Monday, December 15, 2014

Surprise!!

I just had to go to a quilt shop to meet two of my friends ( they really had to twist my arm, and bribe me to go in... it was tough - Right Cheryl and Judy)  I really was screaming as I went in.... yep - that's not the truth.... but I'm going with it!

I found this little package of 1/2 squares - I think They called it a Turnover.... but truly - I can't remember. It just looked cute and I am a sucker for pre-cuts.....

I also told myself I had better get busy - this had to be made into something before 2015.....  and

Surprise!!! Not only did I make the top - I quilted it. Yep.... just the binding awaits....  ( after I figure out how I want to bind it)



I had such a fun time quilting it... I had no plans so I combined a pantograph and bubbles and lines and just had a good time.



I used Quilters Dream - Dream Puff batting - I LOVE that batting. It is puffy ( duh) and light weight - but so warm..... and if you live in my house in the winter - you want warm .   Someone might not like to turn the heater up.....


I am thinking that I will bind it in Dark Blue


Or maybe Lime Green..... Ideas?

This is the back - I zig zag print.  There is a quilt shop in Fort Morgan - Inspirations- the boys had a Cross Country meet there - so I went a tad early and checked out the shop - and found this zig zag -





And now I have a puffy perfect yummy warm quilt... that needs binding.... But I am happy!


25 comments:

Michele said...

Really nice and I like the idea of the dark blue binding too.

Judy V. in Thornton, CO said...

Love what you did with the squares and the quilting is so unique! I would call it "Just Because." When one makes a quilt just because she feels like it (even if there is a deadline, ha), it turns out great! You did good!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

How about a striped binding? Maybe find a print with these colors in it, or black & white would work too.

Sherrill said...

Love the zig zag quilt--such cool colors! How big is it and the 1/2 square triangles? I might hafta do one of those. The quilting is beautiful also. GOOD JOB!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Beautiful quilting and design Alycia! I am sure you were screaming........screaming for joy!!!!!

Vicki W said...

That is so cute and I love your quilting!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

I'd go with lime green for the binding. Really cool little quilt and I love how you quilted it.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

LOVE this!! What about lime and blue for the binding? The quilting is fabulous. . . as usual ;)

Andee said...

WOW, the quilting on that is phenominal! Great job!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Absolutely beautiful quilting! I am loving all the circle designs you have been using lately. I think framing it with a lime binding would be fun!

swooze said...

As soon as you said binding I guessed lime green!

Great quilt.

knitnkwilt said...

Lovely quilt. If it were mine, I'd bind in white except match the edges of the zig zag.

LizA. said...

Wow! are your bubbles freehand or template?

TLC said...

I love the quilt! Your quilting is exquisite too.
And of course we NEVER want to go to the quilt shop.............

Vicki in MN said...

I would say a dark blue or the dark grey for binding. It sure is lovely and it shows you had a good time quilting it.

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Adorable! Your quilting is amazing.

Maartje Quilt said...

The top and the quilting are stunning!!! All the good suggestions for the binding, makes your job not easier!! I will come back to see it with your binding.
Love from Amsterdam

Heather Graves said...

Wow, I love the quilting - super fun! Tough call on the binding

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The quilt looks fabulous! The quilting adds such wonderful texture. I vote for the blue binding, but then blue is my favorite color. :) Visiting from Let's Bee Social.

Vera said...

What a pretty quilt. I like the giant bubbles.

molly b quilts said...

Pretty quilt and fun quilting! I initially wondered about white binding, but that might be weird. I think I'd do a lighter blue, but you can't really go wrong.

Lorna McMahon said...

This is fabulous! I adore the quilting. Especially those bubbles! How fun! Binding? You can do it!

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Spectacular! I love it!

Kate said...

Beautifully done. Love the quilt and the quilting!

Mary Huey said...

Very creative and inspiring quilting!!