Friday, 27 August 2010

'Friends & Flowers' quilt by Princess Martha

We were home at the farm last weekend to check on our lupin crop. It is the first time we have grown lupins, which is nitrogen-fixing legume crop. In as much as I know anything about them, they seem to be looking really good.
Being back in our farm garden always gives me a chance to take nice quilt photos! This quilt was won by my brother in a local charity raffle and was made by my lovely friend, Princess Martha.
Such a fresh and happy quilt. My brother likes to pretend he wasn't too excited about winning a 'girly' quilt, but let me tell you, he was on the phone immediately to boast about his win!
The fabrics The Princess has used are Mary Engelbreit 'Friends & Flowers' for Moda. She very artistically pieced the back. The artistry was lost on my brother, but I love it! And it is beautifully stippled all over.
Gorgeous quilt, Princess - you were very generous to give this one up!

14 comments:

  1. Thankyou Ros for you kind words. I laughed when your brother won, I thought the last thing he probably needed was another quilt! Haha. He did ask me about the "t" on the back, it made me giggle, I just explained it was a quilters way to utilise all the fabrics, avoid waste. Your photography is simply amazing, makes the quilt look better than I remember that's for sure. It was a pleasure to donate it to the local Cancer Support Group, I believe they raised alot of money in the raffle. Thanks again for mentioning me on your blog.xxx

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  2. Delightful post and lovely photos! What a charming quilt...even a man would be tickled with that one...and he was!!!!

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  3. That is a very beautiful quilt! I love the backing with the pieced squares- just gorgeous! Your brother was very lucky to win this one!
    Happy weekend :-)

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  4. the crop looks good from here too Ros........how funnny your brother winning a quilt Martha made..........nice quilt too.........

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  5. Congrats To your Brother Lucky Man, You have made me home sick for Scotland Lupins You said I just love them we always had them in our garden and I have never seen them growing here thanks for the Memories.
    Hugs Mary.

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  6. A Beautiful Quilt in a Beautiful Setting..Nice that it is now in the Family...
    cheers

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  7. Wonderful quilt and great setting for the photos too.

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  8. Didn't you photograph that winning quilt so nicely!!! Tell me more about the benefits of growing lupins en masse like that! They grow wild on my property. ~karen

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  9. It's a luvly quilt...Lupins make a good drink snack when put through a soaking and salt processe.The Italians call them Lupini and luv them....cheers Nic

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  10. A lovely quilt and the backing is great too! And one can never have TOO many quilts!

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  11. Beautiful quilt, and such a great back drop - what a win!

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  12. Simply fabulous! I love your patchwork.

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  13. Gorgeous...just found your blog...your work is beautiful.

    xxt

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