Monday, June 7, 2010

A Finished Lady of the Lake

Warning, warning picture heavy post coming up!

 The Lady of the Lake Quilt

Finished quilt measures 45 inches x 45 inches.

The Lady of the Lake quilt is finished in all its glory - backing, quilting and binding complete.


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Basting took place eventually late Friday evening after much procrastination, but the usual basting discomfort was much alleviated by the use of a nifty notion recommended by Cheryl from Naptime Quilter. 


The Kwik Klip helps to close basting pins without effort, so no sore or pricked fingers, although as karma would have it I scored the biggest paper cut on the weekend at work - yikes why does that have to hurt so much?!  (Kwik Klip YouTube Video here - although I did end up using the Kwik Klip as I felt most comfortable myself).


The back of the quilt features some rather minimalist piecing, a really simple but modern design using left over solid fabrics.   The above picture of the quilt back also depicts the quilting lines rather well; keeping it simple and no fuss.


I thoroughly enjoy piecing with small patchwork units, and I do believe I still have many more Half Square Triangle units left in me!  I am not finished yet.


I have updated my Etsy Store, where if you are interested, you can find The Lady of the Lake quilt listed for sale (here).  Happy browsing!  SOLD


35 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Rita. The quilting is fantastic and I love the backing design!

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  2. That is asbolutely beautiful and looks so neat and perfect. My quilts are always lumpy and bumpy and pulled and skewed but yours always look spot on.

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  3. I'm so happy that the Kwik Klip worked well for you.
    Another great finish. It really is impossible to tire of HSTs!

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  4. I bow down to your mastery of perfect points! I am having sooo much trouble with HSTs (in voile) right now I've but the project away until I can bear to look at it again. This quilt is just absolutely beautiful in every way! And thanks so much for mentioning my blog in your sidebar!

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  5. A lovely, happy finish! It is so great to see an old pattern dressed up in modern, colorful fabric - can't wait to se you explore more of the beautiful old blocks, Rita!

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  6. The quilt is beautiful! I love the binding!

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  7. I love the design and especially the few triangles of a different color being randomly placed!

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  8. Stunning Rita.
    I admire your ability (desire even) to work with tiny pieces and keep all your points so perfect.
    This is definitely your patchwork genre!!

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  9. I absolutely adore this quilt! So fresh and bright! Absolutely stunning!

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  10. It's gorgeous, Rita! I love my Kwik Klip...can't pin without it!

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  11. It's just gorgeous! I love the backing.

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  12. Really gorgeous. We'd love to feature it on Modify Tradition!

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  13. Beautiful quilt - I know you are happy with it!! I love the back - may use it as inspiration for my next quilt back!!

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  14. Rita, Another beautiful quilt! Simple but gorgeous!

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  15. That is a gorgeous finish. Hope it finds a happy home soon.

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  16. I love it. You just have such a great eye for color.

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  17. Gorgeous quilt!! And I enjoyed EVERY single picture...did you hear the ohhhs and ahhhs coming from West Coast Canada?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Paulette

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  18. So pretty! Any thoughts to selling the pattern? I love the way you've put this together and have no desire to do the math. :)

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous. Every time I see one of your new quilts, I think "that is my favorite." This is DEFINITELY my favorite. But I'll probably say that about your next quilt. Beautiful work, as usual.

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  20. You've done a beautiful job once again.
    I think that back is stunning with this quilt......not too much going on, but striking all the same !

    I'd love to see you add one more line of quilting just the same width inside your binding as you quilted beside all the major seams. I think it would look just that one little bit more finished. Please, forgive me if this advice is unwelcome.

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  21. Do you have a pattern. I love this quilt and want to make one for me

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  22. What a pretty quilt, great colors. You did a wonderful job.

    Barb

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  23. This quilt is just beautiful! I like to live dangerously and use an old seam ripper to help me close my safety pins when I pin baste.

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  24. Another stunner, Rita! As always, I am in awe at your patience and skill. *bows to the Mistress of the HST*

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  25. Gorgeous. Love the colors, love the simple quilting, love every little bitty bit of it!

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  26. This quilt is so lovely...I am very jealous of you patchwork and quilting skills.

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  27. The polka-dotty green piece = genious. Love this quilt.

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  28. I am really lost for words...that is just so beautiful!

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  29. THAT is an amazing quilt. I adore it. I want it.

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  30. Stunning. I really love the colors.

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  31. I love, love, LOVE this quilt :)

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  32. I just remembered this quilt of yours and think this may be the "perfect pattern" for the bundle of "Terrain" that just arrived! yippee!
    :)

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