Garden Peacock by ArloDeanQuilts

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Garden fence
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-05-10T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

This quilt is going to my cousin who is getting married in July. Their wedding theme and colors are Peacocks. I based my blocks off of the Garden Fence pattern by Hyacinth Quilt Designs. In her pattern the blocks finish at 10" and I wanted a 12" finished block so I resized the pattern to fit. The lattice will be white and I have a peacock feathered that I may use as a binding or border not sure on that yet.

05/25/14 Pieces cut.


05/27/14- 4 blocks down and 8 to go. 


06/01/14 Top finished. Now I'm trying to figure out how to quilt the top, suggestions welcome! Also not sure what color thread to use, white, varigated? Decisions, decisions.


I just realized that I have not updated this, quilt got to the happy couple via my Grandma who went down for the wedding.

Pictures

Finished Quilt
Top finished

Loves

Mrsquilt
Sagebrush
Aizome
threadovmetal
HawkFan
lowlyworm
Readerowl
True
Skynme
Stlcaverly
Terryt1955

Comments

Skynme

That fabric is gorgeous, she is going to love this!

True

Love these colors and fabrics and love the pattern you are using. Cannot wait to see more!

Mymble

What beautiful fabrics!

Terryt1955

Gorgeous colors! Right up my alley, Hurry up, I'm excited to see this evolve!

Stlcaverly

Love those colors together!!

ArloDeanQuilts

Thank you Skynme , True , Stlcaverly , and Terryt1955 . Terryt1955 I need to hurry their wedding is going to be here before I know it, got to get this done!

True

This is absolutely stunning!!

Gardencrafter

Love your focus fabric and color selection - it would go perfectly in my house :-) Your cousin is going to love it!

Readerowl

Your quilt top is beautiful!

ArloDeanQuilts

Thank you True , Carolmarie , Gardencrafter , and Readerowl !
Gardencrafter , I hope it gets to my cousin, my mom wants to steal it!

True

Oh wow!!! How big is it?

ArloDeanQuilts

True it is 54 x 54.

Quilterinmotion

That is wonderful, Belinda. They will be very excited with it, I'm sure.

Quilterinmotion

ArloDeanQuilts , you asked for suggestions on quilting. I think I would change colors with each block so the thread matched the color in the block and when quilting the white, I'd use white. That's just me, though, and there are many different ways to approach the quilting. Can't wait to see what you do!

Skynme

This is really stunning. Love the colors!

Terryt1955

It's better than I had imagined. Gorgeous all done up!! Now on to the quilting part...

ArloDeanQuilts

Quilterinmotion , thank you, and thank you for the suggestions! Skynme and Carolmarie Thank you ladies! Terryt1955 , thank you, I need to get the back finished up and then get to quilting, that wedding is going to be here before I know it.

Terryt1955

If you are anything like me the back is what always makes me stall in the project. To piece it or not? What fabric to use? How to piece it? Do I have enough fabric to pull off the piecing? As you can see if throws me into a flux! The bloggers make it seem so easy, then again if I had Moda as my sponsor I'd be living easy too. Hope you're not as neurotic as me!

Conniharns

Wow...this is beautiful. Really love the colors. Very nice.

Quilterinmotion

Terryt1955 , love your comment about the Moda backers. Just don't tag all us bloggers with that same brush. Many of us, me included, have no backers and thus have to come up with the $$$ to do every project we share. Hard to compete with those who are sponsored but I I prefer (for now anyway) to keep my blog "ad free".

ArloDeanQuilts

Terryt1955 , the back is always the hardest part for me, I wouldn't mind a Moda sponsor either! Thank you Conniharns . Quilterinmotion , I just started a blog and I'm not sure what in the world I was thinking...yikes!

Stlcaverly

I'd go veragated thread....it would pull it all together. But I live on the edge like that! This is simply a beautiful quilt and what a special gift! Kudos to you getting it done so quickly - I'm afraid it would have been an anniversary present if it were me doing it :)

HawkFan

I'm trying to catch up on all the projects I missed while traveling and I'm glad I saw this one - it's beautiful. I love the colors and what a wonderful gift.

Quilterinmotion

ArloDeanQuilts ,
Do tell us the address of your blog. Blogging is time-consuming but it is fun. Enjoy and share all your projects. Your readers will love it!

ArloDeanQuilts

Thank you ladies for all the wonderful comments! Has anyone used clear thread before? Quilterinmotion , my blog is in the infant stages, I'm still trying to figure it all out... you can find it here http://stitchingatthegreendesk.blogspot.com/, I am open to suggestions and tips!

True

I bet they were thrilled it is so gorgeous!

HawkFan

Congrats on the finish - what a lovely gift for them

Aizome

Nice! How did you quilt it?

Terryt1955

I'd love to see pictures of the finished quilt. How did you do the back and what did you use for the binding? And of course, how did you quilt it? The fabric you used for the center is just stunning! And such a nice job on matching the inner squares to the centers.

Mymble

Beautiful finish- boy you are on a roll with all the great projects!

Caribousmom

How did I miss this one?!?? It is so beautiful!

ArloDeanQuilts

Terryt1955 I just stitched in the ditch, could not decide how else to do this, and I apparently deleted the photos of the back, but it was just three of the dark blue squares in the center with the peacock fabric on the sides. I'm waiting for them to send me a picture with the quilt. Thank you Mymble and Caribousmom

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