Wednesday, September 26, 2018

broken dishes-a completed quilt

I've finished my broken dishes quilt! I started this at retreat in July, and here it is, end of September, complete. That feels great! All fabrics came from my stash, which feels even better!
 
This quilt is based on my Myrtle's Broken Dishes pattern, but this time I made 20 blocks rather than 12 and I skipped the borders. SO many half-square triangles in this quilt, but aren't they striking with the light background?

The background print is called "bedsheets" in the color butter, from my Emma & Myrtle fabric line for Connecting Threads. I did an all over "cinnamon roll" quilting pattern freehand on the baby lock Tiara that I currently have on loan. The quilting took a considerable amount of time (and concentration!), but I think it was worth it. After I got done quilting it, I thought, "I'm finally in the groove. I wish I had another quilt to quilt right away!" How crazy is that?
 
For the backing I used the red apron print, also from my Emma & Myrtle collection. I have to admit, it's pretty fun to back a quilt with fabric that you've designed! The red gingham binding is SUCH a happy finishing touch, isn't it? Initially I was worried that it would feel too light or too cutesy compared to the rest of the quilt, but man, I love it sooooo much!

The fabrics used for the quilt were bundles from Westwood Acres "I Want Her Stash Club" from a few years ago. They were curated by my friend Amy Smart and Denyse Schmidt. It was great to combine the two AND it was also a fun exercise to work with bundles selected by someone else. I would recommend it! :)

The quilt measures about 72" x 90", so a generous twin size. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  It actually has a lovely fall feel to it, doesn't it? Now I'm excited to wash it up so it gets that fantastic crinkle. I think I'll sleep under this one tonight!

This is my 11th quilt finish for the year!

22 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

It looks absolutely amazing Amanda!!! I love all of those bright colors and how happy it makes the quilt. And wow, that was a lot of HST's ;) The quilting is fantastic!! That is one of my favorite quilt designs to do, it's just so fun to swirl :)

Sara said...

Really pretty in this scrappy color scheme! I love the visual impact of this block, but get bored making too many HST at a time. But this block would be a perfect one for making a couple of blocks a month over time.

Melanie said...

Congrats on the finish! Great quilt and the binding works great. No need to worry :)

Jay & Heather said...

Wow!!

Jessica Christensen said...

Looks fantastic! I always love a gingham binding. Way to go on 11 finishes this year!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What an awesome finish! The binding is not too light or cutesy at all; it's a perfect frame for it. How wonderful to use fabrics curated by friends mixed with your own fabrics. That seems doubly delightful.

Chris said...

Congratulations on the finish! It's a beautiful quilt.

Christine S said...

So beautiful!

Schulz Family said...

I love it. being big blocks is good too, really stands out.

Food and Fiber Floozie said...

The binding fabric on the quilt is just perfect!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Wonderful quilting job!!! The whole quilt is wonderful, but I especially noticed your fabulous quilting.

Unknown said...

It's absolutely stunning!

Debbie said...

I love this. But then again I love everything you make.

David Kalen said...

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KaHolly said...

Another beauty! You so inspire me!

Carla said...

Love it!

Unknown said...

very very nice

CherylB said...

I love a beautiful broken dishes pattern!!!
As to your ‘cinnamon roll’ quilting.... I’m trying to find it to learn the technique. Is it called cinnamon roll or is that your term?

Susan said...

Very nice bright scrap quilt!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Eep! That gingham border is brilliant!

Sandra Healy Designs said...

Fabulous quilting!

Katherine said...

A fun and beautiful finish, my friend! Super special to make it using fabrics you've designed.