Monday, February 6, 2012

A {New} Finish!

Happy Monday everyone!

Thanks to all of you who offered names for my orange and turquoise quilt.  There were lots of great ideas and I'm going to stew them over for a bit, but I will announce the winner soon :)

For today, I thought I'd share my latest finish with you.
You like to see finishes, right???


I talked about this quilt a little HERE and HERE.

It's my Accuquilt Go! Quilt.  That's not the official name of this quilt, but I did use the quarter square - 4" finished triangle die.  It was awesome.  It saved me hours of time and my points are way more accurate than they would have been if I had cut them all by myself!!! 


The color scheme is a little different for me and I am loving it!  My friend Liz gave me a bunch of the fabrics for my b-day a while back (Hi Lizzy!) and then I threw in a bunch from my stash to mix it up a bit.


For the background I used a beige fabric with little white polka dots
[Naturally Naturals II for Red Rooster Fabrics #19039].


And for the binding, I used more polka dots!  I'm one of those people that really doesn't mind putting dots next to dots (as you may have noticed :)  As long as you have enough contrast in color and/or scale, I think it works.
The more the merrier -- in my opinion :)  The taupe/dot fabric for the binding is printed by Lecien, but that's all the information I have on it right now.


I used a Riley Blake solid blue fabric for the backing.  Since the quilt is queen size, I felt really happy about the $6.99 per yard purchase (plus my employee discount!)


My quilter did some free hand quilting on it with loops and flowers.  She always throws in one hidden object, just for fun.  As you can see, we found the butterfly!  Jen Ostler in Cedar Hills, UT. did a FABULOUS job quilting it!  The density was perfect, she was fast and she had it all trimmed, wrapped up with a chocolate on top when I picked it up.  I was a happy customer!


I started this quilt at the beginning of August.  7 months later and she's finally finished!  She's going on our guest bed, so now I just need to get those walls painted, buy a dresser and get some accessories. 
Oh, one of these days, right???

Happy Quilting!
~Amber

25 comments:

Denise said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I pinned this to Pinterest a while back & it's lovely to see it all done!

LynCC said...

I love the butterfly! It's so cool :)

ryanamysmom said...

LOVE the quilting on that! Thanks for sharing! I wish I was in Ut (closer to so much amazing talent!)

Patchwork and Play said...

This quilt is so crisp and fresh! Does it need a name too? " Star light, Star bright" !!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful quilt... Those blues just spring off the surface. All of the fabrics work together to make a gorgeous quilt! :)

Material Mary said...

I love love this quilt. Are you going to write a pattern for it or do a tutorial? Would love either...
Mary

LuLu said...

Oh it's so pretty! Yay for finishes! I have a few that i have to stop ignoring :-)

PEGGY said...

I love the quilt....is the pattern your own? I think I need to make one!

Peggy

Erin said...

Yay for a finish! I'm loving the taupe-y polka dots fabric!

~Laurie~ said...

Amber - you really pulled this quilt together! The colors all look really, really good together! You can work it with any color, any fabric!! Now that's talent :)

b78ayers said...

This quilt is just lovely - your choice of fabrics is right on. Please tell me you'll come out with a pattern for it!

Karen said...

That's one gorgeous quilt! The quilting is beautiful and the backing is perfect. The spotty binding is divine. I love spots.

Elaine said...

An absolutely beautiful quilt, I love all the colours and the quilting. :)

Debby said...

Such a pretty quilt!! Congrats on a great finish!!!!

Carla said...

Just beautiful! Wonderful quilting too!

Jen said...

Ooh, I love it! The pattern is sweet, the colors are comforting and the quilting is beautiful. Great finish!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Amber - Congratulations on a great finish!

L Johnson said...

Beautiful and fun too!

quilt happy said...

love your new finish

Becky said...

O.K., so I'm crazy about this quilt you just finished! It's sooo pretty! I wish I had one of those Aqui-quilt cutter thingies--that would be awesome! I can see where it could save so much time. I am especially fond of the quilting on this one.

~Niki~ said...

I love quilts with lots of white. great job!

amy smart said...

I love this Amber! What a great use for lots of fabrics. I may add one like it to my to do list. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Nanette Merrill said...

A finish is a joy to behold.

~ Julie ~ said...

This quilt is sew pretty! I love it!!! :)

PEGGY said...

Yes, I love the quilt, and yes, I must be a copy cat!!!
What size did your quilt end up?
I'd like to make 9 inch blocks and from looking at your finished top it appears you made about 50 blocks? I'll be mighty busy!!
Peggy in NJ