Thursday, February 9, 2012

I want some Girl Scout cookies

I am FINALLY showing off a finished quilt! Don’t even ask me how many I have done that I haven’t blogged yet…


This gorgeous quilt is headed off to Canada today!

When Stephanie contacted me back in November about making her a custom quilt, I was rather pregnant, and busy with the holidays on top of that. But she was kind and patient enough to wait until I had evicted my little parasite (they are still parasites Grandma!), and we designed this beauty in January.


It took me a bit longer than I wanted, what with it being my first quilt started and finished with two kids hanging around, but I sure do like how it turned out!


Oh, and I found a nice new spot to take pictures…my in-law’s front porch! They have a nice, handy swing. Though, seeing as those lucky brats people are in Maui right now, they don’t even know I used it yet :)


Oh yeah, back to the quilt…So, the tan and brown prints were the inspiration for this one, and they are from the So Sophie line from Riley Blake. We then added in the yellow grunge (Basic Grey Origins), and the green prints(um, a whole bunch of different ones). The green solid is Kona Peridot, and I am in love with it. It is the solid in Jocelyn’s quilt in the last post, too. Oh, and I am completely converted to machine stitching binding. I will have to do a small show and tell on how I do mine some time.


I kept the quilting fairly simple; I love how it accentuates the lines and simplicity of the whole design. And I love the little X’s in the brown sashing :)


I had a few blocks left over, so I threw them into a strip in the back. I hate having orphan blocks sitting around, and I love how they look in backings!


This one finished up at 62” x 72”. Thanks again Stephanie for being so patient with me!


Sewfrench said...

This is such a pretty quilt! I tend to lean towards whites or off whites. Why? Especially when I love color! Beautiful job!

Stephanie said...

The quilt is now in cold cold cold Canada! And it looks gorgeous on my red couch :)

Good things are worth waiting for!