A Finished Quilt…Giveaway winner too.

I’ve been wanting to show you my quilt but it’s so hard to take pictures indoors….there’s too much snow outdoors.  There is just not room in my house to lay a quilt out.  I finally just took some pictures and hopefully you can see the quilt.

quilt-laying

Gracie decided she wanted to be the pictures….
This quilt is made with the fabric line “Swanky” from Chez Moi for Moda.  The pattern is a Moda Bakeshop pattern and here’s the link to it.  I had a jelly roll here that needed to get used and it was a great way to use it up.  I didn’t have the jelly roll of natural so I just cut yardage into 2.5″ strips.  My strip cutter in WONDERFUL.

I sewed this as a leader and ender project and it worked WONDERFULLY for that.  The pattern is VERY easy so if you are a beginning quilter, this just might be the pattern for you.

I played around and put a swirly circle as the quilting design….I love it.

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The back is just fabric from my stash along with a left over pieces.  My hubby is confused why I wouldn’t put the pieced section down the middle…I keep telling him, I could never get it that centered!

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I bound it with the same yellow that borders the pieced strip.  It’s my favorite Kona yellow.

I added more blocks to mine so it is 79 x 64.  There was enough fabric and I like larger quilts to snuggle in so I made it a row or two longer.

quilt

The “white” I used is a Moda Marble.  I like it but once in while I look at the quilt and for a second I think it’s dirty…then I realize so it’s the marble of the fabric.  I hope whoever ends up with the quilt will realize that.  This quilt is going to one of the upcoming benefits I am sewing for….crazily sewing for….

..and now for yesterday’s giveaway winner….
#1 Sue who said, “Oh wow Snowmen!!!!! I think I’m the first entry and I know #1 isn’t picked much but I can dream.”

Stop back tomorrow…I’ll either have another giveaway or another finished quilt to show!

…and Gracie’s favorite part…licking her “lips” after her treat for “posing” so well.

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She’s “quite” the dog!

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26 thoughts on “A Finished Quilt…Giveaway winner too.

  1. Michele

    Beautiful quilt! I love the colors! I agree with you about centering the back…..when I piece the back I never center anything. Like you said, that is so hard to get just right, and I like the look of it off center anyway….a little unexpected!

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  3. shar

    Jo, this quilt is so cute, love the front and the back. You have so many creative ideas. Thanks for the inspiration. Gracie is adorable.

  4. Debbie in Alaska

    Gracie is the perfect accessory to your quilt! I just love it…thanks for sharing. I printed up that pattern…I am a batikaholic and I can see that quilt with a very dark background and some fun batiks. Absolutely love your version.

  5. Amy C

    I’ve been looking at this same pattern this past week wondering what fabrics to make with it. I love the pattern and it is darling in the fabrics you picked. Congrats to Sue on her win!

  6. Toni Anne

    I’m going to have to use my swanky someday and this is a beautful quilt. I think I have a plan. The back is so creative, I love it! Gracie IS quite the adorable dog and model!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  7. Pam

    Very pretty quilt. I have to quit looking at blogs and get sewing. I want to make all the quilts I see and don’t have time as it is!

  8. bingobonnie

    I did the same thing with a quilt I made last year (Bonnie Hunter & Quiltmaker magazine Mystery) I had ended up with several extra units… and used them up on the back side to separate the two pieces used for backing. Not only do I love that I used up the extras – but now every time I pick it up off the floor (kids love using it for fort making) I can quickly tell which way is the long way as I throw it over my body on the sofa… :)

    Your colors are so bright and fresh! la,la,love that yellow binding! :)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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