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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Fall Lap Quilt

fall lap quilt

fall lap quiltThis is the last of the quilts I brought on vacation with me. I can't believe I got all seven of them finished ... with a few days to spare even. I hadn't really intended to finish them all, but I'm enjoying the sense of satisfaction now that they are done (and I'm enjoying looking at them!).

My mother asked me today if I had any new quilts or other projects planned or in the works ... nope, not yet. I have found a little time to do some fabric shopping while here so hopefully I'll be bringing home lots and lots of inspiration to play with. As I sat down at the computer this evening I reached for the presser foot ... I'm so ready to start sewing again.

I posted about this quilt here first, back when it was just a top. The quilt is pretty much divided into four sections, each centered around the white fall tree fabric (which was a steal at JoAnn's ... so much so that I bought the remainder of the bolt). The rest of the fabrics are cut into different sizes when possible, trimming them to fit together as needed, which fall lap quilt backsidemeans I have no measurements to make this again ... it's a one of a kind. I added a few long strips at the end of each section so the overall appearance would be a little more random, other than those long strips the sections are identical.

The backside is three coordinating joined pieces and the binding is a red leaf that's used in the front, in the border, and on the backside.

I free-motion quilted it in gold-toned thread.
fall lap quilt detail, binding, and backside

This one also has a wavy border. I can't believe what a difference that makes to the "feel" of the quilt ... at least I think it makes a difference.

It was a rainy morning when I took these pictures so the colors didn't come out as vivid or as bright as they really are. The pictures on the right hand side are the most accurate, I think.

I'm notexactly sure what the final measurement of this quilt is ... probably 45" by 45". It works well as a lap quilt, while I stitched it it kept me nice and toasty warm in the cool evenings (downright cold if you're wimpy like us Floridians).

5 comments:

  1. gorgeous lap quilt. that pink is so unexpected, but really enlivens the quilt.

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  2. This really is my favorite of all of them. It is so extremely lovely its hard to believe you made it up as you went along. Well done! I love the colors and the fabrics and the scrappiness/simplicity though complex nature of it, too. It gives the eye so much to look at.

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  3. i'm going to head over to flickr to look at this more closely. such a nifty combo of fabrics. the trees are such a fun focus.

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  4. wow! What a fantastic quilt!

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