Sunday, April 29, 2018

It's a Finish! Boho Roosters


Bohemian Roosters
80 x 80
hand quilted

It's a finish! 

 Sunburst pattern is from the book Making Quilts by Kathy Doughty. 
The rooster fussy cut centers were cut from a fabric in my stash  - Bohemian Rooster Click by Susan Winget. 
I then found enough stash fabrics that I thought were boho enough to coordinate with the centers.  All sunburst points are yellows from stash. 
The quilt was started in November 2017. 




I hand quilted a flower in the middle of the blocks in aqua thread.  I used a stencil and the eight petals extend out into each sunburst point.  

I hand quilted in yellow an eyeballed 1/4 inch inside and outside each starburst point.  I made a template for quilting in extra sunburst points between each sunburst point.  I also used yellow to quilt an eyeballed 1/4 inch outside the inner circle.  I hand stitched in the ditch in red around the outside circle. 

I used the same eight petaled flower stencil and hand quilted in red in the area where blocks meet. 

I used some of the same fabrics as used in the blocks for a scrappy binding. 


Even though I've been on "no buy" for over a year I did have to buy batting (Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton Batting) and backing fabric (deeply discounted) in order to complete the quilt. 

I've spent months of Slow Sunday Stitching (and every other day of the week)  so time to celebrate with other hand workers at Kathy's Quilts. 


And on to the next one...

22 comments:

Astrid Reflux said...

Really outstanding! So joyful and the overall effect is also weirdly soothing. You really have a knack for this color thing (which I do not, so I extra-admire it!)

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cathy!! I enlarged and looked at every block. Beautiful choices in fabrics.

Jill said...

Very nice. It’s okay that you had to buy batting as it doesn’t count. Lol! The important thing is that the quilt is finished.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Cathy, Boho Roosters is just beautiful! I've enjoyed seeing your progress on this one and love the finished quilt!

Quilting Babcia said...

Well, I've been ooh-ing and aahh-ing over every one of those rooster sunburst blocks every time you've posted a new one, and I'm sure not going to stop now! This finish is over the top Cathy! This may be my favorite of all of your quilts!

Amy said...

I have loved watching your progress on this one. It's a stunner. One of these days, I'm going to work out of this book. And points on scoring an Amy Butler Eternal Sunshine fabric for the back!

Kathy Porter-Cunningham said...

I love everything about your rooster quilt!

Janie said...

Congratulations on your finish! Beautiful work.
How is the Hobbs batting for hand quilting ease?

Angie said...

This one looks fantastic! I'm impressed you pieced and quilted it so quickly - maybe because you loved the fabrics? I'm tucking this pattern idea away as a possibility for using up some flamingo fabric!

Linda said...

Another outstanding finish. Amazing that you have finished it so quickly, especially taking into consideration all the hand quilting. Beautiful fabrics, lovely design and great quilting ideas. Well done, Cathy,

Kathy's A Quilter said...

WOW 😮 those Rooster 🐓 are awesome. Well done my friend🤗

CathieJ said...

What a great quilt. I really love all those fabrics. How wonderful that you made it mostly from stash. Your quilting is great. I always like a scrappy binding when there are many fabrics in the quilt itself.

Pamela Arbour said...

Beautiful. Very impressive. Good work.

gayle said...

Oh, be still my heart! This is gorgeous! I love everything about it - from the roosters to the quilting!
I know I say this every time you finish a quilt, but this one is my favorite!

Louise said...

Cock-a-doodle-do-I-love-this?? Yes, I DO! The colors, the roosterian attitude, the fabulous hand quilting...winner, winner, chicken dinner. Congrats on the finish, Cathy! And I appreciate the details about how you quilted it. Having never done any hand stitching like this, it's so interesting to me.

Cathy said...

Wait...what!?! You’re done with this quilt already? It seems like only, um... November that you started it, LOL!!! You must’ve been hand quilting at the speed of sound or light or something! Anyway, it’s another awesome finish. Great fabrics, pattern and quilting. *sigh*

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This one is one of my favorites! The colors, design, fabrics and quilting all come together into a lovely finish.

mangozz said...

Beautiful finish Cathy! I love that design and those colors are brilliant!

Cheryl said...

I follow a few dozen quilting blogs, waiting for a quilt like this to say "This is what a quilt can be. This is art you crawl under at night. This is scraps tamed and patterns balanced against each other. This is QUILT". Thank you.

audrey said...

LOVE this quilt CAthy! Great finish. The colors and fun fabrics really make it a hit for me.:)

Kaja said...

This is one of my all time favourites - love the roosters, love the colours, love the block.

Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow said...

congratulations on a beautiful finish...it's awesome! :)