Friday, December 08, 2017

gingham quilt complete

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Last Saturday evening I finished my gingham quilt!!!! I waited until I completed the coordinating pillowcases (all 6 of them!) to put the quilt on the bed. Otherwise I would procrastinate for at a least a year or two to actually sew them up. Ha! I put everything on my bed last night and I'm soooo pleased with how it all came together!
The quilt uses only 5 fabrics: White, Pink Flamingo and Pearl pink (all Konas) for the top. The binding (lotta dots in coral reef) and backing (apron in coral reef) fabrics are from Connecting Threads. That coral color is super hard to photograph, but trust me, it's really pretty!
It was pretty fun to back an entire quilt with my fabric. :) This is my largest quilt to date, finishing at about 108" x 102". I'm very happy that this quilt, which features the Kona color of the year, is actually finished before the year is over. Woohoo!

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! Have a great weekend!

44 comments:

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

You did it! I love the ridge formed by the quilted loops. Fantastic quilt!

Chris said...

Pretty! I like the secondary horizontal/vertical lines that show up in the first photo from the way the light hits the quilting.

Alison said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the simple loopy quilting. :)

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Amanda,
Oh, this turned out so wonderful. It looked great on the porch floor, but WOWEE - so much better on the bed. You will enjoy this for years to come, and I can't think why you'd get tired of the pattern or colors. So beautiful, and I love the quilting, too. ~smile~ Roseanne

grammajudyb said...

I absolutely love the gingham quilt! Great job! Love the pillows too and the circle garland on your window!

Kristin said...

Your quilt looks great on your bed. Congratulations on a sweet finish!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Brilliant idea to have the pillows ready for the bed, too. It looks wonderful; congratulations on a new bed quilt!

Erica said...

It’s beautiful and I love the quilting!

gMarie said...

I adore this. It's stunning and makes me want to quilt. I would love to see the pillows better. g

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt! You did great!!!

Mari said...

Gosh, that's huge! Congratulations on a big finish!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great finish on your Quilt. Yes that colour is hard to get good photos of it. I hope next week you will show off your pillows.

Marie said...

cool -- isn't sleeping under your own quilt just too cool!

Janie said...

Congratulations, it's big and beautiful.
I love your work!

Patty said...

Beautiful quilt!

Paige said...

Oh so pretty! Congrats on the finish complete with matching pillow cases!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Goodness! that quilt looks stunning on the bed! Beautiful finish.

Nana said...

This is very pretty and the pillows are definitely a great finishing touch. Love the quilting. Did you do this yourself?

Miss Alissa said...

I have now added a gingham quilt to my list of projects I someday want to complete! Good job!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Your gingham quilt is very lovely. Congratulations on your finish, that will be a quilt to treasure for many years to come. :)

AnnieO said...

Wonderful quilt and the loop quilting adds more joy. Congrats! I’m making binding for a king-size quilt and it’s taking forever...

Debbie said...

oh this looks so awesome, especially with your coordinating pillows!

Lina said...

Very Nice Collection.Thanks for sharing keep up the Good work..

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Pamela Arbour said...

I really like the texture of your quilting. That was so smart to finish it up with the pillow cases while you still had the fabric out. You have created a beautiful bedroom ensemble.

jane mastroianna said...

I finished three table runners. Two for for a fundraiser at my church and one will be a gift love your quilt.

Food and Fiber Floozie said...

You should be pleased...that bedroom is beautiful and just made me smile!!

Carolyn said...

I love you gingham quilt. The colors are so pretty and I like the simplicity of the quilt.

Cathy Melancon said...

What an awesome finish for you!!! The gingham quilt is so pretty and the 6 pillows complete the set!! Well done and I hope you pat yourself on the back!!!

Sharon Massena said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Sometimes simple is oh so very beautiful! Especially when done in such pretty colors. Love the little dingle balls on the window too. I'm curious about whether you use Connecting Threads thread for piecing and quilting?

Jill Leslie said...

Oh Wow!! Your quilt looks fabulous!! And i love the spot of colour you added at the window. Beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Lucy - Charm About You said...

ohhh ahhhh! It looks beautiful, perfect with the cushions. Gingham is so classic and I love love love the quilting!

FlourishingPalms said...

Your room is gorgeous, Amanda Jean! That quilt is beautiful in it's simplicity. Makes me curious to know if you plan to make an Ultra Violet (Pantone color of the year) quilt in 2018. You did such a lovely job with this one, I can guess that another might be in your future. :-)

Sherry said...

As others have said, I love the 'cabling' that has shown up directly in the middle of the squares. It looks so inviting.

Janet M said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting! Do you buy your Kona cotton locally or do you have an online source? I'm having trouble locating 3-4 yards of Kona pepper...

Sandy said...

What a beautiful ensemble. I'm not a big pillow person, but those look great!

Susan from Kentucky said...

Such a simple pattern, yet stunning! Love it!

Lillian Ortiz said...

Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

~Lilly

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Lovelyidea said...

Amanda your gingham quilt is inspiring. Where would the pattern be available? Would it be too much to take on as a first time quilter?

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, it looks gorgeous!

Melanie said...

So gorgeous!!!

Christine S said...

So pretty!! I just got some Emma and Myrtle fabric and I adore it! :)

Bernie Kringel said...

This is such a calm and soothing quilt. Really pretty! Love the loopy quilting motif. :-)

A-Squared said...

I love the simplicity of this room - like country, meets Scandinavian, meets modern! The quilt is lovely.. I'm also drawn to the pom pom garland. Did you make this? If so, do you have instructions somewhere or a pointer to a "how to"? Thanks!