Friday, March 30, 2018

It's a Finish! Pumpkin Peels


Pumpkin Peels
78 x 78
hand quilted
templates and quilt instructions from:
Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts  - Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts 
by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms


 
 The title of the book is true - lots of small pieces were used in this quilt.  

I used what I thought were autumn colored scraps and neutrals. 
The arcs were foundation pieced on phone book pages and appliqued to the background fabric. 

For quilting on the background fabric  I used a variety of cardboard templates that looked kind of pumpkin-peelish.  These were in a box of miscellaneous items my daughter found at a garage sale. I used indigo thread I had on hand.  On the arcs I did big stitching with ecru perle #8. 


I wasn't sure I really liked the indigo thread at first but it grew on me so I carried on. 


When it came time for the binding I found some indigo fabric with aqua "flowers" that appeared to me Jacobean like the background flowers.  I guess it was meant to be. 

 I'm really short on backings so pieced one together from some butterfly fabrics. 
And so it goes. 
I can mark another UFO off the list!

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24 comments:

Rose Marie said...

Gorgeous quilt! How happy you must be!

Kat Scribner said...

Say, OMGOSH< you quilted this by hand ? Wowser. Great job. Huge piecing job and lovely finish!

Ramona said...

All I can say is WOW!!! I was impressed with the design and then I saw the hand quilting. Double WOW!! You have a gorgeous quilt here. Congrats! on an awesome finish.

cityquilter grace said...

stunningly beautiful...i drooled over that book but passed it by...might take another look

Quilting Babcia said...

Another beautiful finish, and so worthy of hand quilting.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I bought that book and then gave it to someone else who was MUCH more likely to actually make the quilts. Seeing your pumpkin peel (my favorite in the book), I'm sorry I gave my copy away.

Linda said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the quilt, your gorgeous tiny scraps (I spy jelly beans!), the stitching and, and, and! Indigo stitching and those templates were exactly right. I think you have created an heirloom.

Julierose said...

Just simply gorgeous finish--love that background fabric choice hugs, Julierose

Pamela Arbour said...

Very impressive. Congratulations on your finish.

Louise said...

I adore the background fabric on this quilt! It definitely inspired me to try some more interesting background in my own pieces. How wonderful that it is finished now. Congratulations! :)

Cathy said...

Another wonderful quilt finish! I hope this is another that you’ll be keeping. It’s just so rich!! I’ve got a pickle dish quilt on my tentative list for next year. But my skill set is light years behind yours. Congrats on a great finish!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your Pumpkin Peel finish is wonderful! I only made one quadrant of this quilt and it is still in the UFO bin--lol! Those quilting templates are awesome--what a lucky find!

Quilter Kathy said...

I cannot even believe you finished that quilting so quickly!
You are a stitching powerhouse!
Fantastic job!

Andrea said...

That is a very cool quilt and, I have that same book - it's fantastic.

Kaja said...

I love this one -the background fabric is a beautiful choice to show off your pieced scraps and I like it with the indigo thread.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful quilt! I really love the background fabric you have used, very effective combination with all your scraps!

Ann said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish.

Angie said...

I love how this quilt turned out - congrats on such a stunning finish!!

mangozz said...

Another beautiful quilt Cathy! I especially love the background fabric you chose and the binding is a perfect match too.

Janie said...

That is a 'stunner' I agree.
Your hand quilting design and thread color is perfect.
Superb.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That is spectacular!!!

gayle said...

Just gorgeous! And there you are with 18 in 2018 done already, and it's only the end of the 1st quarter. What's next?

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

And another great finish! I've never seen these double peels pattern before, but it looks great. And I love the scraps against that background fabric. Thanks for joining us in the Finishalong!

Nicole said...

I love this quilt so much! It has such life and interest to it.