Tuesday, October 02, 2007

patchwork obsession: part 18


I finished this quilt sometime last week, and I have been waiting for some decent weather to do an outside photo shoot for this one, but that seems a little hopeless. It's been raining constantly.

My husband bought me a fat quarter stack of Moda fabrics about 5 years ago for my birthday. I finally got it into quilt form. (woo-hoo!) I changed my mind about 100 times before I got it to this point. And usually I am a decisive quilter. I am decisive about nothing else, mind you.

The quilt is approximately 83" x 90" (queen size).
Each square is 2.5".
There are 52 different fabrics in this quilt.

The pieced backing is all from my stash, as is the binding.


The machine quilting was done on my Juki.

It's good to have this baby done.
Although, I have to say, if it hadn't taken me this long to make it, the quilting on it wouldn't be nearly as good. So hurray for delayed projects.

Nancy, if you are reading, don't you think that this one deserves a comment? ;)

41 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Hoosh??? I'm trying to think of a word that describes that sensation when you see something beautiful and suck in air, but I can't come up with it. Anyway, that's what I did when I saw that first picture. I love this quilt -- simple squares, beautiful fabric, oh, so pretty! Very Well Done!!!

HobbyMommy said...

It is just lovely! Your work just rocks and I love the pieced backing. I usually go get the really wide muslin so I don't have to piece, but I think you've swayed me! You just keep turning projects out and I seem to be stalling this week!

Karyn said...

Oh my goodness!! That is so beautiful and so big!!! And the squares match perfectly!!! If I tried something like that it would be at total mess!

I love it!

Sarah said...

This is amazing! I am in awe of how you managed to gets the corners of all those squares perfectly aligned.

lera said...

Queen size? Wow, girl! And so many teeny tiny squares.

erin said...

it's lovely. so beautiful.

Kari said...

Great job on the stippling too! I wish I could keep my stitch length that even. Any words of advice?

Hedgehog said...

This is a great quilt! Not familiar with Jukis - just a regular household machine? Nervous about doing anything big on mine at home... Congrats!

Mumi said...

Ohh my, what a beautiful quilt, you should be so pleased with yourself...and I love, love, love the backing..so simple but it really has wow factor!!

CONNIE W said...

You made a great quilt - it looks so cozy!

chook said...

WOW I cant find any more words Just Beautiful
Hugs Beth

carolyn said...

This quilt does deserve a comment--HURRAH!!
it's a beauty! well done!

Beth said...

Beautiful! I love how you pieced the back. It gives it a lot of personality. (I've only used one fabric for the back and it seems boring now!)

Amy Jo said...

That is absolutely GORGEOUS!! You are amazing!!

Heidijayhawk said...

stunning lady, stunning. i have to ask, how do you do the squiggly quilting without a long arm?

sulu-design said...

The alignment is perfection (which I've come to expect from your projects, but it's still amazing to see). And what a great husband you've got, picking up that fabric for you!

Linda said...

Yay for the finished Moda quilt! I remember you showing me these fabrics when you first got them! LOL! It looks awesome!

Chicago Sarah said...

It's awesomely gorgeous. You did a great job- I am in awe of how perfect your quilts are! Keep sharing them, please...I have a fat quarter Moda set and I'm afraid to cut into it because it's so pretty bundled up.

Elissa said...

I love your blog and love this quilt. It brings back so many memories of fabrics I have sen along the way. Well done.

Suzan said...

You did this huge, gorgeous thing on a regular machine? I get excited when I quilt a twin size! I love the fabric and your crafts(wo)manship!

pink-petal-designs said...

wow wow wow, its LOVELY !!
Sarah x

Roxanne said...

Amanda it's beautiful!!! Congratulations on finishing it! Okay, I'll be waiting to see if Nancy comments....you know she never does on mine either! But honestly if I have to make a queen size quilt like this to get one I don't think I'll ever get one! :)

Alisa said...

I've been waiting to see this quilt! It is gorgeous! It must feel so good to get it done (I know that feeling!)

kat said...

Wow! You are so productive, seriously... when do you have the time? This is gorgeous! As always I am so impressed.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

i love the Moda! :)

a friend to knit with said...

i sit here with my mouth open admiring the photos of your quilts!!!
beautiful!!!
when i grow up, i want to make quilts like you! :) (and charlie wants me to also) !!!!

Holly said...

That is so lovely. I am, as usual, in awe of how perfectly your squares line up. And I really like the polkadotted binding.

carolyn CMB said...

another ones bites the dust! woot! you are cruisin'. now you get to start a new one! :)

monica said...

stunning. And huge!! I should shout it louder because if you're standing on the other side you won't be able to hear me!!!

STUNNING!!!!

dottycookie said...

Oh, so lovely! Beautiful fabrics, and very prettily assembled. I am envious!

Jenny said...

That is one heck of a beautiful quilt!!! I love the combinations of colours. How satisfying for you that it is done!

Clair said...

Doesn't it feel good to be done with a project? I am glad you got it done. It looks good.

Oiyi said...

It's gorgeous!

Nana Nancy said...

Congratulations you finished the moda quilt. I am so proud of you. Keep up the great quilting.

Melissa said...

oh, wow. that is so beautiful. i'm in awe!

Anina said...

It's lovely. You are still so awe-inspire-ingly productive!

Chara Michele said...

Wow, such a lovely quilt!

sosser said...

it is beautiful. i'm a perpetrator of the "delayed" projects and i love how they always turn out better for the delay! bravo.

Suzanne said...

Wow...I love this quilt! Being farely new to quilting, were you able to srip piece some of it or did you cut all 2.5" squares?

Rebecca said...

Oh my! That is beautiful! I love the fabrics.

life in yonder said...

I can't believe how even all the squares are. Amazing.