Monday, July 01, 2013

Better with Cheddar

Yep!! That is the name of a quilt...Better with Cheddar   is FINISHED to the top stage.... and is too big for my design wall - but I Love it anyways!!

This was started as a Quilt A Long with Impera Magna  back in 2011 - with a Jacobs Ladder pattern from Quiltville.com   ..... There's were in floral - me - always the rebel - did plaids.

 And then I put it away after only so many blocks.... please do  not ask why - I have no good reason....

I got it back out in May - when I entered my "plaid phase"    ( of which I am still in!)

And last night I FINALLY got the last border on. I have no clue what size it is - I forgot to measure  maybe 66 x 76 ish???
 My boys are the little hands holding the quilt up for me. They asked if it really counts as finished since it is not quilted. I told them if they wanted Ice Cream, they would just GO. WITH. IT.

They were good......

Ta da!!!   It is a TOP!!!

21 comments:

Judy V. from Thornton, CO said...

Nice job! I love the way the Jacob Ladder design seems to "float" right above the plaids. The colors work well together...you are a GENIUS!!!

Vicki W said...

Well done! That is such a fun quilt!

Freda Fields Alley said...

Beautimous! Congratulations on a great finish! Love those plaids... and that's the perfect border too!

PS - I'll hold up quilts (quilted or no) for ice cream!!!

:)

Judy D in WA said...

LOVE the quilt and the name. :)
You have such smart, smart boys.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Love it! I totally agree that cheddar is a great addition to a quilt. Still plugging away at my bowties... only 279 to go~!

TLC said...

Love the cheddar....LOVE the quilt. Had to laugh with your sons. Many years ago I would go fabric shopping. The boys would get money to go to the ice cream shop while I was in the shop. One time they came back to the shop just as the total rang up. It was OMG mom. We're telling dad!

Rhonda said...

I love the sharpness of the cheddar color on that blue. Well done!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

It's pretty much AMAZEBALLS if you ask me? LOVE! IT!

phxquilt said...

Great quilt! Ice cream = compliance who knew....:-)

tudorc said...

I love the plaids - and I agree with Judy V - it looked like the ladders are a grid laid on top of the plaid blocks - every time you've shown this I have to force my feeble mind to see the cheddar as integrated into the block and not laying on top!

Missy Shay said...

It almost looks like the cheddar was painted on! I love it!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

did you send a copy of the picture or the url to Bonnie yet? It's truly an amazing looking quilt and I'm betting that Bonnie will think so too.
Anna in IL

Kate said...

It's such a fun quilt. That cheddar with all the plaids looks so cool. Congrats on the finish.

Chris said...

I love it. I was in that QAL and I am slower than you! I recently finished my center and have been pondering borders. Your's might work on mine too! Great job!

Bonnie said...

Love how the plaids lookalike they are behind the cheddar. You have a great 3 dimensional looking quilt. Excellent job!

Louise said...

Alycia - It's a wonderful quilt! It's traditional yet modern at the same time.

Gari in AL said...

Bonnie would love to see all that cheddar, even with stripes. Looks like a really fun quilt.

mycreativecorner3 said...

Very pretty and the cheddar is really great with the other fabrics, wonderful job! Ice cream to hold the quilt? I will have to try that!!

Quilting Nonnie said...

You and I must be related! I love Bonnie Hunter and scrappy quilts. Plaid has always been my favorite! I've got a plaid Moth in the Window in my near future!

Sarah Craig said...

It's a beautiful top, Alycia! Just think how amazing it will be once it's quilted!! Whoop whoop for your finish!!

Ranch Wife said...

I second phxquilt's comment. Too funny, but that is a great quilt with a great name!