Monday, 14 January 2013

A brighter shade of pale - finished!

My first finish for 2013 - my version of the Lucky Square quilt designed by Jessica Kelly aka Sew Crafty Jess.  I love how this quilt turned out!  You can see the quilt before it was quilted here, and I think you'll agree that the cross hatch quilting adds a certain something.

Quilt with linen and Field Study

I thought quilting like this would take forever, but it didn't.

Quilt with linen and Field Study

I didn't intend to keep this quilt, but I love it so much I just have to.  Next task, to make some coordinating pillow cases and cushions.  And I have enough fabric left over to do just this, yay!

Quilt with Anna Maria Horner Field Study and linen

Still loving that crazy back.

Anna Maria Horner quilt back

I am having a solid binding phase at the moment...

Quilt with solid binding

Wow, this was a great quilt to make!  I was surprised how quickly the top went together (and I know other pattern testers have had the same pleasant experience).  Thanks again to Jess for letting me test this pattern.  Check out this amazing version using Architextures from Kirsten at Gemini Stitches, and this lovely scrappy version by Alison from Little Bunny Quilts.  You can also see a few of the other versions in Jess' blog post about the pattern here.

Quilt Stats
Pattern:  Lucky Square by Sew Crafty Jess, with my own modifications.
Finished Size:  Approximately 74 inches square.
Fabric: Unspecified taupe linen blend from my local quilt shop, the following fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Collection (Cell Structure in Americana, Migratory Lace in Aquatic, Spotted in the Crowd in Grace, Sundials in Glow, Cell Structure in Lilac, Fine Feathered in Whisper, Specimen in Dream, Migratory Lace in Tourmaline, Sinister Swarm in Flour, Sundials in Happy) and Coral in Aqua from Dan Bennett's Ruby Collection for Westminster Fibres.
Backing: The following fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study Collection (Migratory Lace in Tourmaline, Coordinates in Saffron, Mind's Eye in Samba, Mind's Eye in Toast, Cell Structure in Algae), Coral in Aqua from Dan Bennett's Ruby Collection for Westminster Fibres, Summer Totem in Tart from Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi Collection, Bubble Burst in Confection from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush Collection, Water Chevron in Breeze from Sarah Jane's Out to Sea Collection and Mishmash in Grey from Erin McMorris's La Dee Da Collection.
Binding: Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Thistle
Pieced and quilted by: me, on my domestic sewing machine.

Phew!  This is my January goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes done and dusted (woohoo!).


It is also the first of my first quarter goals for the 2013 Finish-A-Long - one down, eight to go!

Plum and June

Fresh Poppy Design

Better Off Thread

28 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt! I can't imagine the quilting being easy or quick! How wonderful to have this finished- a great start to the year!

Cille said...

Lovely ! I know you're a fantastic quilter and the straight lines here compliments the quilt.

Anne said...

Beautiful quilt and great quilting, I completely understand why you're keeping it. And you already made your January goal in the Lovely year of finishes, wow! I also joined that group, but am still working on my January goal :-(

Fran said...

What a great quilt! I love the quilting.

Kirsten said...

Absolutely love this quilt! The cross hatch quilting looks amazing !

Cat said...

GREAT Quilt I love it !! !!
Love the crazy backing also

Alison said...

Yours is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing mine, I will add yours to my post too!

Caryn said...

Your quilting is amazing!!! How did you you keep your grid so straight and square? I really love the subtle intricacy of this pattern and it looks great on your bed. I think you were right to keep it!

Barb said...

Your quilt turned out so well - I really like it and it looks fantastic on your bed!

The domestic Groove said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Taryn said...

Gorgeous quilt! It looks so beautiful on your bed. Your gridded quilting looks amazing! Crazy backs are my favorite, they make the quilt look even more snuggly!

Laura said...

Excellent finish! Love the front, the back and the quilting! You should keep it!

ShirleyC said...

That is a beautiful quilt, and the back is really unique!

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Ann Michelle said...

This is gorgeous!!! I would like to make it this year. Please let us know when the pattern is available.

Anna said...

I love that quilt! And the backing is gorgeous!

Waverlee said...

Gorgeous!

Karyn said...

I love cross hatching. Gives great texture and adds snuggle too (-:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Great quilt! Love the backing too!

Your quilting is so impressive - it really does add a nice touch to the quilt!

Pat Merkle said...

Lovely quilt and quilting!

Darlene Contadino said...

Wonderful quilt. I just love what you have done with your back.

CityHouseStudio said...

Such a beautiful quilt!
I absolutely love how you quilted it.
And the back is amazing too!

Béa said...

I really love your version, fabric's choice & quilting. Congrats.

Rebecca said...

It's gorgeous! Nice work!

Janice said...

The colors and the quilting are so beautiful! Diagonal straight line quilting is my favorite right now. Thanks for linking up with sew cute Tuesday!

Jules said...

This is gorgeous and the quilting really brings it to life...I also love the back with the solid binding, it's amazing, I love all of it :)

made by ChrissieD said...

Popped over from P&J. What a fab quilt, loving your colour choices. Good to meet you :)

Smultronbo said...

Really nice quilt. Well done! ;)

Betty said...

I love your version: the color combination is stunning: not bright, but in balance.
Really beautiful