Friday, September 25, 2015

Petunias - a Finish !!!


Petunias
72 x 90


I renamed it Petunias because the shape and some of the colors (pink and yellow) reminded me of Petunias I have on my deck. 


Most of the fabrics are left over from a Pickle Dish Wedding Quilt I made for my granddaughter's hope chest. 


Blocks are 18 inches. 


It is all hand quilted in pink thread.  In the wedges I alternated lines out and lines across.  Oh, it gives such a lovely texture (along with a callous on the middle finger of my left hand). 


In the secondary star pattern I just stitched around each section and in alternate sections stitched around twice. 


It's such a busy quilt I wondered if any of the hand quilting would really show. I'm glad I hand quilted and pleased with the results. 


 This might be a Christmas gift for one of the granddaughters next year.  It's the perfect size for a twin bed. I can't give it this year because I don't have one finished for the other granddaughter.  


I had family in town for a nephew's wedding - some from CA and some from FL and some from several states in between.   I took some time off of work and sat around and hand quilted during the times everyone was here visiting and not playing games. I love to play games almost as much as I love to hand quilt. 

And here's the wild back.  I pieced together two sections of sale fabric matching up the chevrons so it looks like a wide backing. 

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30 comments:

Ramona said...

What a fun, fun quilt! I love the fabrics and the design. Thank you for the link!

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Oh.My.Goodness!! Congratulations on a very beautiful finish!! Your hand stitching looks fabulous! Wow!

Jane Marie with stashbusters said...

Thanks for sharing this with us.

Sandra@Prairie Patch Quilts said...

The quilt looks beautiful hanging on the line. The colors are amazing. So bright! You put a lot of work into this fantastic quilt. On the front, back and the quilting design. You really have something special to enjoy now.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Fabulous finish. I so love the colors in this one!

audrey said...

Really lovely work! The stitching texture is perfect for this bright, happy quilt.:)

Preeti said...

What a gorgeous quilt and such perfect hand quilting!!

Julierose said...

Really gorgeous finish on this one--I love those colors together--just lovely...hugs, Julierose

gayle said...

I love everything about this quilt!
(Can I be adopted into your family? Games and quilts - my kind of folk!)

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish. I love how bright and happy it is!

Zenia Rene said...

I love this saturated creation. This is my type of quilt! And you hand quilted the ENTIRE thing! I totally want to try that someday. Fantastic finish! I'm visiting from Whoop Whoop.

Threeundertwo said...

This is such a happy quilt. I am in awe of your hand quilting. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Ariane said...

This is a beautiful quilt! I love it!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Fantastic and fun!

Mystic Quilter said...

A real beauty of a quilt - so bright and cheery.

desertskyquilts said...

Petunias is the PERFECT name for that quilt!

stitch quilt knit said...

Beautiful quilt. Sometimes pictures don't do justice. Thanks for including the link for the pattern!

Sally T said...

Truly fabulous and yes, it really does look like petunias.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

What a huge amount of work you did to create this beauty. You should be very proud of the accomplishment. Thank you for the link but I don't think I'll be doing this one right away. I just started a different scrappy quilt.

Julianne said...

Gorgeous as usual!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great name for this one! I love seeing the hand quilted stitches in it!

Cathy said...

Lovely quilt, Cathy!!

Kaja said...

Gorgeous!

Ellen said...

The quilt is just gorgeous! You did a great job and I love the hand quilting...a treasure to be sure!!

sophie said...

Love this so much more than the made-from-a-single-line version shown on the quilt pattern (thanks for the link!)

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on this amazing finish! So beautiful!

A Nudge said...

What a colorful, fun quilt. I love the colors and will have to go back into your post and see that pickle dish quilt. Thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone.

Gretchen said...

What a happy quilt!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said...

Wow - this is so bright and cheerful and stunning!

Dawn said...

I recently made this pattern using paper piecing of smaller spiderwebs. I love the scrappy look! I'm always looking for a way to use up my scraps. Cute quilt!!