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Sunday, November 02, 2014

I Don't Believe It! A Finish!!

It has been such a long time since I actually finished a project!  Oh, I have lots of finished tops and partially finished projects, but this one - I actually saw through to the end!  Yippee!

This is a Carolyn Friedlander pattern, called Sunrise.  I won the pattern in a giveaway hosted by Stephanie, at the Modern Sewciety blog and podcast.

I don't normally work in one line of fabric, but this pattern indicated that you could use a jelly roll, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I bought "Hubba Hubba" by Me and My Sister Designs.  The frames are Kona Snow, and the sashing is - well, I don't know, some teal-ish kind of solid.  The colours make for a happy, girly quilt!

The sunrises are paper pieced.  I found that the pattern was not quite jelly roll friendly - one of the bands was wider than 2 1/2 inches.  So, I drew a new line on the pattern to narrow that one band, and it worked fine after that.

I quilted it more heavily than I normally do, with spirals in the white and loopy things in the teal.  In the sunrises, I used my walking foot to do a wide zig zag up each band.

For the back, I cut up a lot of the leftover jelly roll fabric into squares, and used them to add some colour.

The quilt is 48 by 48 - a good sized baby quilt.  I haven't got a baby in mind, yet, but I have no doubt I'll have need of a baby gift sooner or later!


Charlotte Scott said...

I could imagine those blocks rearranged in all sorts of patterns; zig-zags, radiating, spiral. It's a neat pattern and you've made a beautiful quilt from it. Shame about it suggesting a jelly roll and then not quite fitting, some people wouldn't be able to figure that out.

Happy Turtle said...

Congratulations on the finish! :)

Little House on the Hill said...

It is always exciting to have a finish. Congratulations
Cheers Pauline

Julierose said...

A big round of applause from moi! What a beautiful finish! i love how your quilt came out; I rarely use just one line either (duh--scrappiness is my middle name). Lovely pattern, too. hugs, Julierose

Astrid said...

Congrats on the finish! It's lovely!

Astrid said...

I forgot to say I love the back! A great way to use up bits and pieces!

Heather said...

this is really pretty. Great choice of the teal for the border. Really makes the other fabrics come alive.

Congratulations on the finish.