Friday, July 17, 2009

My Ray of Sunshine is finished..........
I put the last binding stitches in yesterday. I'm really happy with this simple quilt.
As I mentioned in an earlier post when I had finished the quilting, some rows are just wavy lines with loops here and there and the rest of the rows are leaves with an occasional flower.
This was the first flower I did and I thought about taking it out but decided to leave it.
This is the second flower and it was considerably better. I showed the third flower a few days ago and it was the best one.
I also got this one quilted this week, just simple large meandering. It is one that will be used and washed and used some more so I didn't think I needed any fancier quilting than that. Meandering gives an all over even pucker and the quilt stays soft too. Too much quilting makes a stiff quilt.
I still need to do the binding on it but I wanted to see how it looked on a queen size bed without a dust ruffle. It is unlikely that it will end up in a sunshine yellow room but that is the only place I have that size bed.

26 comments:

Julia Wood said...

Love the yellow. Do you quilt on a long arm or domestic?

Vicki W said...

Both quilts are great! I don't think I could quilt a queen quilt on a DSM in a week. My shoulders would totally revolt!

Catherine said...

Wow -- both of these quilts look fabulous. The yellow one is so cheerful and happy!

karenfae said...

I love the yellow quilt. I think it turned out really well - so simply and pleasing to the eye!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Janet said...

Your quilting is perfect. Love your name, Ray of Sunshine.

Rebel said...

Lovely! I really need to make a sunshine quilt one of these days. =)

Cheryl Arkison said...

You are right about heavy quilting making a stiff quilt - I seem to have forgotten that lesson on my current project. Oh well, you have to go with what works.
The other thing often forgotten with heavy quilting is that it literally makes the quilt heavier.
Love the yellow!

Beena said...

Love your yellow room, and sunshine quilt! They will be wonderful together!

The other quilt is gorgeous, too. If not in your yellow room, I'm sure that you'll find another place for it! On a wall, perhaps?

Meg said...

I seriously cannot get over how in love I am with that luminous yellow quilt. I suppose it's a great lesson on how a quilt doesn't have to be complicated to be gorgeous--the fabric speaks volumes, all by itself. You give me too many ideas! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the yellow quilt and the quilting on it! It is perfect!

LC said...

Another great pair of finishes! I really like the yellow one too, but also the queen-size.

Fiesta said...

I just love the yellow quilts. All the yellows work perfect together.

Anonymous said...

Your yellow quilt reminds me how much I love squares in a quilt. No matter how many different patterns there are out there in the quilt world, simple square blocks make the best of quilts! The quilt in the yellow room is a beauty too!:)
Thanks for sharing your artistry!

Kay in Kansas

Julie Bagamary said...

Both quilts are great. I really like the quilting on the yellow one...fun, fun.

quiltmom said...

I love the sunshine quilt- it is so happy looking- The flowers look great in it- I am like you, I meander most quilts- I have a babylock quilting machine- slightly bigger than a domestic machine with a small extender table- I have quilted a king sized quilt on it without too much difficulty. I don't have the space for a big long arm machine- even if I could find one for a reasonable cost. I love your trip around the world- very rich looking.
Have a wonderful day.
Regards,
Anna

Anonymous said...

Yellow quilt just glows with happiness and you always know how to quilt a piece that even adds more personality to it.

Your queen sized quilt is stunning. I had to enlarge it and was surprised at the stitching that showed on that photo.

J~MT

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your Ray of Sunshine! It is bursting with color and fun. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to make one.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How big were your squares and how large is the quilt?

hetty said...

Both quilts are wonderful. I love the way you quilted the yellow one.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Both quilts look great!
Now you have some sunshine even when it's cloudy and grey outside.
I never noticed in earlier posts that the yellow squares are in a bit of a pattern (loose diagonal).

Ruth Anne Olson said...

How pretty! The yellow is so cheerful. As Vicky F said above, you will always have sunshine with this quilt. And the trip around the world is also very pretty.

Jean said...

That yellow quilt turned out so pretty..and I love the Trip around the World too.
It cooled off here too. Weather couldn't be more perfect!

Wanda said...

The sunshine quilt is wonderful! The details (like the flower etc) are great. The queen size is also beautiful..I love the edge.

Meggie said...

Wow!! And Wow again!!

Lynda said...

All the flowers look great! (Check in your garden - some flowers are a bit oddly shaped!)

Karen said...

...absolutly beautiful. I'm working on a yellow quilt right now myself....just a simple 9-patch using vintage (but never used) linens. The color makes me very happy. Love ur blog!