Saturday, April 6, 2013

Finally!



I have finally finished a quilt I started about 5 years ago. Sorry about the poor picture but we had rain all day today so I had to snap this one inside.

Every time I went to work on this quilt, I would discover I had "stolen" some of its fabric for other projects so I would have to rethink how to proceed.

That usually resulted in it getting thrown back into a bag and stored.





For the quilting, I did simple vertical lines in black thread then added detail lines in red thread and randomly placed circles and triangles.

I think it matched the vision of the quilt quite well.









I had quite a bit of fabric left over from this project and as I had been working on it for so long, I just couldn't bear putting it back in my stash.  So I decided to throw together this scrappy quilt with the leftovers.

I had no plan when I started and placement of each fabric was dependent on how many squares I could cut of each fabric.







I really didn't think much of the quilt top after I finished it but I quilted it with an orange peel design with a little twist and fell in love with it.

Now it hangs in my living room and brings me joy.  Isn't it great when that happens!






Linking up this week with:
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story
Show and Tell Tuesday at I Have To Say...
WIP Weds at Freshly Pieced


20 comments:

ipatchandquilt said...

Lovely quilting! Have been "doing the orange" too! I really like the swirl in between!
Esther

treadlemusic said...

The "orange peel with a twist" is brilliant! Definitely a "keeper" and a huge Congrats on the finish!!!! Hugs, Doreen

Deborah said...

So wonderful that you finished this quilt. It's a beauty!

Pam Pollock said...

Congratulations! Two finishes in one! Isn't it odd how you can think a quilt to death and another just pops out from what is at hand! Fabulous!

Anna said...

Yay for getting old projects finished!! It's lovely :) I loooove the quilting on the one you made from the scraps!

Renee said...

I love the little swirls in the orange peel quilting! I think I like that quilt a little, it's a happy 'accident'!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The back is amazing as wel!! A great finish. Thanks for sharing on let's get acquainted.

Sara said...

Beautiful colors and the quilting is magical!!

Kathy said...

These are beautiful! I'm loving the colors!

Corina said...

Lovely quilting!

LynCC said...

I do love the way a quilt can go from something blase to you, to something that tickles your fancy. What a fantastic production from the scraps. Love the quilting on each one, too.

ChristaQuilts said...

You did a fantastic job with your quilting!

thebutterflyquilter said...

I love when that happens also! It came out beautiful as always. Your quilting choice is wonderful!

Connie said...

What a neat quilt and great fabrics! Thanks for sharing.
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wannabequilter.com said...

I love that!

Susan said...

Those are great! I do agree with you, the orange peel quilting makes the scappy quilt really pop. Sometimes our inner muses steer us straight!

Curly Anna Quilts said...

They are both lovely. I really like the swirl in the orange peel. Great job!

Pamela said...

Good finishes! I love both quilts, and the quilting is gorgeous!

quiltingfrenzy said...

Very nice quilting job!

Kimberly @ www.birdiegirlquilts.com said...

Hi Cynthia...this is just gorgeous! I love your style of quilting...very much like the style I'm trying to learn. You do amazing work! Also wanted to let you know that I mentioned you in a blog post today. All I'll say for now is...you were right! Lol

Kimberly
http://www.birdiegirlquilts.com/2013/04/crazy-wonky-quilt-in-progress.html