Monday, July 14, 2008

charm square quilt - check!

Well, I feel a little guilty for staying inside most of the day yesterday to finish this. The weather outside was beautiful, but I had the whole house to myself because Jon was gone backpacking for the weekend. I holed myself up in my sewing room and quilted along while a couple of cheesy movies played in the background.




I set my work down for one minute and look at what happened!



Here's the final quilt:



There are 80 charm squares (5" x 5"), mostly from my scraps along with the remnants of the Moda Summer in the City charm square pack that I used on this quilt. The sashing is 3" (with seam allowance). The final quilt is about 60" x 70" or a generous lap quilt size. I'm not sure where the binding fabric came from, but it's a generic pin point orange polka dot. The backing is a fabric from Joanns.





I don't know what I did differently this time, but I was so excited to see how much this quilt puckered when I pulled it out of the wash.





Next up, I start working on the guest room quilt with all of the blocks I received from the Common Threads quilt bee.





35 comments:

  1. Okay, I LOVE the "what?" look on your cat's face!
    And the quilt is absolutely gorgeous! All those wrinkles lend a vintage feel to a very modern quilt.
    I'm glad that you had such a peaceful sewing day. Everyone needs a day like that.

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  2. I just love your kitties! And this new quilt is fantastic, as usual. I have been wondering when you were going to finish it, you are really good at that. I love the finished look. And I love the backing. How long did this take you to quilt it? It would have taken me like three weeks. i don't blame you one bit for just spending the weekend sewing, It is usually just what I need after a long week of working. Love the quit, you did a fantastic job!

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  3. Gorgeous! And I love that you captured the official quilt comfort tester in action. I would also like to know how long it took you to quilt it as well. It will give me a goal to work towards.

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  4. This quilt is so adorable! I love how those charm squares turned out.

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  5. What kind of sewing machine do you use, Rebecca? That quilt is gorgeous, but really I don't think you are capable of creating anything less! You have serious skills!

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  6. oops! I mean Rebekah! I hate when people misspell my my name and there I go and batter yours!

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  7. I'm in serious love with the quilting of this quilt. It's beautiful. And don't you just love that puckery goodness. Simply gorgeous!

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  8. No wonder the cat loves it - it's beautiful!

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  9. love it, love it, love it! the puckering turned out great. makes me want to go for it and try free-motion quilting sometime soon....
    a whole day inside quilting sounds like a little bit of heaven to me right now. but i understand the strong gravitational pull of nice weather. but now you can enjoy the nice weather with a fantastic quilt! awesome work.

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  10. that quilt is soo pretty! watching movies and quilting (or for me baking) is loads of fun. kitty is very cute - what is her/his name?

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  11. Hi there!
    I've stumbled upon your blog and really enjoy reading about your craftiness. I would like to visit again, but wanted to send you a note to let you know I'm here!
    Your quilt is beautiful (and so is your kitty).
    Happy sewing!
    ++ Kelli

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  12. oh i love the bunching in this!!

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  13. This is just gorgeous! I love that backing fabric too...it's really just so lovely! And the quilting is fantastic!!

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  14. Hi Rebekah, this quilt is bee-utiful! I absolutely love it and you did a wonderful job quilting it. It turned out great!

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  15. Beautiful! And I love the backing, too!

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  16. Hello Rebekah, I’m a first time visitor and I love your blog and creations. The quilt is absolutely gorgeous!
    Nicolette

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  17. I love your quilt! I have been meaning to make a charm quilt as well, and I even purchased the charms for it, but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Yours looks fantastic and makes me inspired to think about mine again!

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  18. I love this quilt almost as much as your kitty does! The colors are amazing and the puckering is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Hi, I found your quilt on flickr which lead me to your blog. You did a wonderful job on the quilt, it looks wonderful and I am sure it will bring many years of joy.

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  20. I love the way your quilt turned out. The puckering turned out great. I have enjoyed your blog. Found you thru quiltdad.blogspot.com.

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  21. This is just beautiful! Ever since your first post on this quilt, I've been saving 5" squares from fabrics as I use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. this is sooooooooooo great, rebekah! I love the orange binding and all those fabulous puckers. the entire quilt is so fabulous~if I had any white background fabric to work with I would start one of these this afternoon.

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  23. Love it! You do such a good job on your quilt projects. You really gotta start selling some of them.
    I love the puckering too. Texture is a marvelous thing.

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  24. I love all of your quilts! How do you do your free motion quilting? Do you have a normal sewing machine? Maybe you would be so kind as to do a little tutorial for us.

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  25. beautiful quilt - that wrinkling is great! cute photo of your kitty on the quilt, too, btw :)

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  26. Your quilt is so gorgeous! All that puckering gives it such a cozy look!

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  27. Your quilt is so gorgeous! All that puckering gives it such a cozy look!

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  28. You really did an amazing job. It is really gorgeous.

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  29. The quilt is fabulous! Great work!

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  30. Gorgeous!!! I always love a quilt with lots of texture when it comes out of the wash!!!! Love it!!!!

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  31. Wow - sooooooooo gorgeous. Beautiful job!

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  32. It is really stunning, love it so much.

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  33. Great quilt! Cute cat!

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