Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quilted Soul Blossoms

Last week I finally quilted the Soul Blossoms quilt.

Here's the finished (what a nice word) version:

The back is Kona Celery with a little scrappy stripe to dress up the seam.
The quilting mimics the overall pattern of the quilt, only on an angle. 
This was this first time I've used an erasable fabric marker to to mark my quilting lines.
 It was kind of tedious - took longer than the basting - but totally worth it.
My straight line quilting tends to be on the wonky end of the spectrum without assistance.
After quilting and washing, it measures 62" square.

I love the combination of the Kona Celery and the purplish/pink binding fabric. 

On a different note:
 For the first time since being initiated into motherood more than 12 years ago,
 I actually have the house to myself for a few hours each week.  
All of my offspring are in school right now. (pre-school to middle school)
Things are kind of quiet around here.
 It's weird.
But kind of nice, especially after our chaotic summer.
 In small doses.


Melody Johnson said...

Just wonderful. What size is it?
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Di~ said...

I love your quilt! It is really gorgeous! Good job. The quilting is wonderful.

What Comes Next? said...

just beautiful - I love how you took the pattern and then offset it to get the quilting design.

Laney said...

So beautiful! I came over from Flickr for a better look. I love the Kona Coal with the Soul Blossoms. Oh, I want to go sew now!! Thanks so much for sharing.


-- barbara

Carla said...

I'm in love with your quilt! All the colors, patterns, and quilting call to me.

I remember when my two kids went to all day school. It was heaven! I can spend the whole day without saying a word and being happy with that. Enjoy your time!

heidivee said...

Gorgeous. Again. :)
Lovin' that Kona Celery. Might have to get me some of that. And I'm envious of your few hours a week. I still have 2 years before that happens.

Nikki said...

I love your latest quilt. Someone posted your blog on Cyber quilters yahoo group. I am so glad they did!

ice cream cone cupcakes said...

This is nice. Should make a nice gift for someone.