for this quilt?

So cheerful and an inspirational reminder to see on a wall.

Judy

Sharon said...

Oh my! I love your word quilts. So fun to put all the parts department together and it looks fabulous! You are so daring with your designs and fabrics.

Mary Keasler said...

Makes me feels like it is time for a fiesta. If that doesn't cheer up a dreary day, then it can't be done. You are a master of creativity.

Tonya Ricucci said...

love it so much! the different shades of green in the HST's really works. you are sooo talented. maybe you need to make some more virtuous words so that you can continue on with the orphan block virtues quilts. love love love.

Brenda said...

fabulous! so lively and fun, and virtuous! I've found that improv quilts like this just go together quickly -- jump onto the design wall like they were meant to be. great finish! and I think you should buy the rest of your gifts and just play some more with your spare quilt parts!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Absolutely brilliant !! You really have such movement and yet balance in your quilts. Such beautiful glowing colours. I love this quilt!!

Miki Willa said...

I just saw this over at Unruly quilts. I love it. You are such a genius it putting together "orphans." Beautiful.

PatSloan said...

your random is VERY exciting my dear!

JaneB said...

Perfect cure for a rainy day!

homeschooled said...

Lovely cheerful and thoughtful quilt.
Present making, that's me too.

Marit said...

So cheerful! Lovely colors!! Funny how some quilts come together quickly - and others don't. This one was meant to be. Love it!
; )

Teresa said...

Wow! I wish my leftovers would inspire something like that! Really fun!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is PERFECT for a dark, dreary day . . . I LOVE IT!!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I LOVE your virtues quilt!
Mine got stalled and I am so inspired to see yours today!
Hope to revisit mine again next year1