Saturday, November 22, 2014

Looking Glass Quilt


I pattern tested for Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs again. I enjoy testing for her, her patterns are very well written and easy to follow. And besides, she makes interesting typos. Instead of selvedges, she had savages. It created all kinds of interesting pictures in my little mind.

This pattern is charm and layer cake friendly, and includes baby, lap twin and queen sizes, all in one. I picked up a charm pack of batiks and white Stonehenge for my background. I loved the way the batik brights played against the white, but not a stark white. The little bit of Stonehenge pattern softened it. And popped the colors of the batiks. I made a baby size quilt.

All the negative space made me want to designs feathers for there. I chose to add a border on the sides--the pattern was not written that way. It just looked uneven to me. Took my new quilting recruit with me to pick out backing. I never plan ahead enough to buy backing and binding when I choose the main fabrics. Do you? I almost think the quilt has to talk to me to choose backing/binding. Wouldn't it be funny (and creepy) if all the quilts started "talking" at once? 

Here are some pictures of my Looking Glass. (I wonder how Cheryl comes up with her pattern names.)





The larger colored squares have six-pointed stars on them, a little something I learned at my recent HandiQuilter class. All-in-all, I'm very happy with this quilt.

Here's a link to Cheryl's blog.

To enter the Giveaway, 

This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere and is for a copy of the digital Looking Glass pattern This giveaway starts today (November 22, 2014) and will run until December 6, 2014. (If you win and have already purchased the pattern, you will receive a refund of the purchase price.)

To enter:

1. Leave a comment, any comment. If you need a suggestion on what to write you can tell me if you have any other brands than Fray Check you like, or what size pre-cuts you like to work with.

2. My followers, old and new, get an additional entry. Please leave a second comment letting me know how you subscribe.


Note: If you are a no-reply blogger then please include your e-mail address. If I can not reach you, you can not win.

This is the first Giveaway I'm running, so please bear that in mind.

Thanks, 
Lin

45 comments:

QuiltSue said...

I love the way the batiks look in your quilt.

Liz said...

I don't need a copy of the pattern, but I just wanted to stop by and say beautiful finish! Love the brightness of the batiks, and your quilting is great. I'm a huge fan of feathers, and I think yours work really well in that negative space.

JoyceLM said...

Love your quilt - thanks for sharing. My favorite precut is the fat quarter - very versatile.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

Gill said...

What a great quilt -I love your colour choices!

Gill said...

New email follower!

Lorna Jones said...

Beautiful quilt! Some baby will be very lucky to be wrapped up in such luscious colors. I got to your website from a link on Cheryl's emails.

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt. I agree that the white makes the batiks pop -- you are so good with the feathers your Arkansas friend

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful finish, Lin. I really like the feathers you quilted in the negative space - they fill in so perfectly!

Beth said...

Love the bright batiks in this version! Love the feathers too!

carolaj3 said...

I think this would be a great quilt for children. I make a lot of Project Linus quilts and I am always looking for something that I can make easily, but will be interesting.

Suze said...

I'm a new follower via Bloglovin' and thrilled to be a follower.

Suze said...

I'm also a follower of Cheryl and love her quilts. I was a math major and a computer programmer and a website tester. So, I think it may be natural that I love, love, love her creations. I would love to have a copy of her pattern. I adore the quilt you made. I have one fat quarter bundle of batiks and you give me reason to fall in love with batiks now. I adore your quilting, too. Thanks for supporting Cheryl in her endeavors and I'm thrilled to be following you, now.

Vicki H said...

I like the quilting you did.

Julie said...

Really love this quilt with this fabric.

Julie said...

I am a new follower by email.

Kathy S. said...

I am a new follower via Bloglovin'. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy S. said...

Love your feathers in the quilt.

Aunt Marti said...

Your feathers look great! I'll have to try out that six-pointed star.

Aunt Marti said...

I'm a new follower via Bloglovin'.

Catherine Dorsey said...

This is a great quilt. Like the row incorporated into the backing. I follow via Bloglovin. Email address cmdorsey@hotmail.com

Lori said...

your quilt is so pretty and happy. I love the batiks you used. And the feathers are perfect. I like buying yardage. So far have not bought precut. Still new to the whole thing.

Lori said...

now following on bloglovin - Lori

Cecilia said...

Very pretty quilt! I love the batiks, especially. I really like the feathers. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

Patch the Giraffe said...

Love yours! Looks so good and I especially love your feathers.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Lin!!! That quilt is fantastic. I LOVE batiks and Stonehenge. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Lin!!! I just signed up to follow you by email. Look forward to your posts in the future. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Sheila Ivany said...

What a beautiful baby quilt? Your colour choice is bright cheery; works grand with this pattern. So lucky to have you check for typos as I am good at making them. Thank you for a chance to win. Happy Quilting :)

Karen Thurn said...

Lovely quilt. I prefer to work with charm packs for variety until I get some stash built up. However, I've been encouraged or warned that that won't take long. I just retired so I'd have more time for fun. kthurn@bektel.com

Karen Thurn said...

I am a new email subscriber. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

Cheryl said...

Lovely post, thank you so much! I love the closeup pics of the quilt you posted, you can really see the detail of your quilting well.

Havplenty said...

I haven't used Fray Check in some years. I have accumulated so many charm packs I need to create something with them soon.

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Jacklynn said...

I love to use precuts, I am a disaster trying to combine fabrics from different lines/manufacturers! A charm pack or layer cake has everything I need, nicely coordinated. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Ellee said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Batiks are my absolute favorite fabric, especially the tropical colors. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Ellee said...

I'm a new follower by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Shauna said...

I love your color choices, those bright colors just make me smile. Since I'm part of the hop, don't worry about putting my name in the drawing.

Pat K said...

I love the bright Batiks...Very nice!! I like the use of feather quilting in the negative spaces too!

Barbara Fox said...

This looks so easy and colorful i hope i can do as well as you ... love it

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

new to quilting but I love your quilt

Linda B said...

I love the quilt it is soooooo bright...and colorful.

Kathy E. said...

Cool quilting on this quilt and lovely color choices too! I am a jelly-roll collector, although I have not used any of them yet.I will get them made into a quilt one of these days!

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

Your batik quilt is a wonderful version of this pattern. I don'y use precuts, but I think batiks from my stash would create a nice scrappy look. mfhagopian@aol.com

nicolesender said...

I like to work with fat quarters!

nicolesender said...

bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender

Debbie said...

Found your blog after visiting Meadowmist Designs. Love your "Looking Glass" quilt-the colors really pop!