Sunday, February 17, 2013

A Quilted Finish

I am pleased as punch that I finished my star quilt! This is the second large-ish quilt I've made. It measures in at 56 x 56 which was a struggle at times to quilt on my Janome. I usually stick to baby quilts for their ease in quilting, being so much smaller. But I'm glad I made this one and  actually saw a project through to the end! 

 It could be a nice throw but I'll probably put it on my bed once the weather gets warmer, and the down comforter gets put away. We can only hope for an early spring!

 I used a combination of some of my favorite prints from my stash.  Bliss, Sherbet Pips, Pam Kitty Love,  Ruby.... it will definitely be cherished!

For the back I used a sweet floral print I purchased at my LQS.  I believe it's called "Rambling Rose".
For the binding I used a print from Sherbet Pips that I've been hoarding   saving. ;)

This is also the first quilt I machine bound on both sides.  I tend to sew the binding on the front by machine and then tack down by hand on the back. For this quilt I pulled out my trusty walking foot and stitched away! I am quite happy with the results!

I got one shot out on my landing in natural light. It was so bitterly cold out today, and a bit windy so I only got the one! 

The yellow and pink block is one of my favorites! 

While I busied myself with taking pictures, the cats napped in the sunlight. They're not the only ones who appreciate all the natural light  I get in my living room. It definitely makes the winter more bearable!

Off to watch the season finale of Downton! I can hardly believe the season is over already. One of life's simple pleasures for sure.

I'll be back tomorrow with some new goodies I finished for the shop. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


vintage grey said...

So beautiful Laura!! Love all the pretty and sweet prints and the backing is beautiful! xo Heather

SweetScarlett said...

The work you do is amazing! So very pretty You are so talented!

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Oh how proud you must be of this lovely, no magnificent piece of art! You chose wonderful fabrics and will certainly smile every time you snuggle down with it. Great job, my friend!

Are you as mad as I am about the finale of Downton???? I wanted to strangle the writer but later found out it was the actor who wanted to leave. The writer wanted him to stay. :-( booooo on him! Sorry to rant. It just made me so sad.

Molly said...

What a happy quilt! A star quilt always cheers me up :)

Patchwork and Play said...

This is such a pretty quilt! It has a wonderful vintage feel to it!

Nifty Quilts said...

Very pretty! I love your mix of fabrics. said...

Such a lovely quilt. I always love stars.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I love the mix of fabrics you used in this beauty!