Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Work in progress Wednesday- with a finish!

Yes, let's start with the finish, because I am so glad I am done- er, i mean, I am so proud of it. This quilt proved to be difficult in the end- maybe I just had it too easy piecing it in the beginning. Either way, I am  proud of the finished product and happy with how it came together. 

This shot really showcases how well the binding matches certain fabrics in the Parisville line, especially the cameos and fans. Trouble is, it is hard to match a binding to all the fabrics in the line, and since I have them all in this quilt, it was a bit of an issue. But I decided to go big and bold. I quilted all of the blocks differently, because I like to make things difficult on myself, and I thought different shapes looked better with the fabrics. Some have boxes, some arches, some frames, some linked triangles. The I just quilted along the yellow center lines, parallel to the blocks. I tried a variegated Kin Tut thread, which was a first for me, and it was perfect for this quilt, since the yellow is a major hallmark of this colorway, and the reddish-pink binding compliments the other dominant color.

Here is a shot of the whole deal. It is likely hard to tell what the quilting looks like- my apologies, I need a new camera and perhaps a pro photographer to correct my poor quilting photos. At least you get an idea of what it looks like. Heh. The dimensions are about 36" x 42" and I have no idea what the binding fabric is called- it is the oldest fabric in my stash (predates it in fact) and was given to me with a pile of stuff.

To do list as of now (short version):
1) Plan for the Little Apples jelly roll I got from Di and The Intrepid Thread- maybe a string block quilt like FITF's or this modern tracks pattern from Me? A Mom?

2) Plan for the other Parisville quilts- I still have the other two colorways in FQs! I'm thinking one like Fussy Cut's kaleidoscope quilt and Fresh Lemons' Echino Squared. Or maybe one like this?

3) Decide on a palette for the Dead Simple QAL at Lily's Quilts. And if I can pull it off.
Dead Simple Quiltalong

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedDoes this post count as a work in progress? I hope so- I need some advice on what you all think will work for my Parisville blues and purples and the Little Apples jelly roll!

As a side note, if anyone has a little one and needs a cool stroller, there's a giveaway for a Bumbleride Indie Natural at The Baby Guy Gear Guide. A straying from fabric and quilt giveaways for sure, but maybe worthwhile!


  1. Very did a great job on it....

  2. It looks fabulous as I knew it would - I'm just about to cut nearly all Parisville FQs (yellow, green, red and purple) for the Across the Sea QAL. Can't wait!

  3. How did you like working with King Tut? It would be my quilting thread of choice...if it didn't cost an arm and a leg.

  4. The finished quilt looks fabulous! The binding really does look great with it, too. My vote is for the Echino Squared, but the other two look fun. And of course you can pull of the QAL, silly! You will do a marvelous job!

  5. Beautiful fabrics! I have also made this quilt pattern.

  6. It's really pretty, I love Parisville. I'm about to start (eventually) a quilt for my daughter in Parisville. I'm going to use a similar pattern that showcases the prints and my daughter has chosen a patterned fabric for the sashing.

  7. Nice finish! And just fyi, I recently finished a kaleidoscope quilt - love it & I think your Parisville would look amazing as a kaleidoscopte!
    And yes, the Dead Simple qa counts as a wip - it's on our 'upcoming projects' list! And we're doing research, right??

  8. I like your quilt! I agree with Debbie, a kaleidoscope from the rest of your Parisville fabric would be great.