Saturday, August 27, 2011

Garden Fence Quilt

Garden Fence Quilt

Rocco's Garden Fence Quilt is complete!  This quilt is based on the pattern by Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs. I just love this pattern to pieces, and am not quite finished playing around with this design just yet...(wink wink).  This quilt is a commissioned quilt for baby Rocco that was requested by two friends I work with.  As per their request, I used blues, browns and I added some greens in "non baby" prints, with white sashing.  I just love the way these colors work together, they should work quite well as a baby quilt, and work long into boy-hood.  

Garden Fence Quilt

As for the quilting, I used one of my favorites, an allover meandering stippling in white thread.  

Garden Fence Quilt

On my last trip to one of my local LQSs, I spied this Sweetwater Pure argyle print, and it literally jumped into my arms almost subconsciously, as it is the absolute most perfect fabric for the back of this quilt.  Rocco's mom is apparently quite "preppy", and what is more preppy than an argyle print??  I made sure to grab some extra to add to my stash as well.

Garden Fence Quilt

My co-workers also requested that I embroider Rocco's name on the quilt.  I always get so nervous when I go to machine embroider on a quilt, I am absolutely terrified I will set it up wrong and ruin the quilt I spent all that time on!  Aside from being ever so slightly off center, I'm happy with how the embroidery turned out, whew!

Garden Fence Quilt

This quilt will be on its way to Rocco next week, welcome baby Rocco!! 

Garden Fence Quilt

Quilt Stats:
Name: Rocco's Garden Fence Quilt
Size: approx. 45" x 45"
Fabrics: Assorted designer/quilt shop quality fabrics (Kate Spain Verna, Denyse Schmidt Picnics and Fairgrouds, Joel Dewberry, AMH Good Folks, MoMo It's a Hoot!, among others) Kona White 
Binding: Brown with white geometric circles (from LQS)
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread

21 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! I LOVE the colors!

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  2. awsome for a baby boy, sometimes its hard to get the colors and pattern right but this quilt nails it!

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  3. Very, very nice! I like that argyle print too.

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  4. Gorgeous! I'm sure Rocco and his parents will treasure it.

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  5. I love how you have embroidered Rocco's name! The quilt will be very well received, I'm sure!

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  6. Absolutely beautiful, Jess. I'm sure Rocco's parents will love it and Rocco will come to do so as he grows with it.

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  7. great choices - and the more I see this block, the more I'm determined to make a quilt using it - gorgeous.

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  8. Love the finished effect, the quilting makes it look so soft, and that backing fabric is fab

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  9. Fabulous!
    I'm planning to make this pattern too!!

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  10. Beautiful! I machine embroidered on a Wedding Quilt that I had made. I know what you mean about being nervous after all the work that goes into a quilt! I was terrified. You did a great job.

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  11. The quilt is beautiful! I love the contemporary feel and the embroidered name!

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  12. Oooh, love that argyle on the back!!! So lovely! What a great finish! The embroidery looks super fab as well, Jess :)

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  13. Love the pattern and your color choices. This block would work great with layer cakes, eh? Hmmmm......off to my stash :)

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  14. Gosh you are AWESOME! :) Love this quilt, Jess!

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  15. The backing is just perfect!! What a wonderful quilt (and I love the embroidery - is that a style that comes with the machine or did you do it freehand?)

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  16. Oh gosh, this looks so great!! I have this high on my to-do list! Love the colors!

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  17. Very very nice & what lovely pics!

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  18. Lucky Baby Rocco! Beautiful quilt--the fabric choices and the pattern is just perfect!

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