Friday, June 27, 2014

Sew Fresh Quilts

Good Friday to you !
You haven't seen me blogging lately because I am just back from visiting my family in South Dakota. It was my Mom's 90th birthday...Us 5 kids and our families gathered together to celebrate her life!  I will have pictures of that wonderful occasion to show you soon.....as soon as my camera gets here from SD....My nephew had a camera just like mine and we got them mixed up ! ugh.  Plus I'll show you a picture of Carla....Creatin in the Sticks  We drove right through the town where she works in Kansas....
and we got to meet each other.....IN PERSON !
However.....
 The reason for today's post is to show you what you what I made with a pattern created by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts !
 A while back, Lorna said she was looking for pattern testers ...and I jumped at the chance. 
I was so excited when she emailed me the cute pattern which you can purchase HERE and HERE.
 You can also purchase Ombre fabrics to make one like Lorna's (below) at,
 Mad About Patchwork in a kit which includes 27 fat eights of Kona solids in Greens, Blues, Pinks, Purples and Greys; white for background and black for binding.

 
 Lorna said we could make this wall hanging in any fabrics we wanted to .... 
and you all know I tend to do things the "Vickie Way". 
So I asked Lorna what she thought about making it in black and white ?
 She said, "Go for it " 
Sew/So I did !

It was an easy pattern to make. It went together in one day and I quilted it the next. 
I straight line quilted between each of the black and white fabrics, then stipple quilted on the buttery yellow background to make the images pop out.  
  
 Thank you Lorna...it was an privilege and a pleasure to test this pattern for you !


I gave Lorna's wall hanging to this sweet lady....she is always doing nice things for others, myself included.
I didn't get a picture of the label I put on it before I gave it to her...but this it what it said,
For my friend LaTrelle who does nice things, and Nice Matters.

Have a great day and God bless you.

21 comments:

Lin's Quilts said...

I love it in black and white. What a great idea!

Jeanie said...

Your version in black and white really makes the pattern stand out! And it was so "nice" of you to pass it along to your friend. I'll bet she just loved it!

Mdm Samm said...

love your choice of colours of course it is done to perfection

Shari said...

What a beautiful hanging! LaTrelle must have been over the moon...you are such a sweetie! Oh and Carla posted a pic of the two of you...such fun!

thequiltedcat said...

Sew fun in the black and white prints with the yellow background - I love it!

Carol said...

Oh, so, beautiful! I love it in the black and white! Your friend is a lucky lady, as is Carla for getting to meet you IN PERSON...nice!

Daytona Damsel said...

I LOVE your rendition of the test pattern. The buttery yellow really makes the design stand out. Congratulations on a unique interpretation.

Debbie

toniaconner said...

I've seen some pretty nice ideas for this test pattern, but this tops the cake.

A Quilter's Mission said...

YES!!! I was wondering what this pattern would look like with prints. I love it for sure! Your quilting looks wonderful.

Sheri said...

Fabulous in black and white! And I love the text fabrics and the words are just right!

Carla said...

Now that is just too cute. Love it in black and white and love Lorna's pattern. Welcome back....:)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful quilt! It sums up how we feel about quilting!! It looks great in black and white. You are so right that nice matters!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a beautiful finish, Vickie! The black and white give this a real sophisticated look. And your quilting is gorgeous. How sweet of you to gift it to a friend. Thanks for volunteering as a pattern tester!

CeLynn said...

Really love the black and white,it just pops! Great finish.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh your quilt turned out fabulous!

Amy said...

I am loving it! What a lucky ducky she is for getting such a sweet gift.

Rosa said...

Wow,it just stunning and love it in black and white.Fabulous quilting!!

inchworming said...

Turned out great! Love the fabric!

Μ ΧΑΤΖΗΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗ said...

The colorway choice was an excellent idea and made the quilt very original!!!

InGa said...

So nice in black and white.... And such a big difference the quilting made. Looking forward to your pictures to come.

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Absolutely love the black and white, such a departure from the ombre effect I really love this.