Friday, March 4, 2011

Silk Quilt Top Found and Giveaway Winners Annouonced

As you know, I've been unpacking my boxes of quilt stuff and setting up my quilting room. One of the best boxes was full of quilt tops. This one is from my silk phase. I found silk dupioni (it has little nubs in it) in NYC for $7/yard a few years ago and stocked up on some pretty colors.

This photo was taken on the porch that's outside my quilt room, above our dining room. Yes, we still have over a foot of snow!

Aren't these colors delicious? This top is improvisationally pieced; lots of fun.

The winner of the "Flying Colors" book is Mimi from Ohio, and the Time for Mimi blog.
The winner of the Tinkerbell fat quarters is Shelia Heichel of TX and the Magical Damsel Fly blog.
TQS winners will be announced soon. Mr. Random Number Guy got tired. :)

14 comments:

Linda Robertus said...

Ooh what a gorgeous top!

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Wow, that quilt is absolutely Yummy and would look great on a bedroom wall. Waking up to those colours would start your day with so much warmth and enthusiasm!! And silk.. the yummy bit..

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous discovery! Love the texture in the close up. I'll bet Jackie would squeal over this one. Sorry about your snow. Congrats to the winners.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Congrats to the winners! Have fun with your new toys!

Oh my gravy, those silk colors are gaw-juss and then some! And at a $7/yd bargain price? Priceless!

Elisa Black said...

What a wonderful find!! Can't believe it was left unfinished and in a box! Love the colors and the close up shows your fine craftsmanship! Enjoy it wherever you decide to hang it (or use it)! We've had more snow melt here in southern CT than you have in Litchfield County. I can actually see parts of my deck now-- a sign of spring!! Your snow is still so white and clean-- I threw birdseed out on my deck (when the window to the birdfeeder was frozen shut with ice!) and the birds and squirrels have visited (but they've left kind of a mess!)

Michele said...

Love your silk top. So yummy!

Greenmare said...

oh that is gorgeous!!!

patty a. said...

The quilt is beautiful. I have a box of silk scraps I acquired from a job I use to have at a shop that make custom clothes for people who show western horses. I did mostly alterations. They were cleaning house and I snatched up the silk pieces. At least you have a top made from your bargain find!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

STUNNING! love the gold HST's around... everything you touch is Lovely... ;-) see ya next week! Bring a show and tell!

Nifty Quilts said...

Ooh, this is just luscious. Think I'll have to start a silk phase of my own.

Heather Louise said...

How absolutely beautiful you are amazing, even when stored in a box.

Mary-Kay said...

That is just beautiful. I've always longed to make something out of dupioni silk and after seeing your quilt, I will be looking for it in the future. I saw a quilt-as-you-go quilt done in neutrals all in dupioni silk and it too was beautiful.

JoAnne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Elsa said...

really lovely silk quilt! love the color with the black surrounding it. It's exciting to find things, don't you think?