Friday, 14 April 2017

Quiet Quilt - done and dusted

All finished.



A close up.


Binding.



And a shot of the back, as it blows away from me.



Details:
75"square.  
Quilt and backing made from stash fabrics.  I can't identify them all but there is some Oakshott (that bronze colour solid), some grunge (the blue-y bits), some Lotta Jansdotter (the black and white stripe), some Janet Clare, I think some Lecien Japan...
Wadding is Sew Simple Eco Blend (70/30 cotton/polyester, all recycled), which I toy with occasionally as an alternative to wool.
Quilted with Aurifil Lana, which is a rather lovely 12wt wool thread.  It's the first time I have used this and I would be happy to use it again.  


I pieced this what seems like ages ago, between 9th October and 14th December 2015.  Okay, that doesn't just seem like ages, it is ages.

Quilting started 12th February, finished 13th April 2017.

Some of you may remember I went off this for a while and it missed it's allotted turn for quilting as a result.  Happily I like it now!



30 comments:

Cut&Alter said...

So glad that this quilt is back in your favour - it is gorgeous. I love the mix of fabrics and would gladly have this on my bed .......

Nina Marie said...

ohhh I love this - I especially love how the solid fabric on the front creates accent points and movement. Its Especially effective!

Julierose said...

this is a lovely quilt--I really like the softer colors blending so well congratulations hugs, Julierose

Ariane said...

What a beautiful finish!! I love the colours and randomness of blocks, with the addition of those circle blocks! It just all works beautifully together.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! It's so soft and cozy looking :)

myrtovl said...

Superb!
Myrto

Cathy said...

Congrats on another wonderful finish. It looks reversible too. I love how you have hand quilted it and thanks for the tip on the thread. I also like the color scheme and the bits of roses. And the letters in the binding add some unexpected fun.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Beautiful! I like how the brown contrast with the rest.
Pinned

Snowcatcher said...

Very eye-catching! It has such a powerful mood!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful. I like how you balanced the strong earth tone colors with black and white. The quilting looks wonderful. Congratulations on the finish!

Nifty Quilts said...

Yay! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Shasta Matova said...

Wow this is gorgeous! It turned out beautifully. The color choices, all the layout choices, the hand quilting, everything. 2015 is not old. Your quilts take an average of two years to make, and since you are hand quilting you can easily take that amount of time. Wanda from Exuberant Quilter just finished something she started in the 60's.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I think it is wonderful! And I like the clothesline photos with quilts moving about in the wind. Congratulations on the finish - now you can use and enjoy it.

Sharon said...

Congrats on a lovely finish! This is a very interesting quilt - lots to see in this one! I like the addition of the curves to the squares!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful finish! I love the colour palette, calm & very pretty with those little pops of roses!

Mystic Quilter said...

Great finish - congratulations, it's a beauty. The back of the quilt is also a winner, not a surprise to know I love the pops of the KF fabric in there!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Love the mix of subtle and pops of colours in this one. The binding is my favourite. A really wonderful finish, Kaja!

-Soma

Béa said...

Very beautiful finish, love the subtil colours & design, bravo.

pandchintz said...

Well done you! It's such an interesting quilt; lots of different pieces to look at. Very subtle and aptly named.

liniecat said...

Wonderful. Love the splash of orange here n there and the quilts mellowed whilst waiting its turn lol

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

This looks like the *perfect* quilt to snuggle up with! I love the mix of fabrics and the curves. Great job!

Louise said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish of a long-time WIP! Do you have a recipient in mind for this one?

Sue McQ said...

Awesome! Love the free spirit in this quilt. A good cuddling quilt.

P. said...

This is so very lovely, Kaja. You do such beautiful work! I am in awe of your tiny, perfect stitches. Many hours of practice, no doubt.

audrey said...

Simply Gorgeous! I was lovely the close-up pictures of your stitching as you went along. This one is probably pure delight to look at in person!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

It's as gorgeous as I expected. One thing I didn't realize is that the quilting lines run horizontally and vertically. I guess I missed that, but now I can see why you chose to do it this way: it adds yet one more layer of interest. Love it!

Doris Perlhuhn said...

I like it a lot. It is interesting to see at the backside how you quilted it. This changing of directions makes it very vivid.

KrisR said...

Love this quilt. I agree about the Aurifil Lana wool thread.

patty a. said...

Congratulations! It turned out so good! The solid gold fabric give the quilt a fractured look to me. Wonderful finish!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Lovely colours in this quilt and it looks very warm and cozy. You must be a very fast quilter, two months doesn't seem long at all to quilt a quilt that size. Fun back too, makes it reversible.