Thursday, April 11, 2013

a noteworthy quilt

I received a surprise package in the mail from Sew Sisters in thanks for participating in their Kona challenge- remember the pregnant doll tutorial?  Included were some more Kona solids and a charm pack of Noteworthy by Sweetwater.

Now, normally when I get new fabric, it sits out on the kitchen counter awhile so I could look at it, then progresses to the desk in the craft room, eventually to be put away in the appropriate storage bin in the Closet of No Return. Then, much later, I find it, wondering why I have never USED it?

Not this time.

It was no sooner out of the envelope than I tore into it and sewed it into a patchwork baby quilt top.  Just. Like. That.  I kid you not, the top was sewn and pressed within 20 minutes.


While I was at it (and totally because I was too lazy to clean up and put away my machine),  I grabbed a scrap of batting, my 505 spray and a piece of perfectly coordinating Nicey Jane dots (rescued from The Closet) and basted that baby.  Continuing on, I decided to quilt it with some pretty free motion flowers, one in each square, to add a little something to the simple patchwork.


I especially love how the quilting looks against the backing.


The binding is a pink with loopy flowers as well, just made for this quilt.  This stuff is from my local Fabricland, and has been hanging in The Closet since my very first quilt, almost 3 years ago!  I attached it and finished hand sewing it on that night while catching up on trashy t.v.

So there you have it, the story of a quilt, made in less than a day, completely unplanned.  Noteworthy, I think :) 

19 comments:

Angela Nash said...

Fab! I love those flowers - have done them a couple times myself and always love how they look on both the front and back.

What Comes Next? said...

now that's the way to do it! wonderful little quilt

Svetlana said...

oooh, how totally fun. And that quilting is so perfect, so very noteworthy.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Wow! That was quick! It's beautiful! :)Love those free motion flowers.
Carol

Nicole Hannah said...

That's a perfect quilt. What will you do with it?

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the quilting! Funny, my Noteworthy quilt was made in quite the same manner, just pulled together all of the sudden!

Kelsey said...

seriously incredible Kristie! That is just craziness that you finished this fab quilt in a day. It turned out beautifully, notable is right!

Katie B said...

Noteworthy, indeed! And your quilting is super fancy.

Flying Blind... said...

Blimey!

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, excellent, love it! I so couldn't do that, the decisions would paralyse me. Actually I have a charm pack I decided about 2 months ago what to do with and I *still* haven't started, so maybe it's not the decisions but the ADHD ;o)

Lynne said...

Lovely -- very pretty! Great quilting.

Celia Ambrose said...

WOW! So pretty...and in one day. that is awesome. Wish I could get inspired and do a quilt in one day. Your quilting is beautiful. Is is by longarm? or domestic machine?

Michele said...

Absolutely, totally noteworthy. Very pretty and nicely done. I love the quilt flowers.

Carla said...

How lovely! That is one of my favourite lines

Heidi Grohs said...

Awesome!!! And definitely blog worthy too!

diane said...

1,2,3 BOOM and a quilt is born. Love the flower quilting in each little square!

alidiza said...

Wow!!! What a wonderful way to spend a day:-) This is beautiful... I'm such a sucker for Nicey Jane!!!

Esther said...

Don't you just love it when inspiration strikes you like a lightning bolt? Love what you did with the fabric. The FMQ looks very pretty on it!
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Tawny said...

Noteworthy and Gorgeous! :D