Friday, 8 January 2016

Inner City done and dusted

First finish of 2016!  Okay, you might argue it should have been the last one of 2015 but I have really applied myself this week so no. 1 son can take this away tomorrow.  Mind you, if he decided not to I wouldn't be too upset; I'd rather like this one  for myself!

I had the usual mid-winter problem of where to take photos but figure the odd bit of wall is better than trying to do it outside. 




My favourite little bit...


and the back...


This has ended up about 72 x 78.  The original New York fabric was from Benartex, then there's just every black/grey I had, a real mix with everything from Kona to Oakshott to Doe to a piece that was a gift from a quilting shop near the Arctic Circle.  The bright colours in the little squares across top and bottom are from a couple of Oakshott charm packs that have been floating about for ages. 

I used a wool wadding and handquilted using a variegated Sulky 12wt.

Boy, am I happy this is done!


I'm linking up with TGIFF today.

33 comments:

Alycia said...

Wow!! COngrats on such a wonderful finish! That is a great quilt!!

JoanG said...

Brava! This is an amazing quilt and I've enjoyed watching it come together. I hope your son treasures this masterpiece.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations, I hope your son loves it. :)

Libby in TN said...

Beautiful.

Kat Scott said...

Absolutely fabulous!

em's scrapbag said...

It is stunning! I love it! Your son is very lucky

P. said...

Holy cow - outstanding!

tubakk said...

I've loved this quilt from the first time I saw it. Awesome.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations on this wonderful finish! :) ( don't try to visit me back or anything, lol...my host moved my blog to a different server and it is lost for the moment !: )

This is just such a wonderful quilt ! :)

Mystic Quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt Kaja - your son will be thrilled.

Janie Krig said...

I like the borders and hand quilting, super.

Sue Kelly said...

This is a very, very nice quilt. No. 1 son should be appropriately appreciative. You can visit the quilt when you visit him! It is sophisticated, modern, edgy, interesting, all these things. Good for you to complete it!

Mary Marcotte said...

It's just a perfect as I've imagined it would be! Wow! Your son will be proud to display this one--sophisticated and contemporary and very much in your unique style, which draws the viewer in. There are so many engaging pieces and sections that's it's difficult to chose a favorite, but I especially like that you scattered text fabric around...sort of like billboards and signs on a city street. Really, great quilt, Kaja! What a lucky son!

Ann said...

There are so many charming parts to this quilt. The bright bits, the inner border and the top and bottom are especially exciting. I certainly agree with you; this is a keeper even if the original giftee doesn't like it.

Doris Perlhuhn said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt! And the backside is great too.

M-R Charbonneau said...

I can see how this one would be hard to give away! I love it - the pops of red are perfect. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Sally Ziesler said...

No 1 son should love it. It is so right for him. Lucky man. AFP

Sally Ziesler said...

No 1 son should love it. It is so right for him. Lucky man. AFP

Shasta Matova said...

This turned out to be fabulous! I really like the dark blue border you added. Both the front and the back are great.

liniecat said...

Whatever year it was finished, its fantastic!
Love the colour combo too ..

Cathy said...

Spectacular!

Lynnwa said...

So beautiful, I bet your son won't let that one get away.lol Great job.

Glenda said...

WOW love this especially those touches of red, and the back is a beauty too. Cheers Glenda

Lara B. said...

Oh there's no chance your son won't take this home with him. Kaja this is the most incredible and awe inspiring quilt! It was a real joy watching your process as you put it together and made decisions.

PaulaB quilts said...

Inner City is a wonderful quilt. There is so much of interest and it shows how your mind works to design it. Congratulations!

Sue Kaufman said...

What an achievement!!! Kaja this is a thoughtful, interesting quilt. I would have trouble parting with it too!

sonja said...

Your(son's) inner city quilt is very contemporary and wonderful. that is a lot of hand quilting then.i am impressed with its modern edgy look.Amazing piece!

Rachel said...

I really like how this came out! I think my favorite bits are the extra dark edges on the parallel sides and the red border in the middle. :) Looks great!

Monica said...

What a beautiful set of fabrics this is! I love those little pops of red, too. And of course, hand quilted! Congratulations, Kaja, this is a wonderful finish!

VivJM said...

Congratulations on the finish - it looks fabulous!

Ruth said...

Looks fantastic! I love reading your process along the way and seeing the finished quilt is icing on the cake!

Claire said...

Great to see the finish. I have loved it all along and especially now.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Great to see the finished quilt. It's such a fabulous one, Kaja! I love the name too.

-Soma