Monday, January 9, 2017

Fall leaves quilt is done

After doing my list for 2017 I actually got the leaf quilt off the hanger and decided that I needed to finish it.

Here it is!

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I decided to forget about doing intricate custom work and just did my “go-to” pointy swirl all over, good thing too because my borders were all out of whack and I don’t remember what method I used to add the borders over 4yrs ago, but they were NOT lying flat, I even had to just let the fabric fold in some places, it was that bad..

Overall it’s a nice quilt though.

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I decided to try another stitch on my machine for the binding and I also found this shiny variegate thread and used a leaf vine stitch, it worked out nicely

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even looked good on the back!

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I used embrilliance to make a label and added two accuquilt leaf cut outs and then embroidered the name on there

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I like how embrilliance omitted stitches on the parts that were going to be overlapped!

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The backing was a solid piece I had gotten from a big fabric warehouse (Mary Jo’s) and once I got it on the frame it was cut WAY crooked!

But I had plenty so it didn’t matter much

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the batting I had already cut and ready and that was a SQUEAKER at the end!! phew

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I’m happy that this is off my list- FINALLY! Smile

don’t know yet if we’ll keep it or donate it, we have several fall quilts around as it’s my husband’s favorite colors (earth tones) so we’ll see.

New Beginnings Blog Hop

The New beginnings blog hop has started,

have a look!

Friday, January 6 – Hop Introduction!
Island Batik (you’re here)!

Monday, January 9 – Coastal Mist
Stone Cottage Quilts

Tuesday, January 10 – Dotalicious
DelLillians
Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting
PamelaQuilts
Inchworm Fabrics

Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt

Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection

Friday, January 13 – Fresh Catch
Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Monday, January 16 – Glowing Embers
Purrfect Spots Designs

Tuesday, January 17 – Lake Life
Freemotion by the River

Wednesday, January 18 – River’s Edge
Ark Angle Creations
Jennifer Sewing

Friday, January 20 – Blushing Blooms
Desert Bloom Quilting

Monday, January 23 – Gone Fishin’
Maria Michaels Designs

Wednesday, January 25 – Surf and Sand
Linda Pearl
Beaquilter

Thursday, January 26 – Twilight Blush
KISSed Quilts

Friday, January 27 – Happy Harvest
For Quilts Sake

Monday, January 30 – Jolly Holly
Connie Kauffman

Tuesday, January 31 – Frost
MooseStash Quilting

Wednesday, February 1 – Merry and Bright
Patchwork Breeze
Sally’s Quilting Corner

4 comments:

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great finish Bea and it is a beautiful quilt! That is a neat way you are doing the binding.

Vicki in MN said...

Beautiful quilt,congrats on the finish. My motto this year is 'Done is good'. I seem to think everything needs custom and I am learning to let go a bit and just Get it done!! That hook swirl is my go to design too.

Ariane said...

This quilt is beautiful!!

dq said...

Congratulations on your finish! It is lovely!