Friday, December 09, 2016

high rise quilt complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

My high rise quilt is complete! It feels good to have this quilt finished, since it was a WIP for over 3 years. And, it feels especially good to get something this large finished in December! I've got a lot of photos to share, and then I'll give details about the quilt at the end of the post.






Finished size: 62" x 87" (it hasn't been washed yet)
Background fabric: Essex Linen in the color Flax by Robert Kaufman
Block background fabrics: Oakshott Shot Cottons (Similar to this Lakes bundle)
Mini charm squares: The Birds and the Bees by Tula Pink
Backing: Free Fall in Orchid by Tula Pink (108" wide, sateen fabric....it's luscious!)
Thread: Auriful color 2615
Quilting: squared off stippling (quilted by me) on my Juki. :)
Pattern: Original design, hopefully to be a pattern someday!
 
I really like how this one turned out! Purple, orchid and all! Ha!
 
Now, it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!
 


33 comments:

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great finish. I love the quilting motif.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations! The quilting gives it a great texture and I know what you mean about celebrating a big finish in December.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

very unique quilt. I like the way you quilted it.

Jessica said...

Wow! It's so bold and graphic. I also love the colors you've chosen (we need more purple quilts!)

Colleen Potter said...

Beautiful finish Amanda - so modern. Your shoulders deserve a holiday from all that quilting but it sure looks good !

Alison said...

This is so pretty! I just love all the different blues and purples.

Mari said...

Just lovely! I guess the 3-year time out was worth it!

Laura said...

I'd love to purchase that pattern! ( hint hint )

Melissa Corry said...

Just a perfect finish for a chilly December. Love all of those beautiful cool tones!!!

Go-Go Kim said...

Gorgeous color choices! And YAY on something BIG completed in December!

Bernie Kringel said...

What a fantastic design!! I love the minimalist front - also great use for mini charms. The backing is awesome - the huge polka dots are so fun and the whimsical birds.... <3

You are just killing it with the finishes lately Amanda - you're machine is really getting a workout. :-)

Gretchen said...

Wow - what a gorgeous top. I love that quilting pattern! You are always an inspiration!

Frog Quilter said...

Love the quilt and the quilting is awesome.

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is a beauty. It was fun sitting next to you and seeing it come together.

Tracybug Creative said...

I love the quilting on it!!!!
Finished my Trees! quilt, and blogged it! YAY!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congrats on this big and bold finish! Love the boxy quilting!

FlashinScissors said...

Congratulations Amanda! Everything about this quilt is just wonderful!!! Especially the quilting!
Barbara x

Terri Faust said...

Beautiful quilt, and that backing fabric is awesome and perfect for it!

kclily said...

You inspire me with every post. Now I'm anxious to try this quilting motif.

Jen said...

Love the colors in this quilt and the backing fabric is just perfect! Congrats on finishing a big project!

Sue @ Quilting the Green Star said...

Oh that's a beauty! I love the clean modern design and the backing fabric is a great choice. What a lucky person to be given this quilt. Thank you for the link up Amanda, it's so interesting meeting other quilters through your blog.

KaHolly said...

Your quilt is just delightful! I especially like the quilting you did to finish it up. It's one of my favorite motifs, but I haven't had the confidence to use it on a whole quilt. After seeing how perfect it looks on this quilt, I'm inspired to practice it more and go for it! XO

Paige said...

Nice! I really like the quilting design!

Susan K from Canada said...

Hi Amanda - I love this quilt. Clean modern design and the colour combinations are great - especially the backing. Love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

A gorgeous quilt ... amazing quilting job!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like it - and the back is great too!

Julie Bagamary said...

What a wonderful quilt. The squared-off stippling is fabulous.

Beth said...

I love everything about this quilt, the design, the colors, the quilting! Would love to see a tutorial for this one!

I'd like to offer one caution: BEWARE color bleeding with that quilt back! Several people have experienced serious bleeding with that super saturated Tula wide back fabric.

Karen said...

"Hopefully to be a pattern someday." Whoop! Whoop! Love it!

SarahZ said...

This is an adorable happy quilt! Congrats on getting it finished up! Feels sew good, doesn't it!

Donna F said...

Beth: have you used the backing fabric. Do you know first hand about the bleeding of colors? So very fabrics run today.

It is a great quilt. Where can I find the pattern?

Donna

Amanda Jean said...

Donna,

There isn't a pattern yet, but I hope to make it into a pattern someday soon!

AJ

Sarah @ Berry Barn Designs said...

Ooh, I love the quilting motif and all the PURPLE!!