Monday, 30 April 2012

The Sun is Shining so...

... I can finally say, 'Ta-Dah!'. The official unveiling of Stained Colourful in its finished state. It actually was finished last Thursday evening to be completely honest. But I already had Friday's post written as I knew Friday was going to be a write off in terms of sewing or blogging. And then the sunshine did a disappearing act of amazing standards. And when it did reappear I did not wish to go out in a garden as soggy as this.

The view from our front door.
Scenic reflection an all new feature!
No child was hurt in this photo shoot.
Child used only to demonstrate water depths.
Oh, and because she wanted to be outside playing in it.
Today the sun is shining and I grabbed the opportunity while it existed. Out I went quilt in hand.

This quilt just makes me happy.

And the back!
Ever since I sent Wonky Stars to live in Finland there has been a void in my life. But not any more. Stained makes me grin from the very centre of my soul on out. I can't thank Sarah enough for starting this QAL and making the pattern available to all of us.

My binding is extremely scrappy.
Part of me wanted to do a Kona charcoal binding
but in aid of continuity on my sofa I went for this.
And this is good enough for me.
It might not be a traditional stained glass quilt with black sashing,
but it positively glows in the sunshine.
No Ta-Dah photo shoot would be complete without the
obligatory rolled up quilt shot.
Despite the wind, and the mud puddles
I came back in with an unsullied quilt.
Yay!!
Some things in life will always make you smile when you see them. Stained Colourful is one of them for me. As you can imagine threats are already rife in this house. 'Don't you dare eat that samosa near my quilt!' 'No squash near my quilt!' You get the idea. I am extremely possessive about this one. Mine, all mine!

Susan

37 comments:

  1. It turned out beautiful...and it's nice to see that you are so happy with it...that makes it all worth while...congrats

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  2. Your quilt is very beautiful and so cheerful! I love both the front and the back and the binding and the quilting. Those big puddles are not so nice, I hope the sun stays out long enough to dry them up.

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  3. It is an absolutely beautiful quilt, both front and back. It will be a family heirloom. It will brighten your day every time you catch a glimpse of it. Di xo

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  4. Fabulous! Really pretty, all those fun colours :-)

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  5. Love it! Well done ...and I'm glad that the rain seems to have stopped a bit!

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  6. Its so so pretty S! But man look at that puddle!!! You could have a floating BBQ at this rate.

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  7. What a beautiful sunny quilt, just what you need at the moment. When is this rain going to stop!! I've had enough of it now. Hugs

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  8. I simply love this quilt. So much so that I searched out the pattern and downloaded it for some quilting fun. I have decided to use white sashing too cause yours is just so pretty. Thanks so much for the inspiration, I hope mine turns out as well!

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  9. It is a lovely quilt, really beautiful.

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  10. Joyful, colourful and fun! Bring it to London I want to see this one for real and you can protect it from samosas if you do!

    Love the new swimming pool!

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  11. lovely and bright! quite the opposite to your of your puddle wonderful yard!

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  12. I know what you mean about having a quilt that you love that just makes you happy when you see it! Enjoy it! It's beautiful!

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  13. Droughts can be so messy.

    Love your quilt.

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  14. Oh Suse I cant tell you how much I love it!! Its wonderful, and yes girls, do as you're told, no food or drink near it (unless its chocolate and you're giving it to your mother who is sitting in said quilt...)

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  15. Oh Suse I cant tell you how much I love it!! Its wonderful, and yes girls, do as you're told, no food or drink near it (unless its chocolate and you're giving it to your mother who is sitting in said quilt...)

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  16. What a beauty! So glad you've finally got some sun! I think we've been hogging it these past 2 weeks! jxo

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  17. Woo hoo! It's so beautiful I don't know what to say. I love it. I love it. I love it!

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  18. It is such a happy quilt :) Beautiful!
    Love your daughter in her wellies, that really is some rain!!

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  19. What a stunning quilt. Such gorgeous happy colours. Sorry to see the drought is causing you so much garden trouble ;-)

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  20. I can't believe all that water surrounding your place! WOW

    Love the quilt though...Gorgeous with a capital G!

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  21. Loving your cheapskate swimming pools!
    The quilt looks so stunning - Sarah's pattern we salute you!

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  22. I don`t blame you - it is a lovely happy quilt (whereas I think mine is moody and sombre!) - it reminds me of th colour of Refreshers or another sweet I can`t put my finger on. Literally and metaphorically. It`s gorgeous!

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  23. A stunning quilt achieved with beautiful fabric choices! It will bring you lots of joy, as long as you keep the girls grubby little hands off it!! Great water feature too!!

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  24. Beautiful colours in your quilt - enjoy.

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  25. It's beautiful. I love both the front and the back. Glad you are so happy with it.

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  26. I adore this quilt. It makes me want to run into my sewing room to see if I can make something half as gorgeous!

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  27. Oh it should totally be yours, all yours! Food and drink near it? Eek!

    BTW, love the new water feature...

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  28. Wow... That's a lot of rain. Normally we Danes moan about the weather but you will hear no more complaints from me after seeing how much rain you've had. Luckiily there's so much sunshine in your lovely quilt to make up for the missing sun :)

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  29. beautifu l -it certainly is a happy quilt and you really deserve to keep it - keep smiling!!

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  30. I have renamed this quilt Stained Beautiful

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  31. It is beautiful!! I love the irony of the water up to the knees standing next to the BBQ pic ;-)

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  32. It's gorgeous Susan, I love it! I think you made the right choice with the scrappy binding, it's perfect.

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  33. wow, I love it. It looks so bright and cheerful and love the quilting

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  34. I love it, I really love it! Oh..if it were mine! (my pathetic attempt at a stained quilt is still in pieces and FQs in a Tesco's bag :( !! x

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