Saturday, July 19, 2014

Row By Row Finish

I've never really plowed through to finish a project like this one before, but it does feel great to have this Row By Row quilt all done. It did take me longer than I planned to take photos. I just couldn't get the right lighting to get the quilting to show up on white fabric but I finally figured it out.
WARNING: This is photo heavy.
I am continuing with my free-motion quilting practice and with this quilt, it was the only way to go because of the 3-D pinwheel and the appliqu├ęs I had to work around. This dresden block was supposed to be a sunflower but I wanted to change it up and use different colors for the block. 

 TA DA! The completed quilt. I wanted to make it useable and not hanging on my wall so I planned and sketched the layout to make these blocks fit together.

This was the first time that I've ever sewn a wonky block and it wouldn't have been so bad if the pattern was correct. I had to adjust the measurements and color placement was all wrong. I did contact the quilt shop to let them know so others wouldn't have any problems.

This was also my first time sewing the 3-D pinwheels. I do love the look of it but it was not an easy thing to quilt through the thickness so I left it alone and quilted around it. I think the 3-D pinwheel would look so fun in pillow form. 
In order to show the quilting, I laid the quilt across my quilting machine and utilized the window's natural light as I took the photos. 

I am just practicing lots and lots of swirls lately. I did circles and stippling on the dresden plates.

The double pinwheels on the left side I added some feathers and the corners I echoed the flowers all over it.

This row was supposed to be a Christmas theme but I didn't want that. This pattern was really confusing. I made so many cutting mistakes that I finally had to break it down by sections and pieced and cut as I go. It took a while but I love how it turned out. 

These are some more close-up shots

My poor quilt has been folded so many times that it finally formed fold lines. This is what the back looks like. I did some outlining around the pumpkins on the first row.

One of the requirements of the Row By Row Experience was that a label had to be added. In order to break up the white I added a row of squares and fit in the label close to the center so it gets worked in with the quilting so it can't get taken out.
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BTW...DD loves this quilt so much that she says she's going to steal it when she moves out :-)

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Carol S. said...

This is just gorgeous and your quilting on it is amazing! Love the pinwheels!

Missy Shay said...

I love your quilt and the quilting is fantastic!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Beautiful work! I love the colour scheme and there is just so much to look at that is interesting!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congrats / this is just stunning! :)

Run 'n Stitch said...

I absolutely LOVE your choice of colors. Your free motion quilting looks great. The 3D pinwheels are a great added attraction. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece of art!

Lin said...

It's beautiful Kim - well done. Love all that quilting. xx

Sharon said...

That's beautiful! I love your quilting!