Sunday, July 09, 2006

Libertyville Comes Home

Libertyville was a BOM in the Kansas City Star last year. It was designed by Terry Thompson. It is a mix of pieced and applique blocks. It was so-o-o much fun to work on and I was antsy each month waiting for the new installment to come! I love Terry's designs. They always have an authenticity about them. She and Barbara Brackman are from the Midwest and have contributed a great deal to my knowledge about antique and historical quilts. I finished the top several months ago and sent it to the longarmer in February. Due to her illness and hospitalization, I just got it back today. I had forgotten some of the details about it. I know that I made the binding at the same time I finished the top, but darned if I can find it!!! Oh well, I won't get it bound till we get back from Colorado next week anyway! I DO know where the label is! Rocky approves; Natasha (on the hearth) is still considering... I am trying to upload closeups of the corner blocks but Blogger is playing hard to get. Well, I'll try again later...

27 comments:

Sioux said...

This quilt is georgeous. I love the patterns and the color. I thought for a minute our Gus was with you in KC...he and Natasha could be siblings!! Have fun in CO!

tami said...

That is gorgeous. I love their patterns as well.

Patti said...

This turned out so beautifully! I have the book - I get all the ones they put out - and I'm so eager to make it. I think your colorway is even better than the one in the book.

Linda_J said...

The quilting is exquisite, Vera as well as the blocks.

I see your furbabies are giving the kitty stamp of approval though one more than the other.

Hope you are feeling a bit better today. I know a friend of mine has problems with poison ivy and the stuff can be airborne. She thinks she is exposed on the golf course they play on.

Screen Door said...

I love their fabric lines too. Beautiful work on the quilt. What are your plans for it after you get the binding done? Are you packed???

Shannon said...

What a beautiful quilt and well worth the wait to get it back! I have learned TONS in the last year from both Terry and Barbara... makes me proud to be a midwesterner! Hope you have a great time on your trip!!

ForestJane said...

That turned out so very nice!

And if it has cat 'shed of approval' you know it feels nice to the feet too!

Shelina said...

You did great work on that, and looks like the quilter did too. Congratulations on having another finished project notch on your belt.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

As others have said - it's gorgeous. I can imagine how excited you were anticipating a new block every month :-)

computerpeach said...

that is a beautiful quilt.. well worth the wait to get it back

Laurie said...

great quilt KC! LOVE it! I have never done one from the KC Star...I should try it! Maybe in '07! Welcome to Stash quilts!
Hugs
laurie

Cathi said...

Beautiful quilt, and great kitty quilt tester!

I love Thompson and Brackman patterns and fabric, yummy!

joyce said...

I echo what the others have said. Beautiful quilt!

Bonnie said...

The quilt is spectacular - and then add that wonderful longarm quilting - WOW!

Judy said...

Very nice job! It's a wonderful quilt Vera...I can't wait to see how ours this year will finally go together!!

Love the cats! I can't help but laugh at how they alwasy plop right down on top of whatever we lay out!

Tina said...

I hope you have a wonderful time in Colorado the weather will be wounderful.. KC Star Quilt is BEAUTIFUL and the quilting compliments your quilt nicely.....I just love
Barbra she was a patient of mine at the dental practice I worked at before I had to leave last year due to medical reasons....She is wonderful....Hugs Tina

EileenKNY said...

That's a beautiful quilt. I love the colors and the way you set the blocks.

Cynthia said...

Hi, i'm new to this blogging site but i thought i would let you know that i think your quilt is just beautiful.

Hanne said...

Lovely quilt :-)

Deb H said...

I'm with Rocky, it's beautiful!

Laura said...

Wow Vera! That is gorgeous! I love all of Terry's stuff, she has been such an inspiration to me!

jpquilter said...

this quilt is so beautiful - the colors are settings are very appealing - nice work and thanks for posting a picture.

Pam said...

I think BOM's are my favorite quilts to make. I have several that I have done over the years and just love the variety. Yours is wonderful, thanks for sharing

Dawn said...

Oh your Libertyville quilt is so wonderful, and the long-armer did such a nice job! I just love gridwork - and I know that is actually a hard thing to do on long-arms! It is wonderful!

Passionate Quilter said...

beautiful quilt! and the long-armer did a very nice job too! have fun in Colorado!

Ali Honey said...

Well Done Vera. Great job.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It is always wonderful to get a top back from the quilter all beautifully quilted. When I send my tops off, I am a bit tired of them, but after they are gone for a bit, I welcome them back home with open arms! It really is a wonderful quilt, colors, pattern, design, etc.!

Cheers!

Evelyn