Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Once Upon a Time {A Finish}

I've just finished sewing the binding onto this one, and I'm really happy with how it has turned out.


This was really enjoyable to quilt. I quilted it using Aurifil 50wt in a pale blue (5006), which matches the lighter blue in the jewel fabric really nicely, and blends beautifully into the quilt top. I quilted each of the squares with straight(ish) lines, and left the story squares unquilted.


When I pressed this one I pressed all my seams toward the story squares (which really helped me match up all those seams). This, combined with leaving them unquilted, means they really pop out from the quilt.


Simple pieced back using the same background fabric as the top, plus some Michael Miller fabric I had in my stash (Bloomies by Pillow and Maxfield I think?).


Bound using the same Lizzy House stripe as the story lines in the quilt top.



Design - from Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr's 'Modern Quilt Workshop' book (Once Upon a Time)
Size - 40" x 60"
Pieced and quilted using Aurifil 50wt cotton mako thread. 
Fabric - Lizzy House jewels in candy green, various novelty prints for the story squares, Lizzy House stripe for binding and story lines. 

Hope everyone is having a great week!

xx Jess

25 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love how you quilted this...it turned out awesome!

sharpie said...

I love this concept!! Fantastic result. So brilliantly simple yet it never would've crossed my own mind -- inspiring work ;)

Samelias Mum said...

It looks stunning!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful - love your straight line quilting!

Waverlee said...

Gorgeous. The quilting is perfect.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Fantastic quilt! It looks just great!

Heather D. said...

Very neat! The quilting really sets this one apart. And I love how the fussy cut squares just pop.

Catherine said...

Fabulous quilt! Love the quilting

CitricSugar said...

This quilt is so fun and, while very orderly, is also kinda unexpected.

Great quilting choices, too - it brings out the randomness amongst the neat rows. Love it!

Patchwork and Play said...

Its a great quilt Jess! It will bring a lot of joy to the recipient!

Di said...

Great quilt Jess. I think the comment no 8 is a hoot and perhaps we should all encorporate polished concrete into our quilts! Di x

Charlotte said...

it's fab! I love it :-D

Fiesta said...

Jess, your quilt is beautiful

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous

Molli Sparkles said...

So clever, would make a great iSpy quilt as well. Reminds me of chutes and ladders!

Deborah said...

Wowzers! Beautiful!!

Julierose said...

This is so adorable...Julierose

Katy Cameron said...

Love the quilting on this :o)

Anita said...

That came out so gorgeous! Love your colors :)

Kelly said...

Perfect quilting for this beauty!

Betty said...

What a delightful quilt and I love the quilting!

pandchintz said...

It's fabulous, Jess! Love it!

Little Island Quilting said...

Rather fabulous!

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