Friday, November 19, 2010

Alice - A Quilt in Progress

Struggling with quilt names has been sorted.  I am starting with A and will quilt my way through the alphabet.  That's the plan anyway. Therefore this quilt has been named Alice.


A simple design featuring blue and green fabrics, and log cabins alternated with four patch blocks. This quilt top came together rather quickly once I actually found some time to sit at the machine.  It seems exam week is almost as stressful for parents as it is for teens!


It's basted and quilting has commenced.  More pictures will surely follow.

Have a great weekend everyone.

RELEVANT LINKS:
Alice Quilt - A Finished Quilt and new Quilt Pattern

38 comments:

  1. What a perfect plan. I really think nameing is the most difficult part. As for the quilt...fresh, clean and ...well...perfect. As always :)

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  2. Love how fresh it looks .. and that exam week is over!

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  3. Um. Unless you're going to be like hurricanes and just start back at 'A' when you’ve finished 'Z', then I think there's a giganormous problem. HAVE YOU NOTICED YOUR RATE OF CONSISTENTLY STUNNING QUILTY OUTPUT???

    Dare you to name the second time 'round 'A' Aloysius.

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  4. Funny, I was thinking the same as Tania. It is going to be quite the same as the hurricane naming system. But boy are your quilts far from hurricanes, they are just stunning and this is no exception.

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  5. Gorgeous quilt, and this design is on my bucket list! I love it!! And great idea about the naming - I may borrow that too, at least for the ones that don't name themselves!

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  6. Going on the with the hurricane comments...I do think there is a letter or two they skip when they pick names. You should do the same.

    Cute quilt! Very fresh looking.

    I don't think we ever outgrow exam anxiety as parents. I actually think I felt it worse as a parent of a teen.

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  7. Very pretty! Love those colors!

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  8. I love your quilts and this one has a special flair !

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  9. I have a friend who is a beginning quilter and I have steered to your blog for great ideas. I like the idea of an A-Z progression--very fun.

    I am a long-time quilter, and I consistently make note of your quilts--they have a lovely fresh quality about them, and this one is no exception!

    Thanks!

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  10. Very nice...I love your pics--they are so inspiring!! Thanks for the eye candy...

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  11. Love the fabric choices! Could you share the lines they come from?

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  12. I adore the fabrics and the simple patterns. Fresh and lovely!

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  13. I love the colours! Beautiful!

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  14. It is just beautiful. The simple pattern suits the fresh fabrics perfectly. Alice is another winner.

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  15. The colors are wonderful, and I love how you did borders just on the top and bottom. fun!
    I too have trouble naming quilts. Your new system is brilliant. Kind of like the way we do hurricane names :)
    Are you planning on writing a pattenr for this?

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the colors and pattern and can't wait to see it finished!

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  17. I just love your quilts. Even though you say they are "simple," I find them just perfect. They are just beautiful.

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  18. Hi Alice, I'm Adrianne. It's so nice to meet you!

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  19. I agree, naming quilts is really difficult. So I love the hurricane-style naming system. : ) Alice is beautiful!

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  20. I was thinking that same as Tania! You quilt so fast.

    Alice is gorgeous, my favorie colors.

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  21. I love the colors in this quilt (you can't go wrong with blue and green)! I love how the alternate square are simple four-patches. I'm definitely putting this quilt on my to-make list.

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  22. Ha! I always name my quilts things like: The Tree Quilt, The Pinwheel Quilt, Emily's Quilt and equally boring yet descriptive names. I like the name Alice - it reminds me of Alice in Wonderland who also wore blue.

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  23. I love the colours and the design of this quilt, so fresh! Love the idea of naming from A to Z, I find it so difficult to name my quilts.

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  24. Great idea about quilt naming.

    A lovely quilt top Rita.

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  25. I am so drawn to blue/green combos, so this quilt struck a cord with me. Wonderful job!

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  26. What a fab idea and as always, executed wonderfully. Plus the colours are some of my favourites.
    (Heh, I would've been first to comment if I hadn't gotten distracted last night, lol)

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  27. "Alice" is just beautiful!!!

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  28. I like Alice. I've thought of naming quilts after my many aunts, we'll see.

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  29. Beautiful fabric choices and great design and layout. I love your idea for naming quilts - I wonder what "B" will be?

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  30. This quilt is totally gorgeous! I love Alice :)

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  31. I love this concept and design! Going through the alphabet for names will be great...

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  32. I do something similar, it takes me about an hour - 90 minutes to bind a quilt generally, so I'll put a movie on whilst I'm sewing. Once the quilt is finished I name it after a character in the movie, either male or female depending on what the quilt says to me.

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  33. Lovely, buckets of freshness - perect for summer.

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  34. Alice! That's a great idea!! : )
    ~Monika in Canada

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  35. that looks so lovely!!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog :-) I look forward to following it

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