Thursday, May 21, 2009

Completed...finally!






Pieced binding...and by pieced, I mean, every last bit of the fat quarter bundle that I bought from PinkChalkFabrics.  I used a varigated 100% cotton quilting thread, which in the photos looks white, but in real life blends pretty good.  I used larger meandering this time than I did with the PlainSpoken quilt.   I also used a soft minky-like backing this time rather than a cotton.  I say it's minky like, because it's not as plush as minky, yet it's soft...yet it's not fleece.  I bought it from my local fabric shop, and it cost me an arm and a leg.  But, it's soft, warm and really cozy.  

I so wish I knew how to take photos that really capture the colour and the sheen of some of the fabrics.  For instance, the peach shimmers a bit in different lights.   It's because the warp and weft threads are different colours.   I love the dimension that this fabric has.

This pattern is from a quilting magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting, although I can't pinpoint which issue I got it from.  I usually just draw a picture of the block in my notebook and then when I find fabric I like, then I make up the quilt. And so I did with this one.    

Edited to add -  I just uploaded my photos to flickr  and the colours seem to be much better than here.  I have no clue why.  
**Another edit - after hunting high and low through the above mentioned magazines, it is not those magazines that I initially mentioned. sigh.  It is from American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine April 2009 issue. (finally found at the library, yay!)

12 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:32 PM

    WOW your quilt looks great you will have me searching out all the plain fabrics in quilt shops,now.

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  2. I've yet to make a solid quilt -- it's on my mind though :)

    I love love your quilting on your beautiful quilt!!

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  3. I really like the design of your quilt! And you are right, the colors were more alive in the Flickr pictures., but they still show up wonderfully here.

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  4. Wow, I love the quilt! Beautiful, everything about it...

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  5. WOW! That turned out so amazing! I absolutely love it.

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  6. Hi Andrea and it is nice to meet you! I love what you have created but I especially love the title of your blog! I too have a million thoughts trapped in my head with only a few precious hours to allow them to escpae.

    I'll be checking back soon!

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  7. Wow, this is absolutely fabulous! I love everything about it. Perfect marriage of the shot cottons with the design. I have all my back issues of both those magazines so I'm going to take a look!

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  8. Okay, okay...THAT is super duper cool. I think I'm going to need to find that pattern, too.

    Love, A fellow minkee-on-the-backs of-all-my-quilts, lover,
    Des

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  9. Hi ,I found your blog ,via a comment you left at cluck cluck sew.Always curios to see other 'andrea' bloggers out there-
    nice quilt.
    andrea

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  10. it's fabulous! congrats on a beautiful finish! i really like the quilting!

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  11. Fantastic finish! The large meandering quilting is wonderful!
    Super pattern and colours :) tfs

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  12. what a beautiful quilt. thanks for sharing it with us.

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