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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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

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

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  8. Beautiful colors and the quilting is magical!!

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  9. These are beautiful! I'm loving the colors!

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  10. 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.

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  11. You did a fantastic job with your quilting!

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

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  13. 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!

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

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

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  16. 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

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