Thursday, November 5, 2009

Soiree Charm Square Quilt

I finished another quilt. This one is also a quilt that I will be keeping for me! Now I have two quilts that were made especially for me by me! I'm so spoiled, I know!
I really liked this pattern from when I made it the first time, and decided that I'd also like I quilt for me. So I used two charm square packs of Soiree by Moda and whipped this quilt out in no time. It went super fast since I already knew how big I wanted it and did a lot of chain piecing which made the process faster. The final quilt measures 58x80 approximately (I actually think it shrunk up quite a bit after washing.)

For the backing, I used a light green Kona Cotton. Plain. Very plain. I had two charm squares left over, so I threw them in the mix to add a little something. And I kinda like it!

Since I normally end by saying "I LOVE IT", I should probably confess that I didn't love this quilt. After I got the top pieced and the quilt basted, I wasn't sure if I was totally in love with it. I decided to quilt it anyway. I did a basic stippling since I just did a straight line quilting on my last quilt and wanted to mix it up a little. I got about 25% through the quilting and decided I really didn't like it at all. In fact I didn't like it! I set it aside for a few days and debated weather to become best friends with the seam ripper or just keep going. After a few more days, I decided to just finish it and at least get some use out of it. I think I decided it was the colors, they just weren't working for me. So I finished it...pouting the whole time, and I threw it in the washer and dryer. As I pulled it out of the dryer, I just started to smile because I was so very happy with what I was seeing. I laid it out on the floor and just sat and stared at it for ever. I LOVE IT!!

My conclusion - the best part of quilting-- the crinkle goodness! It can change a quilt!

6 comments:

RosaMarĂ­a said...

beautiful!!! i love it!

Rebekah said...

Don't be so hard on yourself. This quilt is beautiful and I love how it turned out!

Teresa p said...

It looks great. Sometimes we are our toughest critics, but I understand how if you're not loving a project, it's hard to finish it. Good job on not throwing it into the UFO pile, too.

taylor said...

it's gorgeous!!! aren't the crinkles just fabulous??

Crafty Christina said...

Oooh, I love it too!!!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

These are gorgeous! What a talent you have, I so wish I could quilt...