Friday, November 9, 2012

Finish It Up Friday

**Don't forget about the giveaway!  You've got till Monday morning to enter!  And thanks to all that have wished me happy birthday!!!**

I've got a finish to show y'all!  Remember my do. Good stitches quilt I've been working on?  Well, I finished it last week and just now got around to taking out the last few basting pins and photographing it.  I still have to add the awesome d.Gs labels that Michonne ordered for us, but otherwise this baby is ready to send off to comfort someone.

I plan to take some more artistic photos tomorrow and I will load those on flickr and possibly here, but at least you get to see what it looks like tonight!

Short recap:  In May I asked the lovely girls of our Empower group to make me "Framed Patchwork" blocks.  Then I hemmed and hawed over placement of the blocks and then realized I didn't have enough navy fabric to do the off-center, more modern design I'd finally settled on, so this quilt is a bit more traditional than I originally had in mind.  BUT....I really do love it!

The navy and green really offset the bright patchwork squares and bring a needed "weight" to the quilt.  Since I couldn't add as much navy as I'd wanted to, I not only quilted it diagonally (both ways) in navy, but I bound it in navy too.

On the back I used some fun polka dots that I had in enough yardage to finish the quilt quickly.  The quilting design shows a little better on the back in these pictures. 



I knew I wanted to do minimal quilting on this one because I wanted it to cuddle comfortably without the added weight of all of that quilting.  Since it's not really bed-sized, I didn't want it to stiff to cuddle up on the couch with or to wrap a sweet little one in.

I really considered going back and adding white diagonal lines on either side of the navy ones, but sometimes less is more and sometimes done is better than "still in progress."

So, after a quick label addition and a trip through the wash, this beauty will be sent off to Alternatives for Girls and will hopefully comfort someone emotionally and physically in this coming winter season.

November is actually my month again, so I have sent out my request to our great group and already have 2 blocks in my excited hands.  I'll post soon about which block I picked and show off the pretty ones Michonne sent me.  :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up!!

5 comments:

  1. This turned out really cute! I really like how your sashing is two different (great) colors!

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  2. Sorry I missed your birthday! Happy belated birthday hun! :)
    The quilt is fantastic!

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  3. Hey Kelli! That quilt is gorgeous! What an awesome group quilting project!! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and I'm so impressed with all your running and walking this month. Way to go!! Are you training for a marathon?
    Jenny
    Seamingly Smitten

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