Celebration by True

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-08-23T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2015-01-17T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I love this collection and started with some FQ's and then once had it in hand planned a quilt and added needed yardage.  Plan is it will be for a friend who is getting married.  I used two different quilts as inspiration here and here and then adapted to my needs with my handy graph paper;-)  Thanks Audrey (Hawkfan) for help!!

Mine will have the borders as shown in the "Silver Lining" Pattern.  My lighting does not allow for an accurate capture of the colors so here is a link to see them.  It is gorgeous with darker fabric being a deep plum 

Update 9-23-14 Top is done...really poor lighting sorry:-(  

Update 1-2-15 Quilting is done and now unto binding!

Update 1-17-15 Done, named and ready to be gifted

Pictures

Loves

ArloDeanQuilts
Nina
Emmajb
Cattea
Skynme
Terryt1955
HawkFan
threadovmetal

Comments

Readerowl

So fun to see the start of a new project, with all those fun fabrics. Nice design!

HawkFan

Such gorgeous fabrics and the pattern you developed gives the look of different textures

True

HawkFan Readerowl thank you both...it is such gorgeous fabric both in look and feel. And it is such a different design for me it is fun watching it develop! Thanks again Audrey for the help.

Caribousmom

Hey, you snuck that one in here when I wasn't looking! Love it, Mary!

True

Caribousmom :-). Thank you...had hoped to get further today but got so hot I had to leave my sewing room for awhile!

Caribousmom

True It was super hot here too...and suppose to continue with the unseasonably hot weather right through this week unfortunately.

True

Carolmarie thank you...they are gorgeous. Graphing things out is pretty easy but I am not sure how to tell you how to do it...but you probably could google it. I have been using graph paper do design quilts and blocks since I was in my 20's as it was all I had to use. And now it just really helps me wrap my brain around what I want to do.

Readerowl

Congrats on the top done. It is beautiful.

Quilterinmotion

So glad to hear you say that, True . I always resort to graph paper when I'm trying to figure a quilt layout and how much fabric I need. It's just what I've always done and I can't seem to get comfortable with the quilting programs. I love the fabrics you're using and the design really works so well for the fabrics. Nice work.

True

Readerowl thank you...very different quilt pattern for me but it was fun and showcases fabrics. And I think it works well for person I made it for:-)

True

Quilterinmotion thank you...and I love my graph paper!!

Terryt1955

A great pattern showing off even greater fabric. I just love the fabric you used for the outer border. That one closeup picture actually does it justice. Your friend is going to be VERY happy!!

True

Terryt1955 Carolmarie thank yuo both... Terry in person the colors are so lovely and the feel of the fabric amazing!

Caribousmom

Awesome, Mary!

HawkFan

That outer border gives it an elegant, old-world feel.

True

HawkFan Caribousmom thank you...the more I look at it on my wall the more I love it!!

Terryt1955

I just counted how many borders you put o here. Five! I bet they took as long if not longer than the quilt top!

True

Terryt1955 LOL they took forever!! And I kept thinking how can a border take this long...I always forget!

Skynme

This is gorgeous, I wanted to get on my computer instead of my phone so I could actually see it. I love the different elements of this quilt and they all come together beautifully. You did an amazing job on this and they are going to love it.

True

Skynme thank you so much Erica...I so appreciate your lovely comments!

Mymble

so pretty Mary and I love the dark border- wow!

HawkFan

Quilting looks great! What are you going to use for the binding?

True

HawkFan thanks! That has been the million dollar question today. I thought maybe scrappy since the fabrics I have enough to do solo just do not do it for me. But not loving how scrappy looks with this particular quilt. So now think will have to buy some more of one...currently leaning towards same fabric as in first border (the teal, peach feathery one). Feel free to offer your ideas!

HawkFan

Sounds like a good plan. I agree that scrappy won't do the top justice. The only other thing might be a low volume peach similar to the peach in the top.

True

HawkFan there is the all peach fabric in top/collection and I did try it but was worried it drew eye to much to binding?

HawkFan

I can see that being a problem. I'm not good with visualizing - I have to actually see it. You have great design instincts - whatever you decide on will look wonderful

True

HawkFan :-)

True

Carolmarie thank you...I am leaning towards the peach that is om quilt after revisiting it after Audrey's comment. I love the sashing fabric but it pulls the eye away from quilt and to the binding...

True

Oops sashing is not what it is but you know what I mean!

Caribousmom

Love this one, mary...it is just gorgeous!

True

Caribousmom thank you I think it will be well received!

Mymble

What a gorgeous quilt- they can't help but love it!

True

Carolmarie Mymble thank you...a very gray here so not great light!

Quilt455

Another great one. Just beautiful.

True

Quilt455 thank you

Terryt1955

What a wonderful wedding present! You are really plowing through your UFO's!

True

Terryt1955 I am sure trying!! Thank you...need to try for a better picture next weekend with better light!

HawkFan

Congratulations on another beautiful finish!!

True

HawkFan thank you so much!

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