Saturday, June 30, 2012

Leap Year.....Quilted and everything!


Leap Year designed by Carrie Nelson, made and quilted by me!

My Leap Year is quilted and finished!  This is a record for me!  The simple, yet fun, sixteen patch gave me a chance to try making piping to accent my binding. That's something I've been wanting to try for awhile.  I'm really pleased with the results and I'm happy that I was able to get the whole thing done for the parade.  I'll be sure to let you in on the piping process and a few other new things I was able to try on this quilt very soon.


Quilted on my frame by me!  Yahoo!

I used mostly Vintage Modern fabric that I won in a recent "A Year Of Schnibbles" Parade for Leap Year.  Thanks so much Sherri and Sinta!  Be sure to check their blogs in the next few days to view the Parade.

I need to run!  Nachos are on the menu tonight, so I've got some guacamole and some salsa to make. Company is coming for the Fourth, so there is a little cleaning to do too. I'm happy that I got this quilt finished and posted in time to share it with you.  Have a great weekend!  


18 comments:

Dianne Mitzel said...

Love you quilt, especially the fabrics you chose. Have a fun night with friends, Nachos, that sounds great on this terribly hot night!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love this set with the grey! Well done!

Gretchen said...

Love your quilt!! Especially with the gray background (but you knew that right?) Your quilting is wonderful too. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend !!

Julierose said...

Rlly pretty quilt; love those colors against the gray background....Julierose

Christine said...

Beautiful .. I love the grey fabric.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the patttern, fabric and quilting Michelle! Gorgeous!

JoAnne said...

It looks awesome and the quilting is spectacular! Enjoy the fourth!

Joyful Quilter said...

Was the other new thing feather quilting? It looks great. Please show a close up of the piping - it looks very interesting.

Have a great 4th.

Carol said...

It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Jackie said...

I love the grey background too and your quilting is amazing! The piping looks great too, I'd love to hear more about your technique.

Diana Schmitz / Quiltecke said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful.
Have a nice day
Diana

Oddbjørg said...

What a lovely quilt!

Stephanie said...

Yippee for a pretty finish. Terrific quilting.

trelly said...

Michele your version is very beautiful!!! I posted mine too. Best regards from Spain

Houseelf said...

Well done for pushing yourself to try a new technique. It looks great!

Yum nachos!

Candace said...

I absolutely love this quilt, the colors are wonderful.

Izzy said...

I love your Leap Year Michele! And congrats on completely finishing it in time for the parade! Wow - I am impressed! :-) I'm using Vintage Modern for the July Schnibble and I cannot wait to get started!

Lisa D. said...

So pretty! I love the grey sashing.