07 December, 2010

Valuable Finish


Values Quilt
66'' Square

Finally, a finish. Well, almost. I haven't come up with a name for this one yet.

This one is a long time coming. It feels like it, at least. I started this one back in April. I'm usually much faster than this. Oh well. I fully claim life as getting in the way. It happens. And I'm okay with that. Lately, however, I've been craving finishes. I've got a few more going on, I'll keep you posted on those.
Once I got it basted it only took me a week to finish it. Really it took only one full day to quilt it. The one day Hubby gave me and I took it. Another evening and I had the binding on it. We went away for the weekend two weeks ago and I stitched away happily in the evenings at my MIL's.

The quilting is pretty darn simple. I can see why so many stick with simple straight lines. It's mindless, sure, but it gets things done quickly. For the one square section I went with these freehand and rather primitive hearts. The Monster is very big into drawing hearts these days, so that's where these came from.

The binding is this blue green. I found the quilt to be quite pink/red. Lots of warm tones. So I bound it in blue. The quilting is actually in two different blues as well. I think it balances things out a little bit better. What do you think?

Someone else has already taken to it quite quickly.

25 comments:

Jodi said...

What do I think? I love it! Everything about it! Thanks for sharing!

Lee Ann said...

The quilt is stunning! Beautiful. :-)

Kris said...

I love it! It has a real "ripple" kind of feel to it.

Lisa said...

Oh I love the colors! and the binding is fantastic.

homemadepineapplemarshmallows said...

Just beautiful!! I love the offset diamond and all the rich colors and textural interest-yum! ALSO-think of straight lines as "snuggly" not easy :)

Becky said...

Really very beautiful! I always love a scrappy quilt and yet I'm scared to make one. This is fantastic.

Tara said...

This really appeals to me! I love it!

Mary said...

Are you kidding? My favorite kind of quilt!

The Yummy Mummy said...

Seriously, you're talent is incredible. I'm in awe.

And maybe just a little jealous... :)

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I Love value quilts--And yours is no exception! I think I love the "offset" ones best.

Jen said...

This really turned out well. I really like it. I hope to see it in person.

amandajean said...

a valuable finish, indeed! it's quite lovely. i love how the values are really defined at a distance yet the squares blend together up close. also, i think if i ever did one of these (as is the plan), my quilt would have many more cool tones, so i would have to bind it with warm tones.
the simple quilting is spot on. can you tell that i LOVE this quilt?

~Michelle~ said...

this is great - I think it's very balanced... the design is off-center, but that just serves to remind me to life is too! great job quilting!

Wonky Girl said...

Lovely quilt and very pretty baby Girl :)

Suzanne said...

Cheryl, it's wonderful! It reminds me of throwing a pebble in the pond and watching the ripples. Plus I really like how the "pebble" is off-center.

brown robin said...

OMG! I just love this one. I love all your quilts, but this one sings to me. I can't put my finger on it... the offset design, the colors? I think it's just the whole darn thing... absolutely gorgeous!

Exuberant Color said...

I think the quilt has a great mix of colors and that the blue binding works great. Simple quilting is the only way to go as far as I am concerned. I do about 2 a year with a lot of quilting and all the rest have simple quilting.

HipHome said...

Hand it over sweet little girl! I am LOVING this quilt. Loving doesn't quite explain how much I want to jump through the screen and snatch it.
I may have to figure out how to quilt from patterns to do this. Where did you find the pattern?

Heidi said...

simply beautiful. I'd like to have it too, but I see there are others in line before me :-)

KatieQ said...

I love the way you off-set the square/diamond. It really gives the quilt great movement. No wonder your sweet bunny loves it.

Nicole said...

great quilt - I like how you achieve the values somewhat unexpectedly - the colour choices aren't the conventional lights and darks (which are frequently actually tones....), though to me the blues really do jump out 9contrary to being a cool colour) - great job!

anti snore said...

great job quilting!This is fantastic.Thanks for sharing!

blair said...

GORGEOUS!!! I made a value quilt out of my fabric stash last year and its one of my favorite quilts, so much to look at!

I've been a bad bee'er. I've got quilt squares finished and waiting to be mailed out!Yours included!

sewkatiedid said...

Love it of course! I have an offset at the shop, it's my favorite and I'm hoping to replace it so I can snuggle under it.

nanann said...

What a happy quilt!