Friday, February 22, 2013

A Lovely February Finish!

A Lovely Year of Finishes




I'm so happy to have finished Starry, Starry Night, and I know that it will be one of my all time favourites!
 This photo was taken last last August when it was just a top!
fast forward to today............!!
Same location, but laying on top of 3 feet of snow!
I had to toss it out from the deck, and hope it landed upright!
As you can see, there are bits of snow around the edges.
Hmmm.....then I had to climb through the snow to retrieve it....didn't consider that when I tossed it!
Not completely sure why I needed an outside shot!
I loved doing this string quilt, and using some favourite fabrics as well as a lot of scraps!
For the quilting, I did 1/4 stitching along the coloured seams and intersecting lines through the navy stars using yellow, green and purple thread.
The navy border was done with a FMQ tetris pattern.
Binding is the same Kona navy as the border.
For some strange reason I wanted to offset the centre with navy borders, and this was truthfully the most difficult part!
I have to admit it is not perfectly square, but I don't mind.
For the backing, I used AMH Innocent Crush voile.
Oh, how I love voile backing!!
There are actually 4 layers to this quilt, as the strings were sewn onto a foundation piece. But, with the voile, it doesn't feel heavy at all.
It took me forever to find this tutorial again, but finally I found it to give the proper credit to Molly Flanders for designing this block!
I definitely need to organize my bookmarked tutorials!
Statistics
Started - 2012
Finished -2013
Fabrics- scraps and Kona navy, AMH voile
Measurements- a slightly wonky 61x67

 A much more civilized indoor shot!

First finished quilt of the year!
I'm happy!
 I'll be linking this to A Lovely Year of Finishes with Fiber of All Sorts
as well as 
FAL 2013 with Leanne at She Can Quilt.

19 comments:

Pat Merkle said...

I love the shot in the snow. Great quilt and quilting. I love the offset border.

Heather D. said...

It's a lovely finish indeed. Very very nice Patti.

CitricSugar said...

It looks so great! So nice to see it finished - you must be so happy to add it to the done and dusted pile. Are you bringing it on Sunday? :-)

Dolores said...

What a lovely finish. Feels good, eh?

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your awesome finish!

Colleen said...

I had to laugh picturing you trudging through the snow to gather up your quilt. It is lovely though - and your quilting is great!

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh wow, it's fantastic, Patti!

Carol Swift said...

I love your quilt! Photographs outside seem to make the colors more clear, but going out there to retrieve it would have been way too cold for me...you were a brave woman. :O)

Izzy said...

Beautiful! Don't finishes feel awesome? :-)

moira said...

it's just lovely - and voile backed - love it

Heather A said...

I do hope I get to see this one in person! I've never seen (or fondled) a voile backed quilt. In fact, I've never seen voiles in any quilt but I've read about how soft they are and how people love them. A voile project is high on my list.

This is a stunning quilt!

Janine said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt! A wonderful finish :)

Newbie Jen said...

Just gorgeous, Patti! I think it will be one of my favorites too.

Marit said...

A very very lovely finish! Such a great quilt:) Wow, 3 ft of snow still. Guess I can't complain about the 1 ft we have;) How long do you usually have snow on the ground?

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Starry night looking even better, and I loved it already!! The triangles look great too!

Celtic Thistle said...

It is absolutely glorious Patti, definitely worth a trek in the snow for a fitting photo too!

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

Well worth the outside shot! It's a lovely finish!

Thanks for linking up!

capitolaquilter said...

So pretty. At least you have a cozy quilt for the cold weather.

19 comments:

Pat Merkle said...

I love the shot in the snow. Great quilt and quilting. I love the offset border.

Heather D. said...

It's a lovely finish indeed. Very very nice Patti.

CitricSugar said...

It looks so great! So nice to see it finished - you must be so happy to add it to the done and dusted pile. Are you bringing it on Sunday? :-)

Dolores said...

What a lovely finish. Feels good, eh?

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your awesome finish!

Colleen said...

I had to laugh picturing you trudging through the snow to gather up your quilt. It is lovely though - and your quilting is great!

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oh wow, it's fantastic, Patti!

Carol Swift said...

I love your quilt! Photographs outside seem to make the colors more clear, but going out there to retrieve it would have been way too cold for me...you were a brave woman. :O)

Izzy said...

Beautiful! Don't finishes feel awesome? :-)

moira said...

it's just lovely - and voile backed - love it

Heather A said...

I do hope I get to see this one in person! I've never seen (or fondled) a voile backed quilt. In fact, I've never seen voiles in any quilt but I've read about how soft they are and how people love them. A voile project is high on my list.

This is a stunning quilt!

Janine said...

This is such a gorgeous quilt! A wonderful finish :)

Newbie Jen said...

Just gorgeous, Patti! I think it will be one of my favorites too.

Marit said...

A very very lovely finish! Such a great quilt:) Wow, 3 ft of snow still. Guess I can't complain about the 1 ft we have;) How long do you usually have snow on the ground?

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Starry night looking even better, and I loved it already!! The triangles look great too!

Celtic Thistle said...

It is absolutely glorious Patti, definitely worth a trek in the snow for a fitting photo too!

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

Well worth the outside shot! It's a lovely finish!

Thanks for linking up!

capitolaquilter said...

So pretty. At least you have a cozy quilt for the cold weather.