Saturday, December 4, 2021

It's A Finish! : Enchanted Mountains

It's a finish!
Enchanted Mountains
60 x 74



I started it in October 2019. My intent was to use a little pile of Kaffe Collective fabrics I had collected over the years. 

It was a finished top a whole year later in November 2020. Not sure what took me so long. I'm easily sidetracked I guess. Or maybe I was afraid to see the little box of fabrics I had been hoarding disappear. 


But now I can enjoy those fabrics every day. I couldn't when they were tucked away in a shoe box.  I was traveling last month - 6 hours round trip in the car - so I decided to get this quilt into the hoop so I could work on it in the car. 

First I did big stitch hand quilting in the solid triangles with perle cotton #8 in a color close to the solid color. I stitched about 1/4 inside the triangles along the seam lines. 



Then I used a variety of different colors of regular hand quilting thread and hand quilted leaves in the diamonds. I used a stencil and chalk to mark the leaves. 

I didn't have quite enough of one fabric for a backing so had to add a piece of a different fabric. Both are rainbow type fabrics but one is pastel and one is bright. 

I had enough of the bright rainbows to use for the binding. 


 

32 comments:

Linda said...

What a great quilt, Cathy! I wouldn’t have picked out that this was made by you, different style I think. Love how the hand quilting shows up so clearly on the back of the quilt. I hope you are keeping this one for yourself.

Julierose said...

This turned out beautifully--love your quilting and that backing fabric...nice work hugs, Julierose

sue said...

Great looking quilt! I also have some Kaffes to use up; not enough for a full quilt but I could combine them with some Tula Pinks or other brights I have.

Quilting Babcia said...

Love this finish! Tis the season for bright cheerful colors!

Jennifer said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC QUILT!!! congrats on a fabulous finish!!!

sandi s said...

It’s beautiful!! Hugs,

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

This quilt is beautiful. Who knew you had a secret stash of Kaffe fabrics!! I downloaded the pattern so I don't forget this one.

Karen said...

I like your quilt.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your quilt is FABULOUS -- I have that pattern saved for someday . . .

mereth said...

I love this, what a great use of these fabrics. I never work with saturated colours like this, just don't have them in my stash but I admire those who do use them.

Sandy Panagos said...

i love it! That is an excellent point about being able to enjoy the fabrics in a quilt instead of in your stash. I love that, too!

swooze said...

Gorgeous!

Cathy said...

What a glorious quilt!!!!

Marianne said...

That is simply gorgeous! And wonderful quilting, too.

Emily said...

Wow, the colors in this are so bright is shimmers! What fun, and I really hope you are keeping it so you can look at it every day. It is great when we can see our precious fabrics used and not in a box, waiting. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! What a fabulous quilt, Cathy!! I'm glad to hear that you are keeping this colorful (and flowery) one to enjoy.

CathieJ said...

Oh those fabrics are beautiful. Now you can see them all the time. I like the way you quilted it. The quilted leaves are very pretty. Long car rides are the best for crafting.

Ivani said...

It is a beauty. So bright and happy quilt. Love the hand quilting also.
Well done, Cathy!!

Rose Marie said...

Loving your hand quilted, nice and bright quilt! I don't have any Kaffe fabrics, but seeing them in this quilt is perfect for showing them off.

Angela said...

Oh! What a pretty quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

OH my goodness I love this quilt and the hand quilting is fabulous! Another masterpiece!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful finish, congratulations!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Pretty darn cool finish! It certainly makes a statement. Nice handquilting touch to finish off.

Jayne Honnold said...

Such a neat quilt! I am an avid KF fabric collector, and even though I've made many quilts with his fabrics, I have huge tubs yet to use! What a great plan for quilting - very creative.

Miaismine said...

Congratulations on such a lovely finish! Your hand quilting photos are lovely! Nice that you had enough fabric left over to make a binding!

Jenny said...

Wow, that's a beauty, the colours glow and pulse with life! Goid on you quoting on car journeys, dont think I could manage that. But I do like to knit in the car, so much often gets done on car trips away.

Kim said...

Wow! Your Enchanted Mountains is a vision! Love all the Kaffe fabrics you have selected. So much better to have them all dancing on a quilt for you to enjoy than stored away somewhere. Love too, the fabulous backing. Quilting leaves among the diamonds is an inspired thought. The binding too, in all its different colours, dancing around the edge is the perfect finishing touch to your gorgeous quilt. Congratulations on a most beautiful finish!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Enchanted Mountain is stunning and vibrant. Well done!

Nann said...

Delicious! Sunrise or sunset? Great either way.

Janie said...

Super finish! And beautiful photos.
I can understand why you didn't want to use up your treasure fabrics, but now those treasures are all over your quilt, easier to see and touch!

audrey said...

Beautiful! Love how saturated the colors are in this!

Nicole Hannah said...

I think this is absolutely smashing. I love it very much - well done!