Monday, March 14, 2011

UFO - Finished Love Quilt

Hooray, every year I pretty much make the same resolution, to finish up UFO's, those "Un Finished Objects" or projects that taunt me with their incompleteness. After reorganizing my sewing space I was inspired to try and stick to this goal.

First, though hopefully not the last of 2011 is this Four Patch Posy quilt in Amy Butler Love fabrics. I sashed each block with a navy and coral, and completed with a fabric from the Love line, Midnight Garden.

I usually send out quilts to be quilted, for me the fun is in picking out and planning fabrics, and the piecing. Consequently I have loads and loads of pieced tops needing to be quilted. I sent this one out and on a lark got it back in 3 days. I am super inspired to get about 3-4 more smaller ones to get ready as well and hope to blog about them IN 2011.

Quilt is backed in a salmon and pink big dot print from the Joel Dewberry line "Deer Park" I love how it compliments the pinks and corals in the Love flower motifs.

Close up of some of the blocks. The machine quilter did a great job, quilting on top was done in navy, a block design repeated on each block, and then amazing free motion work in the borders an sashings, way better then I would have though of doing and much better job too!

Full Quilt, I used a large scale print for the blocks, this was cut into 4 repeats and the blocks are mirror images of each other when sewn together. I had actually done a mini look at the construction technique in this earlier blog post.


I have also been playing with a few of the new AB fabrics from Soul Blossoms. This pleated tote and snap clutch will be at Yellow Door later this week.

Joining a few link parties this week with this lovely quilt, check out Quiltstory and Crafting with Karina to see it in action!

13 comments:

Jen said...

I love this!! I love quilts.
I am a new follower.
Cheers!
Jen
www.cariboobutterfly.com

delia hornbook said...

Lovely quilt great design and colours, i love the fabric you have backed it in to. dee x

Rachel said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I just love quilting, but it's been so long since I made one . . . you're giving me the itch. I especially love your backing fabric!


Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Riel Nason said...

Hi, I surfed in from Quilt Story. Gorgeous fabrics in the quilt. So elegant and lovely. Cheers!

Quiltstory said...

This is gorgeous!! I am having a love affair again with purple. I am impressed with your goals to finished all your UFO's!! I gotta make some kinda goal too... :) Thanks for linking!

Jenniffier said...

I adore the fabric you used for your outside boarder. I am using the same fabric for a purse :)

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Oh my gosh, your quilt is so beautiful!! I have 3 charm packs of Love that I haven't earmarked for a project yet. Your quilt has got me to thinking. The backing is especially awesome!

FabricFascination said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Finishing a UFO is so satisfying. So glad you linked to my blog as well.

Becky said...

wow, this is just amazing. I love the way the pattern repeats with the way you pieced it. It's like a kaleidoscope. So gorgeous!

Leanne said...

The quilt is lovely and your bags are great!

Quiltstory said...

Love the quilt alot. SO pretty! The bags are great too! Thanks for linking to fabric tuesday!

Pam said...

I am such a sucker for tote bags and clutches - these are beautiful!!

Judy Nolan said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully, and I like how you incorporated the technique you described in the previous post.

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