Friday, April 10, 2015

bright birch trees redux complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I'm happy to share a completed quilt with you today! It's been awhile since I finished a big project. Let me tell you, it feels GREAT! This is my second time making this quilt (pattern is here) and I seriously want to make another, but this time with a variety of neutral backgrounds. I don't see that happening anytime soon, but it's fun to dream about! :)
This quilt is the poster child for "every scrap deserves a chance". It's so enjoyable to look at all of the little scraps used. I LOVE this tiny running chicken detail! (I'm so glad it's head didn't get cut off. ha!)
This kitty face is pretty cute, too! My daughter did a lot of happy squealing when I pointed them out to her. So fun!
I had the hardest time deciding on a back for this quilt, but I found this small gray print that tones down the brightness of the front quite nicely. I quilted it with an all over stipple in gray thread and it's bound in a gray solid, too. Hurray for gray! The quilt measures 60" x 75".

This is only my second (non-mini) quilt finish of the year. Can you believe it??? I need to get crackin'!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday! It's nice to have you here! :)

32 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This quilt is SO cool! I do love the backing too.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I can relate to the sense of accomplishment. My submission for FIUF is my first non-mini, non-bag finish since last October. Eep!

This is such a happy quilt, and the fussy cuts add to its charm. I can see why you're already dreaming of a third version of this lovely.

Geta Grama said...

Beautiful color palette, I imagine it will look great in neutrals too.

Muv said...

Wonderful colours, and great fun with the tiny pieces. The meandering FMQ is my favourite for texture on a brightly coloured or scrappy quilt.

Would you like to join in on the FMQ linky on my blog? No real rules, it's all about doing your own thing.

Love from England,
Muv

brigitgail.com said...

So cute to see the details of those scraps--that little polar bear face is adorable!

beth s said...

little tiny scraps are SO fun!

the momma said...

I do like your bright birch trees! I need to make one someday (with the pattern you so generously gifted me last year :-) although - I'm having a panicky moment and wondering if it was saved on the computer that died a few months ago?? oh, I hope not!)

that chicken is so adorable! I don't suppose you know the name of the fabric it came from??

Congrats on a big finish!

Heidi Grohs said...

Only second? Say it isn't so!!!!!!!!

The little rooster/chicken. I have that on a bag and I just love them every time I see them!

Colleen Potter said...

beautiful ! I have to hand it to you - I would surprise myself if I ever made the same pattern twice !

Terri said...

Love this quilt! I definitely want to make one... someday. I really love the bright colors for the backgrounds. And I love looking at all those little snippets too. I have only finished sketchbook pages this week, but I'm excited to be sewing today!

hydeeannsews said...

such a great finish and really wonderful use of those bitty scraps! we just bought a mountain cabin and it's going to need a LOT of quilts for snuggling. i think this pattern would be fun and perfect for just that. happy friday!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

This pattern is on my "summer bucket list!" I love the bright colors and I have a thing for birch trees... I might need to start sooner than I planned though. LOVE THIS.

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Such an incredibly beautiful quilt to show off! What a great finish - in every way. This pattern has just jumped onto my bucket list!!!!! Just loved seeing it.

Sharon McConnell said...

your quilt is gorgeous! I love all that bright saturated color. Very nice work! I just saw that you have a new fabric collection coming: congratulations! looking forward to those great blenders

Sharon McConnell said...

your quilt is gorgeous! I love all that bright saturated color. Very nice work! I just saw that you have a new fabric collection coming: congratulations! looking forward to those great blenders

Michelle K said...

Really enjoyed your talk at Rochester Quilters' Society Monday eve. I bought you book and am having a great time making quilted storage boxes from scraps. Thank you.

Tracybug Creative said...

I love how the first photo of it quilted contrasts with the i quilted one. Quilting gives it depth, demintion and a grab me, cuddle me use me appeal!

Sew Stitching Cute said...

This turned out so good and I love the bright backgrounds as well as the little details as well! Cute on the chicken! haha. These always look fun to make! I should make one!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love the brightness and those adorable fussy cuts! The grey works so perfectly too :) I seem to be on a run of small finishes and need to get cracking on the big ones!

JanineMarie said...

Love the chicken and the kitty. And the tiny flying geese. Oh, my! I love this pattern in bright colors, but it would be neat to see it in neutrals, too.

Jessica Christensen said...

So lovely. It turned out SO great.

Svetlana said...

Beautiful quilt, I'm planning on starting one soon. I'm sure it will be a super fun quilt to work on.

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a happy quilt. And those fussy cut chicken and cat face are squeal worthy for sure.

Mystic Quilter said...

What a happy, cheerful quilt. Great colours.

Beth Diaz said...

HI
I love this pattern and the 2nd version of this quilt you just finished! My daughter and I are working on this quilt jointly even though she is in Seattle and I am in Memphis. We have almost completed the squares and hope to meet and join them soon. I had been wondering how to quilt it, so thanks for your inspiration -and the pattern!~

Trish said...

I knew there was a reason why I kept every little scrap! Looks beautiful.

Rebekah said...

absolutely gorgeous! I want to make one just like this!

Christi said...

Love your quilt! Your quilting thread color was perfect! It look gold, teal, pink, depending on the background color. Blends in amazingly.

Sherry said...

Congrats AmandaJean on a wonderful finish - LOVE this quilt!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Did you see the neutral version of this that Aurifil was sharing. Saw in on FB. Totally different, but I love your brights.

Laura Chaney said...

Beautiful quilt! I have this pattern from when you SO SO generously gave each person one of our choice and can't wait to give it a whirl!

Kort og Søm said...

This is beautiful :)