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Monday, 19 December 2011

2011 Finish!

I actually finished it! I still have to handstitch the binding, but other than that, this pretty baby is done.  Here's the quilt top from before.


Here's an example of these colors in nature.  I know what you are thinking... 'those colors are natural?'




Those were photos I took in October of this year.  That is when I made the top.  I finally got to basting it over the weekend.  I used Hobbs 80/20 fusible.  It's heavier and stiffer than what I'm used to with the bamboo, but the quilted lines show up very nicely with this.


I particularly love where the groovy lines intersect! 


This was one of my rare moments in quilting a quilt where I really think the motif adds nicely to the style of the pieced top, and the mixed bag of fabric designs.  Sometimes I feel I overdo it, or make a wrong thread color choice.  This one seems to sing, and the binding - makes it very festive too. ; )

A Groovy Autumn Blanket.  Finished just a couple days before the first day of Winter!  ;)

Just my luck!  I never measured the binding strips.  I just cut & pressed & stitched it on.  There was about ten inches of binding left over.  Whew!  Now I can work on hand stitching it down on the backside over the next couple of days.  That will feel goooooood!  I love handstitching and so far it doesn't bother my hands at all.  TYPING does.  ;P

Enjoy the week everyone!

15 comments:

Becky said...

Very nice!! I'm wishing I'd done some easier quilting on my present quilt (sigh).

My Sweet Prairie said...

It was a LOT of racking back and forth. It was like down hill skiing, swooshing left and right over and over! lol I'm sure that if my neighbors saw me stitching those wavy lines through the window, they would have through I had to pee really bad. lol ...like when Tori Amos performs at the piano. hehe

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

I really love those colours -- especially on these grey days.

Linda said...

Awesome finish! Love it.

HollyM said...

I love the pattern and the colors!

Christine L said...

Turned out Beautiful! So bright and colorful..true representation of the photos you took. Congrats on your finish.. I love the intersect quilting as well!

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

Very pretty! (Your neighbours don't really peek in your windows, do they?)

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

It looks great monika
Hope some snow arrives before Christmas to pretty things up!

Beeps said...

Just stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Bee said...

Gorgeous quilt!! I love the colors and your quilting compliments it beautifully! Well done!

Kit Lang said...

Soooooooooooo pretty!

felicity said...

So beautiful! I totally agree that the quilting really sets off the quilt's theme.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt, I just love the colors!

Caty said...

LOVE the Fall color scheme! What a beauty!! :-)

Linda Coleman said...

beautiful quilt Monika, love the binding fabric. Hope you get your surgery sorted out soon.

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