Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Mac Daddy of Quilts

I kid.  I kid.  This was a monster once I had both sides quilted and slapped together though!!  Warmth will not be lacking;) 

Kumari Garden and Michael Miller prints with Kona Ivory for this side and I continued the Ivory into the binding to soften it all up some.  I did the binding at 2 1/2" which is not my usual "go to" size,but the corners came out perfectly.  Very pleased.

When I flipped the quilt over to take some shots of this side, it just wasn't happening!  The clips wouldn't hold its weight so that is why it is folded.  We have also been having random thunderstorms the last couple weeks so I didn't want to linger outdoors for too long.  If you know what I mean.

Where's the hearts?

Here.  There.

Everywhere!  Loops and hearts randomly appeared probably because of the all cotton top giving me the freedom to do so.  Good times!

One quilt.  One pattern.  On BOTH sides!!  It is possible.  With some wonderful patience and time.

The custom label done by an awesome friend of mine quickly.  Josh also was a sweet hubby and did all the leg work to get the sample work from my friend to me and then get the fabric for the final piece to my friend.  Finally, he had to get the final piece from my friend and bring it home to me!  Phew!  Why all that?  Well she lives about 40 min. away and our hubbies work together so it was much easier.  She had sent me thread colors in pinks and I picked this fuschia one through a phone pic.  I think it turned out matching perfectly.  Yeay!    My client, of course picked out the verse and it is a beautiful one at that! 

June Lucky Stars BOM

Tricky center issues arose,but she is done and I am pleased with her now.  It took a couple days for this block to grow on me since there are a few flaws,but who's perfect?!  Certainly not I.  The color balance I truly am crushing on!!  I chose a Timeless Treasure Sketch in Candy print for the star points and the Kona Bahama Blue is pretty cool in my book;)    So now I am totally caught up on my blocks for this BOM!!  Celebratin' good times!

Bought this pattern from Tasha Noel after she mentioned on her blog that we could request a pattern of whatever character we wanted from her fabric line, The Simple life.  This little girl with the strawberries caught my eye. Once I had the pattern, it sat for months.   Recently I had the itch to stitch:)  This is my progress so far with all the berries stitched up.  I am using a pale pink Kona for the fabric and Finca cotton #8 for my thread choice.  I will probably be working on her some more while I travel up to WI to see family next month.  Less than a month to go until some R&R.

See ya'll soon!



Jessica said...

LOVE the double sided quilt! It came out fabulous! And, you really hit the color selection on the nose w/ the star block :)

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt and always great to have a finish! I love the hand work too. She's a really cute pattern, nice eye to catch that one. :)

Nilya said...

Wonderful quilt!!!

Paulette said...

Beautiful quilt, Sara! I'm amazed at the pattern on both sides.

Vera said...

Pretty projects. Lovely embroidery!

sherry said...

nice quilt...i like that you used both sides...we often forget that the back is important

OPQuilt said...

Wowsers! A double-sided quilt!

You did a lovely job and it was fun to look at all the photos, not only of the quilt and the piecing, but of the quilting and the label. Bravo.

And way to go on that star, too. I've seen this in a couple of places, and agree that the center appears to be giving other people fits; yours looks lovely.

Elizabeth E.

ratama said...

Great idea to use the pattern for both sides!

Terri said...

Wow, that is a monster of a quilt! It looks awesome. I love that it's reversible, and that each side has a different feel/mood. Well done!

Love your June star block too. Great color combos.

Anonymous said...

That is one great looking quilt!
I've been wanting to do a double-sided quilt but I have a heck of a time getting my stuff square, so I don't think it would turn out so great!

Anonymous said...

How cool! A double sided quilt! I love it!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

wow! that quilt is awesome! beautiful choice to pair it with ivory! I'm so glad you shared this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

hydeeannsews said...

lots of pretty things to see, sara! your finish is wonderful. i really like the label you added. beautiful choice of verse. =)

nicole said...

Wonderful double sided quilt!
And i love your June LS BOM, i still haven't tackled June yet, it looked pretty fiddly in the middle, so i've been building up to it! I'm using Bahama Blue for the background in all my Star Wars blocks and i love it! It looks awesome with that pink sketch print.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

What a great quilt, and double sided!!! you are ambitious, but all that work definitely paid off. You have some other good projects going there too.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love how this is double sided and had such a different look to each. You really did an amazing job on this quilt!

Your stitching looks so pretty! What a great pattern.

Sarah Craig said...

Sara, your quilt turned out wonderfully! What a triumph - and a wonderful gift! Whoop whoop!!