Friday, 28 October 2011
Connect the Dots. She offered it as a mystery I'm not sure how long ago, but I must confess to having cheated. I saw a picture of some one's partially finished quilt, and so I had a good idea of what the finished product would be, before I selected my fabrics. I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. It is quilted with a curvy spiral pantograph that I adapted from a border stencil. I like the way the diagonal lines of the quilt are reproduced in the spiral, but the curves soften the angles a bit. I used my favourite binding technique of faux piping, which I first saw demonstrated here It is a nice way to do binding completely by machine, and have it look really good. I had bought a large amount of the blue fabric, and so I was able to use it in the top, binding and backing. It was a purchase from Len's Mills when they had one of their 50% off the lowest ticketed price sales a few years ago. The quilting design is quite visible on the back. I'm linking
Crazy Mom Quilts She has a linky party specifically for finishes accomplished during the week. It is actually a good motivator. There is also a linky over at Amylouwho show and tell friday that I'm going to link to as well. It's worth while checking out both of these. I have a couple more that I want to see if I can get finished before next week. It's a great way to establish a goal, and a timeline to work towards. And now, I'm off to go work on one of those quilts.
Labels: Dot to Dot mystery, finish 2011, my quilts
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Cathy! What an awesome quilt this is ... love it in the blues and browns. Gosh it's just so pretty!!! Congrats on another great finish!! :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely quilt. Finishes are so much fun, especially when they turn out so well.ReplyDelete
Love it. Congrats on finishing!ReplyDelete
this is beautiful. the quilting is amazingReplyDelete
That is so beautiful! I love the colors!ReplyDelete
Oh! This is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Hi Cathy. I just found your blog and am glad to meet another fellow canadian blogger! I like your quilt on the design wall. Look forward to seeing it all quilted. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
Love it! I especially love the white border with the small blocks, and I'm a sucker for a good brown and blue quilt too.ReplyDelete
You've really been accomplishing a lot these past weeks - is that a side effect of seeing better, or of having more time off work? Whetever it is, I'm liking it!
That is just gorgeous! Love the color combination. :o)ReplyDelete
I LOVE this quilt! Wow...a lot of borders to sew on! Great job on the quilting too!ReplyDelete