Friday, March 12, 2010


This picture doesn't look much different than the last post's picture.
But it is.
The difference??
done. done.
It's quilted.
It's bound.
Ready for some use!!
Why, oh why did I wait sooo long?
This quilt began with a bunch of leaves from a pattern.
I made a few and then tried to figure out what to do with them.
I hate following patterns.
I will begin with a pattern.....sometimes...but then...
I want to do my own thing!
I think it's a rebellious streak in my nature.
And Hey!
Who does it hurt? :)

I ended up appliqueing this tree in the middle
with the leaves
floating around everything.
I'm adding this to Amy's sew and tell.
What a great way to end the week!
I'm going to go see what everyone's been up to.


  1. You don't follow patterns because of your creativity, Beth! Look at the great tree that grew in this creativity process. Who wants to make a quilt exactly like someone else's? This is a good finish, enjoy the quilt hug!

  2. I hate patterns too!! But your quilt turned out lovely, so who needs patterns anyways?!

  3. I love your creativity. That way, you'll always end up with one-of-a-kind quilts!

  4. wow...beautiful times i don't have patience to follow a pattern...i start with one pattern and end with my own creation

    thank you for visitng my blog

  5. Beth, this is gorgeous! Love the appliqued tree and all the leaves. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful! I admire people who can quilt sans pattern

  7. Congratulations, Beth, on finally finishing the quilt. It is sooo pretty; I can see the wind blowing through the tree and making the leaves fly!

  8. I love trees on quilts. Great job.

  9. Fabulous! I've bought a few patterns and they've sat on the bookshelf. I love the tree in the center. Great idea!

  10. Love the way those leaves swirl around the tree - and that applique is great! Congratulations for finishing this beautiful project! Isn't it a great feeling to be finished!

  11. Absolutely beautiful! The tree in the center is perfect.

  12. This is a magic quilt. It looks beautiful. Well done.

  13. so pretty! I love the tree! I'm like you - sometimes I start with a pattern, most of the time, I do my own thing! :)

  14. Beautiful! Just beautiful... and that looks like hand quilting, yes? I am totally impressed. I love it. (I am the same way with patterns. But sometimes I wish my mind had a print button so what I see up there would transfer to what I am doing a little easier.)

  15. LOVELY!!!

    and hand quilted???? my oh my oh my....


  16. There's nothing like the satisfaction of DONE! And lovely, I might add.
    You inspire me everyday.

  17. Love this! Reminds of an autumn day which is where we heading in my part of the world. A great finish!

  18. Just beautiful! I love all the leaves. Great job.

  19. this is absolutely beautiful!!!


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