Friday, February 21, 2014

up, up and away

So, today's quilt didn't even have a chance at becoming a UFO. This was one of the fastest moving projects I've made, simply because I just didn't want to stop till it was done. It was that fun to make.


I quilted it with a single, off-set spiral. I was really inspired by Amanda Jeans tutorial on spiral quilting. I just love the effect it gives. It's so modern, and fresh, and adds a kind of movement to a quilt top. I had designed my quilt with this in mind.


The backing I chose was a largish golden yellow polka dot, also a basic by Riley Blake. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this backing. It's just so happy.


For the binding, I used a Riley Blake navy and white chevron, which picked up the navy in the gingham triangles.


As I mentioned in my last post about this quilt, this was my first time participating in a fabric challenge with the MQG. This past Monday, at our VMQG meeting, I was able to show this quilt and the hexagon quilt to our guild. Needless to say, as it was my first time participating in a show and tell, I was terrified. Thankfully I made it through. I imagine this part of things will get easier.


Wednesday, I found out that my quilt was chosen as one of 10 entries, out of 390, to be finalists in the challenge. Seriously, I was floored. I could not believe it.

Of the 10 entries chosen, 3 will be chosen in the next week for prizes. Simply making it into the top 10, when there were so many amazing entries was such an honor. Really.


I am giving the quilt to my little munchkin this week. He's gonna love it. I can only hope he feels the happy that was sewn in with every stitch.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday.







12 comments:

  1. you sure didn't appear nervous showing your quilts on Monday! Fabulous quilts!

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  2. I love the spiral quilting. The whole quilt is beautiful.

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  3. Pattern? Please? Pretty please?

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  4. I love everything about this quilt, the pattern, the fabric, the quilting, the binding, the back. PERFECT. Nice work!!

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  5. It's awesome, I saw it on the MQG blog and loved it there, so was pleasantly surprised when I clicked through from Crazy Mom Quilts to see it again here. That is so fantastic to be in the top 10 - that must be such a great feeling.

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  6. It's gorgeous, Jade. I'm so happy that you overcame your nervousness to show it at show and tell so we could all see it in person. Congrats on the top 10 finish!!

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  7. I love this! The quilting really makes the quilt so dramatic. Congrats on the well deserved top 10 placement!

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  8. Striking! Everything about your quilt is amazing, the quilt design, fabric choices and of course the quilting too! Love it! How hard is it to do the circular quilting? Congrats making the top ten! It is well deserved!

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  9. I love it! All of it! Congratulations on being a finalist in the challenge. Good luck!

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  10. I only just now saw this but I love it!

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