Monday, November 28, 2011

Back to quilting...

Did you miss me? I missed you! The past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind of babysitting, shopping, cooking and eating. All fun!!

Before I left, I finished quilting and binding my "XO" quilt. I was a bit obsessed by it and quilted this large quilt (74" x 86") in 6 days. I was so afraid to cut into my Pop Garden, wondering if I would be happy with the finished product. And I couldn't be happier!
The quilting is an overall design ~ teardrop shapes echoed and repeated.
My backing ended up being a strip of leftover pieces, yellow
and my favorite floral in the line.
The binding is a perfect red and white polka-dot ~ Bliss.
I've got a few new projects to work on this week. My daughter and I found this beautiful pillow in Anthropologie and I'm going to give it a try to replicate it.
And I started cutting this quilt last night. I'm doing Metro Link. It'll be a gift for my son ~ I've been trying to find the perfect quilt for him for years and I'm hoping this is it!
I'm also playing with some more chevron designs and I'll have a little tutorial coming up soon! Have a great week!!

10 comments:

  1. Welcome back! And a post full of lovelies - I love them all but I can't wait to see more of the Metro Link quilt!

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  2. Love your pop garden quilt. I think your son will like the metro link quilt. dorthac@aol.com

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  3. Welcome back! That pillow is going to be amazing!

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  4. Ooooh, so much beauty! Love that pillow, can't wait to see how it turns out, and your XO quilt turned out just stunning!! I love the quilting you did, it's amazing!

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  5. I looked at that pillow on Anthologie and thought: "who looks at this and says, "I can do this'..? You GO girl!! :)

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  6. The quilt looks gorgeous.
    I am looking forward to seeing the pillow!

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  7. Cindy it all looks fabulous to me - the quilt and the projects to come! Love how you used the large scale patterns in your XO quilt. And that grey will look great with those vibrant colours but keep it masculine.

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  8. I'm totally in love with the binding choice of the XO quilt. I'll stay tuned for the pillow reveal!

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  9. Love that quilt! front AND back! Your work is wonderful

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  10. Another wonderful and gorgeous quilt! Beautiful! Most excellent! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!