Friday, July 17, 2009

Finally, a finished quilt.

Drum roll please . . . this quilt is finally finished! It feels like ages ago that I started this one. And I've completed a few others since. I had hoped to have this one finished for the Shop Hop, but the fabric we ordered for the binding didn't show up in time.
I am really pleased with how it turned out. It was fun to make something so scrappy. (I think I say that every time.) I am currently finishing the pattern for the store. I will probably list it in my etsy shop too, if anyone is interested. This design doesn't require a degree in quantum physics, but sometimes it's just nice to let someone else do the math, you know?

The backing wasn't what I would choose if it was for me, but it's what we had two bolts of at the store and it will sell if people see it on a sample. (We have sold some REALLY ugly fabric that way. It's amazing how many people think if the 'professionals' choose it, it must be the only right choice.)
I had really hoped to get a darker turquoise for the binding, but we just couldn't find the right thing. So we ordered an Amy Butler solid, knowing it would coordinate with the rest of the quilt. This color is called Mist. Fancy. It creates a more subtle look, but still gives some contrast. I really love that color on it's own. It reminds me of my grandma- kind of old and vintage-y looking. Would go perfectly with some vintage sheets I've been hording.

28 comments:

  1. I love the colors of your quilt. And I actually really like the backing too! Good job and I know it will sell like hotcakes.

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  2. The quilt is wonderful! Doesn't it feel good to have it done?

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  3. Your quilt is lovely-just the way it is! Well done!
    Paulette

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  4. Um, now you have to show the backing. Like, the full backing (not just that eensy glimpse).

    And speaking of- can I email you about ordering some extra fabric to swap out some patterns in Mr. Roboto? Am crushing on the star fabrics HARD and I wanted to try and make the backing out of them as opposed to the planets....

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  5. What a great quilt. I love the scrappiness of it and the brown border is perfect for it. Nicely Done!

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  6. Amy, I love the quilt. Your work always has a clean feel. how is the sale going... should I be dropping by? cheers, Calli

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  7. Wonderful...so calming and fresh!:) Just curious...do you know how many different prints you used in that quilt?

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  8. Beautiful! I love those Amy Butler fabrics. Do you get to keep the quilts you make for the store?

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  9. Such a cute quilt... I just LOVE those colors! ;)

    Heather

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  10. The colors are great! I love the little and big squares. Scrumptious!

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  11. Beautiful! I love that the centers of the squares are different sizes. And I love that backing fabric! It's one of my favorites from that line! : )

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  12. Oh Amy it's fantastic! I love it!
    Awesome job.

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  13. I would love to know how to go about getting the pattern for this. It is beautiful.

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  14. Lovely job and fabulous colours,
    Lizzie
    XX

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  15. I love that quilt!! Any chance you're going to sell it as a kit? I'd be VERY interested!

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  16. This is lovely! And incidentally, that backing fabric was the only one I bought from Daisy Chain :) (I think it's very versatile!)

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  17. sneaky sneaky selling tactic! :)

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  18. Love it! I especially like the movement created by the different size inners and borders in each block.

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  19. it's so beautiful, amy! good for you!

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  20. Lovely colours and pattern! Such a wonderful finish!!

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  21. Amy...the quilt is beautiful--the whole thing! I would be interested in the pattern, definitely! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  22. Love all these colors/prints together and I will never get enough squares :) Love it!

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  23. Its wonderful Amy. It is just absolutely stunning. What a work of love and work of art. Good for you.

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  24. I totally will buy the pattern! Let me know when it is available!

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