Friday, September 2, 2011

Boys at Play ~ A Finished Quilt

This week has really tested my sewing skills (read:  forced to step outside of my comfort zone).  The big Bernina (820) headed off to be serviced early in the week, and out came what seemed like a miniature sewing machine (the Bernina 440).  Now this "miniature" sewing machine is quite a little workhorse, and I love it very much, but it just doesn't quite have the same generous space under the arm of the machine!  Thankfully the big Bernina returned just in time to finished off the quilting and binding.


The "boy" quilt is finished, although I think there just might be quite a few little girls out there who would enjoy this colorful and playful quilt! 


The back of the quilt is just as much fun!  I really love the effect of the quilting lines that feature so prominently on the quilt back.  As you can see I outlined the seam lines of the tumbler blocks which  required the quilt to swing to and fro as I stitched from edge to edge, but it was worth the end result.


And although I was a little unsure of how the white border would suit the quilt, I am really glad I went with my vision.  The black and white pin-stripe binding has really framed this quilt and the white border has turned the tumbler edge into a feature of the quilt.


Fabrics:

I've listed this quilt in my Etsy Store.

You can see the details of the listing here:  Boys (or girls!) at Play Patchwork Quilt.

THE sewing machine is oiled and ready for more action!
As always, thank you for stopping by,
Rita

24 comments:

  1. The quilt is beautiful! I do all my quilting on my 440. I never even thought about it being small! I guess it is compared to yours.

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  2. That is the cutest fabric, and the tumblers show it off nicely!

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  3. It's great. I love the tumblers. I need a Go Baby. :)

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  4. I have GO! Baby and tumbler dies but didn't have time to try them out yet. Have to correct this mistake :)

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  5. Oh, I really like it! I just love how fun those tumblers are with those prints! Is it hard to cut out tumblers without a Go Baby? It's just so effective!

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  6. This is a gorgeous quilt! I'm sure it till make a little one very happy :)
    I love all those colourful quilts in your banner too!
    Lucy
    x

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  7. It's lovely and yes, I think little girls would love this too :-)

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  8. Darling quilt with my FAVORITE binding in all the world! Bravo!

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  9. I love the echo of the tumblers in the quilting on the back!! I agree with your white edge setting off the pattern too - what an awesome finished product. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. love it - i would like to try that pattern for my next quilt.

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  11. this is so beautiful...i always admire how perfect your straight quilting is!

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  12. Love this quilt - suits boy or girl in my eyes - and the quilting does stand out at the back. re you note at the bottom do you clean and oil after each project?

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  13. I love how you quilted it! Looks very nice!

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  14. What a great quilt for boys or girls. You're so talented!

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  15. Very cute. Sometimes the simplest blocks can have great impact when lots of great colors are used. I always enjoy reading about your projects even though I don't comment all the time. Just know that you have a fan!

    Elizabeth E.
    occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

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  16. Love it! That's the perfect binding too.

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  17. Love it, it looks like great fun and the binding is perfect. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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  18. Yes, I agree. You were right to go with your vision - the border and binding are fantastic! I love the quilting too and the solid back shows it off to perfection.

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  19. So beautiful! And you always have such awesome bindings! Love it!

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  20. For girls, any color collection will do. I remember when I was a child, I would go for green. Its the boys that I find difficult to find here in Malaysia. I will always end up just using solids.

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  21. This is beautiful - really bright and fun. Love the white border and pinstripe binding.

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  22. You did a great job on the small sewing machine. It is a beautiful quilt.

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