It’s finished and entered into QuiltCon. This was an epic quilting journey over the last week. Total hours of quilting = ~77 hours.
I had a couple of moments there, where I did not think I would make it, or I wasn’t sure I made the right quilting choice for the outer border. I am so thankful for a couple of friends was texting with, and the IG community, without the support this definitely would not have been finished on time.
This is now my favorite quilt I have made, and over the next couple of days I want to share with you a couple of posts. One on the design choices I made and why and the other on the matching binding.
In the meantime, here are some of my IG photos of my week’s progress.1. Block 1 front finished Dec 16th, 2. Block 1 back, 3. Block 2 back, 4. Tuesday: Block 2 front, 5. Wednesday: Blocks 2&3, 6. Thursday: Blocks 1-4, 7. Friday: Blocks 1-5, 7. Saturday: Blocks 1-6 and 1/2 outer border quilted, 8. Sunday: All done without the binding
Name: Phased Circles
Dimensions: ~ 56″ x 60″
Design: Michelle Wilkie (inspired by a doodle)
Quilted: Walking foot
Blocks: Matchstick quilting (vertical and horizontal), Crosshatch quilting
Border: 1″ Straight Line quilting
Thread – Aurifil: A fantastic range of cottons that allowed me to match my fabrics perfectly, and made such a difference in textures. Blue block: 6738, 2725; Orange Block: 1133; Green Block: 2835, 5015; Pink Block: 1100, 2600; Jade: 2810, 5007; Gold: 5022, 2110 (not all colors shown in the picture below).
Fabric for Front: Carolyn Friedlander Architextures & Botanics, Kona Curry, Valentine, Breakers, Torch, Wasabi, Prussian, White
Backing: Black, White and Grey Carolyn Friedlander Architextures & Botanics, Kona White and Black
Binding: Matching Binding technique (matching prints/solids)
Linking up for A lovely year of finishes and with Amanda Jean’s (@crazymomquilts) for Finish it up Friday. Also this was one of my Q4 Finish Along 2014 goals.
You go, Michelle! I love love love this quilt. I’m so glad you powered through and finished. I hope you’re enjoying a drink right now. 🙂
Cheers on the timely finish! It looks great! (Mine got entered last night–#973)
Wow! I love this & look forward to seeing it later …perhaps hanging in Austin at Quilt Con. I was scrambling earlier today trying to finish my Michael Miller challenge piece to then upload in my entry application for Quilt Con….
Congratulations on the finish, and good luck. It’s a great quilt, beautifully executed.
Congrats!! You know, I just love that unexpected block of pink in there! Not a color that is easy to be fresh with, but it is beautifully balanced and the binding is spotless. I just wish I could see this in person, as I think the quilting must be exquisite.
I’m pretty sure that this quilt will get ribbon during QuiltCon!
Great job and a perfect finish!! This beauty must be a winner! Once again, the best of luck!!
That’s got to be so satisfying! Congratulations! Your creativity and commitment are inspiring.
Oh This is a BEAUTY! I got mine in just under the wire too! I am sure I will be seeing this one in person when I get there!
what an amazing finish – fantastic!
This is just wonderful, I particularly like the aqua section. x
I loved watching your progress through IG, and I am so excited you got it completed and submitted in time! Yay! 🙂
I’m so glad you were able to finish it in time! It’s so pretty, and you did an amazing job on the quilting!
I love this! Can’t wait to see it in person!
How big is it? I think the quilting design you used is a perfect fit for the quilt!
Spectacular! Congrats on sliding into home plate just under the wire!! 😀
Holy crow! 77 hours of quilting! I know what it’s like to be quilting to a deadline, although for QuiltCon I entered quilts already made, and so didn’t get caught up in the deadline drama. I love your quilt, and hope to see it on display in Austin.
This is GORGEOUS! Congratulations on a fabulous finish, and I look forward to seeing it in person at QuiltCon! I can completely relate to the value of having real-time support on IG! The post I just posted had a special shout-out to a quilting-blogger buddy who walked me through (emotionally) my first bag ever. Congrats, and gorgeous quilt!
Very fun modern quilt. Love your contrast in quilting depth, between the center and outer section. Love anything Carolyn Friedlander, and of course your row of thread is yummy.
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Wow, I love this, congrats on the finish!
I love it – perfect choice of colours.
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