Sunday, July 1, 2012

Cool Thoughts

A Sunday finish: Ice Pops! The name alone inspires cool thoughts.


The pattern is from Denyse Schmidt's first book. The only real change I made was to forego the border so as to make it lap sized. I chose all solids except for one print, Timeless Treasures' Crosshatch Sketch in Latte, which I also used for the binding.

This quilt has been slow in the making. Believe it or not, it was meant to be a Christmas present for my husband John. I pieced the top during the holidays and presented it to him then, but I didn't have a chance to quilt it until recently. I suppose now it's a "Christmas in July" gift. Just what he needs in this sweltering heat, eh?

John has a rather unusual vocation - he restores old pianos. I stopped by his shop this afternoon and took a few photos of Ice Pops with the pianos. Here you can see some of the innards of a lovely grand.


Back at home, Elkie got comfortable.


Time to throw this quilt in the wash!


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Thanks for stopping by, and stay cool!

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful quilt. I know John will love it.

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  2. I absolutely love that quilt. The colors are great and I love the modern style.

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    1. Thanks, Foster! Choosing the colors was lots of fun.

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  3. love your ice pops. Great colour choices

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  4. Your quilt looks great. I makes me think of fall and makes want to play in the leaves.

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    1. Ha, that'd be fun right now! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. We need some Ice Pops this weekend, don't we? I love it. I love the color palette and the neat but not perfect layout of the blocks. Great job! www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

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    1. Yes, we sure do need some icy treats! Thanks for the kind comments. I love that improvised look, even though it was done with templates.

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  6. I love the colors you used in this quilt! I'm also trying to make a quilt for my man (boyfriend) and its been pushed to the wayside for the time being unfortunately.

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    1. I know how that goes, Alison. It took me forever to get this one done! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Very pretty quilt. I love the fall colors you used.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I'm ready for some fall weather!

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  8. So now of course I want a chocolate ice cream, lol, thanks! I love the photo with the piano; cool job!

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    1. Thanks, Alyce! Treat yourself to some chocolate ice cream!

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  9. Lovely quilt! Hopefully its summer completion will capture and hold some of this heat, in order to better warm in the winter!

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    1. What a beautiful thought! Thanks, Kelly!

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  10. Love the colors - very relaxing which is confirmed by Elkie (aren't cats great!).

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    1. Thanks! Elkie is one quilt-loving cat!

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  11. such a great quilt - love the colours you picked !

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    1. Thanks, Leanne! It's a fun quilt to put together. If I ever make another version of it, I'll try it without templates and just eyeball the dimensions.

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