Friday, September 30, 2011

Milk and Cookies II ~ A Custom Quilt

Earlier this week I pieced this quilt top for a custom order:


And yes, this quilt top may look rather familiar to those readers who regularly stop by here.  It is based on the original Milk and Cookies quilt that I made in June this year.  I have worked hard to finish this quilt this week, and am really pleased with the overall result.


I loved making this quilt the first time, and it certainly was no hardship to make it again.  This quilt features many of my favorite fabrics - from stash - as well as some lovely hand screen printed fabrics by Aunty Cookie (Shannon Lamden).  I have omitted a few prints that are no longer available and added several new prints to the mix.

This quilt measures 80 inches x 64 inches, and although it is big the basting and quilting all went surprisingly well.  The hardest part was taking pictures of such a large quilt; the adverse weather conditions that we've had this week also did not help to make it any easier.


For those of you who, like me, enjoy the numbers - a double set of quilting lines to outline all seam lines from edge to edge involved:
  • 7520 inches or 
  • 208 yards or 
  • 191m of straight line quilting!

Again, I've loved making this quilt, and my customer has been an absolute dream to work with.  I am quietly confident that this quilt will be much loved and often used.   She's ready for shipping! 

If you are looking for details of the fabrics used in this quilt see this prior blog post:  Sunday Stash #112  or cutting instructions:  Milk and Cookies I

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

23 comments:

  1. Its beautiful. Makes me think of the light on the West Coast in Denmark and evenings on the terrasse.

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  2. I love the straight line quilting you used, it really complements the patchwork :)

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  3. It's beautiful. Your quilting is amazing!

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  4. Hi! Greetings from Finland! It's very beautiful! :)

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  5. The simple straight line quilting on this quilt is fabulous and of course the fabrics...so yummy!

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  6. LOVE the backing and the binding on this one! And those straight lines... *drool*

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  7. Love the soft gray stripe binding! Beautiful quilt!

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  8. Stopped by from Quilter Blogs to enjoy your blog. Your use of amazing fabrics makes your quilts stand out. They are so fun and full of energy!
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  9. Fantastic! And I have to say, I've been guilty of adding up how many yards of thread I use on a particular project!

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  10. I love the quilting and the fabrics you've used!

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  11. The quilt is as beautiful as the first one. I love the fabrics combination.

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  12. I love the straigth line quilting,beautiful quilt.

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  13. It looks fabulous Rita. I'm always amazed by your straight line quilting skills :)

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  14. Just gorgeous Rita, this is my favourite ever! I'm sure there will be one very happy customer.

    Christine xo

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  15. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! Wonderful quilting!

    Have a super great day!

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  16. Rita it's beautiful. The blocks looked small from the picture but they are not. This is a great pattern, one I really want, along with the zig sag. I will put in my order next week. Thank you for sharing pictures. It sure is pretty. The owner will love it.

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  17. Rita this looks great!! my first thought when I saw this was, wow it looks so vintage!! I love the fabrics that you used,too.
    thanks for sharing with us!

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  18. I Love this especially the binding stripe.Cant find reference to its details however. Your colours are so well balanced but still quirky and not "planned"

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  19. Gorgeous (as usual). Lovely colour combination. Susie

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  20. Well done. I hope the customer was happy with it.

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