Friday, 2 March 2012

Make Your Point is finished

I took this quilt off the machine Wednesday, at about 6 pm, and started to set it aside to be bound at some later date, since I have another quilt also waiting for binding that I had on my to-do list for this week. But then I started thinking (always a dangerous thing to do, LOL), that it really didn't matter which quilt I bound, and wouldn't it be a good idea to get into the habit of, whenever possible, bind a quilt as soon as it is quilted, rather than set it aside for some future date.  So, that's what I did, which means that other quilt is still waiting for it's binding. Maybe I'll do it next week, and that way have something else for the Friday finishes link ups. Now there's a plan......... I wonder if I'll stick to it.
 Anyway... the quilt I finished is called Make Your Point. It is a pattern from a book called Scrap Lovers' Quilts, distributed by Leisure Arts. It was designed by a lady named Mabeth Oxenreider. The 16 patches in the body of the quilt, and most of the checkerboard around the outside were pieced over maybe 2 or 3 years as leaders and enders, after I first read of the process on Bonnie Hunters' Quiltville. It is quilted with continuous feathers  alternating with continuous curves from row to row, which really emphasizes the points. In actual piecing, the quilt is made up of 16 patches set side by side with pinwheel blocks. It's the turning of the pinwheels, and the colour placement that make it look as if it is on point. I feel in love with this quilt when I first saw it on the cover of that book, and knew I had to have one. I am thrilled over the moon with the way it turned out. I used a very pretty pink tone on tone for the backing, which shows the quilting quite nicely. And it is bound with a bright pink stripe. I'm linking up to a few Friday finishes sites. Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and  Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. There are a couple of other friday finish sites as well, but I have to pop out to do some errands, and have to get this posted. I might do an edit and add them when I get back. 

14 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Oh that is just so beautiful! I absolutely LOVE how it's quilted. What a treasure to have.

Kati's Quilting said...

Lovely quilt! I adore the polka dot fabrics in the binding, I think it looks awesome! Great work!

Denise :) said...

Cathy, it is WONDERFUL!!! I like how you did the borders on this, too. And your feathers are beautiful, too. Just a stunning quilt! Whoop Whoop!!! :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Jennie said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Ellen said...

Really gorgeous! I am glad you decided to do the binding so that you get to use it and enjoy it right away. Congratulations!!

Carolyn J. said...

Your quilt is lovely!!! The pinwheels almost hide in the design...so coll how you see different designs. Great work!

Quilter Kathy said...

It is fabulous...I love it! And the quilting is spectacular...I am drooling! Great finish...congrats!

KatieQ said...

This quilt is gorgeous. You not only deserve a "Whoop,Whoop," you should have a song , dance, and confetti thrown in. Your quilting is fabulous.

tink's mom said...

Hi, Just want you to know that you have been presented the Leibster Award... as Freda said, spreading the bloggy love! Info on my blog today

Impera_Magna said...

What a beautiful quilt! No wonder you just HAD to make one... I love it!

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! It would look great on your bed in the the spring and summer!

Sarah Craig said...

That is one stunning quilt! I love the way you quilted it, too! And I always want to bind a quilt as soon as I finish quilting it - it's so close to the finish line, I want to sprint over it! Whoop whoop!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Beautiful scrappy quilt! Love those feathers:)