Friday, February 21, 2014

Swirly Friday Finish

Well, the winds have been swirling here today and so it is the perfect day to share my swirly quilted finish with you. This is one of the quilts that I pieced maybe 5 or 6 years ago and then never quilted it. So in my goal for this year to finish these poor orphan quilts I am working my way through them, in between other projects.

 When I first started this quilt, I selected these fabrics because I thought they looked like the Mediterranean. The Blues remind me of water and the yellows are the sunshine. The greens are the plants and olives. I. love. this. quilt.
 I quilted little swirls all over the quilt to mimic the swirls in the dark aqua border fabric. This was my husband's suggestion and he was sooooo right! It is perfect for this quilt. The pattern is a Shuffle the Deck pattern by Karla Alexander.
 I decided to not quilt at all over the olive green one inch border.  I wanted that "fence" to corral the blocks on the inside.  And I am happy with the way it turned out.
 I can't tell you what the fabrics are, since I bought them so long ago at my LQS.  But the swirly one that is the outer border is still available in lots of colors.
The back of the quilt is an Amy Butler stripe that I bought 4 yards of on a big sale, just to use as a back for a quilt and the colors are similar, so I think it is perfect.

 The binding is a stripe from Connecting Threads Quilter's Candy line. I bought about 4 or 5  different stripes to keep to use as binding.  Again, the colors are very similar.
 The sun was out briefly, so I hurried to take these photos. Now it is in the wash for its first bath and then the dryer to get all crinkly.
I am so happy to have this one done so I can enjoy it. The colors really make my heart sing.  Have a great weekend. Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. I love the colors of your quilt! So pretty, and beautiful quilting.

  2. I love this quilt, the colors are very much like the Mediterranean sea :-)

  3. Lovely quilt, the back and binding tie in ver nicely! It feels good to get a UFO completed!

  4. Wow -- it's beautiful! Those colors are stunning! I've been working hard at doing what you're doing -- UFOs in between the newer, more exciting projects. I think I have my pile pretty whittled down (except maybe for tops that need to be quilted, but even then, I only have a few.) Good Whittling Work!!!


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