Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Finished! String of Pearls Remixed (lap quilt)

I'm so happy with this! My String of Pearls (as per Christa's pattern) Remixed (the print is Remix Ovals by Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman)


The striped back, made from solids from Spotlight
I stitched in the ditch around the squares and the links.  You can't see them very clearly on the front, but inside each square I've quilted a couple of 'lazy' ovals - I didn't want to compete with or distract from the ovals in the print by putting lots of lines inside them.

I've filled the background with 'organic' lines, some run side to side while others run up and down.





Bess just wasn't keen to smile today...

My helpful hubby was finding his arms were getting sore holding it up for me...bless him...was all of 30 seconds...

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  1. That's lovely Jenny another masterpiece!

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    1. Thanks Jo! I am really chuffed with it!

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  2. Congrats on beautiful finish! The back is lovely and I love your binding choice as well.

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    2. Thanks! The pattern suggests using the various print strips for the binding, so I just followed that, and as for the back, with ovals on the front I figured it was just best to keep the back 'plain', have a good weekend!

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  3. This is such a pretty quilt and I love the quilting you did on here. The back looks great too with the colors and outlining.

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  4. Don't you know those quilts get heavy to hold up. At least that's what Dave says after I make him hold it over here or wait, over there... no... over here... lol.

    I love your quilt and how you quilted it. It must have taken hours and hours to do the stitch in the ditch and then the back and forth quilting.

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    1. Tee hee, yes but I am sure he had only been holding it up for about 20 seconds before he started complaining, weakling! Actually, I think that is the first time I've had him helping me...probably a ploy to make sure I don't ask him again!

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  5. Lovely quilt, and the back is really great, too!

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  6. Beautifully done! ....and my family's arms always seem to tire out, too. Cracks me up.

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    1. Thanks Allison, I will have to get him into quilt-holder-upper training!

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  7. Wow! I love this quilt. Your quilting is beautiful and the back is sure fun. I am a little jealous of all the beautiful flowers in your pictures.

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    1. Cheers! It is spring time here and our rhododendrons are looking glorious so I wanted to get some of them in the photo. Have a good weekend!

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  8. It's gorgeous and I love what you did with the quilting! I especially love the backing, too. Nice job :-)

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    1. Thanks Christa! I am pleased you approve! It's a cool pattern and I fully intend to do another one soon. Have a good weekend.

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