Thursday, 9 May 2019

Taking Flight: done and dusted

Hooray!  Just when I needed it, I have a finish and I don't know whether it's just because everything else has stalled or not but I'm really happy with this.
I like the wonky string blocks, I  like the places where the corner triangles make little butterflies, I like my blue border with its freehand vine quilting, I like those funny little leaves. Yep, I pretty much like everything about it.

Here's a peak at the back
here's the binding, which is a lovely Cloud 9 print

and here's a closer shot that lets you see all the lovely shirt fabrics properly.
The details:
I started this on 9th May and finished piecing on 4th July 2018.
It reached the top of the quilting queue on 12th March this year and was finished on 8th May.

I started with, I think, 4 shirts but also a pile of squares cut from other shirting (that's where the pretty yellow check came from) plus the Charley Harper piece with the swallows and everything else was pulled from stash.

The wadding is organic cotton and it is quilted using a selection of perle no 8.

It is 60" x 75", roughly speaking.


18 comments:

Julierose said...

Being a scrappy quilt-lover, I think this is just a lovely, soft and amazing piece you've finished....I like all the different little blocks peeking out here and there among the larger ones...great job hugs, Julierose

patty a. said...

Congratulations on another finish! It turned out so homey and cuddly looking. Great job!

Cathy said...

Oh joy!! Congrats on the finish!

P. said...

What a beautiful finish, Kaja! Makes me want to reach through the screen and touch it, it looks so cozy and soft. I love those elliptical shaped bits.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a scrumptious finish. Congratulations!

O'Quilts said...

More than wonderful...brilliant...great...xoxo

Marly said...

Wonderful! I love those little leaves hiding among the strips and triangles! You've done it again: pretty and original!

Janie said...

Congratulations on your quilt finish! That's an attractive design. Your hand quilting is fabulous too. Good inspiration here.

Robin said...

The binding adds just the right touch. It's a lovely piece of fabric. So nice to have a finish.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

This lovely. It didn't take you long at all to do the quilting. Are your finger tips leather? I like hand quilting, but oh so sore on the fingers!

Ann said...

This looks like butterflies taking flight. The leaf shapes add to that feeling. The light blue binding echos the light blue in the inner border. Is it dots or flowers? Your use of shirting is always exciting.
Lovely finish. And you're so fast.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love all those things too.... and the perfect balance of that beautiful orange stripe fabric which sprinkles sunshine all around. Plus the hand quilting texture makes it totally delicious!

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on your finish, I like the size you've gone with here.

Kim said...

This quilt is truly a masterpiece, Kaja. I love everything about this quilt. You truly are astonishing in your design sense and how you make fabric play fabulously together. Gosh, you are talented and oh my goodness....so speedy in the making and finishing. A most amazing finish!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

It's wonderful. I know you called it Taking Flight, but with the leaves, it makes me think of forest floor.

-Soma

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely! The little playful snippets of butterflies are very eye catching!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

All of it! I love those leaves most of all. But you're right about the strings making little butterflies and they are cute as the dickens! So the name is an interesting take on all of that. I haven't decided if I think it's spring or fall, because really, it fits both seasons. Not that you need a season attached. That teal/turquoise blue is surprisingly compatible with the yellows. I didn't expect them to play so nicely. Good job as always!

Lisa J. said...

Congraulations on your finish. I love it.