Saturday, December 31, 2011

one last quilty finish of 2011

deep deep sea baby quilt

Bertha really earned her keep yesterday, as we put together a quilt back, and then quilted and bound this baby quilt, all in an effort to get this guy finished before 2012.  I am so happy with this baby quilt, I just love the colors, and squares on point really have a special place in my quilty heart.  I'm not sure what it is, but pairing them with borders and lattice?  Me likey.  

deep deep sea baby quilt

I thought for one hot second about pebble quilting this little guy, to look like bubbles, in sticking with the underwater theme, but A.) I wanted this done yesterday, and B.) I thought maybe something I'm more comfortable with, like a nice stipple would be best for Bertha's maiden quilting voyage. 

deep deep sea baby quilt

The quilt back is pretty simple, when I purchased the Deep Deep Sea fabric bundle for the majority of the fabrics in this quilt, one of the prints was this half yard cut of a panel.  I typically don't buy panels, but it came in the bundle, so I was planning on just cutting into it, and figuring at least the colors would go together, but then I thought how perfect would it be to piece it into the quilt back and show off the entire print.  I'm so happy I did, I think it works perfectly paired with the Deep Blue Kona.

deep deep sea baby quilt

deep deep sea baby quilt

Quilt Stats:
Name:  Deep Deep Sea Lattice
Size:  42" square  
Fabrics:  Deep Deep Sea by Studio E and various accompanying fabrics from my stash, Kona White for sashing and Kona    
                Deep Blue for the lattice
Binding:  Denyse Schmidt's Picnics and Fairgrounds in Blue and Green dots, 100% machine attached 
Quilting:  All over meandering stipple, white Gutterman thread done by me

Well, this really is all I've got for 2011!  See everyone in the new year!

11 comments:

  1. So pretty, I love, love, love it!

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  2. Jess, it's adorable!! I love that layout, the on point blocks. Looks great!

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  3. That quilt is lovely and the backing fabric is so cute!

    I wish you all the best for 2012.

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  4. Really fab job Jess, love the backing and the quilting shows up beautifully, the stipple totally fits with your theme!

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  5. Fabulous quilt! And the back panel is a perfect finish! Happy New year!

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  6. Your quilt is great. I like the way it really showcases the fabric. It really stands out. Great use of the panel too. I have just bought one to use in the same way. I think you have inspired me to use some of my fabric packs. Thank you!
    And Happy New Year, too!

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  7. Me likey too, Jess! Happy New Year!

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  8. super cute!!!!!
    Awesome stippling!

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  9. Love it! The narrow strips for the lattice are so cool. Love the back too -- I could see where you considered bubble quilting, but that would have taken years on a quilt this size!!!

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  10. It's gorgeous Jessica! Love that you used the panel on the back and such a perfect binding :)

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