Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For Mon Amie...

So how do you take photos of a newly finished quilt after a big snowstorm with only hours before it goes to its new home?  Why, with the good old standby of having your husband hold it up in your backyard (a.k.a. A Quilt With Feet).


It took a little longer than I was hoping for - mostly from my own stops and starts and cramming too many projects into a few months time - but I'm so happy with how it came out.  These Amis are too cute and are definitely going to be loved and snuggled with in their new home.


I went fairly simple with the quilting.  I used a chocolate brown thread and did a close outline of all the rangoon sticks and then went back through and filled in all the middle and border space with some chain squares.  It melts nicely into the background on the front and is still pretty subtle on the back.



 I used another Backyard Baby fabric for the binding.  The white background and multicolored cool dots worked so well for both the front and back of the quilt!


This quilt finished out at 58" x 70" - a great size for snuggling on the couch while lounging in front of the fireplace!

 

Goodbye Amis!  Treat mon amie well and don't keep her up with too much hooting in the middle of the night...

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9 comments:

  1. This quilt is so lovely and cute! Definitely will be loved at the new home to get all snuggled up in the winter.

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  2. This turned out AWESOME!!! Great job.

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  3. Looks amazing - love your quilt backing too!!

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  4. Turned out beautiful! The front and back are both fabulous.

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  5. Awesome finish. It's impeccable.

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  6. Looove the pop of orange (my all time favourite colour) and the squares mirrored on front and back. so pretty!

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  7. I like the front, but I love the back as well. That fussy cut owl is too cute. I bet the quilt close-up is full of fun treats like that :-)

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  8. That is a fabulous quilt! Love the fussy cut owls! How fun!

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  9. Your quilt is so amazing, that you hardly notice the feet. ;) The quilting looks great!

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