Wednesday, January 12, 2011

52 Week Challenge - Week 2

Euphoria! This is my finished project for the week, using Sandy Gervais' Giddy panel and coordinates for Moda. I even managed to write up the pattern and get some copied to the quilt shop along with this sample - all of which definitely gives me a sense of euphoria! And relief!

Hopefully this picture will not show up in another post on my blog in the very near future. I was trying to send the picture to my blog via my cell phone (which I used to take the picture in the first place) It didn't show up, and due to a lack of patience and impending bed time I ended up sending it to my e-mail account so I could download it and add it to this post. As usual a lot of work, but that's what I get for forgetting my camera that has a handy memory card that easily plugs into the port on my computer so I can add pictures in seconds! Oh well. The perils of technology and all. Sooooo if you happen to get this picture twice, we will all know why.

I enjoyed making this quilt very much, it was a challenge to decide how to border the pretty panel to enhance it without overwhelming it, and I think I did a nice job of it! I love the blue and red together, and quilting it was a joy (at least after I got over my fear of messing it up and actually got started). I quilted a loopy flower in the large squares of the border, and a spiral in the smaller blue squares. The red triangles I left unquilted so they would stand out more. The panel was really fun! I outlined the vase and flowers, then quilted loop the loops all over the rest. The vase got free form hearts radiating out from the center and I was so happy with how it looked. All in all, I give myself an A on this one!
I am feeling rather tired out, so I'm calling it a night after I link this to Kym's Blog.

Sweet Quilting Dreams!



FabricFascination said...

What a great quilt! The colors are wonderful, and I love the border. When I click on the picture to enlarge it, the quilting shows up well too. I agree, it deserves an A+.

I am very impressed that you have a pattern made up for it too. That is something I want to try in the near future.

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

oooh I really like the border!

Rose said...

Great quilt! And the border is perfect for it! Good job definitely and A+!

Judy Nolan said...

What a gorgeous and fun quilt! Kudos to you for finishing this. I can't begin to tell you how many blocks I have that aren't quilted (many), and how quilts I have finished (zero). Congrats!