Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt Complete

I was able to finish the quilting on my Summer Solstice quilt but getting the photos done took a bit of time. I took advantage of this week's Thanksgiving break and went out to get some photos. 

This quilt was so big that it was a challenge to find a place I could drape it over. We finally found a balcony at a park nearby the local zoo and took the photos before it got dark. Daylight savings time has made our days so short that we had to get things done earlier than normal.

Anywho, I chose to make the large 24" blocks for a total of sixteen blocks so it would drape around my bed. I did all the quilting in one night and removed it from the frame because my fur babies like to help.

I chose a blue floral 30's background and a solid kona cotton purple for the binding. I also sat down and did the binding all in one sitting. If you've been following me on Instagram, you can see my kitten trying to help me bind the quilt.

This is a close up of the free-motion quilting. I randomly did a sort of flower feathers and swirls to make it go quick but boy, did I use a lot of thread. I went through seventeen bobbins and almost a spool of So Fine thread. I was getting worried when I saw how little of the spool I had left but I was so happy to see there was enough thread to finish my quilt.

This is hubby helping me with the photos and just to show you how big the quilt is. Hubby is pretty tall and the quilt still drapes quite a bit with him wrapping it around himself. This is going to be one cozy quilt for us to use. I doubled the cotton batting and we can feel it as we carried it to find a place to take photos.

I am off to prep for Thanksgiving. 

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Jeanna said...

You did a great job on your Summer Solstice quilt. It turned out so pretty!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs :)

Lin said...

Beautiful! xx

Charlotte M. said...

It turned out beautiful. I am thinking maybe some day I will do another one in a smaller size block. I did 4 40 inch blocks for my queen size quilt. Your colors are so beautiful. Wonderful finish.

EmileeHope said...

Beautiful finish!!!

mangozz said...

Your quilt is beautiful!! It almost looks vintage!

Missy Shay said...

I'm behind on my blog reading, but your quilt looks great! I love the colors!

Mary Marcotte said...

This is a beautiful quilt! And that you've doubled the batting will really make it warm and cozy. You'll love it when winter gets mean. I really love that pattern. The two blocks play well as do the colors. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Your quilt is fantastic, just so soothing, traditional, and beautiful all in one!