Friday, May 8, 2009

Ode to the 1930's Quilt

I finally finished binding my quilt that I showed you a peek of last week. The thing that is really bad is that I finished it last August and it has taken me this long to get around to binding it.

The quilt is called "Ode to the 1930's" and is designed by Lori Smith. Everyone in the clothesline club last year made one. We didn't work on it in our meetings, we chose our own fabrics and did it on our own. We brought our finished blocks for show and tell each month and we all eventually finished our quilts.

This year we are making signiture quilts. I'll show you my blocks as they are completed!

As for this quilt, It was really fun because I love working with 1930's fabrics as you know and I especially love sampler quilts. I absolutely loved making it and enjoyed every step.

I went a little photo crazy because I wanted to be sure to show you a close up of each block so I'm sorry for all of the repeat pictures of some of the blocks...now for the show...

















































The quilting is done by my friend Helen Brutch. Isn't it fabulous! She quilts all of my quilts and I just think she is so talented and such a wonderful sweet lady.
If you are interested in having her quilt something for you, email me and I will give you her number.

Here is the full quilt which is very detailed. now do you know why I took so many close up shots for you?
I love putting applique and pieced blocks together. If I only had time, I could make so many "spin off" quilts that would be so cute from each block. But then, that's the beauty of a sampler quilt, you get to make just one of everything and get your variety.
Do you like the floral border? I struggled with that decision, there are so many options with a quilt like this. But once again, yellow won out. The color of sunshine...



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32 comments:

Shari said...

Wow, this is an amazing quilt! You did such a wonderful job! The 1930s fabrics are my favorites, too. I love the yellow floral border and that sweet green binding with the red rick rack. The block designs are all so pretty and the quilting is incredible. Must be a great feeling to have completed such a lovely quilt!

Cynthia said...

Your quilt is simply breathtaking Lori. I love the bright colors you chose, with the pastels. The sunshiny floral border just pops out all the reds and it is a very happy quilt. The binding is beautiful, little flowers... My question is, what are your plans for the quilt? When I make one that takes so much time and costs so much money, I don't really want to see it used by someone who won't take care of it!

Nanci said...

When I started looking at the individual photos, I thought OMG, another Dear Jane...it must have been a wonderful work of love because it is so fabulous dahling!
Absolutely fabulous. I love the colours of the quilt.
A keeper as it is a one of a kind.

Karen said...

Beautiful!!!! I love every inch of it.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your quilt. It is just beautiful. I love the 30s fabrics and am so wishing I had joined Clothesline Club here last year. I really like your binding too. How unique. Yes, this is a real keeper.

Fiesta said...

Lori I am speechless. This is a fabolous quilt and the quilting on it is outstanding.

Fiesta said...

Lori I cannot find your comforts of home quilt for sale at material girls. Are you the one selling the pattern or is there another supplier?

Kris said...

Lori,

I, too, love 30's fabrics. I love your quilt and the yellow border and rick rack are perfect. I also love your blog. It is very inspirational and the picures are great!. I wish I had a Clothesline Club. Maybe I need to start one.

Kris

Yvette said...

I have had my eye on this pattern for some time but after seeing your quilt I know I have to have it now.

You did a beautiful job. I just adore it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This quilt is definitely my most favorite sampler quilt of any I have seen. The fabric choices, the detailed piecing and embroidery and the awesome quilting make this an absolute WOW. p.s. It wasn't too many photos.

Mary L. said...

Love it!!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fabulous quilt! And the quilting is outstanding. I just love the 30's fabrics.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!!! That would certainly be something to show off and also something that I can only dream of making.

another amy said...

Lori, this quilt is incredible!! Wow, I can't imagine the work that went into it. A treasure for sure. Love ALL the pictures.

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt! Beautiful fabric, quilting and workmanship. So enjoyed the pictures.

Allie said...

I LOVE this. '30's fabrics are my favorite. I love the border fabric and the rick-rack sets it off perfectly!

Sherri said...

Your quilt is gorgeous...and the quilting is amazing! I've made two Lori Smith patterns and have loved them both...I also have this pattern...this is just the inspiration I needed to decide to start it! I'd better add to my thirties fabric stash soon!

Karen said...

Wow! A great quilt made with those 30's prints. Of which I have none of but this is so tempting. Good job.

erica e said...

what a fun quilt! i love it. samplers are so fun to make! and 30s fabrics are so fun to use too. thanks for sharing! i love it. yes, i said that twice.

Dawn said...

Your quilt is amazing!! I love it!!

Cindy said...

Thanks for letting me look. You've inspired me to look into being apart of a quilt block group. I've quilted 37 years. I want to be able to choose my own fabric and so many won't let you do that.

I loved your 30s quilt.

Sherry said...

Your sampler quilt is just gorgeous. I love all those 30s fabrics. Congrats on getting the binding completed.

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful! I always love your color combinations! Your work is wonderful as alway!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

A complete and total work of art! So beautiful. Your technique is perfection. I love this quilt Lori. Of course repro fabrics play a big part in my creations too. Love the fabrics, colors and designs in this quilt. I must ask . . . LOVE THE BINDING. I love fussy cut binding. What is the fabric! in the binding? If you just bound it maybe the fabric is still available.

Eileen said...

This is the best kind of quilt.. you never get tired of making it.. or looking at it. You did a perfect job on each and every block, the fabric choices are perfect, and the border and binding brings everything together!

Tell me more about the quilting please.. It's hard to see from the pictures even when I enlarged them, but it almost looks like she did the blocks by machine and the border by hand...?

Beth said...

I am working on this quilt too, it's taking me a while, starts and stops. I may need to get your quilter's number when I finish, the quilting is stunning! I told myself when I finished this one I'd have to have some heirloom quilting done on it. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful color choices and precise work. Thank you for sharing. peggy

kjquilts said...

Absolutly beautiful! I love the border fabric and especially the rick rack!

Anonymous said...

Your yellow border is perfect! So pretty with your blocks--is it a fabric that might still be available? (I would love to have some!) Your quilt is absolutely beautiful, and great quilting too...wish I could get something finished AND quilted! Donna

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

That is lovely!! I have the pattern and all the fabric for it but none of it is done. Its my someday project. Thanks for sharing.

Trisha Faye said...

Love this post & your love of 1930's quilts!
You mentioned a signature quilt here. Has that been completed? I'll go look for more on that.
A few years back I bought a set of 30 Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Bill quilt squares at a yard sale. Dated 1934. This past year I finally was able to track most (not all yet) of the signatures to a small now-defunct town in Iowa. I've discovered some information on about 23/30 people and am still in the midst of discovering more. You can see all the pics of the 30 squares on the Facebook page: 1934 Athelstan Quilt squares, or find the story of how I found the squares & how I'm finding information about the people at my blog: www.trishafaye.wordpress.com
Thanks for sharing this post!!

WesternWilson said...

Thankyou for posting on this quilt...my sister and I are thinking of tackling this in a kit format. I loved your close up photos and detail shots that show the quilting decisions as well as the fabric choices. Your quilt is very beautiful!

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