Monday, December 17, 2012

Design Wall Monday - 12/17

After my teasers yesterday, I got the binding and hanging sleeve and label on my quilt. I was still burying threads when I got to the shop to drop it for pictures tonight. But it is now finished!!!

I started this quilt on December 8 - NINE DAYS AGO! I remember being amazed that I got the 5th Scrap Squad done in 3 weeks. I am just a tad shocked that this one was finished in less than that!

So this....



Became this....

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The Dresdens remind me of Life Savers and I was trying to figure out a name for the quilt, but Life Savers just didn't seem right. Someone suggested You Spin Me Round and I plugged Spinning into an English to German translator and it came back with Spinnerei... So the quilt is now names Spinnerei!

I got it all quilted on Saturday and finished it up today. I quilted a tighter stipple in the white spaces and a bit of customizing in the plate blades with a dark grey (see below). I used a double layer of Warm and White for the batting because I have heard that some quilters do this for their quilts that are going to be in shows. It definitely helped with this quilt because there was a bit of fullness in the borders and the extra batting accepted that extra fabric.

The quilt is nice and heavy and stiff and hangs quite well!

Here is closer pictures of the plates.

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This quilt was such a stretch for me to do. Many of my CMQG members will attest that I don't do wonky. But I am so pleased with this quilt and how it turned out! I can't wait to show it off!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

It really looks smashing - congrats on getting it all done in time! Can't wait to see it hanging in a show!

Denise :) said...

WOW! This is lovely -- I can hardly believe that you just started this on the 8th!! Great job! :)

Marj said...

I love how this one turned out and the quilting is great.

Bonnie said...

Kudos Jill. This quilt has so much motion in it. I like how you quilted it too.

Jean(ie) said...

Jill, YOu know how I loved the last quilt... this one is absolutely fabulous!

You did wonky well. I'm like you in that it's difficult to wonk out for some of us. You handled it well.

And the name is just perfect!
(standing ovation!)

CJ Tinkle said...

It's wonderful, such a joyful looking quilt!

Melinda said...

Great job with the design, speed and quilting. I love it.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I applaud you for getting this quilt done in such a short amount of time! The quilting is great and the name.... perfect!

elizabeth said...

Jill that is such a great modern plate quilt. Where is it hanging at so that some of us might visit it and the others. Great job in such a short amount of time

Melissa said...

ACK!! I love it!! I saw it on Instagram last night and was just SO pleased to see how you finished it! It's gorgeous! And I love how you quilted the dresdens. VERY cool. :)

Julianne said...

Great guilt..I love it.

Alycia said...

I love it!!! The wonkyness is amazing - (in a great way) and the quilting really makes it stand out! Great job