Sunday, October 3, 2010

Finished Value Quilt


Quilted, bound and finished!

I chose Kona Chartreuse for the binding, I was debating between that and Kona Turquoise, and could not decide, so I let my husband pick!  I like it, he chose well!

I again machine statiched my binding down, using Rita at Red Pepper Quilts binding tutorial.  As I have mentioned before, I just really dont like hand stitching binding, so by using this tutotial I can bypass this step and still get a nice looking binding.  I think this effort may be my best yet!


Here is my finished quilt (and my husbands feet!) It measures 60 inches x 70 inches, and I have to admit I tried it out while sitting on the couch for a few minutes, and its a perfect couch-cuddling size! 
Here is the quilt back, I wanted to keep it fairly simple, and as my mom's favorite color is yellow, I knew I wanted the backing to be yellow.  I used Kona Buttercup, some yellow with white polka dots in the center, and second darker Kona yellow (the name is escaping me right now). 


I think this backing really helps to show off the quilting...


I know I mentioned before that I had ideas with straight line quilting for this quilt, and as I was deciding how I wanted to carry that out, I thought "What would Rita (from Red Pepper Quilts) do??"  She is the queen of straight line quilting, and it always looks so crisp and clean and accentuates her quilting designs.  I love that she rarely stitches in the ditch, but stitches on either side of the seam.  Thats how I decided what to do here, and I love it!  I really like how it helps to really define the lines, and also the design that it creates on the backing of the quilt. 

Well, I must post and run, its a Steeler Sunday football day!  Go black and gold! 

I will be linking this to AmyLouWho's sew and tell and Lit and Laundry's finished for friday...go check out all the awesome finishes this week!
Jessica

28 comments:

  1. Well done, fantastic vibrant beautiful quilt! Good for you. Fi

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful! Just found you on flickr. Nice job!

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  3. Wonderful job, Jessica !

    Mom is going to be so snuggly warm, with a song in her heart !

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  4. Beautiful. I machine bind my quilts too using that tutorial, but mine don't look that good yet.

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  5. Your values quilt is amazing! Great finish!

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  6. Wow, it's gorgeous. I love your fabric and the pattern.

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  7. I always have the most admiration for a truly scrappy quilt. This one is gorgeous from up close to far away. Nice!

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  8. this is gorgeous and your quilting looks so great on the back!!!

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  9. the back is just fabulous and the front is just stunning!

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  10. Beautiful! The quilting is perfect for adding charm to the design and I just love it on the back...looks like double line quilting!

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  11. I really love how this turned out. You did a great job with the pattern! I'm sure your mom with LOVE it!

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  12. Jess, this looks FANTASTIC! Great job!!

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  13. Awesome quilt. Using the value quilt for a challenge that I have at a local quilt shop. Only I am using 2" hst. I am going a little nuts with all those points!! Yours is beautiful.

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  14. This looks so good! I love that kind of straight line quilting too. That's what I did on my most recently finished quilt.

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  15. Awesome scrappy quilt and I LOVE the binding!

    I do that kind of quilting, too. It's my go-to. I like it better than quilting right in the ditch- to me it seems like it holds the quilt together better.

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  16. Groovy and colorful! What a lot of work. It turned out gorgeous!

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  17. Congratulations! It turned out great. What a fun collection of fabrics. Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

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  18. What a great finish! The straight line quilting was the perfect choice. My straight lining is long gone -- people would think I had drinking problem if I tried again.

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  19. funny because hand stitching the binding is my FAVORITE part of the whole thing!

    what is YOUR favorite part then? :)

    this is gorgeous -- i love it!
    from a distance it looks A LOT like my polka dot quilt I just finished. We have similar taste in colors! :)

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  20. Jennifer this quilt is awesome! Love all the yummy fabrics. The quilting gives it more movement.

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  21. Fantastic quilt and yes your quilting is the perfect finishing touch! Love the bright colours.

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  22. Very nice!! & great job on the straight line quilting. - I hate hand sewing the binding too. If it can be done by machine then all the better I say :D

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  23. Thats for all the nice comments! Sew Sara- my favorite part is definitly the quilting! Especially when I free motion quilt, my favorite by far :)

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  24. I just found your blog through the Sew and Tell. You have some beautiful quilts. I love this latest one. Gorgeous colours,

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