Friday, September 26, 2008

Granny's quilt

So, here is the quilt, she has returned from the most wonderfully gorgeous and talented quilter in the whole wide world - Yep !!! Totally true.


Darling Bernadette, who I have met once before - (she is part of "Team Selvedge") delivered this yesterday and I am so excited. Seriously this is the first- ever quilt I have made, and it looks like a quilt - a really truly quilt. (I expect you all to conveniently forget the great green monster at this point)
I sometimes have the misfortune of seeing people's quizzical faces when I present something hand made- or even worse the "but what's it for" question.

But not this time - no sirree Bob !
This is a quilt.
I'M A QUILTER - HEAR ME ROAR
(although technically I'm just a topper, Bernadette is the quilter)
I'M A TOPPER -HEAR ME ROAR.
Yup - works for me.

OK - Now for the binding .....any opinions. The green of the outer border so the binding sort of blends in - or the cherry pink of the small border?

72 comments:

  1. LOve it,yay you are a topper! I vote for the cherry pink!!

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  2. Fantastic! Isn't Bernadette great. I think the cherry, but my rule of binding is a fabric you love because binding is so boring you need to at least enjoy the fabric you picked. Granny should love it.

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  3. Cherry here too. The quilt looks fantastic!

    Michelle

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  4. To the real quilter...
    Well I wish all of my customers were like you! Actually most of them are so how lucky am I. It's a gorgeous quilt, I am sure Granny will be thrilled with it. That makes four of us for cherry....AND I love that green monster, makes me want to make one everytime I see it.

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  5. Well done you quilter. It looks great. I love it. And I think the cherry as well. I loved to see it finished with what ever binding you choose.

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  6. weep weep. It's beautiful. I am overcome with emotion. I need a drink. It's not too early for some gin, is it?

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  7. ohhhhhh...
    i want to be a topper to...my quilt (the one and only i have done) is still wrapped up waiting patiently ( about 2 years now) to be sent away to be quilted...your is so beautiful...
    i like the cherry...

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  8. Isn't it funny how the quilting brings it to life? I had to check the older post to make sure it was the same quilt lol. Looks great..........

    Now I'm going to go against the majority and say the green........I love the cherry but the quilt is so sophisicated that I like the idea of keeping the cherry to a small area to create a pop.

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  9. ohhhhhhh I am Jealous I want to be a topper Too And I like Cherry To.
    Hugs Mary.

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  10. Cherry. Definitely the cherry colour.

    I didn't realise you could OUTSOURCE the quilting bit.... That opens up a whole WORLD of possibilities to non-quilters like me (not you of course).

    Anyway - terribly impressed here. It's looking gorgeous.

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  11. It's absolutely definitely seriously a quilt. WOW! You should be very proud. And great job quilting it Bernadette!
    I vote for cherry pink - it will look more like a frame for your blocks.

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  12. Looks great, cherry pink got me too

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  13. It's beautiful!!! I would use cherry binding :-)

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  14. Oh Jodie it's beautiful! I might need to borrow Bernadette sometime!

    I vote cherry!

    ~Holly
    Two Cheese Please

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  15. it has to be cherry pink Jodie. The quilt looks great! Great job!

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  16. I suppose it depends on what effect u want, but i vote cherry

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  17. It's beautiful! The quilting is so pretty with the little flowers and leaves. I vote pink.

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  18. That is totally gorgeous. And am I the only one to vote for the darker green of the rose leaves?? I just think the cherry is pretty strong, and a double layer of it is going to overpower the delicacy of the other prints. And the lighter green is going to fade away and look unbalanced. Anyone? No?? Ah, well, I'm not actually a quilter, anyway..what do I know. :p

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  19. It's beautiful! I personally would go dark green (like in some of the prints). Cherry would be ok, but It would sort of section the quilt I think IMHO!
    xka

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  20. Very, very lovely. I say go cherry!

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  21. I'm a topper too! Your quilt is just lovely...I would use the same green as the back. It would contrast with the green on the front, and let the cherry sing!

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  22. Get you cever clogs! A real quilter now (and I'm countingthe green monster b/c I still love it).

    I am joining the minority here (and no-one is surprised by that right?) and going for the green, a green, perhaps something darker but not a huge contrast. Because you know, I know so much about quilting!

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  23. cherry pink or that red that is the little border around the blocks (or is that the same?)!

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  24. a darker green binding would be lovely. and you are too a quilter :-)

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  25. I vote darker green. It would provide enough interest without overpowering. Beautiful quilt!

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  26. what a beautiful quilt, Jodie! you did a fabulous job on it.

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  27. the quilt is so gorgeous Jodie! beautiful fabric choices, just perfect all round!!!

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  28. I just love your blog. It's adorable. And I appreciate your love of crafting...I'll be checking back!

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  29. It's turned out great!!! Yay for you!! I vote for cherry too :o)

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  30. You're a top topper Jodie!!! I'd definitely go with the cherry red for the binding!

    Lucy x

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  31. Definitely the cherry, or a contrasting fabric that doesn't appear in the quilt. I like a binding that pops a bit. Nice job!

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  32. Cherry!!! Yeah for you and your quilt is wonderful, you quilter you!!! Way to go :-)!

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  33. Well done Jodie! You sure are a top topper!

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  34. Well it is toally lovely. I wouldn't expect anything else from you. Yayyy quilters. It really is soft and pretty. The fabrics are so lovely. I'm mostly a topper too.

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  35. Great job! I'm voting for the cherry pink binding also!

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  36. Going against the grain I want to say I liked your green monster!

    Also I think green for the binding, because the cherry pink would compete too strongly with the effect you have going right now, of the cherry pink against the white. But why not try them both out in PhotoShop first and see which one you like better?

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  37. That's great. Someday I will make a quilt. Someday.......

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  38. That quilt is beautiful! I vote cherry, definitely.

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  39. Gorgeous quilt!! YOu've done a beautiful job! I can't believe this is the first quilt you've made. I thought you must have done heaps....! And there's nothing wrong with cute sewn snails and birdcages.... !!

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  40. Cherry pink, cherry pink, cherry PINK! Didja hear me?! It's fabulous, I love it! You're a marvel, I can hear you roar... :0)

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  41. That green monster is one of the loveliest quilts I've seen. So there :-p

    But Granny's quilt is also lovely - and yes, it's a real live quilt! Bernadette's work is fabulous.

    I think either the cherry pink or a deeper green would be wonderful. What do you have most of???

    x

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  42. It is beautiful!

    I, too, vote for the cherry pink!

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  43. It look fantastic Jodie - yep, you have definitely joined the world of the quilters!!

    I would say, of course, cherry pink!!

    Kathryn.

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  44. Jodie...its amazing! I'm actually lost for words at how beautiful it is.
    I think the cherry pink for the binding.

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  45. Cherry pink to add the final 'ping'.

    Re the quizzical looks, try knitting dishcloths. My mother will think you are stark raving bonkers. Sigh ...

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  46. It just has to be cherry!

    The quilt is looking fabulous Jodie. Beautiful topped and quilted :)

    I happen to rather like the great green monster...

    xxx

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  47. It turned out just gorgeous and will make such a lovely special gift-cherry from me too!

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  48. Who-hooo! Love it! Green sounds good, to match the back. I am always mystified when people stitch their binding by hand. If you machine stitch it to the back first, just flip it, tuck in the raw edge, and presto! Machine stitch it in no time on the right side. (I cut the binding 2 inches wide on the lengthwise grain so it won't stretch and pucker, and just start with a new piece at each corner, tucking in and folding neatly - so easy!)

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  49. You have all reason to be proud! This is an incredibly beautiful quilt!!! I would love to see the binding done in pink!

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  50. That quilt is absolutely beautiful!!! As we do in our house- make sure you do a 'happy dance' to celebrate finishing the quilt and sewing the last stitch!

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  51. HOw funny..before I read the comments I thought green! It would be pretty, soft, understated, Grandma-ish....now I dont know...Cherry?? Green?? You chose, you know your Grandma!
    Dont you love Helen Reading..."I am Woman hear me roar"...what a mad song! Cathyx

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  52. Wow, I have no idea about what colour binding to do, but I do know an awesome quilt when I see it - and this one is awesomely awesome (can you tell I just watched a Jack Black movie today???). You're Grandma is one lucky lady :)

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  53. You know what happens when you ask people their opinions - they give them to you! Now I'll bet you're still as undecided as before.
    I'd do a couple of things - work out how much fabric you'll need first of all. This could eliminate some of the options straight away. Then audition them by folding a longish piece along an edge each and stand back and have a look and see which effect you'll like the best. It won't be exactly the same as a stitched down binding, cos it will no doubt be narrower when it's attached, but it may help you to decide. Even take a few photos and hold the camera at a distance when you look back at the pictures; we tend to come too close to quilts when making up our minds about things, which is not usually the way they are ultimatly seen.
    There's my 2c worth for you!!
    Byw, how's the latest selvedge edge project coming along???
    Bye
    A

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  54. wow this is lovely. I might be too late to comment, but I'd go for the red/pink border.

    Can't wait to see the finished thing - well done to you, you clever little topper!

    Monda
    x

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  55. Cherry! Great work - you are amazing!

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  56. Hi! It's my first time to your blog and I just love your racing snail and this quilt is beautiful! I vote for Cherry as well!

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  57. Congratulations, it's beautiful!!! And definitely Cherry!!!

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  58. i'm hearing the roar!!! congrats it's beautiful. go for the cherry!

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  59. What a gorgeous quilt you made. I would be very proud too.

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  60. My first thought was the cherry pink for the binding. It will be like a frame around the quilt and then it will be a framed piece of art!!

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  61. Jodie
    I like the idea of the pink (like I already told ya) BUT if you are unsure, just do a 'test' put a little piece of fabric on each side.. I think the green border print would be too much of the same.. but the pink would finish it off..


    Lissapoo
    who thinks Jodie might get the quilting bug to add to her selvedge bug/dolly bug/ and lrody knows what else bug..

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  62. the quilt looks beautiful! a fantastic job done by both quilter and topper! I would say say cherry for the binding... I think.. though green is good too... I'm not terribly good at making decisions..

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  63. CHERRY
    It's very beautiful. You've done a gorgeous job, congrats to topper AND

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  64. Love it Jodie! Do you think you'll become addicted to topping/quilting now? I reckon that either colour binding would be great (that's not much help now, is it!)

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