Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bordered Diamonds is Quilted, Binding on and Done!!

Hello Everyone,

Remember the quilt that I was working on for the The SSSQ Quilt Along with Kaffe Fassett, well, it is completely FINISHED!! Yay!! And the best part is I absolutely love it!!!

So without further adieu, let me introduce you to my Floral Diamonds quilt...


It was an absolute picture perfect day here so I had tons of fun taking photos of this quilt outside. Here is the quilt draped over our patio wall. One of my favorite shots.


I decided to quilt it with an overall quilt design that has a little bit of a leafy floral look to it. I used Superior Rainbows Citrus Cooler thread. It is a variegated thread which is a 40wt trilobal polyester. I think that it was just right and doesn't detract from the quilt top itself.


For the backing fabric I chose Martha Negley's Variegated Horsetail fabric. The fabric can be found by clicking here. I wanted something simple and non floral for the backing and thought this really worked well.


Here it is thrown over our deck railing. Don't you just love the Rose of Sharon in the back. It is my favorite color, pink!


The binding is done in the plum aboriginal dots, which can be found by clicking here. I wanted a strong color for the binding and this really frames up the quilt, did the job!


A close up of the quilting. Love the swirl effect! This almost turned out to be a charm quilt, but not quite.


Draped over the patio wall again. Did I mention that I just love this quilt? I really do. It isn't all that big. It is approximately 36 X 60. Small but a good foot warmer.


Here it is in all it's floral glory! If you want to make this pattern, it is found in Kaffe's newest book Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts, which can be found by clicking here. It is also on the cover of Quilt Magazine with the pattern inside, that can be found by clicking here.

I hope you have enjoyed my photo journey of this quilt from beginning to end. Now onto the next project!

Until Next Time...

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54 comments:

Andi said...

Really stunning Jackie!!

Christine said...

Yes stunning

Christine

Messy Karen said...

just beautiful. and there is something exciting about green and purple together.

Vickie E said...

love it! everybit

Pat said...

It turned out really nice, Jackie!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Great quilt - love the colours. What is the quilting pattern you have used - it is great, might have to get that one.

Stephanie said...

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, right? Spectacular in pattern, color, quilting. Love the photo with the dappled shade. Congratulations on another beauty.

Peach Rainbow said...

Everything about this quilt is so beautiful.
It's so colorful and I love the floral+leafy quilting, the binding plus the backing.

oh, Pink is my favorite color too!

Cardygirl said...

Absolutely gorgeous jackie!

Rumi said...

Beautiful quilt and wonderful photo shoot. I can see why you love this quilt; I do too!

Fiesta said...

Jackie, all your color choices work so well in this quilt. You have done a stunning job.

Quilts and Cats said...

That gets a big WOW! The colors are spectacular. Great job.

Catherine said...

Love it!! Eye candy - doesn't go to the hips!

beth said...

beautiful. I like the way you centered some of those big flowers.

Kristin said...

Wow, that is beautiful. That quilt just looks so fitting in the garden. That will be a perect quilt to bring some sunshine in the dreary winter months.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jackie! I love the fabrics, the colors, the pattern, your garden...
And thank you for the VERY great fabrics, they arrived yesterday! :-)

Melinda said...

Another spectacular quilt from you. I really, really like it! Great job!

Sweet P said...

Gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

It loofs fabulous, Jackie. I love the quilting design that you used.

badlandsquilts said...

Looks great Jackie!

Nedra said...

Oh, Jackie, it turned out fabulous! I love every bit of it!

linda said...

Beautiful - just love it!

wishes, true and kind said...

Beautifully done, Jackie! Great photos, too!

Laura said...

Beautiful Jackie! Your post was so timely for me. I rec'd my order for the magazine with this pattern a couple of weeks ago and my friend is also making the quilt so we spent yesterday starting her fabric collection for it. I've got to get a few other things finished before I can start it, but I'm looking forward to it, especially after seeing yours.

paulette said...

Jackie, it's absolutely gorgeous!! Just stunning!! You go girl!!
Paulette

Riel said...

It is just all-round GREAT! What a strong beautiful statement it makes!!!

Helen said...

Love it. It is absolutely stunning.
Kaffe's fabrics look terrific.

Wendy said...

It's a fabulous quilt, I love the fabrics, pattern and your quilting is stunning. You should be proud, way to go.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks wonderful!! Congratulations on a great finish!

Cathi said...

It is stunning. The pattern, the fabrics, the colours, the quilting, the binding -- all fantastic. I really love that quilt!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow, Jackie! I love everything about it. The quilting is gorgeous. And I love the variegated thread. Awesome quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It is just so, so pretty Jackie! Wonderful job on the quilting of course!

Jandi said...

That's gorgeous Jackie! I love love love the binding!

Sherri said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! What a great quilt...and every picture is beautiful as well!

Chris said...

I LOVE YOUR QUILT! Your color selections are wonderful!

Hannele said...

Your quilt looks gourgeous!

Exuberant Color said...

it is really beautiful!! Every quilt doesn't have to be a big one. the backing is perfect for it too.

Busty LaRue said...

Beautiful quilt! The colors you picked for the binding, back, and thread are all really great together. I can see why you love it so much :)

Munaiba said...

You did a great job. This quilt is stunning.

Fleurette said...

STUNNING!!! I love the bright fabric.

Thelma said...

This pattern was perfect for those Kaffe Fassett prints. The purple binding was a wonderful color choice.

This one's a keeper! I just love it all!

Rita E said...

Gasp! This is absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful fabrics ... love Kaffe!

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful. I just treated myself and bought that book. Hope my efforts turn out as well as yours!

pratima said...

Very beautiful, Jackie! The flowing lines of your quilting are very sweet against the sharpness of the blocks :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

When I get done with a quilt I love to lay it out and admire. That is the pay off. Photographing it is wonderful when you are as good as you are.

Tine said...

OMG Jackie!!! This is so beautiful!!

Cathy said...

I adore it Jackie. I have loved watching this one come together and the end result is spectacular. That purple binding is fabulous. Your photo's here are wonderful too. xo

Kim D. said...

Beautiful Jackie!! Those photo's show it off so well.

Carol from Panama said...

This is one of my favorite quilts!! I have got to make one of my own!!

Thimbleanna said...

Fantastic Jackie!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

Just FABULOUS!!! You know, I'm a small gal - that quilt is a perfect size for me ;)

Danielle said...

wow ! it's so gorgeous

Em said...

So beautiful and a favorite of mine in his latest book!!!!! I am just curious, Do you love the quilt.....just kidding! Gorgeous foot warmer :).

Janet in New York said...

Jackie, your Floral Diamonds quilt is incredible! Did you use the AccuquiltGO to cut the diamonds, and if so, which die did you use? It is fabulous!

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