Country Nights

Country Nights
posted by Kris
Sun, Nov 6 2011

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My 5th QCA mystery top is complete. I worked solely from stash and my starting strips were from a scrap bag I bought at the LQS. They were only 36 inches long so I have to improvise. The background fabric is a mint green but looks almost white in the photo. I initially planned for a red inner border (not the sashed border) with an outer border of the background fabric with dark stars cut from another scrap fabric. I changed my mind when I laid out the fabric. It looked too washed out. I decided to nix the outer border and make the red wider.

The red border is a deeper burgundy colour from Kansas Troubles but out in the sunlight it looks brighter. The appliqués were done without fusible. I just cut them then pinned and sewed. This was a much more relaxing process than using fusible.

Comments

papple00 wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 1:16 PM

WOW.....this is beautiful!!!!!

Marge P wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 1:37 PM

Very striking, Kris.  Great job!

Stephanie wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 2:00 PM

Kris,

Definitely Wow! I love the country look to it and the stars and half moons in the border add such a beautiful touch!

Mimi wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 2:01 PM

I love the red - it really sets everything else off!!

kplaposata wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 2:33 PM

I love scrappy quilts, and yours is stunning.  The border is wonderful.

Kris wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 2:58 PM

Thanks for the great feedback everyone.

Leslie wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 3:06 PM

Kris, can I have It :)   it is so pretty

Kris wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 3:48 PM

Thanks Leslie. This one goes in DH's car.

Pat Ann wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 7:57 PM

Kris your border turned out so well. When you look at it it carries a theme which I like. Lucky for DH.

Janet Hanley wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 8:22 PM

red border really makes it special and I love the moon and stars. so cute, and country!

Mark M wrote re: Country Nights
on Sun, Nov 6 2011 10:26 PM

very well done

PennyWyo wrote re: Country Nights
on Mon, Nov 7 2011 3:52 PM

Ooh, la, la!  I like it!  Applique is great twist.

Kris wrote re: Country Nights
on Tue, Nov 8 2011 12:22 AM

Thanks again everyone.

Linny t wrote re: Country Nights
on Tue, Nov 8 2011 3:22 AM

This is such a pretty quilt, Kris. I love the colors and the border.  You are so good with color.

Barbara wrote re: Country Nights
on Tue, Nov 8 2011 7:49 AM

Kris, awesome quilt .Barbara

Kris wrote re: Country Nights
on Tue, Nov 8 2011 9:11 PM

Thank you Linny and Barbara.

Donna B wrote re: Country Nights
on Tue, Nov 8 2011 9:48 PM

Great quilt Kris!  I love it!

Kris wrote re: Country Nights
on Wed, Nov 9 2011 12:40 AM

Thanks Donna.

Denise_Oregon wrote re: Country Nights
on Thu, Nov 10 2011 12:26 AM

Very, very nice. Love what you've done with the border.

Marie wrote re: Country Nights
on Thu, Nov 17 2011 3:21 PM

Kris this is just spectacular and Jason is very lucky to have it!

Kris wrote re: Country Nights
on Thu, Nov 17 2011 6:47 PM

Thanks Marie & Denise. I quilted it over the weekend. First MQ completed. LOL

gini wrote re: Country Nights
on Fri, Nov 18 2011 1:11 PM

kris i love the applique on your quilt,  and it's in my favorite color, red.  since i didn't make one, i'm sure i could find the perfect spot for it in my home.   :  )

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