Thursday, February 28, 2013

Atlanta trip- the sewing

I had one goal and one goal only while in Atlanta: work on my Good Folks king quilt.  And...I even finished the top!!

I have had this bundle of Good Folks for almost 3 years, and was too paralyzed to cut it.  I knew I wanted something special just for me.  Finally, I decided it was Time.  And go big or go home....how about a king quilt for our bed?

Being a king quilt, I wanted larger blocks to keep things proportional.  And, I am not gonna lie to you, I didn't want to spend a million years cutting teeny tiny pieces, so that by the time it was done, I hated the thing. Besides, Anna Maria's fabrics look amazing in larger chunks.  These blocks finish up at 15" each.

I am happy to say (and I have witnesses), that not only was I gushing and giddy the entire time that I was sewing this top, I didn't even utter a single swear word during its construction.  True story!

It came together much faster than I had even dared to dream it would.  But I was on a mission.  Juki and I went hard!


I decided to use a mixture of low volume fabrics as my neutral, and this is one of my favorite parts of the quilt.

I bought a bunch of buttery Little Folks voile for the back.

 

This baby finishes up at 120" by 90"!  It will be sent to Krista to do some quilting magic :)

21 comments:

Amanda C said...
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Kelly O. said...

this is absolutely lovely! I made a lap quilt in this pattern and have been itching to do it again!

Little Island Quilting said...

If it's going to Krista it will be completely AMAZEBALLS :-)

Karen said...

I L.O.V.E. This quilt! It looks sooo good and the color choices are amazing! I've started dreaming early this morning! :)

QuiltyGirl said...

It is lovely! My fav part is also the use of many different neutrals!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I also have a few fabric lines that I am too paralyzed to cut into! Congrats on taking the plunge...and it loks fabulous.
Stefanie

Angela said...

yes I distinctly remember hopping about and clapping my hands over seeing this!

Katie B said...

Oh, just dreamy Kristie! I'm glad you made it safely back to Canada with that one.

Carla said...

What a beautiful quilt! Such a pretty line of fabric.

Amy said...

Gorgeous!

Flying Blind... said...

120"x90" and no swearing - you are a saint! Beautiful x

Sew Nomadic said...

It will be even better when you can snuggle under it! Rest assured that cutting that pretty fabric up has made for one hell of a quilt! Great job!

Cherie said...

This was even more gorgeous in person! I love that you will think of our great weekend whenever you see it!

diane said...

I sure hope this fabric line gets reprinted. I missed out the first time and I love it so much. This is going to be so special

Shay said...

She's a beauty alright - a big beauty.

Im going to have to ask for a signed notarised statutory declaration from those present that no swearing went into the making of this quilt top....

Jenniffier Kramer said...

It looks amazing. I love the way the fabric makes those blocks sparkle.

Gary said...

Lovely. You are a master.

Gary said...

Lovely. You are a master.

Kelsey said...

Amazing! That quilt is huge! I love the large blocks, it really looks proportional and it sounds like it helped you keep your sanity so double win!

Amanda said...

This is gorgeous. I love how you used those prints and just the thought of a king sized quilt is enough to make me woozy.

duckyhouse said...

So beatiful! I can't wait to see the finished product! PS - I am living my quilting world vicariously through you :)