Fresh Palette Summer Quilt by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Fresh palette
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-03-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-06-10T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I love this little lap quilt which I bought as a kit at least a year or so ago. It uses the Fresh Palette fabric and pattern by Carrie Nelson and is so sweet. The top and back are all pieced and I have also pieced the binding and label, but the label still needs to be embroidered. This one just needs to be pinned and quilted.

6/1/2012 Update: I'm currently quilting this quilt! I'm trying to use some different patterns for FMQ - specifically, I'm quilting continuous circles inside each block, then doing straight parallel lines within the sashing strips. For the border I'm going to do parallel lines with pebbling between. In the photos, the yellow side is the back (I took a few shots to show the quilting detail).

6/10/2012 Update: I'm finished with this one! It is 60" X 60" and I've renamed it slightly to better fit the quilt. Read more about it on my blog here.

7/26/2012: I added a photo of my kitty, Gizmo, enjoying this quilt :)

Pictures

Loves

Quilt455
Eileensideways
True
Terryt1955

Comments

True

Oh my goodness gracious...that quilting is amazing!! How long is it taking you? It is going to look lovely when all done!

Caribousmom

It's actually going fairly quickly, Mary...one thing I love about FMQ is it is pretty fast. I've been getting up my courage to try some new things and so I'm happy how things are coming out.

Amanda

I really like the quilting -- this is going to be so beautiful!

Caribousmom

Thank you, Amanda :)

Terryt1955

Oh God, another one of your quilts that I love! The backing fabric is so sweet, the front is so happy and I like the way the cornerstones ties all the blocks together. Iam so envious of your quilting bravery and accomplishment. You are ready to open up shop and share your quilting knowledge!! I'm going to go look up this fabric line but suspect it's no longer available, but it is darling.!

Caribousmom

Thanks, Terry! I really love this fabric, too. I don't know if you can still find it or not (I think it is out of print now). You are very generous to say I can "open up shop" - I feel, still, like a beginner when it comes to the actual quilting of quilts. I just jump in and go for it because I don't know any other way to learn how to do it - sometimes it works, sometimes not so much :)

Thesewingchick

Oh the beautiful colors...like being in a candy store. The quilting is fabulous and yes, what better way to learn and improve than by jumping in!!

Caribousmom

Thanks so much, TessaMarie :) Sometimes we just have to be brave and fearless, right??!?

Caribousmom

ooooh, an old white iron bed...I'm totally jealous! I want one of those :)

Caribousmom

Me too, Carolmarie! I love the history behind these old things...and nothing is better than an old quilt handmade on top of an old iron bed - sighs

True

Ok now I am jealous of both of you;-)

Caribousmom

LOL, Mary!

True

Gorgeous...just such a fresh and pretty quilt...very much speaks summer! And I love the quilting and binding you used. Can see myseflf all curled up in it reading...oops it is not mine;-)!!!

Caribousmom

LOL - thank you, Mary!!

Kirstenblake

Love this...and the quilting! What a nice summer quilt.

Caribousmom

Thanks, Kirsten :)

Terryt1955

You have the perfect porch for this quilt. I can see a big pitcher of ice tea a plate of lemon dainties and women in their summer dresses exchanging quilting stories. I'm so intrigued with the quilting! Can you take an even closer picture of the circle? I 'm trying to figure out how you end it in each square. The binding is the icing on the cake. It's perfect.

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 if you go to my blog (follow the link on this project) I think you can probably see the quilting better (click on any photo in my blog post to enlarge it). Here is how I did the circles: I started on the outside and did a spiral. When I got to the center I reversed the stitching and followed the spiral back out. That's also how I did the squares and rectangles. Here is a really good blog article that shows how to do these.

Caribousmom

+Terryt1995 I also meant to say "Thank you" - the picture you paint of drinking tea, in summer dresses with quilts is quite appealing!

Terryt1955

I'm looking, I'm drawing circles on sratch paper, I'm getting my nerve up! Thanks for the links. I always get so sucked into your blog, in a good way, and spend a whole lot ot time reading instead of doing. It's a problem with me!

Terryt1955

Caribousmom , OMG this is the best site to see what this FMQ is all about AND I am actually understanding it a whole lot more! The few you tubes I watched just jumped in with out marking anything and went 100mph talking the whole way.THANK YOU for posting this site!!!!!!!!!!

Caribousmom

You're welcome Terryt1955 ... glad it was helpful :)

True

Thank you Caribousmom ... I so agree with Terryt1955 thank you for this blog...it is clear and gives some great ideas for practicing (everyone at work is going to be wondering about my drawing;-) I so hate when those doing the videos say "I move fast"... well for a tutorial that is not very helpful as I don't and I cannot follow it!

Caribousmom

True and Terryt1955 I assume you guys also saw here great page devoted to FMQ and all the designs - her video was also REALLY good: http://afewscraps.blogspot.com/p/free-motion-quilting.html

True

I spent my lunch time (as usual) looking at her video and different info on FMQ really wish she did more videos as she is so clear!

True

meant my lunch time is usually spent looking online at quilt stuff;-)

Caribousmom

I wish she did more videos too...

Terryt1955

True and Caribousmom , I found another FMQ video by Leah Day. She has a whole series of FMQ starting with the basics. It reminds me of learing how to print and practicing on our lined tablets page after page to master the alphabet. I need to make some practice pads for FMQ and just relax and find the Zen of it!

True

Yes terryt1955 Leah's blog and videos are amazing...I need her to slow down a little when slowing though!! But all her different stitches and levels are amazing to look at...

Caribousmom

It is pretty amazing - isn't it? It is mesmerizing!

Quilt455

Wendy, this is one of my all time favorites. I am so glad that I get to see your quilts in real life. You did a amazing job on the quilting and you know I just love all these fabrics. cherry_blossom

Caribousmom

Thanks Quilt455 (Cathie) - I love being able to share my quilts in real life with you, and Beth, and Conni ( Conniharns )... and I HOPE I can see YOURS in real like someday too (hint hint!!).

Caribousmom

er - meant real LIFE (not like - although I'm sure I'll like them!)

Quilt455

I wish I had a quilt I could bring in but I have never kept a quilt.....all I have is pictures.

Caribousmom

Quilt455 well then, you will just have to make one soon :)

Janquilter

How have I missed this quilt?? It is just beautiful! I love the colors and all the many prints.

Caribousmom

Janquilter thank you! I think it is pretty easy to miss quilts here - there are so many!!

True

Gizmo adds to its beauty!

Caribousmom

I think so too True ! She loves that quilt - she lays on it at least once or twice every day and if I move her, she complains!

Terryt1955

Well hello Gizmo. Aren't you the lucky one getting to hang out on this beautiful quilt! You have very good taste!

Thesewingchick

I still love this quilt every time I see it! Looks like Gizmo loves it too!!

Kirstenblake

Gorgeous....and I love the quilting!

Mymble

Beautiful- love everything about it- especially the quilting though!

Caribousmom

Gizmo says hello right back, Terryt1955 ! Thesewingchick LOL - she certainly does! Thank you to Kirstenblake and Mymble !!

Pompom

Gorgeous.

Caribousmom

Pompom Thank you!

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