Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two finishes.



It has been a long time coming, but I have finally finished Joseph's Coat quilt top!

I began this quilt during an online quilt-along with Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now blog. I was lucky enough to take some classes with Kellie when I first started the quilt. After making lots of the circles the quilt was put on the back burner while I made (started!!!) a few more quilts.
When I finally got the circles back out again I had to figure out how to put them all together! I decided to applique them to a background. Luckily I still had plenty of the background fabric.



The quilt is all hand appliqued. Each melon was prepared using a wash away backing, cut in the melon shape, which was ironed onto the fabric. I then used a glue stick to glue the edges of the fabric around the melon.The melons where then hand appliqued down with matching thread onto a background square to form the circle shape. A photo of a single circle can be found at the top of this post. I cut away the excess fabric before appliqueing each circle down. Half circles where made to fill the gaps. There was lots of preparation time before I put the top together!







All the fabrics in this quilt are designed by either Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably or Philip Jacobs.

This quilt will be for my DD and her DH.






I will back it with one of the more blue fabrics.





While trying to decide how to finish the quilt, we did think about making a scalloped edge following the shape of the blocks, but decided to keep the quilt a rectangle and maintain a border of white around the blocks.





I did also consider hand quilting it, but I want to finish it before the decade ends (Lol!!!), so I willl be machine quilting it!


Just a sneak peek of my other finish. I will have lots more photos after I given the quilt to its recipient.




Swooning Southern Belles quilt is finished!


Happy New Year to everyone!!

A big thank you to everyone who visits my blog, reads any of my posts or leaves a comment!!

May 2014 bring you all that you wish for.

Miriam.

Edited to add.... Katrina, who quilted my Sarah Morrell quilt, has just posted  about how she quilted my quilt, see here.
To see more photos on my blog of my finished Sarah Morrell go here.
Lots of progress photos in several posts here.






16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Joseph's Coat is gorgeous. I love the coolness of the blues and greens and how it's shaded. A work of art! Happy New Year to you.

KaHolly said...

Oh, you must be so pleased!! It came out beautifully!!

Cardygirl said...

What a gorgeous finish...you must be thrilled! It is a huge amount of work, but WELL WORTH IT! Stunning.

Susan said...

Wow, that's an amazing finish......so much work. Hope 2014 brings you lots of time to create.

Janet said...

Happy new year Miriam. I love your Joseph's Coat quilt, it's gorgeous and the colours in your Southern Belles. Great going on the finishes.

Julierose said...

JC is absolutely stunning! I like that you appliqued it to a background, too. Happiest of New years to you...hugs, Julierose

Every Stitch said...

What a wonderful top you have created Miriam - so fresh and origiinal! It will be a magnificent gift and I look forward to seeing your quilting. The Southern Belles amongst the flowers is gorgeous - more turquoise blue here - was it your signature colour for 2013? Just checked on the Morrell quilting - wow - you must be thrilled! Thanks for the inspiration:)
Hilda

Dorothy said...

Your quilt is looking wonderful. I like the white around the edge.Catch up with you soon.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congrats on the stunning finishes, just love the use of colour in Joseph's Coat. Thanks for the link back to your your Morrell - always happy to check that out!

Sue-Anne said...

What a great way to start the new year, the quilt looks fantastic!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Miriam -- way to go out of 2013 on a BIG note! Your quilts are gorgeous -- Kellie would be so proud!!! I LOVE your Joseph's Coat -- Congratulations!

Dawn said...

LOVE your Joseph's Coat. Fabulous color choices and layout too. I have two vintage ones. So much work!!
DD is very lucky to get it.
Looking forward to seeing all of your great projects in 2014!

Brandie said...

I've always loved your colors and now that it's finished, it's gorgeous! What a beauty!

Karen said...

Your Joseph's coat is breathtaking !! The colors are wonderful. I would love to do one of these,but probably never will. Can't wait to see it quilted.

Taryn said...

I remember when you started that quilt because I absolutely love the colors. Congratulations on completing it! I still love the colors.

Carrie P. said...

congrats on those gorgeous finishes!