Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Finish - ORBC Quilt Along Round 1 - Quilt 1

I finally finished the first quilt from the Old Red Barn Quilt Along. This one is done using Basic Grey's Urban Couture. I used the leftovers from the strip ends for a top and bottom border, which I really like but I have been wishing I had chosen the periwinkle blue for the binding. I think it would have been a bit more dramatic.

I previously posted about this quilt while it was WIP here.

 I love the way the quilting turned out though. I used a bronze Cucirini Tre Stelle thread for the Page Boy pantograph by Patricia Ritter. I just love all of the interlocking curls; I'll definitely use this pantograph again.
Instead of 1/2 yards, I had purchased 1/2 metres here in Canada; so, I had an extra 1 1/2 inch strip left over from each fabric. I decided to do some extra piecing for the back; I think it turned out fairly well!
Here are my 2 finished quilts from last week just hanging out together on my back railing. Whew, that looks like an awful lot of work, but I enjoy every minute of it.

PS I posted previously about the quilt on the right here.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Finish - Wild Thing Whirligig

Even though I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner last night for my husbands family I had a pretty productive week and I managed to sew the binding onto my whirligig quilt and also another which I will post about on a separate post.

I previously posted about this quilt WIP here and here.

This quilt turned out pretty well. My favorite part is actually the back of it, and the best part is I got to use a large amount of a fabric that has been in  my stash for a long time. When I was squaring down my blocks I trimmed a few too small, oops, so I did something a little special on the back!

I used Camille Roskelley's Wild Thing pattern for this quilt. The pattern was easy to follow. I used 4 Benartex Sampler charm packs for this quilt.

I quilted this quilt with Daisies and Loops pantograph by Sue Schmeiden. I used a rose variegated King Tut thread. I love the panto on this one.

This quilt finished at 62 x 78 inches; this is a great throw size for my family since we are all close to or over 6 feet tall! This quilt will reside on our green family room couch for now; my kids are already using it.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall Quilt Festival

I worked very hard this week to complete my Shangri-La quilt so I could photograph it for the quilt festival. I wanted a vintage looking quilt for my living room and I thought the Garden Trellis quilt from Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicki Lintott combined with this fabric line would be a perfect compliment to my living room.

I love how it turned out. I think Shangi-la is my all time favorite fabric line to date. It is a Moda fabric line designed by 3 Sisters and I am so sad that I have almost none left in my stash but happy too that I get to enjoy it in my living room everyday.

I longarm quilted this one using the Mimosa pantograph (which I purchased from Canadian Longarm Supplies) designed by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz.

I used Fireside Minkee in chocolate for the backing and used Artic Cotton Bamboo for batting which makes for a gorgeous drape and a nice finished weight too! The quilting design looks awesome from the back too but it's hard to see on the photo.

I wasn't sure about the red binding but once I started handstitching it I was liking it. I didn't want to purchase more fabric and this fabric was from another of 3 Sisters fabric lines. I was originally going to bind in brown but I thought that would make for a boring back view. With the red the inner brown border really stands out and makes a great resting spot for the eyes.

I love how it looks here in the afternoon sun under my grapevine by the picket fence my husband installed this summer. We live on a city lot but I'm a country girl at heart and the picket fence just makes me happy when I look at it.

I hope you've enjoyed this view of my Quilt Festival entry. Make sure to head on over using the button on my right side bar to view all the other fabulous quilts showcased in the festival.