Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Week of Finishing :: Big Nate Quilt

I finished this quilt on Monday, binding it while sitting in my car waiting for my daughter at swim team. There's really nothing like having a warm quilt on your lap in your car in the summer heat. I didn't go inside the swim center as there's no air conditioning in there anyway, so not sweating wasn't really an option. Despite the perspiration, I am very happy with the finished product and decided to celebrate by taking pictures of it at a favorite park.


The quilt measures about 60"x 80" and is a combination of concentric squares and circles of varying sizes. Most of the squares and all the circles have been made using the shibori technique I used to make this quilt. Like that quilt I rented time on a long arm quilting machine to do the quilting. It's amazing how quickly a top of this size can be quilted on one of those babies. If I had an extra $10,000 laying around, I'd definitely consider investing in one.
Oh well...more tomorrow.

38 comments:

dottycookie said...

Your work is stunning - I love the colours you've chosen for this quilt, and the techniques - it is singing out summer to me!

Isa said...

Gorgeous!
wonderful colours, I love it.

Buzz's Food Lady said...

it's great!

shellysquilts said...

I luv this. Fun stuff. Well done!

Karen said...

What a great quilt;) So bright and colorful;)

Lisa D. said...

Wow - that is one beautiful quilt! I'm impressed!

sunshine said...

Your quilts are always so beautiful, it makes me happy just to look at them - your house must be filled with joy.

Grettings,
Christine

http://cuttingedgequilt.blogspot.com/

stellamaria said...

great!!

RosaMaría said...

wow! es hermoso!!!! love all your quilts!!!

Amanda M. said...

Wow, I love your color sense! This quilt is wonderful and bright and happy. :)

Lisa said...

This is stunning! I love your happy quilts!

Frogdancer said...

I just love your use of saturated colour.

Andi said...

Absolutely beautiful, as always.
Andi :-)

Trina said...

That quilt is absolutely astounding. Quite possibly my favorite quilt...ever. I love love love the colors.

Vicki W said...

It's fantastic!

jude said...

i am saving my money. simply stunning. you are a master.

Janet said...

This is definitely a winner. Glad you got to use a longarm and quilt it yourself. I'm going to google "shibori technique". Not familiar with this term.

Stephie @ Narrative Self said...

Stunning - and I wouldn't mind taking it into that 'shack' and curling up under it for an afternoon nap - bliss!

Alissa said...

Wow. So so beautiful. And I hear you on the long arm machine. I'm anxious to try one out but also scared it will ruin me forever on quilting on my lil' home machine... Your wonderful quilting on this is pushing me over the edge. Time to try it out!

Kristin L said...

Fun, fun quilt, and the juicy colors look great in teh faded setting of the park. :-)

anne said...

wow! beautiful!

Helen said...

Dang, I love what you do!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

More inspirational/stunning work! Love it - Big Nate was worth all that perspiration! Great pictures too!

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it. It makes me happy.

Braggin' Rights said...

It's spectacular- so vibrant, I love the colors!

Christy said...

I really like the quilting on this (and of course the quilt itself!). The wavy lines make it look really free-spirited.

Michael & Kathleen said...

I love the old roadside shack - AND the beautiful quilt! I'd be thinking that the good ole Texas rust would get all over the back. I'm a Texas native - and really love Austin - enjoy the summer heat. I love your stitching.

Barb said...

I just love the quilts you have made, love the bright colors.

Shasta said...

This quilt is is so beautiful. Congratulations on all of your wonderful finishes.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I can't wait for your book to come out to try some of those dying techniques! This looks wonderful.

mr_monkeysuit said...

So so so beautiful. I just love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

Another great quilt! Very colourful and happy!

Jackie said...

Not only do I like the color scheme, I really like the modern sensibility in both the piecing and the quilting. Your quilt seems to be more lively, just because of the movement between pieces that are varied in width. Really nice work.

Blueberry Park said...

What a stunning quilt. I love the vibrancy of those amazing colours. Thanks for posting the Netanya photos too - can't wait to get back there myself one day! And good luck to your son. Hope he swims well :-)

dana said...

A friend just forwarded me your blog. LOVE your amazing quilts! Those bright colors really pop. Great design and mostly....I love your photoshoot locations. Awesome.

We're actually moving to "the greatest city in Texas" very soon! Well, we'll be in Georgetown, but we're inching our way closer to Austin.

Thanks for the great blog!

Joy Ely said...

Not only are your quilts delicious to look at, the way you present them in these photos is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of us!

Juddie said...

This is such a lovely, happy quilt, it just makes me smile!

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