Monday, January 18, 2010

The Finished Gobstopper Quilt

Finished Quilt measures 49 inches x 49 inches

The Gobstopper Quilt is quilted, has its binding firmly stitched in place, and has been delivered to my Etsy Store.    - now sold.


The story behind the name of this quilt is one where I asked my 15 year old son to suggest a name for this quilt.  His immediate 15 year old boy response was "The Circle Quilt".  I asked him to perhaps think outside of the square, and promptly named it The Gobstopper Quilt - his favorite candy purchased by his Gran as a treat.


The backing for this quilt is a vivid red fabric with large white polka dots.  I think it works well with overall bright and cheerful theme of the quilt.  This backing fabric is one that I insisted on washing before use, but found that there was no color run at all.  Red fabric is notorious for bleeding into other fabrics, none was noted, the rinse water ran clear.  Nice!


It feels great to have this one finished.  It is satisfying to know that those nasty curved blocks can be tackled by machine, and actually come together as a full circle quite well.  I definitely will make another quilt with curved piecing.


This quilt is now available for sale in my Etsy Store.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have. - SOLD

23 comments:

  1. Amazing! Especially love the bold backing fabric.

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  2. Wow, I didn't realize it was that big! I'm going to be brave and try that curved piecing this week. Maybe I'll do some practice squares before cutting into my string blocks and crazy 9 patch blocks that I am using in my circle quilt....guess I also need to be thinking about a name for my quilt...that doesn't include "circle"!:0

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  3. Gorgeous finish! The quilt reminds me of The Very Hungry Catapillar - especially when I view the photo of it at a smaller size (but Gobstopper works for me too)!

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  4. Well my gob is certainly stopped.
    Love it.

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  5. Love it (and the comment above!).

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  6. I just adore this quilt. Everything about it is so perfect, from the pieced circles to the triangles that face in on the inner border. From the polka dot backing to the stripy binding. Love those bright colors! Wonderful!!

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  7. I love the contrasting stripy binding around the quilt, it just sets it off perfectly!

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  8. Wow! This quilt is SOOOO cool! and I love the name - very creative!

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  9. looking at this quilt, I love the juxtaposition of the circles, with the triangles with the squares... very nice design. (another pattern perhaps?) ;)

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  10. It looks beautiful finished and quilted and I love the edging.

    Debbie

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  11. I don't know how you do it! Every time I drop in you've got a new quilt to show - amazing!!! In my next life can I be you?!?

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  12. I don't know how you do it! Every time I drop in you've got a new quilt to show - amazing!!! In my next life can I be you?!?

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  13. Love it! What is the red and white polka dot print on the back??? Gotta have some!!!

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  14. oh it's completely gorgeous!! immediate love!

    thea.
    xx

    www.spoonfulzine.com

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  15. I love this quilt and the backing is my favourite kind of fabric. A terrific quilt!

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  16. Just the perfect name for this quilt! Gorgeous!

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  17. What a stunning quilt, I love all the bold colours

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  18. Great quilt...thanks for sharing it with us!

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  19. Your quilts are simply stunning!!! I love every one I have seen while going through your archives - fabulous!!!

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  20. I absolutely adore this quilt! Is the pattern available for purchase?

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    1. Hi Angelica - unfortunately there isn't a pattern for this quilt. I made up the layout as I went. You can see more details and the templates that I used for the circles in this blog post:

      http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2010/01/curves.html

      I hope that is helpful. Rita

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