Monday, June 1, 2015

Almost Finished : :

Happy June 1st! After a way too busy May, I was so excited to flip that calendar to June. One last week of busy, or three more "wake-ups" if I'm using Haila's countdown, and then the Summer fun begins. I can't wait! With all the busyness these past few days, I was happy to find just enough time over the weekend to finish up my latest Diamond Strings Quilt!

Diamod Strings Finish!

This is my favorite one yet! I made it much more scrappy and switched up my block design just a little to form yellow diamonds wherever four blocks meet. The warm yellow clusters seem to sparkle and glow amidst the layers of prints and colors. I love it!

Backed in Crimson Dance

This one I finished simply, using a yellow Aurifil stitched close to each seam running top to bottom and left to right, to attach my Crimson Dance quilt back. I love this unique shade of red, especially when paired with these warm honey yellows and denim blues. The lacy, floral pattern is just sweet enough to add some needed femininity to this otherwise pretty gender neutral quilt. To blend in I wound my bobbin thread with a red Aurifil. This is the first time I've used so much of this print and I'm loving it as a quilt back!

Crimson Dance Love!

For the binding I used one of Art Gallery Fabrics' new Prisma Elements in Sapphire Sparkle. These are my new favorite blenders to use, they're making it into almost all of my projects these days, especially the ones that have a touch of metallic shimmer!

Bound in Prisma Element Blue

Now that it's all finished, I'm moving right onto my Etno Diamond Criss Cross Quilt. Another quilt as you go! My backing and binding fabrics just arrived a couple of days ago!

Etno Quilt Waiting!

This sketch floral Stitched Anthomania print is my favorite from the Etno collection. I can wait to see all five yards of it become a beautiful backed quilt!

Etno Favorite!

Here's to hoping I can get this one completely finished before school's out this Thursday! We shall see!

♡ Maureen

23 comments:

  1. I love this happy quilt. It is a perfect quilt for the start of summer sunshine.

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  2. You are so good at putting together color/pattern in your fabrics. Love it!

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  3. Love scrappy quilts and your fabric is awesome! Can't believe kids are out thurs! No done in MA for a couple more weeks... Late June! Making up for all the snow days!

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  4. I always love a scrappy quilt and both if these are terrific!

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  5. I love your choice of fabrics and the backing is awesome!

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