Thursday, November 18, 2010

Color Wheel Quilt

 I am so happy to see this one done.  It is for Hugo's bedroom.  I hope it grows with him...and avoids any major stains...  I love cross hatch quilting...I think it always looks amazing, although I am not sure it was the best choice for this quilt...I took this one to a local long arm quilter and she did a great job...and I have to admit, she tried to talk me out of the quilting design...but I wouldn't budge. 
The backing fabric began as a duvet cover from IKEA that my friend took a seam ripper to and then graciously offered to me.  Thanks again Robin, its the perfect backing fabric!
                                              
And thanks also to Holly who entered one of my giveaways where I asked for quilt suggestions for a young boy!  She made this quilt for her son's bedroom.  You can make it too!  The pattern is from Joelle Holverson's book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts  The book gives directions for a 56 inch square quilt...I simply added fabric top and bottom to make it more suitable for a twin size bed.

and I should tell you all that my darling daughter took these pictures today in the 7 minutes of sunlight while I held it up on the back yard bench!

14 comments:

  1. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Gah! Jenny it's to die for! What an heirloom you've created. I love the backing AND the quilting! {applause} {applause}

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  3. Just stunning! Congratulations on finishing it. I love the look of the quilting and think it's a perfect match :).

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  4. Jenny, you are so talented! I love this with the way the white is so crisp and shows off the colors! Lucky son Hugo is!

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  5. Beautiful work of art! You did a great job on this quilt! I love it!

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  6. Gooorgeous!!! I have that book too and that quilt is on my bucket list. I love the quilting and how you made it longer. Great idea!

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  7. That is just fantastic! I love everything about it, right down to the multicolored binding!

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  8. It looks just wonderful!!! Bravo to your daughter for the wonderful pictures! =)

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  9. Oh WOW! It's just gorgeous -- and you're right -- that backing is perfect! I love the quilting. In fact, I'm currently undecided about the quilting for the ghastlies, so I'm thinking maybe crosshatching or maybe just angled lines. It's soooo hard to decide!

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  10. That is amazing!!!!! He will love it, eventually! :)

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