Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Quilt With No Name - A Finished Quilt

<3 I can't even make words to describe how much I love this. :)

Hey y'all! I have a special finish to share today. Do you ever have one of those quilts that you are almost afraid to finish? You want to, but it is sort of bittersweet as you near the finish. I was so excited to wrap things up with this quilt, but as I sewed the binding on, it literally took me hours because I kept dawdling, not sure I was ready to be done with such a long running project.
Simple rainbow piecing and quilting. Makes my heart sing. :)
This quilt was all kinds of new for me. In previous posts, I mentioned that this was the first pattern I 'designed', drawing it on paper and doing quilty math after being inspired by the loading screen of a video game! I used my precious Alison Glass fabric from Christmas 2015 and metallic Essex Linen from my birthday last year. I even went crazy and hand quilted this one! Even crazier, it was rainbow hand quilting! I don't foresee myself doing such large scale hand quilting again anytime soon, but I know I'm not finished with it. :)

I couldn't resist adding a few little pops of color on the binding!
I layered up and ventured out into the cold, knowing this quilt needed natural light to really shine! Depending on the angle, this quilt can look soft or it can be bold and shiny. You can see how the colorful strips are a bit puffy, courtesy of me learning how to keep things straight while hand quilting. Lol. I like it, so I'm not too worried about it!
No snow stuck in the last flurry, so this quilt gets a green backdrop.
Part of the driving force behind me pushing through and finishing this quilt is the Alison Glass linky party over at Quilting Jetgirl! I'm cutting it close, but I couldn't miss putting my quilt in with all the other lovely finishes. Head over and check out the scrumptious Alison Glass creations! :) Also linking up with Finish it Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts!

A slip of the camera and the finger resulted in a lovely little shot of the backing. I couldn't help but share. :)

8 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this quilt!!! I'm a huge fan of the essex linen and this -- with the color and hand quilting -- so stunning! Love it, thanks for linking it up.

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  2. It's beautiful. The Allison Glass fabric really shines and you managed to hand quilt it and still make the deadline! Love those big stitches.

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  3. The metallic Essex linen compliments the rainbow of Alison Glass so well, and I think your hand quilting details are fantastic! Thank you so much for linking up and congratulations on this beautiful finish!

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  4. Your Quilt with No Name is gorgeous. I love Alison Glass fabrics and your use of them in this quilt is perfect with the Essex linen. Your quilting is perfect for it, even though it too a lot longer than machine quilting. Are you keeping it for yourself or will it be finding a forever home?

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  5. Wow. It's amazing. Kudos on the hand quilting. I hope you're keeping this one for yourself.

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  6. I admire anybody who hand quilts. I haven't the patience. Your quilt is beautiful, Jennifer! Love those rich saturated colors!

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  7. Jennifer, I am so happy that you got back in the groove of sewing, quilting and blogging again. This is symbolic of your victory over all things that were trying to keep you down. Kudos to you on a fantastic finish!!!

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  8. I love this quilt! You did a fantastic job with it. The colours are wonderful with grey. Love it!

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