Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Big Peek for Julie

Here it is, Julie, the backing for your quilt. It's from the Lilac Rose line by Phillip Jacobs for Rowan Fabrics. Are they the colors you love? Fuchsia, Purples, Rich Blues, Emerald Greens.... jewel tones... Yes! Is it over-the-top? OH YEAH!The quilt will go off to Chris for quilting next week, and it will be at least a month before it comes back for finishing, so I decided it's time for a few sneak peeks.
Julie knows only she is getting a quilt with letters in these colors. She knows what words the letters make, but that's it. I don't want her to see the completed quilt until she lifts it out of the box after I send it to her.
Here are a few more hints... In addition to letters, Julie asked for butterflies and asterisks. She'll be getting plenty of those, along with a couple of other surprises for Julie to discover. The quilt will be a wall hanging, and it will be about 38" by 78". I've already told Julie where the quilt will hang when it gets to her house.



**Yes, I know the name panel is a little off center. The backing needs to be 6" bigger on all four sides of the quilt, and I'm not quite done adding it.

6 comments:

Clare said...

I'm really looking forward to the big reveal. I think the colours are wonderful.

Jackie said...

The backing fabric is one of my favorites of Philip Jacobs. Just wonderful and I love the sneak peeks.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Definitely absolutely positively YES on that back ...

Not even a wee bit "over the top" ...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Between now and then, I need to figure out where my Baobob Tree quilt will be moved to make room for my Rules masterpiece ... gotta go ponder!

Quilting4U said...

Love Love Love the back!!! Look forward to getting my needles on it, ha!ha!

Amy said...

very pretty!!. I want to see the finish.love the butterfly.what a lucky recipient.Thanks for sharing,Amy

Tonya R said...

love those colors - the quilt is fab I'm sure!