Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Chocolate Carolina Byways Quilt

I just finished this. It's about 70"X70". I liked the way it looked like a stained glass window in the first photo, but in the sedon one you can more of the details. It's a Christmas gift...can't tell you for whom, as they might read this. I am going to back it with minki fabric...the softest fabric! I will do it in chocolate brown if I can find it.Here's the quilt again, so that we can see the road passing through the quilt.
Today I made the front of a green pillow which I'll show later in the week. I'm almost finished with the mermaid, and I'm working on a cotton vest of pink and white. I also have three or four denim purses and felted change purses, plus a bunch of other Christmas stuff. But I'm reading Simplify Your Christmas by St. James. I want this to be an old fashion Christmas.

19 comments:

Susie said...

It's gorgeous! Is this the fabric you bought at the shop in Ketchikan?
Even though I don't quilt, I loved browsing in that shop!
xo

Toni said...

It is beautiful Sioux! Wow Simplify your Christmas ... Wish I could. How wonderful for all your recipients to receive all these handmade gifts.

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh MY!!! Your quilt is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I so admire you people who quilt.
Susan

PEA said...

Oh Sue, it's absolutely beautiful!! I so admire people who know how to quilt, I wish it's something I would have learned! You are so clever to be making your Christmas gifts...handmade gifts are the best!! xoxo

smilnsigh said...

WoW! Beautiful!!!!

Ahhhhhh, you have discovered Susan St. James!!!! I love her books! Love 'em!

Mari-Nanci

paula, the quilter said...

I love how it looks like stained glass. And calling it Chocolate is totally inspired.

Old Fashioned Girl said...

It's a beautiful quilt - whoever you gift it too is very lucky.

I like the sound of the book you're reading - have added it to my wish-list!

giggles said...

Looks perfect to me....absolutely gorgeous....I think homemade gifts are so fun....I make them whenever I can. Also have done baking for people as gifts as well...You put real heart into that quilt. A very exciting gift that will last for years to come!
I can't tell you how thrilled Bryan is that you put his song up on your myspace!! I can’t wait until he gets his newer stuff up for you to hear! Some of it made me teary! I will email you as soon as this busy stint dissipates!!!
Love and hugs Sherrie

giggles said...

Looks perfect to me....absolutely gorgeous....I think homemade gifts are so fun....I make them whenever I can. Also have done baking for people as gifts as well...You put real heart into that quilt. A very exciting gift that will last for years to come!
I can't tell you how thrilled Bryan is that you put his song up on your myspace!! I can’t wait until he gets his newer stuff up for you to hear! Some of it made me teary! I will email you as soon as this busy stint dissipates!!!
Love and hugs Sherrie

Pam Aries said...

Hi Sioux!! THat quilt is manifique!!!!!!! How are you doing? Well, it looks like you have been super busy!!

Dawn said...

What an incredibly talented lady you are! That is absolutely gorgeous, and I'd love to see pix of all the rest.

KaiBlueCreations said...

WOW, WOW! thats a stunning quilt sioux.
Im not an expert, but I love the colour combinations of exchange between dark and light fabrics!
PEace and light, Kai xxx

Kelli said...

It's gorgeous and it really does look like stained glass! You did a wonderful job!
Kelli

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is so lovely!

tinker said...

Sioux, this is just beautiful! It does look like a stained glass window with the light shining through. I bet whoever this is destined for, is going to be just thrilled to pieces - lucky duck!

tinker said...

Sioux, this is just beautiful! It does look like a stained glass window with the light shining through. I bet whoever this is destined for, is going to be just thrilled to pieces - lucky duck!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Wonderful! I want to travel the Chocolate Byways, sounds great!! It's fabulous, Sioux, I just love the effect of the light shining through, too.

LMS(oceandreamer) said...

Your quilt is beautiful, piecing is such a lot of work. I am a rebel quilter and don't follow any traditional rules or patterns...BUT I LOVE to see this kind of work in others. You're right it looks like stained glass.
I also like those guitar lights, how cute!
xo

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Not something I have ever tried to do. Lucky people on your Christmas list!

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