Thursday, January 26, 2012

Grey skies and sunshine

My first finish for 2012.
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I'm thrilled with it.

I used the Cluck Cluck Sew Raw edge circle quilt tutorial for this quilt. I love this pattern, it's easy and gives a great result.

Despite the initial problems that I had pulling the fabrics, I think it has come together really well.
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The backing is a flannel I bought online from Quilt Expressions, they were so quick to send it and it when it arrived, it matched perfectly. How often do you get a perfect match when you buy sight unseen, online?
The binding is from the Sweetwater Hometown range.Flannel backing and a peek at the quilting

I quilted the circles with a spiral and practiced a large meander on the background between the circles.






























None of the fabric was pre washed. I'm not crazy, I made sure I used only quality fabric, but threw in 6 colour catchers when I washed it, they came out a pale beige colour and there's not a sign of bleeding or running.






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16 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Love it!! Well done on your first finish for the year.

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  2. No wonder you are so proud of it, it is lovely. Great combination of colours and very modern too. I bet the new owners are thrilled.
    I'm interested to hear you wash your quilts and put them through the dryer. I always pre-wash my fabrics but never wash the finished article.
    Cheers
    PS. Sooooo muggy today

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  3. Fabulous quilt. I love the colours, especially as the combination would never occur to me on my own.

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  4. I adore that quilt (as you know !) and if the recipients don't love it I can find a home for it here !

    Totally right choice to pull some of those earlier fabrics and replace them ....

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  5. Wow - an amazing piece of work - love it!
    Liz & Shortbread & Ginger

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  6. Marg, This is truly a stunning quilt!!! Everything about it is so right!! Where do you buy colour catchers?

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    1. Rachael, I bought them at the local supermarket.

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  7. Love it! The orange and grey are a perfect combo

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  8. Beautiful quilt. That color combo really works well. Congrats on the first finish for 2012.

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  9. Hi there Marg, I have just finished my binding today. Thanks again for the inspiration. I am definitely making this lovely quilt again. Stacey

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  10. This is such a wonderful quilt! Congratulations on the finish!

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  11. This one is my absolute favourite of the quilts you have made!! except maybe your Japanese one, but as orange is my favourite colour this one wins by a smidge. Beautiful work Marg, this one was for your friend wasn't it? I think i remember you saying that it was not your colours :-)

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  12. Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous!

    I've been noticing the raw edge technique and have always been afraid it would be ravely and fragile. How did it wash?

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    1. It washed fine. THis is the third quilt I've made with raw edges on the front and I haven't had any problem with them. Of course, they are going to fray around the edges but they haven't frayed past the sewing line.

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