Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ginormous Gentle Art



Okay, maybe it's not ginormous, but it is bigger than normal.  And ginormous sounds good with Gentle Art so I went with it! 

I believe the word ginormous came from the movie Elf, which is one of our favorite movies.......we even make it a point to watch it once during the summer....... so I always think it's a fun word to use!

Anyway, back to the matter at hand, my Gentle Art quilt is finished!








I really like how this one went together so I just kept on going!  








I used a combination of fabric lines from Bonnie and Camille.  Ruby, Vintage Modern, Marmalade, and Happy Go Lucky are all in there! 

I love the orange and navy blue in Happy Go Lucky so I used lots of that!







At one point, I had the inner border finished and I forgot to use the cornerstones!


  I decided I really wanted them in the quilt to anchor that white border a bit, so I went back and added them in. 

I thought it would be easy, but not so much!







It should have been easy, but I made some silly cutting mistakes and I ended up having to remove the entire inner border and replace it by the time I was done.  

Good grief!  

I'm happy that I did add the cornerstones, but I wish it wouldn't have taken me so long to fix them!






Maybe I was distracted by all that we have going on here right now! 

It's a big week at our house!  That's why it's been pretty quiet here on my blog.

My oldest son is graduating from high school!

We made these treats to celebrate his graduation and his birthday, which is this week too!






Well, I'm going to go celebrate and eat one of these!


 Don't forget, there are many more beautiful Gentle Art quilts floating around blogland.  


They're all made from the pattern created by Schnibbles designer by Carrie Nelson.


You can see them during the parade at the beginning of the month on Sherri's blog and on Sinta's blog too. 

 I'm looking forward to seeing them all!





24 comments:

JoAnne said...

I guess it is a big week for you all! Congratulations! Your quilt is adorable!

Sinta Renee said...

Congratulations to the graduate! Your Gentle Art is very sweet! Love it!

Izzy said...

I love your Gentle Art. Happy Go Lucky is absolutely gorgeous. And congrats to the graduate! :-)

Needled Mom said...

Your Gentle Art quilt looks fabulous.

Congratulations to your son.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I absolutely love this quilt! This is my favorite Schnibble I've seen. The spools look fabulous in Happy Go Lucky.

Congratulations to your son!

Linda said...

LOVE your Gentle Art! The cornerstones are a nice touch. It really does add to the quilt. Congratulations to your son!!!!! How exciting!

Sarah said...

Love your schnibble. I think it's my favourite, because the Bonnie and Camille fabrics are used. I'm so glad they've added navy. It's awesome and they should put it in all collections now lol. Congratulations to your son. What's he up to next?

Susan Smith said...

Congrats to the graduate! We, too, have a son graduating from high school. I love those cupcakes! Can you tell me what the green tassel is made of on top? I'd love to make some for him.

Rebecca Stevens said...

What a wonderful choice of fabrics. Love your Schnibble!

Darlene said...

Oh, it's fabulous!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Congratulations all around! Love your spin on Gentle Art. What a very Summer-looking wallhanging. :) That's how I would use it.

Diane said...

Congratulations to your son (and you parents) on HS graduation-that's a big milestone.
love your gentle art quilt-the colors are fabulous.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your Schnibble and the adorable cupcakes~

Just Sew Sue said...

There were corner stones. :) Damn I missed that. I'm envious of your Happy Go Lucky stash as I don't have any yet.

Linda said...

Love all the Bonnie and Camille fabrics - beautiful quilt!

Donna said...

Congratulations to the graduate! Your Gentle Art is lovely. Happy quilting.

Candace said...

It turned out SO nice, Michele! I just love the Happy Go Lucky - I'll be using it in something soon, too! What cute graduation cupcakes! Congrats to your son!
Cheers!

Sue said...

What fun and colorful fabric you used for the gentle Art :-D

Congrats to the graduate !

Wendy Ouellette said...

Michelle, I really like the fabrics you used in your Gentle Art. I have to say it is very vintage looking and what a good eye you have to pump up the navy and orange. It makes it sing!really cute! Speaking of cute...you little cupcakes are so clever, and congratulation to your son!

Judy said...

I love your Gentle Art! Those are some of my favorite fabrics!! Congratulations to your son!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the navy blue in your Gentle Arts--it really pops the other colors! Those cupcakes are pretty cute too--and they look yummy!

OPQuilt said...

Love the choice of fabrics for your Gentle Art quilt--I agree that the navy/orange combo in their line just sings!

And congratulations to the graduate! (And don't we all want one of those cute cupcakes?)

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Houseelf said...

Congrats to your son! Wonderful! My son has scraped through to the next course which is a level up. Huge relief here. :-) What is your son doing next?

Lovely quilt -so cheerful.

Mama Pea said...

Cute quilt and those treats are just adorable!