Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Framed in

Hi everyone!  I hope your week is going well!  As you read this, we are actually moving at long last.  It's amazing, but a lot of work.

While my sewing room is disassembled, I thought I'd share some beauty shots of the Framed quilt, which is now all quilted and finished:



It turned out so great!  Hard to get a picture of the whole thing because it's so big! (About 87 by 103.) For those who don't know, Framed was one of my projects for last year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  It was quilted by Alycia, who did an amazing job. (Email her and maybe she'll quilt one for you too!)  So much great texture on this one. 


I used this batting in the summer weight, which is so soft and turned out really well.  (I bought this when we were in Maine, so I don't know how easy it is to get anywhere else.)  I think the thinner batting kept the quilt from getting too heavy.



This quilt has a scrappy binding, which I almost never do, but should do more often.  You know how something always gets broken when you move?  Well:



Yep, I broke the jar where I keep the leftover bits of binding.  Nothing to do but use them, right?  They're already cut and just need to be seamed together, so why not?  I'm sad to tell you that I had enough binding pieces here for at least 3 quilts.


I love how this binding came out!  I don't usually do the "rolled quilt" picture, but this shows off the binding really nicely.  Yep, there were some short pieces in there, but I like them!  And it used them up, so it's a win all around.

Framed is destined for the bed in the guest room, since it will fit and will be nice to sleep under.  I confess that I spent a little time snuggled under it and can certify it as extra cozy.


As I said, the moving truck is coming!  Keep your fingers crossed for us, and I'll see you soon from the new sewing room!

Sharing at Let's Bee Social, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finish it Up Friday, and Finished or Not Friday.   (If we have Internet by then--who can tell?)

29 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful. Good luck with your move.

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  2. The quilt is beautiful. Thanks for taking some time to post while in the midst of moving. Can't wait to see what is next.

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  3. Good luck with the move. I am all unpacked and starting to enjoy my sewing again. Having fun with my new groups too. I hope it won't take long to get your sewing room sorted...

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  4. Excellent finish Mari. Sorry to hear about the broken jar but the resulting scrappy binding is perfect. I love scrappy bindings and especially since it lies next to the white background. Very pretty.

    Good luck with the move. It will be so nice (a couple of weeks down the road) when you are all settled in.

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  5. A beautiful quilt and the scrappy binding is perfect!

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  6. Lovely quilt, I love the bright colours on the white background. Good luck with the move, and please share your sewing room with us, I love to see how others arrange theirs, and pick up some tips. The great thing about moving house is you have a good clear out, of freeing, just don't part with any fabric, unless it's for charity.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  7. I was drawn to your blog by Alycia's post on Facebook of your quilt. I have wanted to do a Rainbow Scrap Challenge myself, but I only got two block made before hubby decided it was time to move. One day I'll get back to it. Sorry your jar got broken, but love the idea for using one for bits of binding! Good luck in getting settle back in after the move!

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  8. Wonderful colourful quilt! A new sewing room is so full of potential! Can't wait to see what you make there!

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  9. It's spectacular! And the binding is just perfect. Good luck with the moving!

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  10. It's turned out beautifully Mari. I like your scrappy binding; I often do that too, using up the left over strips from the quilt. Good luck with the move; I hope everything arrives in one piece.

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  11. This gorgeous quilt will certainly make any guest feel welcomed. It is so beautiful! Love the scrappy binding. Good luck with your move. I can't wait to see what your new sewing room will look like!

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  12. It looks so amazing - I loved that quilt and your blocks are so cool!!

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  13. It did turn out great! Love all the beautifulpictures!

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  14. The white background really makes the colors pop. I really like your binding too. Lovely!!!

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  15. The quilt looks great! And it sounds huuuuge... Good thing you had it quilted which turned out great, too! All the best for the move.

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  16. This turned out to be such a beauty!! Love the scrappy binding too. All the best with your move :)

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  17. This is a lovely quilt and a beautiful finish. I love scrappy bindings, and think they can often add a lot to a quilt. Good luck with your move and have a great time setting up your new sewing space... it can be quite stressful, but so worth it in the end when your space is just the way you like it.

    Greetings from Germany!

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  18. It is remarkable! Excellent photo shoot, too! Love the scrappy binding, as well. Good luck with the move! XO

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  19. That's a beautiful finish! The scrappy binding is a nice touch and some fun backing is also showing)) Good luck with the move, it's so exciting, but so confusing at the same time))

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  20. Your Framed Quilt is sooo gorgeous! I love the scraps you chose , and the quilting! The scrappy binding is the perfect addition, too!
    Susie

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  21. It is a beautiful quilt - very impressive, big bold stars!!!
    You are moving? Did you not just move to PA? Hope it is not too far.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  22. That is just beautiful, Mari! Since this is my first year participating in the RSC, it's fun to see finishes from previous years. I love your scrappy binding, too - seems like a perfect choice for the quilt! Hope you're getting settled in your new home this weekend!

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  23. I love this pattern! You made it SO happy!

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  24. Beautiful quilt! I love the scrappy binding. Good luck with the move!

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  25. What a beautiful quilt! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  26. I love this quilt! The colors and pattern are so pretty.

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  27. Gorgeous quilt! Love your work ♥

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  28. So pretty. Bright colors just shout SUMMER! Nice job!

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  29. Fantastic finish! The binding is the icing on the cake!

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