Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Glimma & Linen Quilt Top : :

Glimma & Linen Quilt

Yesterday, after packaging up orders and one long, very cold trip to the Post Office, I decided to treat myself to an afternoon of sewing something not on my list, because I'm really trying to stick to a list these days!

I put on The Lumineers, my new favorite! and laid out that beautiful Glimma Charm pack on our craft table. I had mentioned making a pillow, but once I starting planning out a project for them, I just couldn't get beyond wanting to combine them with some linen and make a quilt! Just for fun, for once!!

Glimma & Linen

To begin, I started cutting 5" squares from both my stashed grey and white linen. The idea was to do a simple patchwork, with each block consisting of two Glimma prints and two linen. After I finished those blocks, easy, I did a little measuring. Lucky me, turns out I had just enough linen for some sashing! After the kiddos were asleep, with a clearer head than I've had in months, I thought it would be interesting to add the sashing to create points towards the center -- now that was fun! And, just before bedtime for me, I took a few quick photos. Right away I knew it wasn't done!

Glimma Quilt Top

Just before bedtime

This was my favorite corner last night!

Glimma at night

After one more border of linen, I still love this corner!

Favorite Corner

I tried my best to take some photos this morning, a little too early, just after the kids were off to school. I completely froze and it was a huge photo failure -- way too dark and dreary!

Glimma & Linen Quilt

Yes, I much prefer the comfort and warmth of taking pictures indoors these days! Once finished, I hope this quilt will be bringing a little more of those things to someone?

For now, it looks pretty right here...

Glimma & Linen Quilt

Now, I'm off to see who I'll be sending that Glimma, too! And, then it's back to work for me!
, Maureen

p.s. Oh, and if you happen to have any good ideas of what I could name this quilt -- please share! I am terrible at it! :)

71 comments:

Jenny said...

Wonderful quilt...love those prints! Your home is beautiful too!!

Heidi Staples said...

This is so cute, Maureen! I love the linen with this collection. I keep seeing fence posts when I look at it, so I'd probably call it something like Mending Fences.

giddy99 said...

It's lovely! After reading your comment about the dark picture, "A Glimma in the Dark" popped into my head; name it that. :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful:)

aiah23 said...

This is beautiful. I love the look and feel of linen and the pops of color from the Glimma are gorgeous. You did a great job!

Fawn

psst...sometimes you have to work on something not on the list to feel sane!

Linda said...

Love this quilt, it looks like country crossroads, or intersections.

SIMPLESEW said...

Fricking Gorgeous....... your so smart....

SIMPLESEW said...

ps....tutorial on the Points???

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

just beautiful maureen

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Shirley, will you just come stay with me for a week so we can make stuff together!! :)

Roberta Cogan said...

Beautiful and unique, as usual Maureen!

Sarah said...

No this I love and it is so totally you! =D

Sarah said...

Now, not no!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow, you did such a great job on this quilt! Names are always hard to come up with. I thought of "Around the Block".

missmarys said...

Looks like "Fence Post". Love the colors and simplicity.
Mary Fioretti

missmarys said...

Or Garden Gate.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt! Bring It Together!?

Jenny said...

This is beautiful, Maureen. If you don't mind saying, do you not ever prewash your linen? And if not, how do you find it reacts with quilting cottons out of the dryer? Do you prefer any particular brand of linen? Sorry for all the questions.

eholst said...

So pretty, Maureen! I love how just one charm pack can lead to so much different inspiration for all of you bloggers out there. When I saw your quilt the part that jumped out to me was where the points meet. So I was thinking "Come Together" or something like that :)

Laurie said...

Love the addition of the gray border. The points are divine!

Annette Beanland said...

Very nice, Maureen! I love the simplicity. Sometimes you just need to do something for yourself or just because!

Elsa said...

Love someone's suggestion of 'Mending Fences' and another 'Garden Gate' ~ both seem just right!
Love how it turned out ~ really looking forward to Glimma coming to the stores!

Rachel Booth said...

Maureen, I LOVE this quilt!! It's gorgeous, and truthfully, it's fun to see a small peek into your lovely home!

I'd name it Winter Walkways :)

Christina said...

I LOVE LOVE this quilt! You are so creative! I have never used linen, so would love to know how it "handles" with the cotton after it's all together. As for names, there are so many comments with good names -- I like "Coming Together" and "Mending Fences", but my first thought was "New Directions". So looking forward to a tutorial in the future on the sashing with points. Your home is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you! I will! I did prewash these linens a long time ago. The grey I was going to use in a garment, but changed my mind, and the white was for a linen tea towel idea, again -- changed my mind! :) I pressed them very well before tucking them away in my stash and pressed with steam all throughout my sewing with them here, to make sure they stayed crisp.

Once I finish the quilting, I will certainly share it here, along with my experience with linen. So far -- so good!! :)

Patti said...

Wonderful fabric, and you made an amazing quilt with it! I'd call it "Go this Way".
Your home looks so beautiful and inviting!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thanks! I jokingly said to myself "A Glimma of Hope" referring to my ability to continue making quilts at this rate for the year! I really want to -- a quilt block tutorial, and two finished quilt tops -- not a bad start!! :)

DebbieS said...

Gorgeous quilt! I think we can all relate to working on something not on the list!

Happybee said...

I looooove this!!!!
perfect for winter days, so delicate and so eye catching!!!!
hugs, Dany.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Unfortunately I am guilty of doing that most of the time! This year I'm trying to switch that, and I have to say, it did feel like such a treat after all the etsy order sewing -- this may actually work for me! :)

Kathleen OGrady said...

I am amazed at your creativity, wonderful quilt! Your hope is beautiful, I love the character that it has!

Allison C said...

Hmm...maybe "Inward" or "Centering" since the lines are point towards the center of the quilt? I also came up with "Internal monologue" and "Inward bound" (and then got the S&G "homeward bound" song stuck in my head).

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Annette, when did you become a no-reply commenter?

Well, thank you friend! It certainly felt good, especially to finish it by this morning!!

petoskystone said...

'Which Way?' springs to my mind :) The grey borders really make the colours pop!

Ruby Lynn Schmer said...

"What's the point?" lol Love the fabric and design.

Cal said...

How wonderful! I bet the texture is awesome... love linen!

Kelly O. said...

It reminds me of corridoors and cubicles--I'd call it study hall

Threader said...

Really love this Maureen! I love linen & I would never have thought to use it in a quilt but you have inspired me to give it a go. Enjoy following you everyday. Thanks

gloriajanine said...

This is so adorable and fresh looking! I love the linen combo. I too had thought about Through the Garden Gate ( maybe because of the picture hanging on the pretty white fence) Or because of the two white middle borders it makes me think "This Way Out". It kinda looks like a formal garden with hedgerows. Anyway, totally love that you are doing something NOT on the list! As great as this little cutie is, you should do it more often! lol

The Slow Quilter said...

That is amost lovely quilt, I am falling in love with use of gray. If I had to name it I would call it Directions, because it looks like arrow that meet.

Jacey said...

Lovely! Linen is always such a happy addition. Man, it does look cold. Yikes!

Katy Cameron said...

Ooh, love the look of this. Hmm, it kind of reminds me of carriage lights - Glimma Of Light maybe?

gpc said...

It's stunning! I would call it Welcome Home, there is something about it that looks like a warm entry way to me.

Mar GarcĂ­a said...

Lovely! It seems to be cold out there, brrr.

Helen L said...

I love your quilt and what you did with the sashings!! And I love the suggestion of Winter Walkways for the name.

Susan said...

Beautiful! And I love the snowy pictures, makes me want to wrap the quilt about myself! I was a viola player in a former life, and the pattern reminds me of the alto clef that's used for viola players' music! Very nerdy...

Cheryl said...

It looks like you were inspired by the fence at your pretty new home, so name it something like We're Home or In My Back Yard...

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous quilt - how about "A Glimma of Grey/ or Linen".

Sara said...

oh my gosh, tahts a Beautiful Quilt, I just love it. It looks really nice in your living room, which I love too!

Sara

Jess said...

Very cute quilt. Lotta is one of my favorite designers, but I'm always at a loss with what to do with her prints because they are so bold and interesting on their own. Your quilt looks great with them though. I love how it is simple with just a little twist. It really shows them off nicely and is so geometric and fun!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Lovely.

As for a name

"Glimma & Linen" works
or "A glimma of ..."
"Glimma & texture"

lewmew said...

I thought "To the Point" would be appropriate - love the colors!

Jeneta said...

It's lovely Maureen! I am loving grey right now - brings an extra freshness when combined with other colours.

Kathy P said...

I have a bunch of Essex linen that I'm in love with, but I've hesitated to use it in a quilt combined with regular quilting cotton. What is your experience with using it? Is it too heavy? Does it "play well" with the cotton? Does it shrink more than the cotton when you wash the quilt? Thanks for any opinions you're willing to share!

Kathy P said...

Oops - I should have read further first - just saw that you answered my questions in your reply to Christina. I can't wait to hear your comments after you finish quilting it. Gorgeous quilt, by the way!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

To me it looks like the gray is hugging the patchwork...so I would call it "Embrace".

Danny Heyen said...

Ok. First of all, your living room looks amazing! I love it! And the quilt is gorgeous! I can't wait to get a little Glimma to play with myself.

justsewaudrey said...

Love it! "Glimma of direction" Is what came to.mind.

kristin said...

Really really love it. The design is fantastic, so interesting. No name ideas but i'll be excited to see it all quilted and done!

Tammy said...

How clever you are! It's wonderful. Here are a few suggestions: "The Point of Origin," "Back to the Beginning," "The Beginning of the End," "Starting Point," or "Where the Blacktop Ends."

selfsewn said...

Well now I'm inspired, I've been racking my head for days now regarding some batik fabic I have.
I just bought some charcoal kona and have some white, now I'm really thinking of something modern...
Oh the hardship of quilt planning!
Have a lovely weekend Maureen x

Swedish Scrapper said...

Wow, Sold on Glimma & linen! I love this, Maureen! Love how you went to the center with it. My first thought whenI saw it was Porch Gate, or Swinging Gate. Mod Picket Fence? Maybe I was influenced by your morning pic, which I love too, btw. Happy for you that it went together so fast and well!

Chrissie said...

The Glimma colors are great! How about "Warming Winter"? It's got the grey and white we so often see, along with a couple of other cool colors, but then there are those pops of warm oranges. Happy Week End!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

There are so many wonderful suggestions! Thank you for yours. I think I'll finish it up and see if the quilting makes the decision of choosing any easier! :)

syfalkenstein said...

"Stroll Through My Garden". I LOVE IT!

CitricSugar said...

Trellis Window.

Gorgeous!

Nancy said...

"Counterpoint", "Meeting at the Point", or "Point Well Taken". Let us know what you come up with.

jeifner said...

It is so pretty

Sondra Borrie said...

absolutely lovely, great look!

Jeannie D said...

Love the colors and design...3 names came to mind..."Walk Around the Block", "Neighborhood" or "Next Door Neighbor"...Cheers!

Jeanne said...

I'd name it "Where the sidewalk ends". It' looks like someone took a stroll around the block on each side.