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The Lone Gnome Quilt

I am definitely planning a whole quilt made from wonky house blocks. Maybe even trying to include some of the houses I have lived in. But, I am trying to show my restraint. My half-finished/planned projects have just about reached critical level. I have declared that I have to finish some things before I can go all crazy on a new project.

The first was the Blue Irish Chain quilt. It has been taking up space in my room- all basted and everything- for weeks. I finally bit the bullet and got busy machine quilting. Obsessively quilted Sunday. Bound it, washed it and took pictures on Monday. Maybe I deserve one little house block as a reward?

Blue Irish Chain Quilt
Very traditional quilt pattern. Very traditional color scheme of blue and white. But, you know me- all is not as traditional as it seems. I definitely included my fair share of funky modern fabrics.
Blue Irish Chain Quilt
Blue Irish Chain Quilt
Blue Irish Chain Quilt
Blue Irish Chain Quilt
The obligatory birds- two kinds.
Blue Irish Chain Quilt
It seems they've taken over the entire back.
Batting and Backing
And included among all the rocket ships and kitchen chairs and nine different polka-dot fabrics, there is a single precious Heather Ross Gnome. I named the quilt after him.
The Lone Gnome

I am absolutely enraptured of this quilt. Love it. Love it. Love it. And the best part? It's all mine. It's the first quilt I've made in about five years for me.

It measures 66 x 66 inches- perfect for cuddling on the couch while reading a good book. Which I am considering doing right now.

Comments

Meg said…
This is my favorite of all the quilts you've done.
Gwendolyn said…
I am glad you made a quilt for yourself1 It's super cute!
Joybeth said…
Love the random gnome, nice touch!
Sarah Camilla said…
Love the details and the treasured VW bus square! I think you really need to see if the covered wagon has openings for a gifted quilter in exchange for lots of cool fabric.

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