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Friday, February 7, 2014

My MSBHQAL Friday Finish

This is my second post today. I was in a blog hop with Madam Samm and all the creative ladies that hop on Sew We Quilt this morning, but I couldn't not post my Friday finish and link up with Crazy Mom Quilts. So here we go...and let me tell you these pictures are not the best. I had no one here to hold up the quilt and this is the only non rainy day I am going to get.

 She's a beauty! Thirty blocks and enough sashing and borders to make her fit my queen size bed.  I put one green block in each corner. There are some Pearl Bracelets in there and some Bonnie and Camille Vintage Modern.
 Since it is such a linear quilt, I wanted the quilting to have some curve to it. I chose an edge to edge pattern of flowers, leaves and berries.  It took me awhile to be able to afford to have this quilted, but it was worth the wait. I dropped it off on a Monday and it was ready by Thursday afternoon. I had to wait to pick it up on Monday, but I came right home and made the binding which I machine stitched.
I had this beauty on the bed for us to use that very night. My hubby loves it too. The top thread used is a shimmery celery green and a medium grey is on the back.

 I bound the edges in the same Kona Medium Grey that I used for the sashing and borders. I didn't want anything to drag your eye to the edge. This is already one busy quilt.
 I used a piece of Kona Ash to extend the back and appliqued 5 blocks made from scraps onto it.
Now all I have to do  is get my bedroom repainted to the pale grey I want so this quilt looks right at home. It really doesn't go with the blue walls.

 I have to say, this is one of my all time favorite quilts and I really want to make another, although smaller, one of these. Each block is a masterpiece.
So thank you, thank you, thank you to Molli Sparkles for the brilliant sparkly idea of the QAL and Anne at Play Crafts for the wonderful pattern she let us use. I am thrilled with the outcome. Linking up to Finish it up Friday.

9 comments:

  1. love your quilt and the quilting design is so pretty.

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  2. Sorry that I emailed rather than comment. Quilt is still wonderful.

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  3. It is certainly a beauty! Really, you chose such a gorgeous colour palette for the broken herringbone block and the grey is just what it needed to make those colours shine. The quilting is phenomenal! I know you've been a very busy gal, but it was Anne of Play Crafts that had the Broken Herringbone tutorial used in the quilt along, not Kristy. Both are very talented ladies. I can see how easy it would be to confuse the two!

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  4. The grey is so nice. Good luck with the painting!

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  5. Beautiful quilt. I love the colors against the grey. The quilting design is awesome and the pictures weren't bad at all! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I know I've said this every time you post about it - but I LOVE THIS QUILT!!! The quilting pattern is really perfect for it and going with the gray binding was definitely the right choice. And, the back is even cool! I'm sure you will smile every time you walk by your bed!

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  7. Wonderful finish! It is a beautiful pattern, and the colors you've applied are perfect! I'm inspired to try it.

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  8. Excellent work, of course I knew it would be from the very beginning! I'm glad your husband likes it to, so now it can be spread out on the bed all the time! Go on, make another. haha

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