Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hiatus OVER!! - a finish Friday

I am pleased to announce that I am out of my funk and have returned to quilting and blogging.  Almost the victim of blog-fade, I just needed to take a little break.  But, absence does make the heart grow fonder, and while I did take several weeks off of sewing and blogging, I did miss it and eagerly returned to my machine last week.  Here is the fruit of those labors....

Commission quilt


My first commission quilt is finished.  At first it was a little too much orange for me, but in the end I really like it.

Commission quilt

The pattern is Rosalie by Valerie Wells.   It was a little tricky cutting out those hexagons, but the rest of the piecing was easy enough.

Commission quilt

I used the same all-over flower quilting design as my Gigantor quilt.  It is an Angela Walters design, and I think it works really well for these large quilts.

Commission quilt back

Here is a picture of the back.  My "customer" originally chose these fabrics to go into the front, but they weren't teal enough, so we changed things up on the front and I promised to use the fabrics on the back instead.  I almost like it better than the front.

Commission quilt back

You can really see the quilting design with all that solid gray.  The texture will increase once I wash the quilt too - an added bonus.

Now I just need to finish up some shams to go with the quilt and I will be able to deliver it all well before the holiday deadline.  Yippee!

Thanks for reading today,

Jen


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6 comments:

  1. Glad to have you back Jen!

    What a wonderful quilt to end your hiatus with too :)

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  2. Welcome back! LOVE the quilt. The colours are gorgeous together and that quilting = wow!

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  3. Pretty! Great quilting. Well done!

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  4. WOW lovely quilt and I am really impressed about the quilting - with a normal machine or longarm? Wonderful!

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  5. Welcome back! Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  6. Lovely to see you here again - and a fab finish xxx

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