Saturday, March 28, 2009

Noah's Ark BOM finished

The Noah's Ark BOM is finished! Boy, March has been a good month for sewing.

For the border I just did a simple back stitch of the Genesis 9:16 verse. I played around with fonts on the computer until I found one I liked and then printed it out and traced it. Of course then it was deciding how to put the words around the quilt. Does the phrase start at the top and wrap around the bottom? Are the words too hard to read if they are upside down? How do you balance the phrase around the four sides?

It worked out. I even found a piece of rainbow fabric to use for part of the binding. I don't know where that came from since I don't have an inch more.

And I took some liberties with Lynette's pattern and added a cat! I just love the kitty next to Noah... but he was the only animal that didn't have a mate! You know I'm always trying to squeeze room for one more cat so I added a companion for him on the ark.

BOMs always seem like they go together quickly... I know I spent over a year on this but it was so nice to come to the end of the year and have 12 blocks ready to do my bidding!

29 comments:

Allie said...

That's so darling! I LOVE how you did the verse, it's perfect. And I LOVE the kitty, and the rainbow binding. Excellent job!

BrendaLou said...

wonderful! Wonderful! such a blessing, too.

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dianne said...

what a sweet wall hanging - i like it ... and the added kitties, too

Rae Ann said...

I just love it! Now that your finished, would you please send it my way!!LOL
I really just love this wall hanging, great job.
Rae Ann

Marj said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love all your personal touches for finishing the piece.

Janet C said...

It is gorgeous! The rainbow binding is just perfect and you finished it just before Easter! God blessings be upon you and your family!

Lindah said...

Tanya, this quilt turned out so nicely! I like your additions to the design, and the border verse and rainbow binding are wonderful. Really, really nice.

Jan said...

Hi Tanya --
I've been reading and enjoying your blog for about a year now. I really appreciate all of your blogs: I'm a quilter, 2 cats' mom, and I've visited Japan once. I love to hear about your life and your quilting. Wow, you are such a prolific quilter and blogger, I am impressed! Anyway, this time I really had to write to you -- thank you for adding the second cat, it really bothered me that there was only one.
Thanks for brightening my days and encouraging my quilting.
Jan in Massachusetts

Fran├žoise said...

It's beautiful Tanya!

Anja.M said...

What a beautiful quilt Tanya!

Marit said...

I love how you finished the Noah's Ark. It is so colorful and cheerful. The verse really pulls it all together. Congratulations! I have stitched half of the blocks myself, so this is a great inspiration to finish up...

martine said...

I love the border you added.
It makes the quilt unique.

Shasta said...

It's beautiful. You took a nice set of blocks, and made it a masterpiece with the quote and the rainbow fabric binding.

Caron said...

The rainbow border is perfect for this cute little quilt!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's absolutely perfect... just like creation! The rainbow binding must be a little miracle in and of itself! ;) Well done, Tanya!!

Karen said...

Wonderful! What an excellent idea to put the words around it.

tami said...

Beautiful. I love the way it turned out. The border really adds.

Christine Thresh said...

That is a wonderful quilt. The blocks are darling, the rainbow binding is lovely, and the verse is so appropriate. What a treasure.

anne bebbington said...

Tanya your simple border with the wording and then the rainbow binding turn this from lovely to sublime - well done you!

artfilstitch said...

Beautiful work of art! Love everything about it...your kitty adds personal touch.
Liz

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Pat said...

simply beautiful! well done :)

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

That turned out soooooo cute!! I especially like the rainbow binding, it just pulls in all the colors in the embroidery and sashing.

acereta said...

Looks gorgeous! Irina, Moscow (Russia)

Elaine Adair said...

Oh girl - another absolutely DELIGHTFUL project - so happy and cheerful, colorful, tasteful, AND with a message. Ya dun goooood!

Anonymous said...

I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT !!!
The border and added kitty are
so creative. julie in iowa

Katie said...

Your Ark is extra special. Love it! :-)

Amanda said...

I think your quilt is the nicest I've seen Tanya, what an inspired idea to add the verse around the edge - and the extra cat. Lovely.