Friday, September 3, 2010

A Full Review


It's now quilted, bound and washed.  And I can say with great satisfaction that it was a success! 

Fun and Easy?  Check!
Soft and Cozy?  Check!
Lovely texture?  Check!
Nice looking back?  Check!



I used a Little Folks flannel by Anna Maria Horner for the back.  As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn't prewash the flannel for this quilt, in the hopes that it would shrink evenly with the heavily quilted front.  This worked out great!  The original instructions for this type of quilt were to stitch in the ditch around the outside of the blocks, and then either tie yarn in the middle of each block, or make a small decorative stitch in the middle.  I decided to rather quilt around another set of logs inside each 12" square.  It's completely invisible from the front, but looks nice on the back.  




I chose a dark gray  binding which I think looks deevine with the chartreuse back.  I had thought of using black, but I'm really happy with the gray.  It frames it well without completely taking over.


I was planning on putting this quilt in my store for sale, but I don't know if I can do it.  I just love it too much.  And it has so many of my favorite fabrics.  It would make a perfect playmat for a baby, but my baby doesn't stay in one place anymore for more than 30 seconds...   Maybe I'll just throw it over a chair to brighten up the room.  It's so brilliant you won't notice the toys all over the floor!



I just love looking at the beautiful hideousness of the clashing colors here.  It never ceases to amaze me how the texture of the fabric and quilting it, can make a deep rose pink look nice with a brilliant cherry red!

And by the way, I found some of that owl fabric.  I'm swapping fabric for the first time, and I may be addicted!

14 comments:

  1. I can't wait to make one! Thanks for testing out the waters and giving us the OK. I will proceed now ....

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  2. That turned out great!! Some really wonderful fabrics in there.

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  3. Keep it. Keep it!! I'm going to give this method a try. Glad you found the owl fabric!

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  4. Oh I love it!!!! The back is awesome. I also think it is so cool how all the different fabrics don't clash when they are all together. Awesome quilt and I don't know if I could prat with it either. I am doing a boys fabric 5 in charm square swap over on swapbot if you wanna join!
    http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/71877

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  5. I love it! I don't think I could sell it either. Thanks for reviewing this method of quilting!

    Jennifer :)

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  6. How fun is this! And I love the term "beautiful hideousness"- I agree, I stress so much about fabric combos but in the end, if you just toss a bunch in, it usually looks better than if you analyze for hours!

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  7. Jolene, I love this quilt! Thanks for sharing your process with great details.

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  8. Oooh! I love it. I don't know how you could ever part with it. I think keeping it is the right idea!

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  9. That is such a wonderful cheery and colorful quilt!! Why not make a wall hanging out of it? It would be perfect in a child's room....

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  10. just loving your finished quilt! im doing a QAYG quilt too. hope it turns out this cheerful!

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  11. Wow! That's a gorgeous quilt.

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  12. Hi Jolene,

    I love this small quilt. Would you consider making a similar one for me via Etsy as a custom order? Thanks, Maria

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  13. Oh my gosh, this quilt is so pretty that it hurts! I want all those fabrics that you used, lol. I was trying to look at as many of your quilts as I could, they're amazing. I have never made a quilt before, is there a pattern/design that you could suggest? Thank you! :-)

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