Monday 31 December 2012

Granny's Square Garden

My final quilt finished for 2012 - my granny squares quilt.  This quilt has been a work in progress since I started my blog, and I guess it would be fair to say I have taken my time with it.  This quilt represents a few firsts for me - it is the first quilt I made using an online tutorial (this one), the first quilt I blogged about, the first quilt I used a solid background for, and the first quilt I free-motion quilted.

Modern Vintage Quilt

I am very very happy with how this quilt turned out.  The design has transformed fabric that I wasn't really in love with into something very charming, and I think the large meandering quilting adds texture that really works with the shabby chic look of this quilt - and I haven't even washed it yet so I am sure it will crinkle up more.

Modern Vintage Quilt

I also love the backing and binding - both from Lecien's flower sugar range.  I took this quilt away on holiday with me to hand stitch the binding on, and it was really nice to be able to take the time to do some relaxed hand work.

Lecien Flower Sugar Quilt

I hope your end of year finishes have been as satisfying as mine!


Leanne said...

I love your quilt, so fresh and lovely. This is a great finish for the end of the year.

Jessica said...

So pretty! Great job! :)

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Stunning! I love the fabrics you used... and the background fabric looks so cute too.

Susan said...

Lovely, absolutely lovely! A touch of Spring! ( My finish was a touch of Winter! LOL!)

Salsy said...

Great Job. I love those Lecien fabrics. Just finished a quilt yesterday the way the finished quilt emerges from all those pieces. Happy New Year.

Kirsten said...

So fresh and pretty in these lovely fabrics!

Kelsey said...

So pretty!!