Friday, July 31, 2015

doe quilt complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I'm excited to have another quilt finish to share today!
This quilt started out as a contact print pillow cover, but as I was making it, I decided to add large
borders and make it a wall/baby quilt size instead. I'm so glad I made that decision! This is a bit of a departure from my usual work, but I love it for that reason. It's good to stretch yourself once in awhile!
 
For the fabric, I used a mini charm pack of doe, plus Kona cotton in white and iron, all by Robert Kaufman.
I quilted it a la Carolyn Friedlander with lots of dense stitching. Some of it was done with my free motion foot, some was done with my regular foot. I didn't use my walking foot at all! It was fun to make up the quilting as I went, but I did use a hera marker to mark most of the lines. It was a nice safety net.
For the backing I used a solid goldenrod fabric. (I'm not sure of the company or color...it came from SR Harris.) I like--and don't like--that it shows ALL of the quilting. No room for error! But, it is a nice contrast to the front. I used Aurifil thread in my favorite color, 2600. I think it goes with everything!
For the binding I used an old Katie Jump Rope fabric that I scored around this time last year. I may save all of the two yards of it that I bought for binding...I LOVE how it looks on the edge of a quilt!
So much good texture in this quilt...and it hasn't even been washed yet! The quilt measures 42" square. I'm happy to have it done! Hurray for finishes!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. As always, thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

64 comments:

venividivicky said...

The simplicity of this quilt is perfect. MY love for Doe keeps on growing. Major compliments on the backing and binding choice!

Mari said...

Looks wonderful! I LOVE that backing color! Nice work!

beth s said...

Love everything about this QUILT!

Jane Victoria said...

Wonderful quilting! I never quite feel as though I know what to do with negative space, but you nailed this one.

Melissa Corry said...

Love all of the beautiful quilting!! So pretty!!!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I love how the quilting in the negative space echoes some of the geometric prints in the Doe line. Very nice!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Very nice!! And an awesome binding.

Shirley Elliott said...

The quilt is beautiful and the quilting is awesome! Each time I look at it, I see something different in the quilting. You are so talented!

Cathy said...

Just so simple and lovely. Way to showcase that beautiful fabric!

a maidenhair fern said...

I was wondering how you would quilt this. Just. love. it. Thanks for sharing the hera marking tip. Will definitely try it. And as always, thank you for the linky party.

tubakk said...

A lovely quilt with fantastic quilting.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Really fantastic ! I LOVE it ! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Craig said...

That is gorgeous, Amanda Jean! Your quilting is just the icing on the cake!!!

Karisma said...

Oh how lovely! What will you use it for? A gift? For your family? =) I'd love to know where it's making its new home! The colors turned out so vibrant and beautiful - that backing works so well! Thank you so much for sharing. But thank you most of all for hosting the Finish it Friday link up. I always meet so many new and wonderful blogs from this link up. So much inspiration! Aloha.

Pat said...

Love the quilting on this.

Katherine said...

A departure from your usual style, but no less beautiful, Amanda Jean. I love the clean lines on this quilt and you've combined all the right details in making this a stunner. Had to chuckle over your comment about the fabric for your binding - I thought I was the only one that did that?! ;o) Wishing you a gorgeous weekend and thanks for the always fun link-up!

Ruthann Grace said...

Beautiful quilt and love the quilting! Have a fabulous weekend. Looks like the MN weather is going to be stellar! Once in a blue moon right? :-)

Shelley Folkerts said...

The simplicity of this design is so beautiful. It gives me inspiration on a wonderful way to use up some mini charm packs I won that I had no idea what to do with. A pillow or small quilt. Thanks for sharing and hosting another Friday Link up.

katybee said...

Very nice design and I love the quilting and the binding. On Denyse Schmidt's website it says there is a reissue of Katie Jump rope coming soon. Don't know if that info is up to date but fingers crossed.

http://dsquilts.com/fabric_and_patterns.asp?PageID=78

Denise Russell said...

It looks wonderful... Quilting does take a long time, particularly when you are 'designing' every part of the quilt. Beautifully done!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh yeah that quilting is fab!

Kelly Cline said...

Love your quilting and the texture too!!!

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

So simple and beautiful. I can't wait to break into my Doe.

Laura said...

Love this quilt!

Carie said...

Oh isn't it gorgeous! I love all the quilting, though I'm a bit nervous to expose my stitching like that, I no where near as proficient as you. And the Katie jump rope is completely perfect for binding!

Vera said...

That is nice combo of fabrics, quilting and everything :)

Kathleen C said...

Another inspiring Friday finish! Little by little, you are convincing me to give machine quilting a try. It's wonderful. Thank you for sharing your photos and tips. Happy weekend!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Great quilt, Amanda Jean!! Love your quilting.

The Farmhouse Quilter said...

I am also working on a quilt using Doe and initially I wasn't so sure about the fabric collection. It's a commission quilt so I didn't pick the fabric but now that I have spent quite a bit of time cutting and piecing, I love the fabric. It's a very calm collection. Your quilt is beautiful - the quilting is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Deb

Gma La La said...

Love the wide borders.

Lisa H. said...

Love the quilt you finished this week! I adore the doe fabric collection and am about half-way done with the Outhouse wall-hanging (also designed by Carolyn Friedlander). I decided to make the wall-hanging to get over my fear of paper-piecing blocks. I haven't decided what I'm going to use for the backing or the binding... Thanks for sharing your talents!

Janine said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the wide borders set against the pops of colour in the centre :)

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beauty! This is inspirational Amanda!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It's beautiful! I love the large borders and the quilting is fantastic. The binding looks incredible :)

stitch quilt knit said...

So simple and beautiful. I love the quilting on the large border and stripy binding :))

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I really love the way you have quilted this one ... did you have to bury lots of threads at all the intersecting points or is there a trick you can share?

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love this Amanda Jean - I even spy some hand quilting too. What thread do you choose for hand quilting?

kelgurl said...

This is amazing, Amanda. seriously. Thanks for the inspiration

Debbie said...

GOSH I love this! Your quilting is just over the top imho. I just like it SO much!

Katie said...

Love Love Love your quilt. Beautiful work!!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the quilting!! amazing

margaret said...

this is different for you, it works so well and the quilting is amazing

Frances said...

Sometimes simple is best - a lovely finish.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Lovely finish! I love the great texture added by the quilting, and the fabrics you chose for border treatment -- and backing AND binding -- are beautiful.

Paige said...

So nice!

Ginger Witzlib said...

I don't know what else to say but, I just love it. The beauty in the simplicity of the design, but the detail in the quilting.....Fabulous. Gives me warm hugs. ;)

Annemieke said...

Wauw this one is very nice! Looks definitely like a piece of art.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Teresa Palmer said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Amanda Jean! May I ask what machine you use for quilting? I have a 25 year old Bernina, but am looking to get a mid arm, is that what you use? Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

Teresa Palmer said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Amanda Jean! May I ask what machine you use for quilting? I have a 25 year old Bernina, but am looking to get a mid arm, is that what you use? Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

Teresa Palmer said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Amanda Jean! May I ask what machine you use for quilting? I have a 25 year old Bernina, but am looking to get a mid arm, is that what you use? Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

Rene' said...

I love your Doe quilt Amanda!!! The texture is incredible. Hard to believe it hasn't been washed yet. The gold backing fabric is a nice contrast to the front and selecting that Katie Jump Rope print for the binding is perfect!! You've inspired me to make another Doe quilt ;-)))

Susan K from Canada said...

Amanda - I love it! I haven't made anything for a while - needed some inspiration. I just ordered the Doe charm pack from etsy and I am going to make your beautiful quilt. Thanks.

Marsha L said...

Fabulous quilt! Love, love all your straight line quilting -- my favorite.

Allison said...

I really love the texture all those quilting patterns give your quilt. I'm just getting into quilting with a walking foot and have a question: when you have rows of lines meeting at right angles with another line of stitching what do you do with all the thread ends? There must be hundreds!

Poppyprint said...

Oh my gosh! LOVE this! The quilting is great and I agree, the texture is fabulous. I think the huge borders are just perfect to frame those mini charms of awesomeness. I've got a charm pack and could easily see this super-sized. Plus, I'm just even more excited about my Juki arriving soon, knowing that you quilted this without a walking foot!

Jodi Gradolph said...

Beautiful! The balance is wonderful. Perfect baby quilt. Now I know what to do with some of my charm packs!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy said...

Love it. I always like how a striped binding looks on a quilt.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Great quilting, really makes the quilt.

quiltingisinmyblood said...

This quilt really appeals to me with the contrast between the simple design and the more complex quilting. The colors are some of my favorites, and it has such a pleasing, clean aesthetic. I have a half-yard of the Carolyn Friedlander yarrow weave fabric that I am saving for something special.

Heidi Staples said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love what you did with the quilting!

SewPsyched! said...

What a beauty! I can never get enough of Doe. Your simple design and fabulous quilting just make this quilt leap off of the page! XX!

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the colour, love the pattern and love the quilting!!!

quiltytherapy said...

Love this quilt. Simple is sometimes the best.

Jessica said...

Your quilting on this is AMAZING. Thanks for the inspiration. :)