Monday, February 17, 2014

Criss-Crossed Quilt

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Criss-Crossed is the name of my latest finish.  It was made with an assortment of pink, plum, and golden fabrics.  Many prints are Denyse Schmidt of course!  Others are Lori Holt Daisy Cottage, some Thomas Knauer, Joel Dewberry, and even fabric designed by fellow DCMQG member Jessie Aller for In the Beginning.  All of the fabrics including the backing and two shades of gray are from my stash!!!  How often can a quilter say that?  The binding was purchased online and luckily it coordinates beautifully.

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The back is an Anna Maria Horner roses print from her Innocent Crush collection and a gray, yellow, ivory Midwest Modern print by Amy Butler.  Pieced backs are definitely my favorite!

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This is the first quilt I quilted on the new long arm.  It was an experience.  I had some issues with the edges of the quilt and a few times I had to unpick a lot of quilting.  But overall I was pretty pleased with how the final quilt turned out despite all the extra handling during quilting.  A final trim and the binding hid any imperfections.

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Normally I don’t wash any quilts before gifting, but this time I ran the quilt through the washer and dryer just to make sure everything held together, which it did! 

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Who can resist a big-eyed bunny?  Not my daughter!

Have a great week!  Linking up to Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Crazy Mom Quilts.

13 comments:

  1. You used purple no way??!!;) hehehe

    The grey shades really allow the yellows purple and pinks show off their beauty!

    Cute little helper;) Ronnie?

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  2. That looks nice, Jamie. Did you learn a lot with the quilting?

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  3. oh its gorgeous :-) And you have a new longarm? I missed that somehow! Have lots of fun :-)

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  4. I love the greys with the plummy pinks and yellows. How wonderful to be able to say you have quilted a quilt on your long arm machine. The big eye bunny made me laugh.

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  5. It's so pretty! I love the design.
    You'll get the hang of the edges. =) Nice job!

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  6. What a sweet picture of your daughter. Your quilt turned out beautifully. Isn't quilting so much fun?
    Hugs
    donna

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  7. Love the mix of fabric lines used in this quilt,and how they all play so well together. I would not have thought to use the two different shades of grey,but love the result! I am sure you will work through the quilting issues after a few practice runs :)
    Cute bunny too.

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  8. This is lovely. I'm working on a Radiant Orchid quilt too. It's almost done and I will be sharing next week. Good on you for using up some of your stash!

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  9. Lovely quilt and fun photo shoot. Congrats on using stash, you must have a nice selection they all look great together. Hoping to still join in the Radiant Orchid fun if time allows.

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  10. This is awesome - I love the big mix of colours and the design is great. That backing is beautiful too - I think it's one of my all time favourite prints.

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  11. Oh goodness! It looks like Argyle. Wonderful Argyle.Great job.

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