Friday, August 14, 2009

Shirley's Arbor Windows

I made this quilt for one of the circulating nurses I work with at the surgery center.  She asked for greens and mauves.  I found all the “center” fabrics in my stash and decided use them.  I liked the way it looked as I lay it out, but now I wish I had mingled the pinks into the green rather than concentrating them in the center.  Still, I like the quilt and more importantly Shirley does.

The quilt uses a pattern called “arbor windows.”  It is machine pieced and quilted.  It is 46 in X 63 in.

Here is a close photo to show some of the fabrics.  I used eight different pink/mauves.  I used three different greens.
This near photo shows the backing fabric that I had initially intended to use for the border, but I like the green border better. 

 

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5 comments:

KathieB said...

Really, really nice use of color. Love the backing too.

purplesque said...

Oh wow..this is beautiful! I love the combination of green and pink.

Jabulani said...

This is another fabulous quilt. I just love this pattern and the way the centres are so stark against the colours. Beautiful. The backing fabric is gorgeous too; it's a great foil for the colours used in the quilt.

foodmathquilts said...

Wow! I really like this pattern.
Did you put it together diagonally by rows? or are there blocks with half square triangles on the edges?

Very pretty (and now I'll spend my time when I should be sleeping trying to reverse-engineer the pattern)

rlbates said...

FMQ, the pattern actually calls for half triangles in the corner of a block, but I just put it together diagnolly by row to avoid them. :)