07 June 2013

friday finish








Outside pictures taken earlier this week of my finished quilt sunny, measuring 60" by 75". 
It's machine quilted in the ditch and hand quilted with perle cotton 16. Light and summery with the thin Hobbs Thermore polyester batting. I put the batting in the dryer for 20 minutes before basting the quilt. This made the batting soft and puffy, removing the wrinkles from being folded up and stored in the bag.  Happy with the effect, I will do that again...

The quilt is made from 2.5" strips, playfully arranged on my design wall. I blogged about making the top earlier. Mostly yellow fabric with splashes of contrasting purple makes for an easy recipe! What color is next?

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I am working my way through the stack of tops waiting to become quilts. The plan is to keep quilting until I get too distracted and need to start another top.  So, I'm trying to stay in quilting modus...

Happy friday and happy stitching!




14 comments:

Charlotte said...

oooh, it's so bright and lovely! Perfect for the sunshine!

Judy said...

What a bright, cheerful quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

I love this quilt! So, so happy. Those stripes are a brilliant addition!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh, what a happy, lightful sunshine quilt! I love your yellows and stripes and the simple pattern! x Teje

Donna~~ said...

What a fun quilt--love what the stripes do for it!

Quiltdivajulie said...

This is, by far, the most effective use I've seen for that striped fabric - WONDERFL!!

Annabella said...

Wow! So pretty and summery! Beautiful.

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous. love how bright and happy it is and those stripes are fabulous. your quilting is beautiful as always.

Franziska said...

looks really like sunbeams. Keep on quilting!

Byrd said...

I love the fourth photo with the slats of the fence - very complimentary to your beautiful work. Love that thread! Take care, Byrd

Nanci Stokes said...

I love the quilt and the binding in dark sets it off. I have been using bamboo lately and do love it, but I have a poly quilt which is light, and warm too. Thanks for the hint about the dryer on the poly too.

Mary said...

What a pretty quilt! I really love it!

Lynne said...

I'm generally not a fan of yellow but that is lovely -- so bright and happy!

shellysquilts said...

This quilt is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I LOVE it!