Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Totally finished Tuesday

I'm so happy about this one!

The pattern was created by Carrie Nelson and it's called Gentle Art.

You can see it before quilting HERE.

It took me awhile to get from to start to finish, but now it's totally done.

I used a mix of at least three Bonnie and Camille fabric lines and it made this quilt so bright and cheerful I just didn't want to finish it.

It's one of my favorite quilts ever.  

I wouldn't have thought that when I got started.  Don't I say that a lot?

When I found this binding fabric at my LQS I knew it had to be on this quilt. 

Of course, once I got home I did have my doubts.

I started wondering if a busy quilt like this could handle the stripes, but I went with it anyway and I'm so glad I did!

Did you notice that the stripes aren't really stripes?  You can see them HERE.

They are kind of ovalish.  Is that even a word?

I spent lots of time.......way too much time in fact........trying to cut the fabric so that you could only see stripes with no evidence of ovals, and it didn't work.

It freaked me out a bit.

The stripes on my binding were uneven.  The horror!

I put it down for a bit.......okay, maybe longer than a bit........and then went back to it.

Lo and behold I decided I like the stripes, or ovals I guess, uneven all the way around the quilt.

I certainly didn't plan it that way, in fact I took great pains so it wouldn't happen, but it did and now I'm glad.

That's something else I've been saying a lot lately.  I need to remember that when things are going "wrong".

For the quilting I used that wavy stitch that you've been seeing around.

I think it was perfect for this quilt.  You can read more about it HERE if you're interested.

That wavy stitch is fun to do and there isn't a whole lot of thinking involved when you are quilting with it.

I kind of like that. 

This quilt is bright, fun and cheerful! 

Just what I needed for the beginning of Spring.

Oh, last, but not least the label!

I label every quilt and this one is no exception.  

A sweet blog friend of mine just sent me tons of labels she found while attending a quilt show!

I was thrilled!

Labels can be difficult to find.

 On this quilt I went with an extra block that didn't make it on the front, but it made the perfect label.

Now it's is totally finished just in time for Spring!



carol fun said...

oh I LOVE everything about this quilt - the fabrics, the pattern, the color and that dynamite border! This is a big winner -- thanks for sharing.

Izzy said...

Gorgeous finish Michele! So bright and happy and that binding is perfect. :-)

JoAnne said...

The binding is perfection! And I think it is fine to fuss with it a bit. I sure think that your "problems" are turning into awesome solutions!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely finish and I really like the binding.

Joyful Quilter said...

Very cheerful. Love the binding! Your quilt has a little bit of everything in it (stripes, flowers, plaids, dots) the ovals on the binding fit right in.

Darlene said...

Oh, it's really adorable. Love everything about it. The binding is perfect.

Oddbjørg said...

A lovely quilt, and I think the binding is perfect!

Judy said...

Looks awesome and I really like your binding! I'm going to try the wavy quilting someday!

Stephanie said...

Reminds me of a Summer picnic. I love the polka dot back and the "not striped" binding. I wish I labeled but alas, I do not always. good for you!

Dee said...

It's just such a happy quilt! And the binding really is perfect for it, both stripes and ovals. I can see why it's one of your favorites.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I love it. Really do. The binding is the perfect touch for it. Two thumbs up!

em's scrapbag said...

What a happy fun quilt! Good job!

Candace said...

You pick the best fabrics for your quilts, Michele! Nothing like a bright quilt to bring on the first day of spring!

Houseelf said...

So bright and cheerful I can see why you like it. The border turned out to be good even with the ovals - they add something to it. Well done.

Kim said...

Love the beautiful fabrics you used for your quilt. It turned out amazing!

Gretchen said...

Wonderful bright cheery fun quilt and the binding is just perfect.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I would never have known the binding isn't stripes, in fact looking at the fabric I wouldn't have imagined it looked the way it did as binding. I love it! I can see why you love this bright & cheerful quilt so much.

Carrie said...

I love it! Seriously, unabashedly, giddy in LOVE with every single thing about it! :)

Sarah said...

Oh I love everything about this quilt. It's so bright and happy and cheerful. Mostly I love the fabrics. Everything Bonnie and Camille do is fantastic!