Thursday, 26 May 2016

Build Me a Wall - the finish

Here, as promised, is a proper 'finish' post for Build Me a Wall.

The front:


The back:


The details:

This was started on 6th March 2015, in response to a challenge from LeeAnna. I finished piecing on 13th May 2015 and its at in the quilting queue until February this year.  I started quilting  on 14th February, finished Monday 23rd May.

Finished size: about 60" square.  I used Hobbs Wool Wadding again, quilted by hand using various shades of perle no. 8.  I couldn't decide on a binding so used a facing instead (a first for me but something I would definitely consider again).


I'll link up with My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday and with TGIFF


18 comments:

  1. I love this result. The wonky layout reminds me of a dry-stone wall, and the colours of vegetation clinging to it. It must be in very humid location!

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  2. Lovely! Those pops of orange are great!

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  3. The orange squares remind me of Japanese lanterns draped around a patio.

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  4. Lovely! I like how the holes echo through on the back with the quilting.

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  5. I love this quilt in pictures, but I have a feeling that it's best appreciated "in person" for the texture with all those lovely holes. They make me think of seeing a field of poppies or daylilies through the wall.

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  6. I love this quilt--it must be just gorgeous in person...and I like how you pieced the back, too. really lovely hugs, Julierose

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  7. Amazing!! I love the colours and the pops of orange on the "wall". A beautiful finish, Kaja!

    -Soma

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  8. So wonderful. I see your 'hand' and personality in it. Very beautiful work.

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  9. Very nice! It has to feel good to get this done.

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  10. Beautiful Kaja, good to see the full quilt and the wonderful backing!

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  11. Both sides of this quilt are lovely. You managed to complete your hand quilting very quickly. I like the Kafe Fasset fabric that weaves throughout.

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  12. Love the result and colours .

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  13. Beautiful, Kaja! This is one of my favourites. I love the mossy greens and those pops of orange peeking through. Gorgeous!

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  14. This quilt is so fun and fascinating Kaja! I really enjoyed watching your progress as you built your wall. The back of the quilt is a wonderful surprise too - so richly textured. Beautiful improv play - as always!

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  15. Swoon! I LOVE this!! It's fabulous. Very earthy and bright at the same time. It's like it just lights up!

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  16. It looks fantastic, it's come together so well. I've always loved the colours of this one - it's got a really lichen/moss covered wall feel to me :) Congratulations on yet another fine finish...how many's that this year?!?

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  17. Congratulations on a terrific finish... and a really quick turnaround time for hand quilting!

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  18. Congrats on that gorgeous finish!

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