Taupe quilt finished!

msmeowJune 6, 2012

Hi, everyone - this was a kit I bought at the Jax show 5 or 6 years ago. I got it out a few months ago, looked at the fabrics and the photo included with the kit, and thought, "What was I thinking?" Brown is my absolute least favorite color.

I decided to sew it up anyway, and I have to say I like it a lot better than I thought I would, but I'm still not crazy about it. I think I'll give it to our pastor who is moving to a new church at the end of the month.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the quilting:

Now I can cross that one off my list!


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Oooooh, I really like that! Neutrals aren't normally my thing, but sometimes I see one that is, well, calming I guess.

And I love, love, love your feathers!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 7:57PM
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I like it!. You did a good job and the quilting is very nice. I am quite fond of the colors you used and think it turned out to be a good gift for your pastor.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 8:34PM
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Wonderful quilt! And your quilting is fantastic! The colors go together so well and they are....yes! calming.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 8:50PM
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I like it! I agree, it is very calming. Good gift for your Pastor.
Very nice quilting!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 9:21PM
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Like has already been said, I think the colors are very calming and your quilting is beautiful!


    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 9:48PM
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Donna, I love the colors, and I think you did a beautiful job on the quilting. Were the patterns you quilted your ideas? I think they are very creative. You made a wonderful quilt that your pastor will treasure.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 10:26PM
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The colors are really soothing - I like it! You did a great job on your feathers!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 1:20AM
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I really like this quilt. I usually go for bright colors in quilts (as well as clothing) but I want to try a soothing neutral palette one of these days.
Your quilting is lovely.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 10:51AM
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I love it too!!! You have become a very skilled quilter - those feathers look perfect!

I agree he will love it!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 10:57AM
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Not my favorite colors either but it turned out beautifully. You did a great job. It will make a wonderful quilt gift. Good job.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 11:27AM
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Thank you all so much! I've been doing a lot of those feathers lately (from the book Hooked on Feathers), so I guess practice really does help! LOL

Pastor Beth wears a lot of browns & neutrals, so I think the colors will really appeal to her. The backing is a fun flower print with some orange and yellow, other colors she wears.


    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 11:51AM
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Donna, the quilting is fabulous!!!


    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 12:42PM
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I'm another one that likes it.
I like the colors...as others mentioned, the colors are soothing.
It will make a great gift for the pastor.
Nice quilting too.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 2:46PM
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Donna, very nice job. I like the layout of the quilt and your quilting is fantastic.


    Bookmark   June 7, 2012 at 4:18PM
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I like brown myself. You did a great job on the quilting. Your Pastor will be impressed.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:01AM
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Donna, I believe that everything happens for a reason, and in its own time. I'd say you bought that kit, and then found it at the right time. It turned out great, and your pastor will be taking you with her when she leaves, which will mean a lot to her, I'm sure! Great job!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 8:11AM
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Thanks, everyone! I gave it to her on Monday and she really liked it. She said the colors are perfect for her living room, and it's big enough to be a lap quilt for her (she's tall).

I spent a long time trying to decide what to put on the label. We've worked together for 13 years, but she's not really a close friend, so I didn't want to put something "gushy". I finally decided to put the words of the benediction we sing every Sunday at the end of worship. When she read it she said it was perfect!


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 4:57PM
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The quilting is lovely and the color selection is, as other mentioned, very calming. it's beautiful. I can't wait till I can quilt like that, your feathers, and loops...are very well done.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:52PM
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