Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunset Serenede

I've been working on finishing this quilt so I could show all of you. These are most of the blocks from my quilt exchange group I talked about here.

I kinda cheated when putting this top together. I knew I wanted a wonky layout- but once I started playing I didn't want to take the time to piece them all. So....I put a large piece of white fabric up on the wall and pinned the blocks to it. Then I zig-zag stitched around all of them to attach them to the background. I have to admit that halfway through stitching those blocks on I was really kicking myself thinking "Why did I do this? I ruined all these cute blocks!" However, once I finished and started quilting I knew it was going to become one of my favorite quilts EVER!

I even did my first real pieced back. Take a look:


That bottom piece is an Amy Butler print that I just LOVE. I bought it orginally thinking I would use it to make a skirt or something. Then I came to my senses. At one time I was going to make a different quilt out of all those pinks and oranges and this fabric would've been the border. So glad I did this instead.

The quilting was fun! I did a square-stipple. I don't know what other people might call it- but that's what I'm calling it! :o) My kids said it looks like a maze to which my husband said "That's A-MAZE-ING!" Har har har. :o)
Here's another shot so you can see the blocks and quilting.

Now to get this puppy bound. I'm using the pink lattice fabric from Sweetwater's Sunkissed line. A few scraps made it into the quilt so I think it'sll be PREFECT!
Have a great weekend!



12 comments:

Tiffany said...

This might be one of my favorite's of your quilts - so bright and sunny! Love the wonky piecing of the blocks on the white - continues the fun layout wonderfully.

MB in MI said...

Very pretty quilt! Love the back, too & your quilting gives me ideas to try!! thanks!

Kathy said...

I love that quilt!! Great colors and I like the idea of putting it on the white fabric. I also like the way you quilted it.

LynCC said...

Awesome quilt, front and back equally appealing. Fun!!

Michele said...

It's so pretty! Two quilts in one. The quilting is amazing!

Jenny & Scott said...

Love it Emily! Turned out super cute. Everyone is going to ooooh and ahhhh at quilt group. Thanks for letting us do something with your cute fabric :)

Barbara said...

I love this color combination - so cheerful and happy.

Sometimes we do things thinking it will be easier and it isn't always so.

Happy National Quilt Day!

Jane said...

VERY neat!!!!

Heather said...

Oh how fun to see how it turned out!!! I love it!

Kira said...

It is lovely. The name is perfect.

Kira said...

I need to do something orange. It's time to make a blanket for the two year old. This one, I really like, but it's girly. I like the sunkissed line. My brain is a frenzy with ideas.

Alicia said...

cool quilt!