Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I have another finished quilt to share today. Hurray! I started this quilt in the spring because I was teaching a class in Brainerd on curved piecing. A few weeks ago, I taught the same class in Minneapolis. I'm very glad to have the quilt completed already! There is a tutorial here
, if you'd like to give curved piecing a try.
Most (if not all) of the fabrics are 30's prints. That means that the quilt has a vintage feeling already, even though it's new. I love that!
I did a simple stipple over the entire quilt. The batting is 80/20, which is a cotton/poly blend. I like the stitch definition that the batting offers, however I dislike the extra potential for puckers, especially on the back. There were a few close calls, but I think it's pucker free. (Phew!)
It does have a fantastic texture already, even though it hasn't been washed yet.
I used a lovely pezzy print on the back. I thought about hoarding it, but it really does work well with this quilt. A bonus, it ties in the binding print I had selected quite nicely. I love it when things fall into place! I made bias binding (just for fun) and machine stitched in on, back and front. (I have a tutorial for machine binding here
The finished quilt measures about 56" x 80". This brings my WIP list down to 11, which feels pretty darn good!
Thanks for all your kind comments here on the blog this week...and thanks to those of you who purchased my most recent pattern
. I appreciate your support more than I can say!
How about you? Do you have a finish to share today? If so, please link up! Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!
Oh I think it's gorgeous! I love the 30's print and the pattern feels like a modern twist on that era of quilting - what a treat :)
Love the quilt. I live about 35 miles from Brainerd, and never knew you were there :(
This is so fun!!! Love all of those adorable 30's prints and the wonderful vintage feel it gives it!!! And I have recently found the joy in curved piecing over the last year. I want to design with more curves, as they really are so very much fun and open so many wonderful design possibilities ;)
Beautiful quilt. Love the colors!
Love this finish! The brown prints really adds some interest.
Those are wonderful quilts, your curves are perfect.
Lovely quilt and shows off the 30's prints. Well done! I have a bag somewhere and must find them or maybe plaids. Also have the rulers for this quilt. I try to make bias binding all the time. I think it wear better since it has multiple threads crossing the edge instead of one with binding cut with the grain.
that is really so beautiful.
I just scored a bunch of retro prints and am looking for the right pattern to showcase them - this just might do the trick. But first, I have to watch your tutorial since I haven't done that type of piecework before.
What a gorgeous quilt!! The texture is divine. I have just started piecing curved so especially appreciate the link to your tutorial - wonderful that you give the pressing directions for nesting the seams right - thank you!
Love the look of this modern piecing with the repro fabrics. How pretty. And another finish!! That was fast.
That is the most gorgeous quilt ever! I love it. Reminds me of the fabric from feedsacks that we use to use for everything! Wish I still had some of those sacks!
Beautiful! I love 30's prints!
Your quilt is gorgeous!
I have a pattern for a quilt, with curves. So far I have stitched 4 blocks, so I do have an idea of the work your quilt entailed, but I have never tried stiple quilting .... it looks very tricky ... yours is lovely, well done!
Barbara @ The Flashing Scissors.
Lovely quilt.....love the prints. Wish my curves would end up all the same size so that it would go together so beautifully
Love those 30s prints! It's a really nice pairing with those blocks.
That is a beautiful quilt and I just read the tutorial which is great and very well written. It makes me want to try this - I think I will after I finish some of my wip's!!!
Gorgeous quilt and I love the 30's prints. All the parts together are just perfect!
It's gorgeous! 30s are my favorite prints ever and they look great in this circle pattern!
This is so pretty!!
The quilt is very pretty. How difficult is it for a novice to try curved piecing?
I love it! not something I would be drawn to but it does. the fabrics you used were just darling. it is a show stopper :).
This 'running in circles quilt' is differently on my want to do list. I love it. Thank you.
So pretty with a nice new vintage vibe. I love drunkard's path quilts. Have a few more on my list of projects I'd like to do. Wondering if you'd finish a few of my WIPs when you're done with yours. haha I have way to many tops hanging in the closet because I don't like to machine quilt.
Another great finish. I love the vintage look.
Congrats on a lovely finish and on almost reaching your goal of 10 WIPs.
Better to be running in circles than running with scissors! You quilt is just gorgeous! XO
Really lovely quilt. The quilting design is perfect for it.
What a happy lovely quilt!!!
Those 30's fabrics are so perfect for this design. The whole thing makes me want to snuggle deep. Now if it weren't 97 degrees and humid out...
I really love this quilt - the colors, the 30s prints and the design too.
I just love this. It makes me think of momma. Almost feels like she went to the old trunk and pulled it out. I may have to copy this. It has made me feel happy and sad. I can almost detect that clean but stored fragrance that it would have.
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