Sunday, June 05, 2011

On to the next thing!

It is done!!!
I have to admit that I am pretty pleased with this quilt. I want to thank EVERYONE who has supported me along the (long) way from blocks to completion of this quilt. If I had not gotten such good feedback, I might have let this languish as a WIP for much longer. But now it is done and here it is--

completed!

For those who don't know its story, this quilt began with a circle skirt of my Mom's from the 1950s. Back in my young and slender days, I used to wear this skirt (with a blue T top, I think) and I always got lots of comments when wearing it. I have carried it around with me long since I was able to wear it, for what reason, I don't know. A couple of years ago, I was going through my sewing room stuff and was *this* close to passing this skirt along to another person who loved vintage clothing when I stopped and decided to cut it up. The angular print seemed to ask to be 'calmed' with a circular pattern. A recent binge of solid fabric purchases provided the mustard and blue; a root through my stash brought out the solid (the back of a polished cotton) and the plaid-ish greys. The blocks were quickly pieced. And they remained a stack of blocks until I first put them on flickr. I got LOTS of support and urgings to finish it, so the blocks were moved from the back burner. I set the blocks together, added the line-segment extensions and quilted and quilted and quilted.
Again, my very sincere thanks to all who have held my hand along the way. I am so grateful.

I've decided to call this quilt "Skirting the Circle".

22 comments:

Karamat said...

Beautiful!! I love the circular quilting.

Dan R said...

Congratulations -- this is great! My favorite things are the quilting, the black line detail, gray-mustard-blue combo,and the quilting. Did I mention the echo quilting?

What blue solid did you use? It looks a little grayish in the quilt, but I wonder if it's more gray or less gray all by itself.

And, was the original skirt fabric the logarithmic grid with blue and mustard squares and black lines? I would love a print with just that grid.

MariQuilts said...

I really love this quilt....the quilting is fabulous. I also love the colour combo.

Jenny said...

Oh I love your quilt!!! Fantastic and the quilting is absolutely perfect!! You should be proud of yourself! And what a great story to go with the quilt!

noga quilts said...

Wow! This is a beautiful quilt! The skirt fabric is very special and you found just the right design for it, and the right complementing fabrics. And the quilting is amazing!
Best of all is the story behind this quilt, which makes it even more special, congratulations!

Manda said...

Yay! Congrats on getting it all finished. It looks absolutely amazing. That quilting is perfect for the design! And now you get to keep your skirt many many more years!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This has got to be one of my favourite quilts of all time. Everything about it is fantastic- The fabrics, the use of a recycled favourite item of clothing, the choice of pattern, the amazing quilting and most of all the black lines that make you take a second look. Beth Congratulations on getting this beauty finished! Does it have a name?

Bry said...

Oh. My. God. Beth.

It's stunning!! Seriously!! One of my favorite things you have ever made (excepting the quilt you made me! LOL)

I am so glad you decided to keep the skirt! This will be an amazing memory of your mom.

Staci said...

This quilt is just stunning. Thank you for sharing it's unique story!

kendascrafts said...

Such a lovely quilt! i love that you quilted circle blocks from a circle skirt. The quilting is fabulous. Are the black lines embroidered? Fantastic job!

SewAmy said...

saw this on "a blond quilts". It is fabulous. I love the story behind it too. Great work!

beth said...

Oooh! i love this quilt! wonderful!

What Comes Next? said...

What a wonderful story, and a fabulous quilt! Thank you for sharing. The colours are so cool and calming, although I expect those were not words used to describe the skirt! The black line extensions are a wonderful addition - what did you do them with? I love the quilting and everything about this one!

quiltilicious said...

Fantastic quilt - I love it

Colleen said...

OMG!!! It's fantastic!!!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

Simply delightful!

Leanne said...

This is so cool! Love it.

Arita said...

I love it!

Jackie said...

wow, and I found it by looking at the Modern quilt blog.. kudos to you.

Heather A said...

This is SO HIP! It takes me back to sitting in my bedroom with albums all around me ... reading lyrics and singing along as my favourite vinyl albums played on my turntable. Don't the black lines look like the needle arm on a record player? I can't see anything else except spinning vinyl. Groovy! I pinned this quilt on Pinterest. LOVE IT!

amy and the bad cats said...

wow! i just now saw this post, and i absolutely LOVE this quilt! it's simply amazing!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

This is gorgeous, and the story is so sweet!