Saturday, 30 November 2013

Country Charmer ...

... Woohoo, it's today, it's today.  Can you tell I'm excited?  Today is the day when we get to see some of the beautiful Country Charmer quilts that have been made this year.

Before I show mine, I'll give a little background.  Lynn from Sew'n Wild Oaks designed this quilt last year, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw the design.  I was determined that I was going to make my own version one day and then I had an email from Lesley, the Cuddle Quilter, saying that she was thinking of running a quiltalong this year to make it.  Well, that was all I needed, so I was immediately on board.  Lesley's idea was that she wanted it to be a very easy going affair where we could all work at our own pace and report once a month by joining the Linky-parties she held. So Lesley,our Laissez-faire Leader set us all on the road to completing a beautiful quilt.  Lovely Lynn, the designer had written wonderful instructions and even provided block layout sheets to make it easy for a scatterbrain like me to keep all 53 pieces required for one block under control.  Lynn has also been with us every step of the way, and posting handy tips and hints for us all on her blog.  Thanks to both these wonderful ladies, I now have a quilt (top) that I love.

I have asked Santa if I could have an early Christmas present of some 48 hour days, so that I could get this quilted, but I obviously haven't been good enough this year, cos that hasn't happened.  Now I'll just stop chattering and show you my version of it.

As you can see, I decided to go "off-piste with my outer border and do a controlled scrappy piano key version.  I did that to use up some of the small scraps I had left from the quilt, and I am a bit scared that might be a sign that I could be turning into a scrappy quilter!

Here's another photo, just because this is my blog, so I can!

I love this quilt, and can't wait to get it finished.  Thanks Lesley and Lynn for running this for us, it's been fun.  Now I'm off here, to see all the other quilts in the parade.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt. I love the piano key border.

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  2. Fabulous quilt. That piano key border is amazing. You have inspired me and I just might try this with CC quilt two...gorgeous!

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  3. You and Nancy are just too funny! I had no idea what you were up to. I love both of your quilts. Your "off-piste" piano keys make the prettiest border! Great idea. Thank you so much Sue for making my pattern!

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  4. Your piano key border is perfect for the quilt! Beautiful quilt.

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  5. Mercy! What a rich and colorful Country Charmer, Sue! I love it!!!
    Cheers!

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  6. Love it, love it, love it! After seeing so many beautiful quilts I've bought the pattern and going to give it a go! Eeeekkkk. xxxxx

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  7. Another great quilt with this pattern. I adore the piano key border!

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful. Love the piano key border.

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  9. Great idea for your border. I fell behind with my CC but will get back at it after Christmas. Love your CC.

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  10. Just LOVE your quilt ! Perfect choice of fabrics and really like your piano key border !

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  11. I love the scrappy piano key border!

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  12. Wonderful, love your border.

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