A {New} Finish!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

Thanks to all of you who offered names for my orange and turquoise quilt.  There were lots of great ideas and I'm going to stew them over for a bit, but I will announce the winner soon :)

For today, I thought I'd share my latest finish with you.
You like to see finishes, right???


I talked about this quilt a little HERE and HERE.

It's my Accuquilt Go! Quilt.  That's not the official name of this quilt, but I did use the quarter square - 4" finished triangle die.  It was awesome.  It saved me hours of time and my points are way more accurate than they would have been if I had cut them all by myself!!! 


The color scheme is a little different for me and I am loving it!  My friend Liz gave me a bunch of the fabrics for my b-day a while back (Hi Lizzy!) and then I threw in a bunch from my stash to mix it up a bit.


For the background I used a beige fabric with little white polka dots
[Naturally Naturals II for Red Rooster Fabrics #19039].


And for the binding, I used more polka dots!  I'm one of those people that really doesn't mind putting dots next to dots (as you may have noticed :)  As long as you have enough contrast in color and/or scale, I think it works.
The more the merrier -- in my opinion :)  The taupe/dot fabric for the binding is printed by Lecien, but that's all the information I have on it right now.


I used a Riley Blake solid blue fabric for the backing.  Since the quilt is queen size, I felt really happy about the $6.99 per yard purchase (plus my employee discount!)


My quilter did some free hand quilting on it with loops and flowers.  She always throws in one hidden object, just for fun.  As you can see, we found the butterfly!  Jen Ostler in Cedar Hills, UT. did a FABULOUS job quilting it!  The density was perfect, she was fast and she had it all trimmed, wrapped up with a chocolate on top when I picked it up.  I was a happy customer!


I started this quilt at the beginning of August.  7 months later and she's finally finished!  She's going on our guest bed, so now I just need to get those walls painted, buy a dresser and get some accessories. 
Oh, one of these days, right???

Happy Quilting!
~Amber
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