This is a place where quilters discuss books they are reading and share quilts they make based on those books.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Finally started...and almost finished

Good morning!

After re-reading Lover's Knot (I had read it previously), I jotted down several notes.  From the beginning I knew my quilts would be small.  I don't consider myself an art quilter, but it is fun to try new techniques and designs of my own making.  I also knew I did not need any more large UFOs lying around - small projects are fun!

So, here is Nell''s New World -- not quite finished - still needs quilting and a few embellishments.

approx 12x15 inches

It's quite obvious for those of who have read the book.  Nell's new life grows from her heartache of having lost what she thought was a tidy, orderly, and very neutral (LOL), plan of life.

With the exception of the border, it is all fused, according to the Chicago School of Fusing.  Laura Wasilowski spoke to our guild a few months ago and I knew I had to try her technique on this project.


  1. Beautiful interpretation! It's as if Nell is determined to grow from heartache to the future's promise. The flower facing upwards indicates her eagerness to see what the future holds.

  2. I really like your iterpretation of the story. Your quilt is beautiful and depicts Nell's growth into a new life so well. Great job.

  3. I love your quilt. Nice job. Hugs

  4. Ladies, thank you for your compliments! This little quilt was fun to put together and the fusing was so much easier for me than applique or paper piecing. I will definitely be doing this again.

  5. Love your little quilt. Now I need to read the book.

  6. You do such lovely work! :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my mantle, you're so nice...loved the Hallmark comment! :)
    Have a wonderful day!

  7. I haven't read the book, but this is really cute.


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