Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Westminster Niner for Wednesday

Over the weekend I engaged in some marathon quilt binding and now I can show off what I got finished. This is my Westminster Niner. All the fabrics are from Westminster - Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, Phillip Jacobs. The pattern in a new release from Thimble Blossoms called Niner - you can see it here.



I am so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY with this quilt! It measures about 84" square and is going to look fabulous in my new house. I'm envisioning this hanging over the back of my living room sofa.... or on my bed. Who know where it will end up. I dragged it outside for a couple of pictures this afternoon. It was very sunny and hard to get the colors exactly right.



Lounging on the lawn - looks comfy! LOL



Here is a close up of one of the "blocks"... except I didn't follow the pattern direction and instead of blocks I put it together in diagonal rows. Doing it the way I did eliminated dealing with bias edges all along the outside of the block and made it easier to assemble, in my humble opinion. Also I cut all of the outside triangle units using my Easy Cut ruler (it is an older version of the EZ Companion Angle ruler) and I had no bias edges to deal with, at all. I probably used more background fabric the way I did it, but I had lots of the lovely yellow fabric with the orange dots.



I really love the pantograph quilting pattern on this quilt. It is a large paisley in a bright orange thread and was done by Terry Finnerty of The Walking Needle. - you can see her Facebook page here. I am very happy with her work. I really feel that the quilting give the quilt a wonderful extra dimension.

Now I'd like to wash this quilt and get it nice and crinkly but that will have to wait for the weekend. On Monday my washer decided it didn't like to do big loads and has overflowed twice. The oldest Y chromosome member of this household has "repaired" it to his satisfaction, but not mine. He believes I should only do small loads and then it won't overflow. Genius idea... too bad I do the washing for 4 people who change clothes daily and create a large amount of laundry. The washer has been going non-stop on the "small" load plan. And while this may keep him from purchasing a new washer I'm sure the electric and water bill next month will increase substantially. Grrrrr.... I'll take the quilt down to my son's house over the weekend and use his washer instead.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

17 comments:

  1. Sorry about your washing machine. The quilt is beautiful! :0)

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  2. Wonderfully fun quilt!! Love it!! Yuck on the washer ~ I finally got a new one ~ what a difference ~ my old one was 20 years old!

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  3. That quilt will be wonderful no matter where you decide to use it. Sorry to hear about the washer, maybe he (the small load man) should start doing the laundry!

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  4. It looks terrific! I think the extra background fabric used is worth it to avoid having a non-flat quilt.

    Washer woes are awful!

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  5. What a pretty quilt! Men are funny - my husband "repairs" things in hopes of avoiding a call to the repair man. Usually just postponing the inevitable. :)

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  6. Totally gorgeous quilt - bright and fun and uplifting - no wonder you are HAPPY!! There is nothing worse than a leaking washing machine - the water seems to go EVERYWHERE. Hope you can persuade sooner rather than later for a new one, makes life easier all round - good luck!

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  7. gawdgeous dahling! love love love the quilt.

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  8. I just love this quilt. The yellow really makes everything pop!! Love all the fabrics!

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  9. I love that quilt!!! The yellow background really makes everything pop!!

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  10. Oh Carol what an exciting vibrant quilt - the yellow background is SO you!

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  11. This is beautiful!! And you are so quick, to have it all quilted and bound. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Made my day!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Kaffe is my all-time fav!!!

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  13. i love this quilt, but then I love all your bright,happy quils.

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  14. Love the Westminster Niner quilt!

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