Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lots of love

I have finished my repetition quilt, and am delighted with it!

I really enjoyed making all the 'LOVE's and decided that I wanted the letters to be the focal point, so hand quilted just inside each letter to make them all stand out. I nearly didn't give it a border at all, but am very glad I did, as this plain pink border throws the attention back onto the letters, which is what I wanted.

I machine quilted the border in a toning thread with 'love' repeated over and over. It adds texture to the border without pulling attention away from the letters.


I have decided to call it, 'But the greatest of them all is love', a quote from I Corinthians 13 v13. I'm not religious myself, but the Bible is a rich source of wisdom, and that quote sums it all up for me. I have to do the label and sleeve, and then it will go off to a charity exhibition at The Bramble Patch in June.

Many thanks, Tonya for giving me this opportunity to do something different and so satisfying!

13 comments:

kimberlym said...

I love it! Great job! Love the pink!

Nancie said...

Beautiful quilt! The repetition theme sure worked well here. It is both soothing and fascinating to look at. Congratulations on the finish.

Mary said...

This looks wonderful! I hope my quilt turns out as well.

jmbmommy said...

It looks so pretty! I love it!

Clare said...

Its gorgeous - I hope my quilting on Les Bleus turns out as well as yours.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

it's wonderful. bright and happy. I love the quilting on it. you did great!

Magpie Sue said...

Oh yes, this quilt is wonderful! I'll just say ditto to everyone else's comments 'cause they're all true :- )

Sarah said...

me too! I love it!

Kristin L said...

Beautiful! The love quilting is inspired.

BrendaS said...

this is great. do you want the peachy-pinky cancer fabrics I didn't use for a challenge this spring? this is the best use of those cancer fabrics I've ever seen. congrats on a great finish.

Rose Marie said...

You sure have a lot of love going on with your quilt! Love the border quilting. Well done!

Lynda said...

Hi Brenda,
Pink isn't usually my bag, but if you want to pass on some peachy pink fabrics, we could do a swap. E-mail me and I'll let you know my snali-mail.

Betsy said...

Wonderful!