Monday, October 24, 2011

Jewelled Squares Finished!

I finished sewing down the binding on the weekend. I love it! I think it's one of my favorite quilts made ever. I'd love to make one for Milly in a yellow, orange, red, pink colour way. Next year maybe....

I think I like the back as much as the front. I didn't have enough blue just to do a plain background, so I broke it up into rows with some random placed squares.

I quilted it just lines across, back and forth, little bit wonky, to add texture. And here is the confession part. Those of you that read my blog regularly know that this quilt was made with the girls from Around the Block 2. After I posted a photo of my quilt top I received an email from Rachel asking where was her block? I didn't answer her as I didn't know what to say.... But now the quilt is all finished (except for the label) I am ready to confess. I wanted my blocks to come back in one of these layouts here, but Rachel's came back different. Not bad different, just different. And I wanted the same colour all the way around each square. Again not bad different, just different. I put it on the front most people wouldn't have noticed it was even different. Except for me, I would have noticed!! And I'm sorry but it would have irked me. So I decided to trim it a bit and resew it and then add it! The middle 3 squares are from one of the different blocks. The rest of her blocks are in there somewhere too, I did use them all. It actually inspired the blocks for the back, I mixed up the fabric for each square. So there you go, I have come clean. It's my ummmm Grace's quilt and I wanted to be 100% happy with it. And I am. :)

And here it is on Grace's bed. She loves it so much she has folded her beloved Rainbow Log Cabin quilt up on the end of her bed.

17 comments:

Emma said...

Great quilt Helen - I bet it was hard coming clean! I'm more concerned about the mysterious 4-handed, long-armed monster that's holding your quilt though!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! Love the back too!

byneedleandthread said...

looks fantastic. good for you for doing what you wanted with the blocks. I love the style of this quilt!

Jackie said...

Simply fantastic!! It looks just gorgeous on the bed!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful quilt! That came out wonderfully. Great job.

carol said...

Gorgeous! Even the back is gorgeous! Bravo!

Leah said...

Lovely quilt Helen! And entirely fair enough to adjust swap blocks :)

felicity said...

So so beautiful - it continues to inspire me. I have some "obligation" sewing to get out of the way then I can enjoy putting my blocks together.

rachelmp said...

That will teach me for trying to think outside the box! It looks fantastic Helen and I just love it

Milly said...

Helen, it's beautiful. I love how scrappy and crazy it is but your minimal co.our palette and simple block design pull it all together into a unified quilt.

upstateLisa said...

beautiful helen and I love the quilting!

Sarah Craig said...

That is such a wonderful quilt, Helen! I agree, I think it's the nicest one you've shown us on your blog!!

moollin said...

What wonderful colours!! Love it!!

Shari said...

This is so lovely! The quilting is perfect. And you still used the other blocks in a way that makes you happy and in the end you want to love and use your quilt and remember all the participants with a smile.

Ruth's Place said...

Oh, it's lovely!

Kirsten N said...

This looks so nice and fresh - the blocks and your quilting are lovely!

Hedgehog said...

What a fun quilt!b