Showing you this quilt today is a little out of order, because I actually finished another one which I still haven’t shown you before this one, but I couldn’t resist showing this first. I’m just too.in.love.with.it!…
Please meet my latest quilt finish: My “lounge quilt”…
I started cutting the fabric for this quilt back in September last year and sent it out to the lovely ladies from Sew Aussie in October for my month in the bee. So it has been a wee while in the making and makes the finish ever so much more sweet!
It is the first time ever sending fabric to a bee and I love the fact that I now have a “matching” bee quilt to add to my growing stash of bee quilts.
These are so far from my usual “go to colours” but I still could not love it more. I chose the colours and block design specifically to coordinate in with the colours of my lounge/sitting room for a lap quilt. Because I knew we were keeping this quilt, I allowed myself to choose a lot of my most “precious” fabrics to use in its scrappy fashion…
Plenty of my favourite designers and also plenty of fabrics collected from swaps with online sewing friends!
I was originally just planning on using blocks only and not having borders for the quilt top, but once I’d sewn the blocks together it wasn’t quite big enough for what I wanted. I could have of course made 4 more blocks , but it’s no secret that I’m very lazy and I had set my sights on a finish during the school holidays! In that case I decided to add a few rounds of borders which is not something I commonly do. I started making them without any real plan as well, but I’m very happy with how the border frames the quilt and brings the design together!
I started this quilt last year so I obviously didn’t start it as part of Kelly’s “my precious” quilt along… however the quilt along did inspire me to finish this quilt by continuing to use more of my precious fabrics than I’d originally planned and as a result I decided to embrace using my “precious” fabrics together in a pieced back as well…
Oh my heart I love that back!!
I bravely used entire fat quarters of some out of print fabric which I had only been able to obtain through swaps, but I couldn’t be more happy with the use of them! The original flea market fancy fat quarter, the tula pink fat quarter and the Sandi Henderson henna fat quarters were all from swaps.
The Amy Butler love fat quarters were part of the first bundle of fabrics that I ever let myself splash out and buy at my local quilt store. I paid a premium for those when I first started quilting and it feels so good to finally use them in a project that I will be able to “love” so much…
The same applies for the Alexander Henry Farmdale print. I think I purchased that at the same time. Farmdale has to be one of my all time favourite fabric ranges and that print was just calling out to be included.
The Denyse Schmidt fat quarters I used in the back actually were only released and purchased long after I started this quilt. But gosh you would never know because they just go PERFECTLY and are the exact same colour schemes.
The best place to highlight the quilting is also on the back as shown above. I decided to quilt this quilt very lightly, just quilting down the centres of the “X’s”, then around the outside borders a few times. I used a beige thread which was again sent to me in a swap in both the top & bobbin. Very simple quilting but I think it complements the design perfectly and not having a lot it makes the quilt super snuggly.
It is so simple in fact that using just one bobbin I was able to complete the entire quilting and nearly finish the binding too. That has got to be a first for me!!
The binding is scrappy and made up of left over bits from both the front and back…
Gotta love a good scrappy binding!
And one last photo just because;
Here it is gracing its new home on the couch…
Now just to make some coordinating cushions and it will be complete 🙂
Love love love!!
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Beautiful, beautiful quilt! Can see why you are so in love with it – it’s a stunning quilt!
Love it, love it, love it!! Absolutely gorgeous 🙂
Totally gorgeous xx
Now that’s what I call a happy ending! Well done you!
Wow! Kat, it’s just spectacular! And perfect for that little corner of the couch. What a fab quilt!
Love every last thing about this quilt. Front, back, pattern, colours. It is wonderful!!
Looking good Kat! It definitely look inviting – and the washing line too for that matter!
Ooh la la ! That’s simply stunning. It really adds a pop of colour to your relaxing space. (I adore that border too!)
Sometimes simple quilting is all you need. I think you made a winner there Kat!
It’s adorable! I can’t wait to see the pillows you make to go with it 🙂
Yup, its a a goodun! Well done you :o)
Really really lovely, looks so at home on the sofa already 🙂
This quilt looks even better in person. Thanks so much for bringing it to the meeting last night Kat. I think the fabrics you included in it are amazing. I’d love to raid your stash.
This is a beautiful quilt! The fabric choices you made really work well with this pattern and I too love your back. It looks like it will be perfect for cuddling on your sofa.
that’s a great lounge quilt! good job on it. cool back too, when I’ve used FQs for backing I’ve off set them, but this looks great!
That’s such a gorgeous quilt! Sometimes its great to bust out those precious fabrics so you can adore them on something you’ll keep forever =D
I can understand why you are so thrilled with it, it’s absolutely gorgeous. At least you can now look at and pet those favorite fabrics on the back, everyday now.
Ooh lovely! I’ve decided what I want to do for the bee that I send out fabrics to, but I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to send out really precious stuff!!!
This is so gorgeous Kat- well done you! 🙂
Beautiful! Love the double sashing effect! Jxo
Beautifully done Kat, now you have some handmade love to snuggle under in the winter.
I’m so in love with this quilt. Every bit of it is just gorgeous. Well done xo
I loved the quilts from the quilting group. Are they handmade? Looks like you had a good time.
OH LOVE IT!!!! so pleased to have played a small part in it 🙂 and the colours all pull together so well 🙂
It’s absolutely perfect. The fabric is so lovely and fits perfectly in your living room. The tiny white sashing is great too.
This quilt is oh so lovely. I’m wondering if you might be able to give me some of the dimensions you used. I would like to make a quilt with this pattern. You may e-mail me at the address associated with my comment.