Monday, March 18, 2013

Good Folks Finish!


I think I have mentioned this many many times, but I will say it once again, I am terribly slow at sewing down my bindings.  Most of the time I send my quilts to a friend to sew the binding down in exchange for quilting her quilts for her.  This quilt though, I sewed the binding down myself in an attempt to get it done quicker than waiting for her to do it.  So, in reality it has now taken about 3-4 times longer!

I'm glad to say it's finished now and I'm debating what to do with this one--whether to keep or give away.  When I first finished it, my husband said something to the effect that he liked the pattern but didn't like the colors.  Today as I brought it out to show him that I had finished it, he mentioned how much he liked it and how much he liked the colors!!!  Hmmm...  That leaves me wondering if he actually pays any attention or not to my quilting.  You see?  This is why I started blogging! 

This quilt was made with one of my all time favorite fabric lines called Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner.  I used a technique using QuiltSmart fusible webbing to make the Cathedral Windows/Orange Peels.   The technique involves stitching the Orange Peels down using a zigzag with monofilament thread to the background fabric (Kona Stone) once the Orange Peels have been ironed in place. 

For the quilting part of this I free motion quilted in between the Orange Peels quite heavily in a back and forth pattern (simple to do on the long arm) and left the Orange Peels without quilting.  You can read more about the quilting of this quilt in my previous post here.  It came out very soft and flexible and I am pleased with the result!

19 comments:

Molly said...

I love, love, love quilt!!!!!!!!!

Molly said...

Love THIS Quilt! Sorry ..... Had to type my comment twice and the second time I left out a word.

Empty Closet Quilting said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Mmm, well I love both the pattern AND the rich colours. If he likes it, why not keep it?? It is special fabrics after all :)

Lynne said...

I don't know how you could ever part with it. Gorgeous!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lorna McMahon said...

He may not be paying attention... But this is definitely a keeping. Beautiful and beautifully done! Thanks for sharing your technique also!

Jess said...

You cannot give this one away (unless you send it to me of course ;o) ) - it is completely beautiful! I totally hear you on the husband thing too - quilty blogland is much better at appreciating our hard work :o)

Kirsten said...

So beautiful - love these bright colours against the Kona stone!

Deborah said...

I could never part with this! It is so beautiful!

Adrianne said...

Omg, this is a totally gorgeous quilt! If I was you, I would definitely keep it - but if you must give it away, feel free to send it to me!!!

Kylie said...

Love this! The natural background really makes those jewel colours sing! Love the quilting too.

I relate to husbands who are oblivious to the things we make. I brought out a knitted throw rug from IKEA yesterday and my husband said "Did you make that?". Aaah, no, Honey, have you EVER seen me knit? And don't you think you might have noticed me knitting a massive black and white striped rug?!! He clearly has no idea what I'm doing when I'm sitting at my sewing machine!

Maggie A said...

Love the quilt.....what a pity we don't live close I love to bind (I know people ALWAYS give me strange looks when I say that)

Melanie said...

I loved that one on first sight. Still amazing!!! Mhh, can give it to me ;) -- but I agree with everybody else: Its a keeper.

jednoiglec said...

I love love love what you did with quilting. It makes this quilt even more special. I wish I could live near you so that I could bind your wonderful quilts:)

Tammy said...

I love it. So very beautiful. I love all of the fabrics..

Leanne said...

I really love this quilt, I hope you keep it. I am sure your guy loves it, but even if he does not, keep it.

Kuka said...

Wow - it is so beautiful! I love it!

Heather A said...

I so wish I'd been on the quilting scene in time to get my mits on stacks and stacks of this fabric line! This quilt is SO beautiful. How could there be any doubt?

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