Friday, July 15, 2011

Testing .... testing ...

Henceforth to be known as the "Test pattern quilt"

Beehive quilt top

My Beehive quilt this year is vivid and bright.....and HUGE!!
For the first time in many years I'm planning to have this one professionally quilted. I don't really want to hand quilt it, and it is way too big to smoosh through my little Bernina.

Beehive quilt top detail

My husband has said it is too busy for the bedroom (which was my original intention as the colours I chose were to match the Echino wall hanging above our bed).

Quilt top with echino wall hanging

He's also not sure about having it in the living room.
He's going to have to deal with it because I absolutely love it.

Thank you Beehivers for your stunning work!! Love you long time!!

Andi xx

29 comments:

MariQuilts said...

Fabulous quilt!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is wonderful! so bright and cheery!

Samelia's Mum said...

Love this quilt. It's so happy.

Danielle said...

wow! it's fantastic

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Wow, that is a big punch of colour!
lovely!
Surely by now your Mr is used to a bit of bright.

daisy said...

beautiful quilt - and it looks great on the bed

Abbe said...

It's gorgeous Andi.
She who makes the bed wins!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That is A-MAZING Andi!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous! I think it looks great on the bed. I think that's one worth fighting for.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love it, too! It's amazing. Maybe it will grow on him. :-) It looks great with your wallhanging.

Oops-Lah said...

Gorgeous quilt and it looks good on your bed. Tell you hubby since he's sleeping and has his eyes shut anyway, it the better option ;).

Jennifer said...

this thing is CRAZY. i like it!

CurlyPops said...

Ummm if the Mr isn't happy having it in your house, I quite happy to drive over and pick it up and take it off your hands. It's GORGEOUS!

Cass said...

Thanks amazing Andi and I think it looks great on the bed with that wall hanging.

Margaret said...

This week I went to the Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne, there was a tapestry just finished named---- Allegro --- I can see music in your quilt and the wall hanging there is so much going on there and I like it.

Bethany said...

It's really beautiful!

quiltmom said...

It looks great with your wall hanging in the bedroom Andi. Hope the quilt grows on him because it was really lovely.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards,
Anna

meli B said...

It's stunning and so test pattern. I think it goes perfectly with the wall hanging but I can see where hubby is coming from. It's not very a restful design. Husbands tend to not notice things after a while so just quilt it and stick it on the bed. If you convince him it's just like watching the TV in the old days, he may come around.

Helen said...

Oh la la! Love it!!!

Quiltjane said...

Just beautiful.

QuiltinMama said...

Oh, the inspiration you've given me to try something new! I love, love, love what you've done. Tell Dear Hubby it would look fabulous in the bedroom and he probably wouldn't see it for too long, because he'll be asleep (hey, it's worth a try!).

Clair said...

That's pretty fabulous! My vote is for in the bedroom with the echino......for what it's worth.

Lisa said...

That is one AWESOME quilt! Just gorgeous.

Lisa said...

WOW! That is a fabulous quilt! Your hubs will get used to it . . .

katrina said...

Andi, this is GORGEOUS. I can't believe you've got it all put together already! Definitely putting the rest of us (or at least me!) to shame. It's so beautiful.

Katherine said...

Stunning. Love the impact those solids create. What a happy quilt!

Yarn Wrap said...

oh this is so exciting. I am now thinking of doing some Thursday classes with you.

Leslie said...

wow that is so colorful and huge!!! i love the way you used all those solids.

Lotti said...

absolutely stunning, it really is gorgeous