Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Trails West (not End!), and a Rainbow

(OK, July 3, I edited my title, from Trails End (where did that come from?) to Trails West, the name of this newest quilt.)

This lovely view was a few days ago, after our usual late afternoon "heavy storms with hail and possible tornado" warnings, but nothing serious happened - just this lovely rainbow.
Tonight I finished the binding on my plaid "Trail's West". My husband loves it, I love it, but I have no idea what to do with it. It's about 64 x 76 inches. In my hurry to get it quilted, one corner still has some paper in it -- I heard it crinkling. LOL That's me! 8-)))

28 comments:

Morah said...

Do we really NEED a reason to keep a quilt? Throw it over a chair and admire it!

tudorc said...

I love it! I'm inspired to get out that tub of plaid shirts -- just lovely....

Becky said...

Keep and enjoy! Oh, the paper - a very old lady said they used to leave the paper in for more warmth, and it just "goes away" when it is washed. I wasn't going to argue with her!

paulette said...

It's a stunning quilt!!! Love it and put a picture of it in my favourites!! I want to make it for sure!
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MARCIE said...

Wow, I love that quilt! And your border is fablous! You always makes such great borders. So funny about the paper!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh that quilt is absolutely beautiful!

grendelskin said...

It's another gorgeous finish! I love the border. I have also heard that people used to leave the papers in for warmth; in theory I guess the papers would eventually "go away!"

Nancy said...

What a great finish. I love all those plaids.

Anne Ida said...

The quilt is fabulous, no wonder both you and your husband loves it! Well done! Enjoy it!

Lynn said...

That turned out so lovely.

Jan said...

Your quilt is wonderful! It is such a great pattern, and can look so different depending on fabrics, and block orientation. Love it!

Vivian said...

Love, love, love it, Elaine! And I just now realized that these are the same Jacob's ladder blocks Bonnie Hunter is doing for the "Floribunda" quilt along. How cool to see yours in plaid and her antique quilt in yellows. Just goes to show how versatile quilting is.

How about you and your hubby rent a movie and snuggle up under that great quilt. Or maybe a picnic? Enjoy the fruits of your labor!!

Candace said...

It is a beautiful quilt and to me the perfect size for a couch quilt. I love plaid quilts and yours is awesome.

Country Threads said...

How beautiful....gives me a lovely idea for my shirting fabrics.

Purple Pam said...

A great finish. I like the border treatment. You pulled that blue plaid from the center out to the border. Great design element. Congratulations on the finish.

LC said...

Again, congrats! This is superior!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Wonderful border choice.

Nann said...

Great job, Elaine. I am partial to homespun plaids and to the Buckeye Beauty/Jewel Box block....hmmm, do I feel a quilt coming on?

Carol E. said...

Let me add my voice to the accolades. It's gorgeous!! Keep it and love it up.

Belinda said...

What to do with it??? Send it to ME!!!!!! HA!

suz said...

Love this quilt and the border is fantastic! Congratulations!

Helen in the UK said...

As you BOTH love it, it should be a keeper! Looks like a great snuggle in front of the TV quilt to me :)

Karen said...

Trails West makes me think of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans singing "Happy Trails To You".

julieQ said...

Elaine: please pack it up and send it to me!!! Truly...it is just gorgeous, I love it, and got mine back from the quilters this week...I know you saw it too. Fun pattern, huh?

Rose Marie said...

You always make the neatest quilts!!! Love this one. Had a chuckle over the paper.

LynCC said...

ahhh :) Your Plaid Trail's West is really, really neat, too.

bingo~bonnie said...

you really chose a perfect border to end this pattern with. love it!!! :)

Love from Indiana! ~bonnie

Alwayskeptintap said...

Beautiful job and a Perfect border choice!