Friday, March 17, 2017

dot your i's-a completed quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I'm extremely thrilled... my "dot your i's" quilt is complete! I have a bunch of photos to share, then I'll recap the details of the quilt at the end of the post.




Started: July 20, 2015
Finished: March 12, 2017
 
Inspired by: Carolyn Friedlander's Aerial Grove Quilts. Squircles technique from her book Savor Each Stitch. (Each one was hand appliqued.)
 
Background block size: 4" cut, 3 1/2" finished.
 
Squares used for the squircles: 2 1/2" cut
 
Quilting: I hand quilted in the ditch with gray perle cotton, then each squircle was hand quilted with white 25 weight thread.
 
Fabrics used: mostly out of print Denyse Schmidt fabrics from Flea Market Fancy, Katie Jump Rope and Hope Valley. (I used a little bit of my good neighbors fabric in it, too! That was super fun to add in! There are a few other random prints mixed in as well.)
 
Backing: Tiger Lily by Heather Ross for Windham fabrics
 
Binding: Citrus by Another Point of View for Windham fabrics
 
Finished size: 63" x 77".
 

As soon as I finished the quilt, I spread it out on the floor and my daughter immediately rolled up in it. Her grin pretty much sums up how I feel about this quilt, too!
A big shout out and thank you to my lovely neighbor, Mrs. Gohmann, for helping me out on my quilt photo field trip!

Since this quilt is finished, I'm about to jump into my next long term quilt project. I can hardly wait to get started! Woohoo!

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

36 comments:

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

I think it looks gorgeous - what a lovely pop of colour, I can see why your daughter's immediate reaction was to snuggle up in it!

Alison said...

This is so beautiful! I bet the texture is amazing. :)

Paige said...

Congrats on a fabulous finish! All the hand quilting to complement the hand applique is beautiful! Looking forward to your next LT project.

Emily Camfield said...

It's so beautiful! Nice work, such a great finish for today!

Denise Russell said...

What a fantastic finish! It looks gorgeous...

Frog Quilter said...

Oh yum! It screams with beauty.

Kitty | Night Quilter said...

Wow, what an epic finish!! It's so gorgeous and I love that it was hand quilted, too!!! Amazing!

Laura said...

Love, love, love! I need to make a Dot Your I's quilt! Your daughter is adorable.

Gretchen Weaver said...

She's a beautiful quilt! Your daughter looks lovely wrapped up in her. Can't wait to see what you start on next.

LadySchep said...

Just wow. I love handwork, and this is simply fabulous.

grammajudyb said...

Great finish! It is just wonderful!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love your hand=stitched quilting - makes it very cute and quaint and is perfect for a scrappy quilt like this!

Melissa Corry said...

This quilt is absolutely amazing!!!!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Your hand quilting just looks wonderful on this quilt! I feel the same way as you and your daughter!

shannon said...

I love this! Such a great use of scraps! I've now just sent another *hinting* email to my husband listing Savor Each Stitch as a wonderful idea for a Mother's Day gift, along with the link to purchase it. (subtly gets you nowhere ;)

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Such beautiful photos on the bridge! But your daughter's photo--the bomb!

Terri Faust said...

What an AWESOME quilt! Beautiful pictures, too!

Kat said...

This quilt is so pretty... but am I the only one who wants to jump into the bridge photo to make sure it doesn't fall into the water??

Ali Phillips said...

A stunning quilt - I absolutely love it xAli

Dolly said...

I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A beautiful and satisfying finish!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Watch out, that one is going to be a quilter!
That quilt is absolutely lovely. The fun colors and neutral backgrounds are perfect together. How many WIPs are left? Can't be but three? four? This one absolutely deserves to be off the WIP list. It's just beautiful.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Amazing!!

anne mette said...

how pretty and colorful! - like playing with tiny lego-bricks *smile*

house on hill road said...

it's beautiful! so so beautiful!

Marsha L said...

Wow! I am SO impressed and VERY inspired. I've been looking for a handwork take along project, and this would be a good one. I have the book, your inspiration, and lots of fabric -- so no excuses!

Joni said...

A perfectly lovely finish! So super scrappy. Yummm!

pennylanequilts said...

I loved yours so much, that I began making a squircle block a day in January. They are so much fun to make that I really have a hard time stopping after just one. In fact, I am already thinking up a variation to do in 2018. Fortunately, there is no shortage of scraps around here. The squircle pincushion that you gave me at QuiltCon has a place of honor and inspiration, too. I love the way you quilted it, and I predict this one will be a family favorite.

Anne Hayward said...

What an amazing quilt fabulous colours, I'm with your daughter I'd love to roll up in it too real cool quilt xxx

Suzanne said...

You are a rock star! So many little stitches!

Karen said...

WOW!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very colorful and not overwhelming! Pretty quilt

Kristen Verzello said...

This is so beautiful! I've been anxiously waiting for you to finish this one! I think this is my favorite quilt you've done! I've been saving low volume fabrics specifically for this quilt (and the trendy triangle one you finished recently). I just love your work and I'm so glad I recently found your blog!

yan said...

Just to clarify, did you hand applique the squircles after assembling the top and back together, or before?

Thimbleanna said...

I think you know how much I LOVE this quilt. And I'm sure it would love a little roadtrip LOL!

Kara Zevchik said...

You did such a great job, it's perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!