Sunday, April 24, 2011

A quilty finish

Aaaaaaaahhhhh .... back to my usual bright warm colours!

Values quilt - Detail

I finally finished this quilt started way back last year.

It has been sitting in my UFO pile for way too long, basted, just waiting to be quilted and bound.

Values quilt - quilting

Of course, once I got going, it was a pretty quick finish. Just a day or 2.

Values quilt - Front

It ended up pretty big .... 78 inches square.

Values quilt - binding

I went for the fancy shmancy binding again after using it on this quilt.
I really like the effect of this technique!

Values quilt - strewn

For the backing, I have used a gorgeous Kaffe Fassett floral print.

Stack o quilts

It sits very happily in the quilt stack in our lounge room, waiting to be snuggled under on a cold wintry day.
I fear these are coming all too quickly. Where did you go Summer?

Andi xx

34 comments:

bec said...

yum. so yummy. Can't beleive you had it all basted- you must have a million safety pins!!

Kelli said...

Did we have summer? :)
This quilt is so amazing mate!
Great choice on the backing.
Isn't funny how we put things off for so long then once we start them again, they are finished in no time!

Deb said...

This is absolutely stunning Andi, I love it. I've actually just started my own quilt like this and am enjoying the process. I like the way yours is so rich and warm looking.

GerryART said...

What lovely, lovely bright, happy colors.
What exactly do you with the binding and ?piping/cording?
It certainly unusual.
Hugs, Gerry

Carol said...

It's beautiful! Love the colors and the backing is perfect!

quiltmom said...

Andi, It is stunning - I love the assymetrical design and the colors are sumptious. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilt.
Regards,
Anna

Cathy said...

I love everything about this one Andi, the colours are eye punching, the fancy binding/piping are brilliant, your quilting is beautiful and of course, how could I not love the Kaffe backing, esp in that colourway!!! xo

Maree: said...

Just Beautiful...

Lorraine said...

It's gorgeous !!
Thanks for adding the piped binding tutorial ... I can see myself using it too .

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!
Love the stack of quilts too, your family are lucky! We (currently) only have one quilt for our living room, so it's first in best dressed.

Kate said...

I love it! I think its my favourire quilt. I love how the focal point is off to the side. There's probably a proper quilting name for that. And I love the colours too. I do not love the idea of the colder nights though ugh!
Hope you've had a great day Patch Andi. xx

Katy said...

that's better ;)That's an absolute beauty, Andi!

Lisa said...

That quilt is just gorgeous!! I started collecting yellows for a very similar quilt a little while ago - yours is so inspiring!!

Jackie said...

Just fabulous!! I absolutely am in love with this quilt. The colors are fantastic!! If winter is coming for you, that means summer is coming my way!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Nice stack!

Adele said...

A, this one is absolutely fab! Beautiful colours, you gave a knack at that though. Love the binding tute link, v cute. X

Heather said...

seriously beautiful!!! love, love, love it!

X, H

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Jen said...

stunning! So cheery and bright! what a gorgeous quilt!

supermom said...

Your quilt it beautiful and I do like the binding that you chose for it. It gives it just that little extra something.

Jennifer said...

i got to this post through flickr; when i read the end i was so confused. winter?! then i realized you must be in the souther hemisphere.

the quilt is lovely and will look great with snugglers beneath. great job. :)

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Beautiful!

Copper Patch said...

Another stunning quilt Andi - love it! Enjoy snuggle time under it.
Ab x

Cheryl Arkison said...

It came out great. I definitely have a more tone on tone values quilt in me after seeing this.

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Wow! What a visual treat it was!

Marit said...

Oh, Andi - this is gorgeous. Love the warm and bright colors. And the quilting. I recently used the same backing for one of my larger quilts ; )
Thank you for the inspiration. A value quilt has been on my list for a long time. What is the size of your finished HST blocks?

Leanne said...

What a lovely bright quilt. It will brighten your winter.

Janet said...

Wow, it's a knock the socks off kinda quilt, I love it. Congratulations on the finish, the binding looks fabulous, I'll be going to check that out.

meli B said...

Love!

Helene said...

It's gorgeous Andi, I love those warm colours! And that faux piping on the binding - very nice! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!
x H

sew katie did said...

gorgeous of course!

Belinda aka beeware said...

It sounds scraptabulous Andi. All the best with it...looking forward to the piccies!

aliceguest said...

Andi this quilt had me all-a-flutter before I even saw the piped binding! I have total quilt envy. -Alice.

Mette said...

- beautiful, very beautiful!