Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hope Valley Quilt


Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit...I fell in love with this fabric after reading this preview...


At first I was only going to pick up a few fat quarters. They were amazing, so I got a few more. After that I ordered the rest. And then I started trying to figure out what to make first.

After considering many possibilities... I just knew these fabrics would be perfect for the pattern "Off Kilter" from the book Livin' Large by Heather Mulder Peterson. I changed up a few things from the original quilt, using a light colored sashing/inner border rather than a darker fabric. I also used 20 different squares for the machine-applique'd centers rather than alternating two different prints. I ♥ this quilt! Outer border and binding fabrics are on the way...I'll share this one again!


Binding is completed on my Cobblestones quilt for the Fig Tree Club. I ♥ this quilt too! Have a great day...see you soon!

47 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Really pretty!

Jocelynilla said...

How awesome!

~Michelle~ said...

oh yum!

Cara said...

Oh wow that is an awesome quilt!!!

Cindy said...

Ooh - love that name "Off Kilter". It totally fits this awesome quilt.

Katie B. said...

I love this fabric! Beautiful quilt.

felicity.quilts said...

Beautiful quilt! I have seen mixed reviews of the Hope Valley line; some people don't seem to like it. I have no idea why - just look at what a gorgeous project you have made with it!

Jenny said...

beautiful quilt...great choice of patterns for these fabulous prints!

Connie said...

VERY VERY PRETTY!

Dianne said...

Oh my goodness both of these are gorgeous! I just pulled my fig tree club kit out last night...and I'm SO motivated now after seeing your finish!

Millie said...

Both of the quilts are so beautiful...I can see why you LOVE them.

badlandsquilts said...

Love them both!

Stephanie said...

I heart hope valley AND that quilt!!!

Linda said...

Terrific quilt, and love your Cobblestones. You have been busy.

Nicole said...

Yes! I have Off Kilter on my ToDo list too. Such an interesting block, and a great way to get up to speed on machine quilting if one hasn't done much of it!

Barb said...

truly wonderful....love your choices of fabric.

Cathy said...

Both quilts are gorgeous Sherri but I really love your Hope Valley one. Fabulous xo

rachel griffith said...

will you be needing my address???
that quilt is begging to come live with me.
*wink*

Sarah said...

Isn't it just a beautiful range. I really like what you've done with it!

Rachel said...

Wow! I love that pattern. It took me a few minutes of looking to figure out how you did that. Love it! Oh, you did a beautiful job and the fabric is gorgeous.

Nedra said...

What a fun quilt!

Carol said...

What great quilts! I am over the top in love with the Cobblestone one...I sure hope that Joanna releases that pattern someday. I love it!

MARCIE said...

Your Hope Valley quilt is wonderful. Those are great fabrics and look better in your quilt than they look on the link you provided.

Sinta Renee said...

I was wondering about that fabric!!! Denyse S. is a talented designer. That quilt pattern works great with it! I love cobblestone too... it's so sweet!

passingdowncrazy said...

I love that quilt, but then I love everything that Heather designs!!!

Jackie said...

Just beautiful! Both quilts are lovely!

Terriaw said...

I think this is the perfect way to use these fabrics! Very retro. Sounds like you had fun working with this one!

Rene' said...

I love the way you used your Hope Valley fabric. I think I have that pattern. I am still trying to find the perfect pattern to use for my Amy Butler LOVE fabrics...maybe this is it! I'm beginning to think my Hope Valley fabric will never arrive. Your Cobblestone quilt turned out great as well. You have been a busy girl.

jen duncan said...

I always [heart] your quilts Sherri. And these are no exception. :-)

Jacqueline said...

WOW this is really pretty! I love the fabrics too! Thanks for the wonderful links! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

jacqueline
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Mickie said...

Love it! It is really wonderful, the right pattern for the fabric!

Material Mary said...

You seriously are amazing. How do you get so much done. The quilt is gorgeous. Love the fabrics and the pattern your choose.
Mary

Copper Patch said...

Love them both. Great fabric choices and the blocks are wonderful. More on the to-do list for me now!
Abbe

ankastreasures said...

Hi Sherri - I always love to see what you are working on and how you switch up my patterns with your fabric choices. Another job well done! I also enjoyed seeing your year in review.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

You're amazing, Sherri! I love your new quilt -- oh please share it when it's all finished up and quilted! And, your Fig Tree quilt is even more beautiful all finished up! Way to Sew Sherri!!!!

Cheryl said...

Yumolicious!!!!!!!

Elizabeth Davis said...

You do such lovely work. You are an inspiration to me!

amy smart said...

Oh so FABULOUS! What a perfect pattern for those prints.

Diane said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I have hope valley envy!

Threeundertwo said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you told us those are machine-appliqued centers because I thought this was a really complicated block!

Katie B. said...

Hi, Sherri, Would you mind telling me what you used for the sashing? Is it white white?

Simone de Klerk said...

I love the Hope Valley quilt. Great pattern and lovely fabrics!

Dandelion Quilts said...

That last quilt, sings to my quilting soul. I just love fig tree, and that quilt is beautiful.

jaybird said...

love the hope valley quilt!! soo pretty!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Just Lovely. I love the Hope Valley too. I want to see this quilt close up when it is quilted. You'll have to bring it when we meet sometime.

jacquie said...

lovely! i haven't made up my mind about hope valley yet, but you sure made it sing in these blocks.

Sis-O said...

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