Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Border and a Twist

I just love the purple in these Lilac Hill fabrics!
With all boys except me in this house, purple is hard to come by! 

My Blessings From The Hollow quilt is finished! A Christmas break completion! Pieced border and all! That border really ads some pizzazz to this quilt.  I did have to scooch some of the border pieces together a bit to get it to fit on perfectly.  I'm pretty picky with my piecing....I use lots of pins..... and really try to get everything to fit together just right.  This pattern was wonderful.  I'm going to run over to Kim Brackett's flickr group and post this picture along with the other great quilts that have been made with patterns from the book Scrap-Basket Sensations. You should go check them out! Picnic might be next on the list for me. I've been thinking about that one for awhile!     


Twists and turns built in less than 12 hours!
This is more than 5 feet tall!!

My son Aidan had a completion of his own over Christmas break.  Actually, he had more finishes than I did! He is quite the Lego builder too...the more complex the better!  When he was finished building this original creation with K'nex by combining a set that he already had with one that he got for Christmas, he asked if I would take a picture and put it on my blog.  He was sure all of my blog friends would love to see what he had created too!  Thanks so much for taking a look at this amazing roller coaster of his own design :-)

I've been doing some quilting and I'm also ready to start some cutting too.  I'll be back soon with more to share!

21 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous, Michele!!!! I love Your Blessings quilt!!! The fabrics and colors are beautiful together with that pattern. Stunning!!!

Izzy said...

Your quilt looks amazing. I love the purple. And the roller coaster looks pretty good too! :-)

Tonya said...

That's one crazy, scary looking roller-coaster! I bet it would be an awesome ride! Your quilt turned out amazing! Love the color combos!

Jackie said...

Congratulations to Aidan on his roller coaster finish! It sure looks scary.

Michelle, your finished quilt is gorgeous. The border is really interesting and adds a lot to the quilt.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So beautiful Michele!

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful quilt AND a great roller coaster, too! Of course, we are delighted to see them both. :)

Carrie said...

Even without boys in the house, purple is hard to come by!

Your Blessings quilt is absolutely gorgeous and I agree with you, the border is the perfect finish for it. But your wonderful quilt is creating one really big problem for me... I'm crestfallen that I don't have any of this fabric! Not one single little scrap of it. :)

As for Aiden's finish, it reminds me of those "Rube Goldberg devices". Which, you should know, I am totally enamored of. :)

Nicole said...

My favorite fabric collection from last year! And what a great quilt you made from it. Gorgeous!

Jen said...

Awesome roller coaster! Wow, that looks very hard to put together! Love the quilt too, the border is great ;)

JoAnne said...

Wonderful quilt! I have both of those books and love both of them. I must say that that is one awesome roller coaster. I think it would be neat to see a video of a car going down it!

Stephanie said...

Perhaps your son will be a future roller coaster ride designer? Great job. Your quilt is so pretty. A very satisfying finish I'm sure.

Cheryl said...

Great finish Michele! I like your son's finish too. My children always adored Kinex and Legos.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You tell Aiden that I love his roller coaster! Amelia too is an avid Lego builder. We have a ton of set around the house. They keep her busy. Your quilt is fantastic as well! Great finish!

regan said...

The quilt is beautiful.....and the Roller Coaster ROCKS! Woohoo! Wouldn't it be fun to ride something like that! Holy cow! He did an awesome job! I think you have a budding engineer on your hands!

carol fun said...

What a gorgeous quilt - love the combination of fabrics and pattern. I don't think I've seen a bad quilt from that Scrapbasket book.

Your son's coaster is awesome! Great job - seems like he's creative like his mom!

MP said...

Way to go Aidan! A science fair genius AND an amazing Lego/Kinex builder on top of that! Connecting small intricate bits in a creative ways runs in the family :-)

Dandelion Quilts said...

That quilt is stunning. I just love it....great finish.

Applique Time said...

The quilt is beautiful. I really can't begin to imagine the effort involved and must say I will stick to admiring your lovely work until some of these kids are out of the house.

I can spare a girl if you need a little purple in the house. Big, medium, little, take your pick. :)

The roller coaster is amazing! I don't think I could have done that with detailed instructions let alone on my own. Way to go Aidan!

Quilt Hollow said...

It turned out so pretty!

Carrie P. said...

Stunning quilt!!!
Your son did a great job. I remember my boys loved Legos too. I still have them all. Maybe one day I will have grandkids who love them just as much as they did.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on finishing your Blessings From the Hollow quilt! I know the border took a while, but I love the way it looks.

And what a cool roller coaster! Your son must be one smart dude!