18 May 2012

my may finish - bloggers quilt festival 2012

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I have a newly finished quilt to share with you. It has been very rainy and wet in my neck of the woods for a long time now. Just in time for the quilt festival we are finally having a beautiful and sunny friday providing photo opportunities...

(my helpful quilt inspector, testing the quilt's softness?)

My hip to be square finished at 46" by 57". You may recognize Jolene's very popular design. Mine is hand quilted with black perle cotton on Quilters Dream Request Cotton batting and a very soft backing (Anna Maria Horners Little Folks voile in Saffron). Feeling bold, I chose a black binding for it.








You don't think there's anything strange in taping quilts to your house in plain view, do you?
Somehow that does feel a bit awkward... Well, I really wanted to share this with you all. 

Thank you, Amy, for organizing this lovely event

Wishing you a nice weekend, and hope there will be a chance for some happy stitching, along with the blog hopping,  too...

; )


50 comments:

Teje said...

Hi! This quilt became most beautiful! I love those grannies surrounded with white and your hand quilting is lovely! Did you enter your quilt to the 'Blogger's Quilt Festival'?
Your new blocks on your design wall are also so wonderful! x Teje

elizabeth said...

Yummy, I love it...your hand stitching is beautiful : )

Nanci said...

There should be 200 posts here for your lovely lovely quilts! Bright and cheery too. my favourite things.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful!! I love your black thread and binding with this. You have such an exciting way of combining colors!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Beautiful Marit! Love your handquilting!

Charlotte said...

gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS!

Sew Lovins said...

Love it!!! Handquilting makes everything better!!!

LeslieUnfinished said...

Every time I see this pattern I want to make one too! And I really, really love the fabric you used on the back and the binding. Really great!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks fantastic and the handquilting makes it extra special :-)

verykerryberry said...

The binding echoing the shape is such a great detail, and of course the perle thread stitches

Vicky F said...

Hi Marit,
Your quilt came out so beautiful.
I LOVE the colors and the quilting!

p.s. the binding is the perfect color!

Vicky F

Janine said...

Love your Granny Square Quilt! I entered one too!

Kathy said...

So very pretty! I've said this before, but I really love the Granny Square pattern. Your colors are perfect, and the hand quilting is the cherry on the top!

CitricSugar said...

Not at all odd to tape a quilt to your house! I was having a heck of a time trying to find a space to photograph a quilt today. I should have taped it!

It's beautiful, Marit!

MariQuilts said...

So fabulous!!

justsewaudrey said...

What a wonderful quilt! I LOVE granny squares ! Nope not at all odd to hang your quilt on the side of your house! Lol

Jan said...

Marit, your Granny Square quilt is outstanding.

Carla said...

This is lovely. I like the hand quilting. I am finally sewing the binding on mine : )

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

That is such a beautiful quilt. The blocks are so pretty, and the colors work so well together. I love the orange block! : ) I also love that hand quilting. Excellent job!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Beautiful and the hand quilting is incredible!

Mary said...

Marit! This is a fantastic quilt! I love the colors with the white and,of course, the hand stitching! Fantastic!!!

Margaret said...

love the variation on a traditional design!

margaret gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

Patti said...

One of my favourite Granny square quilts, and the hand quilting is so beautiful.

{Leila}Where the Orchids Grow said...

Beautiful quilt Marit! Such happy colours it makes me smile :)

fallingforpieces said...

Love the colors, the binding, the back, really just everything. And taping a quilt to your house is an awesome way to take a picture. Wish I had though of it (though I don't think it would work on my brick, but maybe I could borrow a neighbors house?)

Tilonino said...

Fantastisk Marit :)
Klem fra Tine

Karen said...

Fabulous finish! Its a beautiful quilt.

erica said...

Marit, this turned out beautifully! I love the hand stitching, such a wonderful touch!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This quilt is beautiful from the colorful squares offset by the white background, to the standout quilting to the final touch of the black binding. Beautiful

Katie B. said...

Stunning! I love the hand stitching and black binding.

Janet said...

You can pretend it is a barn quilt :) Very beautiful!

ayumills said...

This is such a great choice, Marit! I love the way the colors are so cheerful and they pop up in the white background! Lovely stitching too~!!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

So pretty! Love the colors and quilting. :)

Marie said...

This is really lovely Marit, and I like the way that you quilted it. As for taping quilts to your wall, I don't find that unusual at all :). It can be tough to get a good photo to share and this seems to be ideal.

The Thompsons said...

Yay for Granny squares- they look great!

Nana said...

Love the hand stitching. It really sets the block off!

grendelskin said...

The grannies are lovely, but the quilting ROCKS them! Beautiful finish (and the binding is just right).

sewkatiedid said...

so love the hand quilting on this. someday I'm going to tackle that skill.

Lily said...

Beautiful! I'm working on a "Granny" too!

pinsandneedles said...

Marit, this is beautiful! Your hand quilting is perfect and I love the black binding.
Happy Syttende Mai (a little late)!

Eileen said...

what a beautiful quilt. love the whole thing and your quilting is lovely. thanks for sharing and have a great day

amandajean said...

it's sooooooooooooo fabulous! i have been avoiding the granny square phase, but i think your quilt may have changed my mind. i feel the need to make one now. thanks for that. :)

tusen said...

I love your fabric choices, the quilt looks so warm and happy. Great choice of the backing, too.

Allison said...

beautiful Granny squares! I love your handquilting :)

Quiltycat said...

You know..I love your quilts and this is one I like most. Great quilting...inspiring!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a beautiful quilt. I've been seeing this pattern pop up here and there but I really like the fabrics youve chosen!And love the hand quilting!!!

Jolene said...

I just saw this quilt now - and can I say - I love, Love, LOVE, your binding and backing choices. Just wonderful!!

Vicki said...

Very pretty :)

Lynne said...

Looks fabulous - love your choice of binding.

Maggie said...

Love your grannies and love the hand quilting!