Monday, May 24, 2010

Another quilt...

Sorry to be posting two quilts in a row...but I just had to show that I finally finished this. I finished doing the binding yesterday evening, but did not take pictures till today. I wanted to take them outside till the quilting would show up better. It has been one of the most fun quilts to quilt because it is for us...I did not agonize over how to do anything...I just did it.
I like my backs to have a little something extra on them sometimes....and sometimes it serves a purpose other than just to add interest. In this case, I had all those blocks left over, I thought why not add interest as well as save cutting more material. Oh, yeah, see the white to the left of the blocks-- I caught an extra block of a different size in the quilting and did not notice till way late. Since this quilt is going on our bed, to use every day, I was not going to rip out those stitches to remove it. I just trimmed it real close to the stitching. After one or two washings, it will probably be almost gone.
I thought I would zoom in just a little to show the quilting a bit more...it is just free-motion quilted. No pattern is drawn on or anything. I like it because it adds texture to the quilt. This is the quilt I used almost 1,000 yards of thread in the quilting...

19 comments:

Marit said...

The quilting here is amazing - well done! Love the scrappy look of your quilt...
; )

Susan said...

I love this, so colorful! What size are the blocks? And the quilting - whoa, it makes me tired just thinking about all that work! Great job. You will enjoy this one for years, thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

I think we get used to the idea that we have to do something "fancy" and complicated to make a nice quilt, but this shows that just plain and simple can be really beautiful and a lot less work! I tend to use very simple patterns most of the time. I love the qulting on it and wish that I could get to the point where I could quilt my own quilts like this. The way you did it really does add a lot of texture to it! Beautiful! Funny about the extra white block on the back, but I like your attitude about fixing it and I'm sure it will be fine :-) Can you imagine if you were the sort of person who was preparing a quilt for a big quilt show and it had to be so perfect and you did this??? That's why I would never work on a quilt for a quilt show...I'd be a basket case. Stuff happens...even in quilting!

don said...

I like the nice colors and textures in your blocks. I was surprised at the length of thread it required.

Shelley said...

These quilts are just beautiful heirlooms! Love them!!

lynda Howells said...

love these quilts. lyndax
http://chocolatelifeandjazz.blogspot.com

Leedra said...

You should never apologize for what you post. It is your blog. I for one am glad you did post this, it is so very nice for an everyday quilt. I understand what you mean about just going with it because it is going to be yours. Sometimes those are the ones that turn out the best.

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Jacob said...

Your quilts are such artistic successes...I think you could travel the country and sell them at the various "arts and crafts" fairs held somewhere just about every weekend!

Ocala's next fair is in October...If you come to Florida, we'll buy one!

Neal said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous, Rose. I love it.... All of those colors are just gorgeous... You have such a gift... It is truly awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

Judy said...

Awesome Rose! I wish I could quilt like that.

George said...

I don't mind quilts two days in a row, especially when they are as beautiful as this one.

dot said...

Oh my, I think I like this one better than the other. It looks like it's made of yarn but I know that's just the quilting that makes it look that way. Both quilts are really beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Very pretty, Rose. The machine quilting is wonderful!

Mary said...

I know that I already commented, but I enjoy looking at this quilt...so comfortable and cozy looking! Just what a quilt should be.

Heather said...

I love the quilting!

Ivory Spring said...

What a beautiful quilt! The quilt really adds to the quilt.

Angela Michaud-Mourer said...

Exquisite! Your free motion work is amazing.

Chatty Crone said...

So you sewed them on a brown sheet first?

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