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Friday, June 30, 2017

11:30 p.m. finish............

I loaded the quilt on the longarm in the morning.  I quilted it late afternoon.  I love the backing fabric.







I used a grayed lavender thread which shows up a little on the darkest fabrics.








It also shows up a little on the lightest fabrics but on all of the rest I could hardly see it.  That made it hard to see where I had already quilted.  I used a large meander and 80/20 Hobbs batting.









This is the fabric brand of most of the fabrics.
I used the leftover backing fabric for the binding and finished it by machine.

















The backing fabric is used in the front of the quilt too.

It finished at 59.5" x 77".  I will use it in my living room.  I just love the Australian fabric prints.







32 comments:

Debbie said...

Spectacular! Love that backing fabric too.....the grayed thread is a great blend. I know what you mean about hardly seeing the thread as you quilt it. But this turned out great!

Cheryl said...

wonderful, I love it! I'm a fan of Australian fabrics too and they look great in this style quilt.

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

looks wonderful and always love how the quilting blends into the background and lets the piecing/color take center stage

Maria said...

Fabulous backing ....An amazing finish...

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful finish - it will look wonderful in your house!!

diane said...

As I was looking at the first pictures I thought to myself that it would be so hard to make something using these gorgous fabrics and not keep it. So glad you are. Liked yesterdays post too showing your ready to finish quilts. Most of us have them!

Hedy Hahn said...

This is such a beautiful quilt, love that backing.

Kristin said...

This is a gorgeous quilt, Wanda! You are so talented in the way you use color, pattern and value. I love the fabrics, too.

Gene Black said...

I love how nicely the fabrics add movement and sparkle to the quilt. The finish is wonderful.

troy and christina said...

Since you were doing an allover meander, would it have made sence to quilt with the backing side up so you could see the thread?

patty a. said...

That was fast! The quilt turned out beautiful and I can see why you would want to keep this one!. I have some Australian fabric from that same company my brother bought me when he was touring in Australia with Bruce. I haven't used it yet, but I can see now I need to. So what's next?

Nancy said...

I'm impressed you finished this so quickly. It's beautiful, and the backing fabric is perfect. I imagine your'll enjoy living with this one in the room.

Frog Quilter said...

What a beautiful finish. Go girl!!

Sue said...

Now you will have a celebration in your living room every time you look at this 'exuberant' quilt! I love the explosion of it!

Alice Turcotte said...

Love the fabrics. You have introduced me to so many great fabrics, Seeing them in the finished work of art has changed my selections. It's a beautiful quilt.

Yanicka said...

it is amazing. I envy people that can use strong prints together and make it work

Michele said...

Gorgeous! Worth staying up late to finish. It would look great in my living room too! ha ha. Congrats..

Melinda Hirsch said...


Loving this fabric!! Hadn't seen it used before--now I'm inspired!!

Ann Pierson said...

Oh Wanda!! I've been following you for a couple of years and I believe this is my favorite quilt of all that I've seen..absolutely stunning!! By the way, I've saved some of your colorwash quilts on my pinterest board. Every single day at least 2 or 3 people saved them too from my board...gotta be close to 1,000 by now. You are SUPER popular!! You are the best and thank you soo much for sharing with the rest of us!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is definitely my favorite. I've collected Australian fabrics for many years (40+), as I used to live there. Bought lots when I was over for trips since, and purchased some here, so have quite a bit. This is a pattern I'd really enjoy using some of those fabrics for! Thank you for your blog - always enjoy it, quilting and gardening are my favorite things, too. Best wishes! Deb E / Oregon

Annemieke said...

Oooo I love this quilt very much!!!! Groetjes Annemieke

Diane said...

WOW! Great finish and exquisite fabrics!

JJM said...

What a great post today Wanda.... Your June finish is fabulous and what a great piece of needle artwork to add to your living room.
I enjoyed all the photos leading up to your finish of this one. Just stunningly beautiful !

And have been enjoying your garden posts, you are really working long hours outside, and your garden shows it.

JJM

O'Quilts said...

Stunning...reminds me of why I am hoarding mine instead of sewing...really???

Mystic Quilter said...

Amazing finish - I love the fabrics in this TWTW quilt.

Carol E. said...

Gorgeous!!!

Malen said...

¡¡¡MARAVILLOSO!!!

Linda K said...

Oh, this is fabulous! With the Fourth of July on my mind, it makes me think of fireworks. I love it!

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous and I love the backing with it.

Vicki W said...

It is a great finish to close out June!

Ruth said...

Just gorgeous!!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

As you probably know I love Australian fabric too. This quilt is so beautiful. I have some of the fabrics in my stash. I am about to finish my fourth quilt using the Aboriginal fabrics from M & S. They are so nice to work with.