Monday, February 9, 2009

Noah's Ark is Finished

Well, it is done! I really enjoyed doing this BOM and I am pleased with the way it turned out. I purchased a jelly roll at a local quilt shop. It is not a fabric line. Just some very pretty coordinated prints that they put together, and I thought they would be perfect for the borders on this little quilt. When I started cutting out the stitcheries to finish this up, I decided to cut them a little bit larger. I cut them one half inch beyond the embroidered line that goes around each block. I cut my 2 ½ inch jelly roll strips in half to add the borders. I thought I had it all figured out, but as you can see the blocks came out a size that didn’t allow them to be put together like they should have been. I considered adding borders to the little quilt, but every thing I tried seemed to take away from the stitcheries, so I just did a bit of hand quilting, put the binding on and called that good. Even though mine is a little bit different, I plan to keep it! Now I need to find a nice hanger for it. If you click on the picture, you should be able to see it in a bit larger size...

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh, Lily, that is really pretty. I love the dark colors...I think I am going to go with dark also. I also like the larger area you did around each stitchery. My main concern for mine will be making everything fit. :o)

Pat said...

It's lovely Lily!

Kathy said...

I wish I had made one. You did a wonderful job on yours! I think it looks really nice. The colors are great.

MYRA said...

Oh Lilly, it's wonderful! You did an awesome job of it! Good for you!
Happy stitchings... 8-)

Maria said...

You are one fast woman Lilly. Simply lovely!

Teresa said...

So very cute. I have yet to start mine, but a few friends and I are doing it together so that should help me to get motivated. If mine comes out close on the cuteness scale to yours, I will be very pleased!

Sweet P said...

Your Noah's Ark quilt is gorgeous! Great job on it.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

It turned out very pretty Lilly! You can be proud. I still have a few blocks to make and I have been auditioning fabrics. I'm going to have some problems too with the fitting together of all the blocks.

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