Friday, January 11, 2013

pezzy complete!

Welcome to finish it up Friday. First off, I want to say thanks to all of you who visit here regularly and leave me such sweet comments and encouragement. I appreciate it very much!

I'm happy to share my completed pezzy quilt with you today!
I used a layer cake and 4 yards of white kona cotton for the top-3 yards kona for the blocks and one yard for the outside borders. If you are interested, there is a tutorial for a churn dash block here*.
The idea/design for this quilt came from my good friend Tara. She was gracious to let me copy her, right down to the few reversed blocks. (Thanks Tara!) I love the crisp white fabric with the pezzy print. The colors in this line are so good!
I used a fabulous grey stripe from Connecting Threads for the binding. Sadly, this print is now discontinued. I will be hoarding some of this fabric, to be sure, because it is THE perfect grey.
I used a single fabric for the back. Strange choice for me, but sometimes simple=good. :) The color isn't quite right in the photo...the fabric is really a little bit more limey. It's a lovely almost solid from Michael Miller.
To quilt it I stitched in the ditch. Minimal quilting is a nice change...it keeps the quilt nice and soft and smooshy. And...it's QUICK! I quilted this in one afternoon!
The quilt measures 64" x 88 1/2". Perfect for a twin bed or a nice big lap quilt.

I'm quite pleased with this finish! I've even got a label on it and it's ready for gifting. Finishing feels soooooooooo good!!!!

*the only thing I did differently from the churn dash tutorial was cut the corner blocks at 5" rather than 4 7/8". I trimmed the pieced triangle units to 4.5". Cutting squares 5" is so much easier than cutting squares 4 7/8", and trimming helps accuracy immensely.

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes and go visit a few (or more) other finishers and cheer them on. Thanks for joining me each week for finish it up Friday!

82 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love how this quilt turned out. The fabric is perfect for this pattern.

Svetlana said...

beautiful finish, AmandaJean. Love, love, love all the beautiful fabric and the reversed churn dashes are perfect.

Megan said...

I love it!! I've been watching the progress on this quilt on Instagram and it really looks amazing finished!

Jen said...

What a great quilt. I love simple, solid or almost-solid backs - you can really see the quilting on them.

Jane said...

Wow! That looks just great! I'm thinking of doing less quilting on future quilts. I love lots of free motion cause it looks great & it's fun to do, but I don't like the way it makes the quilt feel so stiff & heavy.

Dee said...

The Pez fabric is not usually a favorite of mine, but you've nailed it here usining it with such a simple, elegant and fresh take on an old block!

Huzzah for you!

Thanks for hosting every Friday! It's a mini quilt show every week!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Gorgeous! I love the reversed blocks and simple quilting too.
I used the Pezzy prints for a baby quilt for my 3rd (before I'd conceived and it's still not been born!!) - they are great to work with :)

Carmen said...

It's beautiful!! :)

felicity said...

I love the pezzy prints, and I love a good churn dash. Beautiful finish!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Such a great quilt! I don't know what it is about churn dash blocks that I love so much... Pezzy is so fun looking.

beth said...

It's perfect!

Diane said...

Beautiful! This was a wonderful choice for this fabric. When I have a pre-cut, be it charms, jelly roll, layer cake or FQ bundle I seem frozen trying to figure out the exact right thing to do with it.

Kristan said...

This is so beautiful Amanda Jean! I love it.

Gunilla said...

I just love your quilt!!!

Becky said...

Wow! That turned out even cuter than I thought it would! I haven't got any finished projects because I'm too busy with my 'paying' job. Love to see what everyone's been working on though.

Pam said...

love your pez quilt!! you r a constant inspiration for me xoxo

Heidi Staples said...

I'm a big fan of those Pezzy Prints, and this is such a charming way to use them. Love it!

LJ said...

I read your blog all the time and want you to know you are an amazing quilter and truly an inspiration to all us other quilters out there. Thank you for sharing and motivating us do quilt our best!

Aoife O'Halloran said...

I've nothing to post up this week :( but I just had to say how much I love this pezzy churn dash quilt!! It's really lovely, and the few reversed blocks make the whole quilt better in some unquantifiable way :)

Kiera said...

Looks wonderful! Great job!

tara said...

a great finish. It looks great ont he bed too.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

It's gorgeous, Amanda! I'm totally going to copy you/Tara with my FMF. Glad I have more than a layer cake, so I can make it bigger and snuggle under it on my own bed. On second thought, maybe I leave it a twin and snuggle under it on the couch. Darn decisions, anyway!

PatSloan said...

FANTASTIC binding! How do you keep it so straight? Not sure I can be that precise.. LOL! Blogged some new strips today... http://blog.patsloan.com good stuff!

Valerie said...

Love it! Great combination of pattern + fabrics!

Jo said...

Stunning! Churndash is my favorite block. I have a charm pack of pezzies. If only i could figure out how to use them for the blocks!

Tara said...

It's amazing. Don't know if I've mentioned that I'm slightly bent that you got to make yours bigger, lol!

Beth said...

Such a pretty finish! I love this block and the fabrics you used!

the girlfriend gap said...

Ok it is 1:00 and so far today I have seen 2 quilts on line that I just want to go to my sewing room right now and make! No wonder I have so many UFO projects.

Suzanne said...

Ready for gifting? You are going to part with it? It's going to make someone sooo happy!

Nanette Merrill said...

I really really love this. It turned out so beautifully.

Kelli said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the rainbow pops of pezzy against the crisp white. I hope to crank out some churn dashiness of my own this year - your quilt just makes me want to put all other WIPs aside and start a new churn dash project right now!

a maidenhair fern said...

What a cute pezzy quilt! The kona white lets you use all those colored pezzies in the same fabric. I've wondered how that would work. Had you washed it yet in these pictures?

a maidenhair fern said...

What a cute pezzy quilt! The kona white lets you use all those colored pezzies in the same fabric. I've wondered how that would work. Had you washed it yet in these pictures?

Katrina said...

I love this quilt Amanda Jean! It's beautiful and modern.

Laurel09 said...

Pezzy is not my favorite fabric - I know that it's a favorite of so many people, but just hasn't done it for me... until now. Somehow, this is the *perfect* quilt to make with this fabric!

Jenny said...

This quilt turned out amazing. Those reversed blocks and the small border really make it.

Stephanie said...

The pezzy quilt is amazing! I need to try and get some of that fabric! Love all your creations....

Melissa Corry said...

I love this quilt and the minimal quilting fits it perfect

Melissa Corry said...

I love this quilt and the minimal quilting fits it perfect

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the simplicity of this quilt! The churn dash block is a classic!

Karen said...

That turned out so great! I like that you used a layer cake so efficiently.

Katherine said...

Sweet finish Amanda Jean! Such a happy quilt.

Lea said...

Beautiful colors, quilting, borders and backing. Love this! Happy New Year to you and your family:)

Berglind Snæland said...

Great quilt Amanda! Love the colors and the green backing - thanks for sharing the pattern :)
Berglind

Maja said...

Love your Quilt Amanda!
The fabrics are so fine and you made a great job!

Emily said...

Your quilt looks great, I love the simple quilting.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I might just be copying you and Tara! It's a beauty!

Beth said...

That is a beautiful quilt.

9patchnurse said...

Lovely, just lovely! I have a pezzy layer cake that's been waiting for me to decide what to do. Can I copy the churndash idea? It's so cool.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

This is fantastic! I really like the striped binding!

Mama Pea said...

It's awesome. True love! I love your binding, too. Well done. I can't believe how fast you finished it!

Lindy said...

Another great finish, Amanda! I look forward to every post!

wannabequilter.com said...

Oh, how I love Pezzy! Looks marvelous!

Jo Ann said...

Love love LOVE this quilt!

Carla said...

You are amazing!

quilt for fun said...

This is such a perfect combination - a contemporary fabric with a very traditional pattern. I love how this turned out!

ChristaQuilts said...

Wow - that is a really nice quilt. The colors are perfect and your binding is very well done.

Helen in the UK said...

Beautiful, fresh and finished - yeah! That grey stripe finishes it perfectly :)

Kate said...

Looks fab! I know I said it before, but it's simple yet stunning.

Sharon said...

Churn dash is such a great classic block. Yours looks so fresh with the vibrant colors and white, wonderful!

Martha said...

May I tell you how much I disliked this fabric when I seen it for the first time....may I also tell you how much I love, love, love this quilt. Once again I am reminded that sometimes it is how a fabric is used that changes it. I have pinned this on my churn dash board. I want to make one someday. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

prsd4tim2 said...

What a fun quilt. So fresh! Thanks for sharing!

marienaailes said...

This quilt is beautiful! The combination with solid white is fantastic!

jvp said...

So cheerful!!!! Thanks for inspiring me once again!

Angie said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous---my favorite block and such yummy colors---AAAAdore it :)

Gbear said...

Thanks so much for sharing, it's beautiful!

Tiff Blakey said...

I love this. Especially the reversed blocks. It's going to have to go on my "to make" list.

Terri in BC said...

I have a Pezzy layer cake just waiting to be made up - I think this quilt is the winner! Now just to figure out when to do it. Thanks for sharing - I love it!

SarahZ said...

This pezzy quilt is PRECIOUS!!! What a great combo!

gale said...

Beautiful! Ditch quilting takes me forever! I have to go really slow or I'll pop out of the ditch. I just need more practice, I guess.

Flowers in the Window said...

Gorgeous colours! Gorgeous quilt! Maggie xx

sulu-design said...

I adore this quilt, I love how it looks on the bed, and I wish you the best with selling the house!

Carie said...

It's a gorgeous quilt - especially the reversed blocks. They're the 'wrong' that makes it all pull together and be 'right' if that makes any sort of sense.

Jilly said...

Lovely. I like all the white, it makes it look so fresh and sharp.

bloominworkshop said...

Yay! A gift quilt! I'm so proud of you! :)

BTW, I finished the blocks for my trip along and then dug out my low volume quilt. I think I might be climbing out of my UFO rut.

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Joni Geels said...

I have loved watching this quilt come along. It looks great finished! I may have to find some fabulous fabric to make my own version!

Deb said...

I love this. Great use of pezzies.

Jeneta said...

This quilt is such a great example of how important it is to imagine a block as an entire quilt. I love how the churn dash blocks create that beautiful diamond where they meet. I wasn't all that fussed on prezzy print until now. I love all your quilts - they are helping me to work out what kind of quilter I am!

Nifty Quilts said...

Great quilt! You are right, sometimes simple is best. Congratulations!

terrieannie said...

This is the second churn dash quilt I've seen in the last month and I realize that I MUST make one myself this year! I like that a traditional block sewn with a contemporary fabric works so well together. The simple lines of that classic block are perfect when utilizing a multi patterned fabric line and I especially like the occasional reversed block thrown in for interest.

Lisa said...

It turned out amazing! I am totally in love with it! I have a layer cake of Pez at home that I've been wanting to make something with. Just wondering if you/Tara would mind if I used it to make this quilt? I would definitely link back to both of your blogs for credit.