Wandaful Quilts

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last day of the year, working on last finish........

This quilt has been in progress since October 2010.  There is a PDF download on the internet here for the original Kaffe pattern.  It was too narrow for me so I added more pieces as borders in April this year.  I added in a few star blocks too.
Just so I have a record of the backing too I took this photo.  The flowers don't look like they run in rows when you are looking at it close up so I was surprised when I saw this photo.



I'm on the home stretch on the hand dyed fabric quilt.  This is the back before I was done stitching lines.  (Backing dyed by Melody Johnson about 15-20 years ago).


I finished the quilting late in the afternoon and sewed on the binding.  It is from a gradation piece that went from turquoise to blue to purple, a Vicki Welsh hand dye like the other fabrics that are in the quilt top.  The quilt isn't quite this vivid.  The lights in my main floor studio aren't perfect.  

I should be able to finish the binding today early enough to get a full shot of this one and to do my end of year recap to post tomorrow morning.





 

12 comments:

Gene Black said...

Congrats on getting so many finishes in 2014.

You know I love the Handdyed fabric quilt.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that hand dyed! Happy New Year to you and looking forward to seeing your recap

Selvage Quilter said...

Your quilts are gorgeous, as always. Love all the colors. Happy new year!!

Pat said...

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, Keep on Quilting!!!

Needled Mom said...

Those hand dyed fabrics are the perfect compliment. Those are such nice finishes.

Hedy Hahn said...

Looking forward to seeing your finishes this month/year. I really love your quilts. I went to the website and was amazed at the size of this quilt, too long and too narrow, no wonder you added something.

Sheila said...

They are both BEAUTIFUL! Awesome. They are on my bucket list.

Elaine M said...

Both great quilts. Love the Kaffe and the addition of stars. I look forward to what you share with us in 2015. Happy New Year Wanda.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Thanks for sharing and the Kaffe pdf - best wishes for 2015

Cathi said...

What fun to look for the star blocks you included in the Kaffe quilt. I love the second quilt -it is just gorgeous!
Happy New Year.

Belinda said...

Your recent projects are lovely Wanda! You seem to be on a roll. It's nice to finish up some of those older ones. Thats what I've been trying to do in these last few months.

Happy New Year!!

Vivian said...

I never tire of reading about your decision making steps, the whys and the wherefores of your choices. Thank you for sharing all your lovely, bold and distinctive quilts this past year, Wanda. You're a talented lady, one of a kind, and we're lucky to be able to look over your shoulder as you create your beauties.
Happy, happy New Year.