Thursday, December 22, 2011

Test pattern quilt

And now, here is my final contribution to The Beehive.
A finished quilt made by me and 11 fabulous women.

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Specifically: Sheridan, Amy, Karlyn, Belinda, Kat, Megan, Julie, Jo, Annabel, Tanya and Megs.

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To appease my husband (who says "its too busy and bright to have in a bedroom ... or any other room for that matter") I have made the back of the quilt much simpler with just a strip of busy patchwork through the centre.

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The incredible quilting has been done by Karen Terrens. She is a genius with a long-arm quilting machine!! (And she comes from such a creative family. Her mother is an incredible craftswoman and you just may have heard of her sister).

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So, now all that's left is to snuggle up with her and enjoy my memories of this wonderful quilting bee.

Thanks girls! I'll miss you!!
Andi xxx


PS Why "The Test Pattern Quilt"?  

 
That's why!!

17 comments:

Frogdancer said...

You could stop a train with that quilt!
Love it.

Samelia's Mum said...

Unless it glows in the dark, a quilt can never be too bright. Love it!!

Katy said...

does that husband of yours still think it's too much? Because you know he's clearly a lunatic, don't you?

meli B said...

I used to stare at the ABC test pattern as a little girl waiting for a program to go on. Now the TV is never off! Apt name for your fun quilt. The quilting is amazing and the back is perfect.

MariQuilts said...

It's fabulous....love all the colour

Love a Duck! ( Partito y Monito) said...

It looks fantastic, Andi! Well done!!! Proud to have a played a small part in it XX

willywagtail said...

I think this would look great in a modern, simple room, either slung over a black lounge or even hanging on the wall as a piece of art. Cherrie

Copper Patch said...

It's awesome Andi. Silly husband.... ;-)

Lisa said...

Tremendous! Love it. Never to bright in my book, the brighter the better. Enjoy it!

Jen said...

wow...this is an amazing quilt! I love it! Looks like a lot of work! It's beautiful!

Carla said...

this is delightful! Love it : )

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love this quilt Andi - it looks fabulous. I was thrilled with how the quilting turned out and am glad you are happy with it.
Cheers,
Karen

Annie said...

Great stuff Andi

Stephanie said...

Stunning! No quilt could ever be too bright and busy for me!

Kirsten N said...

Such a happy and bright quilt - love it!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Hey sunshine!! Love that happy quilt!!!

ArtGirl said...

i ran into this on flickr and it's an absolutely stunning, inspiring quilt. such wonderful colors!!!