Saturday, May 23, 2009

i'm getting there!!!!!!!!!!

Number 3 is DONE!!! I wish that I was better at taking pictures because even though I don't think that I would ever pick this color scheme for myself I really, really like this quilt. It's way better in person. Just wish you could see that!
The back is Denise Schmitz red with the tiny flower. I wasn't sure if I wanted to use my stash of that but I also didn't want to buy any either so I thought I'm using it and not looking back. It's terrible how big my stash is after THREE and 1/2 graduation quilts!! (the fourth quilt was mostly jerseys that's why I said 3 1/2) ;)

I used grey thread to stipple it and really like how the grey looked on the white. This quilt measures 58x85. I got nervous that it was to small and wouldn't fit a twin but then I tried it on my sons bed and it fit. All I can say is THANK GOODNESS!!! I would have cried!!!
I used a solid grey binding and feel like that was nice instead of a print. I'm very happy with this quilt seeing it is definately out of my comfort color choices!! Hope you have a great weekend. I'm quiltin' like crazy around here. I'm getting things done! (and started too):)

15 comments:

  1. Very nice, and what even stippling!

    Mine often has kinks in it instead of smooth loops because the quilt gets snatched somewhere on the machine and then "jumps", sigh. I need more practice...

    Well done!
    Cheers,
    Christine

    cuttingedgequilt.blogspot.com

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  2. your quilting is beautiful...i love the way the gray thread looks. Do you lengthen your machines stitches when you stipple? it looks great

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  3. I know what you mean about being hesitant to use things from your stash. Most of the fabric I buy, I buy because I love it. I love making quilts as gifts, but I'm often sad to part with some of my favorite fabrics. But I figure there will always be fabric out there that I "have to have" and if I don't get rid of some of this stuff, I'll never have room for more!!! :) Great quilt!!

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  4. I LOVE the choices you have made and its true - the grey somehow makes it great. Planning to use more grey in my quilts (whenever that will be).

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  5. Looks beautiful. Your stippling is PERFECT! I wish mine was.

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  6. That's too cool! I like the modern colors with the traditional style. Great job!

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  7. It looks great! Congrats and well done!

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  8. Wonderful quilts and quilting. have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful! The recipient of this quilt will treasure it, I'm sure. Your quilting (stippling) is amazing! Very well done. I know what you mean about not wanting to use from your stash. My stash looks about like a quilt shop. The other day I was in charge of some table decorations for a celebration at school. I put together some colorful flowers in pint mason jars. I wanted to touch it off with some strips of fabric. I originally thought I would just rip some but when I was looking in my sewing room I noticed my jelly roll of strawberry lemonade by moda from last summer. Very colorful strips to use, I thought. Then I argued with myself about saving it for when I want to make something....it would be easy to use, the size is right, the edges are pinked, no ripping needed. Then I said to myself the same thing you mentioned...why do I have it if I am not going to use it. So I did! I was very happy with it and it saved me quite a bit of time! Have a great weekend!

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  10. It looks great. I love the colors.

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  11. Love it!!
    I made a black, white & red one for my Mom. I really enjoyed making it too. I think it's good to stretch our limits.

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  12. it looks wonderful, heather! you did a GREAT job working outside your comfort zone. and i'm so glad that it fits a bed, too. phew!!!

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  13. This quilt is beautiful. I love the colors together.

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