Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Finish

 I'm really excited that I was able to finish this quilt.  I started it during the Kaleidoscope Quilt Along last June!  I was keeping up with the instructions, but once the top was done it was set aside.  I had decided who I would give it to, and wouldn't need it for almost a year.  So there it sat in the WIP pile for 10 months!

When I finally decided to get going on my May/June project list, I flipped through the quilt along Flickr group for quilting inspiration.  Celeste Johnson's quilting was just the ticket.  I think it makes the shapes look faceted, like jewels.

I'm not completely happy with the back.  It would have been better with the darker solid on the ends, but the pieced strip of leftover triangles looked terrible next to the floral print.

 The quilting looks so cool on the solid back!

It's such a gorgeous day, just had to get one more shot!

I have a title in mind, but I can't tell you until after it is gifted.  The recipient might read this!

Edit: This quilt was gifted to my daughter's best friend, Genevieve, for her high school graduation. Her favorite color is purple, so as soon as I pulled the fabric, I knew it would be for her.


Ginny said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love the quilting. Do you have a long-arm machine or just a regular one?
Congrats. It's beautiful.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's a beauty!!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

It looks amazing

Laura said...

You should join up with! Let us know if you want to host

Debbie said...

This turned out really beautiful, Tina!

Chocolate Chip said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!