Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 FAL: Fabulous Finish! The Blue Underground Quilt


Seems like every time a quilt needs a photo it's a WINDY day!

Kinda thought the quilt was about to take flight!
My poor HUBBY is such a good sport!

Seems like it is always rubbish pick up day, too!
Always trying to crop out the wheelie bins. 


Ah!  A break in breeze!  Now we can get a look at this lovely quilt!

Quilt Pattern: Underground Blues by Janine Burke, slightly adapted.
Fabrics: 
Blocks: Kit from Creations of Kerrville
Setting Triangles and Binding: Riley Blake Wide Back in Nighttime 
Backing: Pumpkin Pie Twightlight Cobblestone by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda
Size: 72 x 88
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Quilting: Long Arm by Mechelle Brown
Started: October 2016
Finished: March 2017



The quilting is lovely--all curves and flourishes.


I love the batik backing fabric--it looks great!  However, it wasn't much fun to hand stitch through.  Batiks are woven much tighter than quilting cotton so it was tough getting the needle through it.  The hand stitching took much longer than I expected for a quilt of this size.  Worth it though, it looks so pretty!

I made this quilt for my dear HUSBAND.  He's color blind and blue is the only color he can see clearly, so it's his favorite.  He just loves batiks, too.  He's happy his quilt is finally finished!

Happy Quilting Days,
Staci

Previous Posts about this quilt can be found:
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2017 FAL 1st Quarter List: HERE

7 comments:

Yanicka said...

The movement of the quilt is wonderful (and I am not talking about the wind) :)

Blue is my favorite.

Kathy S. said...

The blues are gorgeous. I totally understand the windy days during important quilt finishes. Congrats on your finish!

anna said...

just gorgeous

margaret said...

you must be thrilled with this beauty

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

Your hubby deserves this beauty! I love this one too.....the quilting is perfect on it!

Lucy ~ Charm About You said...

Stunning! 💙 Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.

Robin said...

It is a beautiful quilt. I love your choice of fabrics.