Thursday, April 13, 2017

Tranquility ~~ a finish!

A finish, a finish. [Sing it with me, y'all]. A finish, a finish. It's the one that I wrote about here.


Finally, after sitting on the WIP table for months, then sitting on the long-arm waiting for thread and sitting while I cruised through Leah Day's website looking for quilting motifs, finally it's done. Done sitting, maybe? Ugh, no, now it's waiting on a photo shoot. 

I just couldn't wait to show you, so I had Richard hold it up...in front of his shed where dust and dirt were flying. Also, I realized too late that I hadn't even removed the markings. Yes, yes, I'm a mess. But I have a finish!


I wasn't liking those scrap taupes and beiges in the background... until I saw the pictures. Somehow they seem to float and throw shadows on the quilt. Don't be fooled--everything is pieced into the top and every inch of this baby is quilted, with the exception of the lime green bars and the smallest of taupe "droppings." 


I haven't counted how many different quilting motifs are on the quilt, but I really should do that if I can. Check out one little piece.



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Quilt Stats
Name:  Tranquility
Size:  55 X 60 
Fabrics:  Scrap fabrics from stash
Background:  Kona taupe + various scraps
Binding:  Kona bison
Pattern:  Improv blocks
Quilting:  Custom free motion

19 comments:

Kat said...

This is really beautiful, and your quilting is killer! You should be proud!

Ariane said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Karen S said...

Yay! Wonderful to have a finish. And a great one at that. It is always interesting how we can see things differently through our photos. And you have obviously had a lovely play with all the quilting designs.

Barb said...

What a fun quilt

Kaja said...

How funny - my very first thought was how much I loved the little pale bits floating around in the background. I'm glad you came to like them too. I like a lot the way you've used lots of different quilting designs - they all sit together well and give lots of extra interest.

grammajudyb said...

This quilt is a work of art! I am so impressed. I have friends who wouldn't like it, but "poo" on them. I love it! Modern Quilting, here I come!

Preeti said...

Such a fabulous quilt. I love how you combined modern improv piecing with traditional quilting patterns. There is so much to savor in this quilt. Not just a finish - a fab finish - YAY!!!

Lisa J. said...

This is a great quilt. I love the splashes of lime green in it.

Ann said...

I love how the solid taupe hides seams lines and shows off the quilting. I discovered the same thing with muslin last year. Really need to use solids when we want those effects.
Also like the mix of prints and solids. There are too many beautiful prints to only work with solids. Sigh. You balanced the lime greens very well. Good choice to have a vew blocks without.
Congratulations on a gorgeous finish.
Thanks for linking with AHIQ, Mary.

Kaja said...

Just me again, to say thanks for linking this up with AHIQ; it's always nice to share in a finish!

PaulaB quilts said...

A fascinating piece that keeps me looking and looking. The piecing and the quilting give it movement and depth, like you mentioned shadows. Congrats.

JanineMarie said...

Great finish--my favorite parts are those variations in the taupe background and the lime parts that stand out so well because you didn't quilt them. I'm looking forward to seeing your "formal" photo shoot. Be sure to include lots of close-ups of the quilting!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A wonderful finish! And I love all the different quilting, really makes it!

Monica said...

That is funny that you didn't like them at first, because those little tone on tone bits are my favourite part! LOVE the interest they give. And your quilting is beautiful too. Congratulations, great finish!

Marly said...

Congratulations. It's a great design - seemilngly random yet balanced. Those lime green bars are a brilliant touch.

Kathy S. said...

A finish A finish! Whoop whoop! A finish!

Sheila Smithson said...

Love it and the quilting is beautiful.

Nicky said...

Amazing quilting! Bravo on your finish. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

Cheryl said...

I agree- the background taupe's and beige's look really good against the more colorful cabins!