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Sunday, February 5, 2017

First February finish.........

The binding is on....it is finished!  It is 64" x 83".  Here is the post with the book that the pattern is in.  I didn't do the triangle border that Kathy has on her quilt.  I used Kaffe Fassett yarn dyed woven stripes, Marcia Derse fabric for the background in each block and the border and an assortment of large prints, five which are around 20 years old.  There are a few Australian prints and a couple newer prints also.
I had a 3 yard piece and a 2 yard piece of the brown butterfly backing fabric.  I needed two 2 1/2 yard pieces so I was able to piece it to fit.











I think the randomly spaced straight line quilting looks great on it.








This orange print is one of the 20+ year old prints.









The brown border fabric looks so dark in the photos above.  It is a warmer brown close up.  It blends nicely with the colors in the blocks.



 

23 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

This is very eye catching. I like all the prints you used. A first finish in the month feels good. Chris

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt.
Frebblebit

Linda Swanekamp said...

The colors and patterns in this quilt are so unique and rich. The design really showcases the prints.

troy and christina said...

Beautiful! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

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

I think straight line or slightly wavy quilting is the only way I like the quilts other than hand quilting. I will be machine quilting my scrappy stars when I get done with them and want to do straight line. I want the design to stand out like you have yours and not the quilting. But I use whites for background I'm trying to decide what color thread to use with the aqua/white and then of course the 16 patches in the middle are darker - a very very light aqua or gray is what I am thinking. How do you decide thread color

Melinda Hirsch said...

This quilt is super--just love it!!

Roxanne said...

This has been an especially fun quilt to watch your progress on. Loved it from beginning to end!

Kristin said...

What's old is new again! You have the best stash. Love this quilt.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I love it - over the past year you have slowly converted me to darker colours - thanks :)

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I love this quilt! I wasn't sure when I saw some of the fabric combos for the blocks, but it all came together beautifully and all the prints really do work well together. The border is perfect to hold it all together. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

Bonnie H said...

I really like this quilt !!!

JJM said...

A Sunday Special ! OMG Wanda this finished with such pizazz ! All your chosen fabrics complimenting your X blocks perfectly.... and then to use the brown butterfly for your backing just took my breath away. Plus perfect quilting with your random straight stitching pattern. This is another beauty!

JJM

p.s. 48 degrees the last time I checked ... (*._.*) I have been waiting for the "January Thaw" all month. Better late than never.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful, beautiful finish!!

Sue said...

I am a regular reader of your blog, and a big admirer, but I've never commented. Your energy is enviable! Your creativity dazzles. Thank you for regularly sharing photos and write-ups about your quilts, your flowers, your yard... it's all good!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Love everything and every decision you made in this quilt.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Practically perfect in every way - just like Mary Poppins!

Seriously, it is a beautiful quilt, and I love the straight line quilting.

Needled Mom said...

That looks great. I really like that pattern and your fabrics make it pop.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I love your version of this quilt! Very vibrant & adventurous!

Charlotta said...

What a fabulous finish! So nice and warm. Thar brown borger is really perfect! Nice and warm without being st all flashy.

scarlett said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing. I'm always amazed how much you get done.

Vicki W said...

I love this! I use randomly spaced straight lines a lot on my veterans quilts.

patty a. said...

This quilt turned out great! I like the graphic look of it with those Xs.

Kat Scott said...

Love this quilt.... so warm and cheerful. I learn so much about color from studying your choices!