15 July 2012

summer breeze


Today I have a little finish to share: my summer breeze is ready for some good use. It finished at 60" by 72", hand-quilted with perle cotton on soft and thin Quilters Dream Request (my favorite cotton batting for quilting by hand). I use embroidery needles and perle cotton no 16. Hand quilting takes longer than machine quilting, but is more relaxing and enjoyable too. The cotton batting needs denser quilting than the Hobbs Thermore polyester (another favorite) that I uses in my two previous triangle quilts. In fact this has three times the quilting... Love the weight and feel of it.

You have seen a lot of triangle quilt and quilt-tops on this blog lately. In this one I'm using a low contrast in value. I think it makes the colors blend nicely in a soft look. The cold morning light doesn't do the colors full justice...

It's backed with a nice Amy Butler, too. Love the dark (periwinkle?) binding. In fact, very happy with this finish ; ) this will be staying with me.

This summers mission to make a proper dent in the good stash is moving along nicely. I do have a lot of these big prints and they do pair up nicely with the triangles. This is my third finished triangle quilt. Even if it's the same pattern, the different fabric and individual palette makes these fun to make. Great utility and garden quilts...

I have a few names on my gifting list. Now, where are those green Anna Maria Horner garden prints. Or those pink Amy Butler's... I may be making a few tops for the gift pile.

Wish you all a wonderful sunday!
; )


28 comments:

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

I love the diamond shapes you made using four of the same fabric triangles! The colours speak to me and the quilting is so regular and beautiful!
Do you use a quilting hoop?

Quiltycat said...

Crazy for triangles, my dear?...I love all so much!
nichi

elsy said...

really lovely...great choice of colours and contrasts, very inspiring!

Mary said...

It is lovely Marit! So peaceful! And the quilting looks great :)

Kiera Vanella said...

Beautiful. Very caliming to look at and your hand quilting is just wonderful. Very nice job!

* said...

Your quilting is so uniform, beautiful. And I love the fabrics you chose: looks like a calm lake early in the morning.

pinsandneedles said...

Stunning quilt! This is my favorite of your lovely triangle quilts! The quilting is magnificent!

Charlotte said...

that is so beautiful, Marit. The quilting is just perfect!

ginaquilts said...

Beautiful quilting! And I love that skinny binding!

Donna~~ said...

It's lovely! Wish I could touch it through the screen--I can see why you are keeping it! (And you are so quick to finish it--quilting it would have taken me a year or more!)

verykerryberry said...

Oh your quilting is so beautiful! Such immaculate stitches

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I love the low values... they give the quilt have a "shimmer" effect. And as always, your quilting is wonderful.

Jennifer :)

Maxine said...

Your quilting stitches are simply beautiful!!!

Tamie said...

Love, love these triangle quilts. I also really like the quilting on this one.

Carla said...

Oh, the colours in this one! I want to dive into this quilt, it's so pretty.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a gorgeous quilt ! You've done a fantastic job and the hand quilting is a perfect match!

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have done it again! Congratulations on your finish.

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Kjempefin!! Superfin quilting!! Du er så flink!!:-)
Jeg quilter også for hånd om dagen. Det er fint!! Blir litt besatt. Litt til, og litt til.....men på den måten blir jeg kanskje ferdig!! Jeg venter på den boka fra crazy mum quilts. Vil gjerne lage den lyse quilten. Så idag har jeg funnet alle de lyse stoffene... Så får jeg se når det blir. Ha en fin uke!! AnneK:-)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's gorgeous! Love the hand quilting!

Merete said...

Nydelig!

traceyjay said...

it's so soothing and pretty and the quilting is just gorgeous!

sarah said...

L O V E!

CitricSugar said...

It's just beautiful, Marit - cool, yet warm at the same time.

Margreth said...

Great! I'm so impressed how fast you finish quilts! I'm still quiltingmy tri-quilt since






































Great! I'm so impreesed by how fast you finish a quilt! I'm still hand quilting my tri-quilt since christmas!!!! but I never give up!

Diana Schmitz / Quiltecke said...

What a nice quilt, I love the colours....
Have a nice day
Diana

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh Marit, it's lovely!! It reminds me of the ocean, the sea somewhere in the tropics! So calming and I can almost feel the breeze!

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Your hand quilting is exquisite Marit. By hand is my preference too!

Judy said...

I like the soft blending of the colors that you chose. It's neat that you so enjoy hand quilting. Lovely quilt!