Friday, April 10, 2015

Tracey's Couch Cosy

Good things take time and today Tracey (who celebrated a significant birthday back on Valentine's Day) finally received her 'Couch Cosy' lap quilt! And am sharing my completion this week with the Friday Night Finish link-up party at Crazy Mom Quilts...
Quilted in black and red on the top, mid grey on the back: tri-diagonal lines through the stripped blocks, alternating red-black-red, and a criss-cross surrounded by straight line stitching in the square-framed blocks, in black. 
Approx. 125cm square (50" sq), made with fabrics purchased from Kits'n'Things in Invercargill. The pattern was based on Julie@Jaybird Quilts' 'Radio Way' design.
The backing is a wide Robert Kaufman backing, and the binding is made from alternating strips of grey solid and black/red/grey prints.
Testing it out! Just in time for winter snuggling!







24 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful quilt. I especially love the multi-colored binding -- what a fun touch!

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    1. Thanks Kat, it took a bit of work to make the binding with the different pieces but I got there in the end!

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  2. Love the colors of this quilt! My favorite part is the pop of red in the binding! Great job!!

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    1. Cheers Laura, I like the variety in the binding too. Thanks for the feedback!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Brooke! Have a good week!

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  4. What a gorgeous combination of colours and fabrics for this cozy quilt. Looks fabulous! Tracey's going to love it! Well worth the wait!

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    1. Thank you Lorna - the weather has turned very wintery today so I am sure Tracey will be making use of it already!

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  5. The red and grey color scheme is really nice, the quilting looks great, nice finish!

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    1. Thanks Judy, as soon as I saw how the colour combo was looking I knew exactly who to give it to!

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  6. I love grey with pretty much anything, and this is a really fun mix of colors and shapes!

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    1. I am enjoying using the grey too; thanks for the feedback!

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  7. I love the quilting on your quilt. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks Carol, I wanted to keep it fairly simple and quick. Have a good week!

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    1. Thanks Anita - it's always fun to try new designs.

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  9. Hi Jen, just found you through your comment on Natalia Bonners quilting blog. Nice to find another NZ Blogger that quilts! I am in Whangarei Northland. Lovely quilt by the way.

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    1. Oh very cool! Yes, there are not many of us appearing on these blogs so it is always nice to hear from another kiwi! Have a super week - it has turned nasty down here winter-wise and I've just had a text from a friend in Cromwell to show me her daughter is snuggled up under her birthday quilt to watch TV - exactly what it is intended for! Cheers, Jenny

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  10. That is a pretty combo of colors and prints. Well done! It looks super cozy as well!

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    1. NIce to hear from you Vera! Yes, I think the quilt is well named, and with some autumn snow trying to arrive it would seem the delivery of the quilt was well-timed!

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  11. What a pretty quilt! Perfect for snuggling! It looks like it's going to be well-used. Isn't that the best way to show appreciation for the beautiful work and talent?

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comments - I agree totally!

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  12. Bet this is coming in handy these last couple of days!!

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    1. I think it might have been! A taste of what's to come I guess!

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