Monday, 7 April 2008

Ode to the Button!

Finished a UFO this morning! This wall hanging will be placed on my kitchen wall which has been waiting for a quilt since I started quilting in 1989! Finally found the perfect one :-). This pattern is from an Australian quilt magazine. I don't have it handy right now, but will add the information when I find it. About 3 1/2 years ago, I was working in a quilt shop and had to take care of our shop booth at a local quilt show. I needed something to work on while sitting at the show and came across these adorable blue work embroidery squares. I knew instantly that I wanted to do these blocks. I finished them about a year and a half ago and they've been sitting in my closet waiting for the perfect border fabric. I was thinking of using yellow and blue for this quilt. I found this button fabric a few weeks ago and that was all the incentive it needed and it ended up brown and blue! Here is the finished quilt:

Close up of the left two squares:

Closeup of the center blocks....wasn't sure if I should put these large buttons on the quilt, but I found them at Walmart last week and they were just the perfect colours. I'll let it veg for awhile to see how I like it.

Right hand blocks:

Found this label this morning in my label stash. I need to add that to the quilt and it can be hung!

Once you read these cute little poems about the lowly button, you do tend to look at them with new respect :-).


Kathy Wagner said...

This is so cute Jacqui! Lovely embroidery and the perfect border fabric!

Rosa Robichaud said...

OH MY GOD!!! talk about the perfect background fabric, to go with your beautiful blocks!!!!

LOVE IT!! *grin*

Thanks for sharing...


Elly D said...

Oh MY! This is an adorable quilt!! Just love everything about it. Those Walmart buttons look just perfect. Thank you for sharing.. hmmm I could get to like sewing on buttons with something like this, lol.

Caron said...

What an adorable quilt! And yes, that background is beautiful, and so necessary to the quilt. Absolutely charming - nice work!

Caron in Michigan