Saturday, April 27, 2013

A finish, a start and a ribbon!


I finished this flimsy last night.  It's been in the works for over a year!

"Garnet Hill," 68" x 51"




Actually, it's been on my mind since I saw this folk art rug in the Garnet Hill catalog 5 years ago.




I made this block today.  It's the start of my summer scrap project.




And I won a ribbon for "Spring Equinox" at the local quilt show!  Quilted by Cindy Gilbrough.



50 comments:

Angie said...

WOW your Garnet Hill and Spring quilts are just fabulous!!

Marie said...

WOW! What a wonderfully colourful post. Great projects - all of them.

Kim said...

Congratulations on your ribbon.....I love that quilt and it deserves a ribbon for sure....you have the best color sense!
Oh what a great job reproducing the feel of that rug...nicely done! Your applique looks divine!

Happy Sewing and inspiring us too :0)

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Congratulations on all of this! I really like your folky colorful Garnet Hill quilt and it's neat to see where you got inspiration.

Monica said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! That's always a nice recognition.

Thanks for including the rug photo. It is very inspiring, isn't it? You did a great job with your interpretation - I love how you kept all the flowers loose and a little different. I wonder what I would do?

Argh, like I need another project right now...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fun interpretation of Garnet from the rug!
Congratulations on your ribbon for Spring - it's a beauty.

Elaine M said...

Congratulations! Love that quilt. Your summer quilt looks like another winner. Garnet Hill is lovely, love the colors you have chosen. Is the last block suppose to be upside down?

Sharon said...

woohoo to the ribbon, how fun is that! Love the Garnet Hill, it turned out amazing, as all your quilts do!

Bridget said...

Thanks for doing what I always think I am going to do, copy a quilt or rug from Garnet Hill. It turned out so neato. Love all your work. I am a Gwennie fan, too!

beth said...

I love your quilts. YOur garnet hill is my favorite so far!

P. said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilts! Love the Garnet Hill applique quilt, and the Spring as well (congrats on the ribbon!), AND your new block. So very colorful and fun.

smazoochie said...

Congrats on the ribbon -- well earned!
I adore your homage to Garnet Hill & your old-school 'Pinterest' . ;-)

Julierose said...

Good for you--hearty congratulations! I also love the start of your Summer Scrap quilt--looks so cheery!! Hugs Julierose

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

....( high shrill voice) L-O-V-E!!!! Everything!!!!

Heck Yee-ow that quilt deserves a ribbon...clapping!

Your flimsy Garnet Hill is w-a-a-y cuter than the rug!!

I just can't believe you and I have both had this rug photo pinned up since 2008! Mine is in a Country Living magazine Nov. 2008!! Soooo glad one of us finally jumped on this fabulous rendition.

Yummy post!

Janet said...

Gorgeous quilts!! I love your scrapiness.

Pam said...

Wonderful quilts! Just what I needed to feast on with all this rain outside. Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon. :)

audrey said...

I lOVE your Garnet Hill inspired quilt. The bold colors you use always amaze me--very inspiring! Congrats on your ribbon. You do beautiful work.:)

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ... and then some!

Congratulations on the finish and the ribbon and what is sure to be another blockbuster!!

Carol E. said...

Love the flimsy and the winning quilt! congratulationsk!

Tonya Ricucci said...

if it were up to me, that quilt would have tons of ribbons - love it! cute flimsy and of course i love the swirl.

JaneB said...

Hooray for the ribbon! I adore that quilt. Your finished flimsy is very sweet. I really like the appliqué design. How big are the blocks?

roccagal said...

Garnet Hill is just gorgeous!
I just LUV everything you do!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen said...

Your Garnet Hill quilt still speaks to me - not sure why but it does. And congrats on the ribbon - it's just the best feeling.

Rachaeldaisy said...

All your quilts deserve ribbons!! I love your latest flimsy!! And your new block is the beginning of something wonderful.

Terry said...

All the quilts are splashes of joy.
Wonderful Ribbon

Debra said...

Your quilts are always fabulous and very inspiring. Great to see your inspiration picture. Love your work.

Karen said...

Persistence has paid off with a good finish. I like the flower shape. Very prim style. Good mix of colors.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats on the ribbon, that quilt deserved it. Love the new one, too. Is the new block paper pieced? Another fun one, in the works.

Miki Willa said...

Congrats on the ribbon! You certainly deserve it. The scrap quilt is going to be wonderful, and I love the top you finished.

Nancy said...

Garnet Hill quilt is a delight! Congrats on your well-deserved award, too.

fiberchick said...

Fantastic as usual!!! You are one seriously accomplished artist...

Carla said...

As always......fabulous!

meli B said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. Always so happy and colourful. Congrats on the ribbon. It must be a little confronting to put your work out there and very sweet to receive that positive recognition and response. I'm not surprised though :)

Marit said...

Congratulations on the ribbon!! Love the colorfulness of your quilt, the new top and your new start, too
; )
Happy stitching!

Julie Fukuda said...

Congratulations on the ribbon and another spectacular finish

Mary Keasler said...

WAY-TO-GO. Congrats on that well deserved ribbon.

Teje Karjalainen said...

I love your works! Always so inspiring! You are so talented using lots of colours and many kind of prints! Congratulations for the award which is well deserved! Your summer project looks exiting! x Teje

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Congratulations on the win! It's an intriguing pattern, I must say. Your finish is beautiful. You are very creative to see a quilt in the picture. love the idea of creating a quilt in that way.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! I've loved Spring ever since you started working on it and it's wonderful to see it recognized as the work of art it is. Your Garnet Hill is wonderful as well. I love how the colors are spread around and the blocks so varied. I can't wait to see how you quilt it. Looking forward to seeing a quilt with the rest of the blocks you come up with in your current project.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Congratulations on your ribbon! Your Garney Hill quilt is awesome!

Margaret said...

Congratulations! They are both winners in my book! I love following your process and looking at your finished quilts!

Sujata Shah said...

Congratulations! I am with everyone here.. A well deserved ribbon! That rug is gorgeous in the magazine and so is your quilt.

Sharon Eshlaman said...

Beautiful! I love your use of color. Well done!

Helen said...

Congratulations, my dear! All your quilts make the world a happier place, so quilt on...and on

Quilteuse Forever said...

You could win sooo many ribbons LeeAnn!
Your new one has to be displayed some day. All your quilts have a specific artistic touch, a nifty one!
Katell

Lurline said...

Congratulations and I just love Garnet Hill!
Hugs - Lurline.

PatSloan said...

i KNOW that rug!! I think I pulled it out of the catalog too.. wink! And the ribbon is a super fine accessory to your fantastic quilt.. way to go!

Nat Palaskas said...

Great job and congratulations - Love them all - Hugs Nat

Barb said...

congrats on your beautiful ribbon and also your recent finish.
What a great interpretation of the catalog photo!

patricia belyea said...

Who would have thought to copy a rug found in a catalog—from 2008? Garnet Hill is wonderful quilt top that so suits your quilting voice.