Monday, May 2, 2011

H2H top finished


I try not to show the same quilt very many times here, but I got this top finished today and wanted to share it.  I am really pleased with the overall look.  Rhonda sent some fantastic fabrics.  These are colors I would not have selected on my own, so it was really fun to expand my horizons.  I used up just about every last piece she sent me.  I was able to use a large piece I had been saving for the back, the small inner border, and the short bars on the squares block.  The only thing I had to buy was the black and white for the star background and the outer 4" border.  Here is a close-up of a corner so you can see the fabric better.


The quilt is 60" x 60".  It is now hanging on the quilt rack with its backing waiting for me to have a quilting day.


Amongst the other things I did today was to design a foundation piece for a circle of flying geese to go around Hokule'a.  As soon as I decide on colors for the geese and background, I will get that started.  I finished stitching the compass to the background using a double blanket stitch (number 79 on my Bernina 350).  I used variegated King Tut in blues, golds and greens.  I am not sure I am thrilled with it yet, but I am hoping I come around.  I would hate to rip that all out.  It is raw edge stitched, so if I feel so compelled, I could rip it out.  Maybe the ring of geese will make a difference. 
Today, I finished two quilt tops, made a foundation piece pattern, made a star block with made fabric and took photos to write a tutorial for another blog, and generally had a great time in the studio.  The rain is back in our neck of the woods.  One day of sun was nice, but I am ready for at least three in a row any time now.  I hope all is going well with all of you.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

11 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous... both of them...

Sue Daurio said...

Wow stunning, both of them!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Red is my favorite color, so, I really like the top quilt. The compass is great. I can't wait to see the next part done. That one is out of my comfort zone. I don't do paper piecing.

Laura said...

I love your compass quilt! The geese look great. I am going to try some for our MQG kona solids challenge (as soon as I get a few other things sewn!)

Sarah Craig said...

Those are both just gorgeous, Miki!! Whoop whoop!!

Sara said...

Rich colors,how pretty and the flying geese around that Hokule'a are a nice touch!

highpitchedbarking said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Karen said...

I love what you did with your H2H fabrics. I will try to remember this pattern because I would love to make a quilt using this pattern.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Nicely done~!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very pretty pattern - just makes the fabrics shine! I agree with Karen - would love to make a quilt using this.

Sarah Craig said...

Love them both, Miki!! Good work!!