"Whatever your hands find to do, verily do it with all your might" Ecclesiastes 9-10

Friday, June 1, 2007

SEASIDE ROSE...




Yesterday morning, I woke up "in the mood for Moda", feeling I could use my sewing machine (which is not often the case !... LOL). Maybe all those beautiful Moda Challenge quilts , shown by Darlene, Nicole, and Dawn, influenced me while sleeping, I don't know...

I decided to use a simple pattern (machine sewing must ALWAYS be simple with me !), shown by Connie on her blog, last 30th May, together with two Moda "Seaside Rose" Charm Packs, that Darlene had kindly sent to me.... and it worked like a breeze ! I was (and still am) delighted !

So : TADAAAAAA ! Here are two pics. (sorry, the borders have just been steam ironed and thus a little "frizzy/wetty"). These borders are from Moda, as well ("Chelsea Boutique" by Blackbird Designs, for Moda), and I think they perfectly fit (I kept some beige for the binding). ...... Now this cute "fresh breeze" will have to wait its turn for hand quilting......














Thanks, Darlene, for the beautiful charm packs, and
Thanks, Connie , for the inspiration...

Referring to my last post, some friends asked me to show again my double Irish Chain. The use of a landscape fabric to make it was intrigueing.... My pleasure ! This quilt is among my first ones, I was so much enthusiastic (who ? me ???) that I even stem stitched its name on the borders : "Ma Saison préférée" ("My favourite season"), together with some oak leaves. It's an everyday use quilt, and has been washed a hundred times. Maybe is it the only one for which the kids are "fighting"...


28 comments:

  1. That is one romantic quilt, Nadine :o) And you are right, the fabrics really go together. Congratulations on finishing a beautiful quilt top! Have fun quilting it (when the time comes *lol*).

    Have a nice weekend!

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  2. Oh it's lovely, Nadine, just lovely!! :D

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  3. Applause, applause, applause - it's beautiful. I love it, love it! The dots work beautifully for the borders! You should be very proud of yourself! :-)

    And, the Irish Chain quilt is stunning. Very very nice!

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  4. Yes, both quilts are wonderful. The Moda is so soft and romantic. I love the the idea of using scenery fabric in the double Irish chain - it really shows off the fabric. Great quilts Nadine!

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  5. That is a very beautifull quilt.

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  6. I am sooo glad I asked to see more of the Irish Chain, it's lovely.

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  7. Oh those Moda fabrics turned out so well! And I too love the idea of using the scenic print for the double irish chain. More ideas -- eeek, I think I need to get sewing!

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  8. Hi Nadine - love the new quilt! I am making a blackbird designs quilt and wish I had some of the spot you used for the borders but I think I would be in serious trouble with my lovely husband if I bought any more fabric! He quite liked it when I was allotment obsessed and only needed the odd seed packet and bag of compost to be happy, now that I am so much back into sewing things are getting A LOT more expensive - whoops! Take care, Lucy

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  9. That quilt is just beautiful! Good job on the quick flimsy!

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  10. Waking up in a Moda Mood - I want to do that every day *s* Your top looks great. Just love those fabrics.

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  11. what a lovely quilt you've made using the Moda fabrics. I also like your Double Irish Chain quilt and the main fabric you chose.

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  12. I am doing the same pattern with my charm pack! Just want to hand quilt and this will do the trick.

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  13. I love your Moda quilt - such pretty, summery colours. You are really very talented.

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  14. Every day is a good day for Moda!
    *hugs*
    Tazzie
    :-)

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  15. I think if I woke up in a Moda mood my dh would tell me to go back to bed, lol. That could be dangerous!

    I love your new quilt, and the Irish Chain is just wonderful. That fabric choice was brilliant.

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  16. A very romantic moda quilt you made there! Very nice and it has a summer feeling to it, the perfect project to quilt in the garden.
    I love your Irish chain, your fabric choice works wonder!
    To answer your question about my Set-in seams quilt, it is from APQ Vol 11, Nr.7. Have a nice sunday and take care.

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  17. The Moda quilt is very romantic! Beautifully done.

    I just love your Irish chain, love the scenery, & love the colours too.
    Your lovely personality shines through in your quilts, Nadine!

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  18. Oh Nadine you did wonderful! I love the colors and the border you put on it is perfect! And the double irish chain with the landscape fabric is so cool!

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  19. Oooooooh - I'm so in love with the soft romantic fabrics Moda is coming out with these days. What a perfect use for the charm packs. It turned out so pretty!

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  20. Oh, I love the romantic florals! Just beautiful! As for the Irish Chain, wow! I've never seen a landscape fabric used that way and it's spectacular! Thanks for sharing! ~A :-)

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  21. Your quilts are wonderful! I've got packs of Seaside Rose just sitting wait for inspiration. This might be it!

    Love your double Irish chain. I didn't think to do it in just two fabrics. That would have made the giterdun much easier for me. It's beautiful!

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  22. Thanks for sharing that Irish Chain quilt! I need to evaluate my kitty candidates...

    Nice charm quilt, too!

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  23. Indeed very beautiful these quilts. I love a lot Irish Chain quilt!!!!

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  24. Nadine, it's a beautiful quilt!

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  25. Oh, Nadine, the Seaside Rose quilt is stunning! I love the rosy red color in the borde and the dots are wonderful.

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  26. Those charms packs made up into a beuatifully romantic top. I wish I would wake up in a Moda mood. I also love, love, love the double Irish Chain - I would have never thought to put a landscape print in the center. What inspiration!!

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  27. I love all moda fabrics, your charm quilt is adorable. I've always wanted to do a irish chain but haven't got around to it :-) Your's is stunning.

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  28. Great new top, can't wait to see it all quilted up!
    The Irish Chain is stunning! I like how you put the print in the larger squares to give it a total different look from the usual.

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Thanks a bunch for your comments, they just make my day !