Friday, December 19, 2014

T.G.I.F.F. - 2014 Quilt Finale

2014 has been a big year for me - quilting and otherwise.  As the year closes, I have my last two quilt finishes to share with you!  I count myself very lucky to be chosen to make something, as special as a quilt, for others.  The fact that people put their faith in me is really lovely.  Both of the quilts I'm sharing today are for repeat customers.  So I guess that says something about my product!

You may remember my Isosceles on Point quilt from last year?  Well, it now has a brother!

Custom quilt for Archie 

This divine king single quilt is made up of 5" squares in a range of beautiful blue and grey, mixed with black, white and taupe.  It is a colour palette I wouldn't necessarily have thought to put together, but Larissa always has a great eye for colour, and chose them all herself - then delivered them to me.  It was my job to make her vision come alive.

Custom quilt for Archie 

I placed all 221 squares quite randomly, only making sure there weren't pools of the same colour together.  Once quilted with a variegated Aurifil thread #4060 - which is a silvery/moss mix - it really popped.

Custom quilt for Archie

Larissa chose this great striped backing.  It's actually a sheeting fabric, which is super wide and made basting super easy.  This quilt is going to wash up so beautifully, and will keep its little recipient snug as a bug!  It was delivered today, just in time for a birthday!

Next up is the third quilt for a family.  The youngest of three boys needed a quilt to call his own, after his big brothers received theirs last year.  Cass left the colour and fabric selection to me, and was in no rush, so earlier this year I bought a fabulous bundle from Pink Castle Fabrics.  Greys, turquoise and orange were the winning palette and man, do they work well together.....

Custom quilt for Brodie 

The design is a basic disappearing nine patch, using 9" squares.  I love the random placement you are left with when you cut up a nine patch!  I also used a grey shot cotton from Spotlight for the solid mixer.  If you ever get the chance to use the shot cotton, do it, it's actually really lovely.

Custom quilt for Brodie

I quilted using a meandering free motion pattern, which I think looks a little jigsaw like.  I used a vibrant orange Aurifil #2150.

So, there you have it.  No more quilts for 2014!  But plenty of WIP's awaiting attention and new projects in line.....


I know I have been a slack blogger of late, and I have not replied to everyone's comments, but I've been flat out and am now dealing with some sort of weird virus, which comes with a delightfully itchy rash and a 6-8 week cycle.  Sooooo, thank you again for always taking the time to come and read my posts and please know I read all of your comments and really do have the intention of replying!!!
xxxx



13 comments:

  1. I love both quilts. They are beautifull!!! Nice gifts.
    HappyXmas and New Year

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  2. This is a great palette. I've never seen disappearing 9-patch done with such big pieces. I love the graphic look of the large blocks. I hope you're feeling better soon. Thank you for linking up with me for TGIFF. :-)

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  3. Two great finishes to end the year on! I haven't used spotlight's shot cotton but I have used peppered cottons and wasn't too happy with them, I found them quite thin and they curled.

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  4. Both quilts are so beautiful and the recipients will be so pleased! Love the grey/orange/teal combo. And that striped backing for the patchwork quilt is perfect! Congrats on both lovely finishes! And get well soon!!!

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  5. Two great finishes. sorry to hear about the health issues. Take care of yourself.

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  6. Both these quilts are great. I love the color palette of the first one and I've never seen a disappearing nine patch done with such big squares. I love it! Hope you feel better soon. Merry Christmas!

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  7. How big are the squares on the disappearing 9 patch? I love the look!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful quilts Midge! I love the aqua orange combination ! Marie x (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  9. Love both palettes Midge. Great quilts. Nine patch looks very different with large blocks! Great quilts!

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  10. They both look great and I know they will be well loved. So sorry for the virus problem and hopefully it will disappear for good soon.

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