Tuesday, June 05, 2012

WIP Wednesday.....a long time...

...in the making!
After 11 months, most of which has been a UFO, I finished Ocean View From The Prairies!

I spent many hours over the last couple of days hand sewing the binding on.
The quilt measure 102"x90".
The feature fabric is Marine by Dan Stiles.
There is also alot of different colours of Kona solids, as well as various circles- love circles!
I use the stack and slash method which was very easy to do.
Once the top was pieced, it hung in a closet for many months while I worked on other things hoping someone would come into my house and finish this for me...didn't happen ;-)
funny how that works!
I finally decided to piece together a backing and see how it would turn out.
I used up some leftover blocks and added the little sailboat I made months ago....I kinda like it!
 On to the quilting...
I did simple wavy lines across the centre of the quilt,
stippled the circle border, and did a design from Leah Day, called water plant - it seemed appropriate!
I got a real workout in travel stitching!!!
Some parts were great and other parts a little more organic, which sounds better than I lost my concentration!

The binding is from Timeless Treasures  called Pixie Pops, and I really like this fabric alot and will definitely use it again.
One last photo...getting some rays...
I guess it's not complete until the quality control team has their say!

 Now, that I have this great sense of accomplishment, I can move on to other things...
Like reassess old WIP's and decide if I want to continue with them or not.
My tastes seems to have changed since I began them!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced  and
Then I'm off on a holiday.
To cold, rainy Vancouver..;-(
 Yippee!
Have a great sewing week!

32 comments:

Toni said...

Patti! It looks so great! I love all those colors and the quilting is fabulous, especially the borders. Congratulations on getting it DONE!!

Heather D. said...

Wow, what a fantastic finish Patti! Must feel so great, after having it waiting for so long to be done. What's up in Vancouver?

PrairiePeasant said...

Those fabrics are so bright and cheery--this quilt is sure to make someone happy!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I really this quilt, the colors and design....and the quilting is fabulous! I love that term "organic".... It seems to explain away a whole lot of things ! LOL!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

That is stunning! I LOVE the colors, and it turned out beautifully!

Danielle Hudson said...

Beautiful quilt! You should feel very accomplished! I know what you mean about your taste changing. Mine seems to change as fast as the moon.

Carla said...

GOOD FOR YOU! What an accomplishment! Love the quilting too. It's huge and gorgeous : )

Janine said...

That's a beautiful finish and your fmq looks great. I like the back too :)

Pat said...

OMG, love it! Great quilt, well worth the wait.

heather said...

Great quilt. I'm glad the cats approve.

Amy said...

I love the quilt! Very nice back! I love pieced backs.seems the cats love it too!

HollyM said...

I love the colors and the design. doesn't a quilt like this on your bed really make you happy?

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Looks like it was so very worth that wait! And your quality control testers are adorable. Neat quilting too!

Cindy said...

Hurray! It is beautiful.

The Thompsons said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the back as much as the front. I love the quilting as well.

Tiffany said...

I love it! Nice work!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It's a very beautiful quilt...I really can't imagine quilting something that size on a sewing machine...great job....

elle said...

Stack and slash is such a great technique. It looks lovely!

Linda said...

What an awesome finish! I love it.

Susan Being Snippy said...

I totally understand! except the blocks I starter were like 15 years ago and it is still just a top, but thats another story... love the bright colours and wonky shapes.

Lisaleh said...

Stunning! I need to google stack and slash - I keep reading that people are doing it and I have no idea what it means :)

Jeanette said...

This is stunning. I love the colors, and the design. Well done!

wannabequilter.com said...

Looks great!

Cathy said...

It looks great!!!! Hopefully you got a little sun today. We did out in the valley!

piecemealquilts said...

This is really gorgeous, Patti. Your color choices are phenomenal.

CitricSugar said...

It's gorgeous! And organic quilting is my favourite. :-)

Have fun in Van!

Lily said...

Love the back and those are my kind of colors (and love the panda at the top of your blog!)

Leslie said...

the quilting is so pretty....did you use a walking foot?

Regina said...

A wonderful quilt with really interesting quilting. Glad your quilt quality inspectors were on hand .....

M-R said...

Patti, it looks great! That water plant design works perfectly with it! Congrats on a beautiful finish! Why don't you link it up to TGIFF! when you get back from holiday? Hope you are having a great time!

Kelli said...

I was drawn to this quilt from Jennifer's link up because of the colors of this quilt! But your design, your quilting and even the binding make this quilt so great! Great job.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Amazing Patti...definitely one to drool over. LOVE IT!!!

32 comments:

Toni said...

Patti! It looks so great! I love all those colors and the quilting is fabulous, especially the borders. Congratulations on getting it DONE!!

Heather D. said...

Wow, what a fantastic finish Patti! Must feel so great, after having it waiting for so long to be done. What's up in Vancouver?

PrairiePeasant said...

Those fabrics are so bright and cheery--this quilt is sure to make someone happy!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I really this quilt, the colors and design....and the quilting is fabulous! I love that term "organic".... It seems to explain away a whole lot of things ! LOL!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

That is stunning! I LOVE the colors, and it turned out beautifully!

Danielle Hudson said...

Beautiful quilt! You should feel very accomplished! I know what you mean about your taste changing. Mine seems to change as fast as the moon.

Carla said...

GOOD FOR YOU! What an accomplishment! Love the quilting too. It's huge and gorgeous : )

Janine said...

That's a beautiful finish and your fmq looks great. I like the back too :)

Pat said...

OMG, love it! Great quilt, well worth the wait.

heather said...

Great quilt. I'm glad the cats approve.

Amy said...

I love the quilt! Very nice back! I love pieced backs.seems the cats love it too!

HollyM said...

I love the colors and the design. doesn't a quilt like this on your bed really make you happy?

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Looks like it was so very worth that wait! And your quality control testers are adorable. Neat quilting too!

Cindy said...

Hurray! It is beautiful.

The Thompsons said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the back as much as the front. I love the quilting as well.

Tiffany said...

I love it! Nice work!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It's a very beautiful quilt...I really can't imagine quilting something that size on a sewing machine...great job....

elle said...

Stack and slash is such a great technique. It looks lovely!

Linda said...

What an awesome finish! I love it.

Susan Being Snippy said...

I totally understand! except the blocks I starter were like 15 years ago and it is still just a top, but thats another story... love the bright colours and wonky shapes.

Lisaleh said...

Stunning! I need to google stack and slash - I keep reading that people are doing it and I have no idea what it means :)

Jeanette said...

This is stunning. I love the colors, and the design. Well done!

wannabequilter.com said...

Looks great!

Cathy said...

It looks great!!!! Hopefully you got a little sun today. We did out in the valley!

piecemealquilts said...

This is really gorgeous, Patti. Your color choices are phenomenal.

CitricSugar said...

It's gorgeous! And organic quilting is my favourite. :-)

Have fun in Van!

Lily said...

Love the back and those are my kind of colors (and love the panda at the top of your blog!)

Leslie said...

the quilting is so pretty....did you use a walking foot?

Regina said...

A wonderful quilt with really interesting quilting. Glad your quilt quality inspectors were on hand .....

M-R said...

Patti, it looks great! That water plant design works perfectly with it! Congrats on a beautiful finish! Why don't you link it up to TGIFF! when you get back from holiday? Hope you are having a great time!

Kelli said...

I was drawn to this quilt from Jennifer's link up because of the colors of this quilt! But your design, your quilting and even the binding make this quilt so great! Great job.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Amazing Patti...definitely one to drool over. LOVE IT!!!