Friday, February 6, 2015

Star Crossed - Waterfront Park

If you've been around these parts a while, you may remember I fell madly in love with Violetcraft's Waterfront Park last year?  I ordered my bundle, received it, and swiftly turned it in to a quilt top........ I even got halfway through making the quilt back.  But for some reason (known to me - the quilt top was a tad wonky) it languished in my WIP pile for far too long.

Fast forward to this week.  

Star Crossed Waterfront Park 

And she is complete!  I am still utterly in love with it, and am quite torn about giving it away.  When I showed my Mum today, and told her I was a little sad to see it go, she told me to keep it.  But I've got to come to terms that I just cannot keep every. single. quilt. I. make.

Star Crossed Waterfront Park 

I had this baby basted quite quickly, and then sat in front of it wondering how on earth I was going to quilt it?  I had a migraine last week (the first in about a year) and the headache hangover still had not shifted, so needed to quilt quite minimally.  And because of its slight wonkiness, I needed something that would not make the wonkiness scream!  I ended up going with some pretty organic straight line quilting......  Organic because I did not measure the spaces because the lines.  I just winged it.  I used my very trusty Aurifil #2024 in 40wt for the quilting, and it didn't let me down.  When you get close up, the shimmer is divine.

Star Crossed Waterfront Park 

And love the end result.  I even love the wonky backing!  It is actually quite squared up.....but the writing on a slant doesn't help!

Star Crossed Waterfront Park 

I envisioned a beautiful photo shoot down at the beach for this quilt.  Clearly, that vision did not come to fruition - so I had to settle for the front yard and help from my three youngest children.  My gorgeous Chelsea wrapped herself up at the end and I couldn't help but keep snapping.....

Star Crossed Waterfront Park

If you wish to make your own version of this quilt, I used a free tutorial for the star crossed blocks by Don't Call Me Betsy.  They're a fun block to make, with endless possibilities for fabric selection.   I then just whipped up some simple cross blocks for the cornerstones, to match the width of my sashing.

And just for a laugh, I thought I'd show you this......

Working with Children....

Whilst photographing yesterday, my youngest (who is currently nicknamed "devil-child") was being a fool.  It wasn't until I uploaded the photos today that I spotted something flying through the air in the very first shot!  Pretty good (or bad) timing really!

So - this throw sized pretty will be off to its new owner and I will be crying in the corner.  Nah, i'll be happy to make someone else happy!

THE STATS:

Size: 43" x 61.5"
Fabric: Waterfront Park by Violet Craft
Backing: Ikea Numbers
Thread: Aurifil #2024 40wt

Another WIP bites the dust!


18 comments:

  1. Never work with children and animals huh! I often have a crazy hurricane in my quilt photos ..... something whizzing around making the photo taking process more if a challenge than creative work. Hehe.... Makes me laugh hard seeing your photo, love it, and the quilt!

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  2. Lovely, lovely quilt. That Waterfront Park fabric is a constant temptation for me. I love how it pops with the white background. I'd have a hard time parting with it too. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  3. It really is beautiful, and I love the straight line quilting. Hope you are feeling better after your migraine.

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  4. I had a good laugh at the flying hairbrush this morning, amazing! In all seriousness, I love this quilt too and would have been sad to see it go! Pinning

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  5. It is sad to see the quilts go sometimes. It's a beautiful quilt. I can't see the wonkiness.

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  6. It looks great. I know what you mean about not wanting to give away the things we make...still at least if you feel that way you know it's good.

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  7. So CUTE! I love the fabrics and the way you used the little cross blocks as cornerstones ~ I may have to steal that idea!

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  8. Great finish, I'd want to keep it too! And hilarious picture... Made me laugh out loud.

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  9. I've said it before ... and I'll say it again ... love love love those little crosses in the sashing :)

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  10. Little Devil! Lol! The quilt is so beautiful, lucky person who gets it.

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  11. I love the quilt and the fabrics you used. It would be a hard quilt to give away but I am sure that it will be loved.

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  12. I love the quilt and the fabrics you used. It would be a hard quilt to give away but I am sure that it will be loved.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love the quilt! I know I have a difficult time letting go of the quilts I make too....

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  14. I adore this quilt, and like you I'd be sad to see it go. I still don't understand why you can't keep every. quilt. you. make. Please explain ;) I've got this block on my love to make list for this year.

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  15. It turned out great and I'm sure the wonkiness isn't noticeable.

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  17. It's beautiful Midge. Well done you for letting it go.

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  18. This is stunning! I can see why you want to keep it :)

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