Saturday, December 15, 2012

Last finish of the year

And just in time for cold weather -- well, cold for us.

This little quilt --  in spite of all the stars, it just isn't very stellar, in spite of all the birds, it just hasn't got wings. I guess I'll say it has a Good Personality!

I loved the 2.5 inch rolls from Connecting Threads; I have loved for a very long time the fabric I used on the back; I was eager to try making a jelly roll race quilt; this was my first time to attempt the walking foot quilted braids. But sometimes the product is less than the sum of the parts. It was fun to make & quilt though, & it will still keep us warm even if it won't be winning any beauty contests.

starry jelly rolls

starry jelly roll & back

And it is starting to grow on me. :-)


11 comments:

capitolaquilter said...

the colors are great and i love the way you did the quilting. in my mind, it isn't about perfection at all. enjoy the cuddle with this one!

Jenny said...

I too love this and the quilting design is spectacular..how did you do that?

Nifty Quilts said...

What are you saying? This is gorgeous!! I love your diagonal lines and the quilting. Congratulations.

O'Quilts said...

Well..here in North Carolina, that quilt looks pretty impressive!!

Karamat said...

Very nice! Hopefully the cold weather will come back again soon.

carolyndawn said...

have just made one of these quilts. looked at your quilting and thought 'wow'. Then looked further down the page and thought 'double wow, that is how you did the quilting'. Am going to learn thru trial and error how to quilt in 2013 and this will be one of the quilts I will start with. Thank you for the inspiration and hope you don't mind me thinking/using the quilting design.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I think you've just been looking at it too much so you're not as excited about this quilt as you should be, This quilt is really wonderful!! I love the movement in the strips, the quilting is brilliant and the backing is fabulous.

Ginger said...

I wont' lie, first time I "read" this, I just looked at the pictures... then I scanned back and realized you're not in love with this thing! WHAAA! It's delightful! :)

Claudia said...

It has a lot of personality and it's a beautiful quilt! I love the texture of the quilting with the vertical lines of the piecing and the little dots.

berylthepearl said...

I am intrigued with your quilting design. Can you give us some idea of how you did it? Thanks!

Heather A said...

I think you should get that "ugly duckling" quilt out of your sight ... and I know just where it should go. Email me for my address when you're ready, you silly goose!

Don't you think the lovely wavy quilting gives it wonderful movement? Really, I think it's a beaut!