Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's finished!

I finally finished quilting this bright quilt.
I had the quilt in the machine for a week, it took me roughly 23 hours of non-stop quilting, add in the sore back allowance and breaks and I was standing at this quilt for over 30 hours.
Why such bright colors?
I am entering it into the HMQS Quilt show and the theme is Pump up the Color. These bright squares are definitely full of color. I have a booth at the show as well, so if you are in the Salt Lake area May 7-9th, come and check my booth out!

I alternated the squares by quilting the outside of the flower and then the inside of the flower. This gives the quilt a 3-D look. The pictures don't give it justice. It looks amazing.

The green flower block took 15 minutes (Clint timed me) and the yellow flower block took about 10 minutes. I averaged all 80 big blocks at 12 minutes and came up with 16 hours. Then the outside small squares took 5 minutes each and there are 76 blocks that took 6.33 hours.

Here's a picture of the back with the front. I personally like that back more because I am not a huge brights fan, but it's my reversible quilt and I love it! The only thing I wish I would have done was use three more thread colors, but then I really never would have finished. I used over 6400 yards of thread on this quilt!

I only need to trim, iron, bind, put a sleeve on and then I will be finished. Any volunteers?

I think I am going to call it "Pumped Up Flower Patch."

I would love any better name suggestions!

23 comments:

Stacey said...

call it whatever you want, that thing is on FIRE!!!!!! I sure wish I get that good one day. truly amazing, you are very talented!!!!! and good luck in the show with it.

Missy said...

Wow! Beautiful quilt. The quilting is amazing.

I love both the front and the back. I'd have a hard time choosing which to display...I'd be constantly turning it over! LOL

I like the name you chose. I think it fits perfectly.

Good luck to you at the quilt show.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Amazing idea for a quilt and even more amazing execution! I love it!
I like the name with only a slight variation - "Pumped Up Flower Power". I can volunteer to do the binding and sleeve, but I don't think I could ever part with it to return it to you. So talented.

Quilt Hollow said...

Well there ya go! All that quilting really paid off big time! It turned out absolutely wonderful!! I'm with you...drawn to the back side more but this is only because I liked muted color. Give yourself a big ol' pat on the back girlfriend! Now I have to ask, did you have tie-offs or did you bury every time you had to change those thread colors? Also...our guild has a show in early November...wanna send it here to show too?

jabeybaby said...

What an awesome quilt! I absolutely love the quilting on that!! What a great job!!

Sam said...

Love the quilt. I liek the back too! So much work!

Millie said...

The quilting made that quilt. And the back is just as pretty as the front of the quilt. Good luck at the quilt show.

Eileen said...

This is absolutely stunning! I hope you win a prize!
I would volunteer to bind it for you. :-) But I'm sure you want it to be done all by your own hand. Beautiful work.

Louann said...

I hope you win! It is awesome!

Loretta said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! Wishing you all the luck in the show!!!!!!

Dawn said...

Ohhhh, Flower Power!!

Cristie :) said...

Call it c-R-a-Z-y lady! That is just unbelievable! I do agree, I think I like the back side even more...just cause it's such a "surprise". Amazing work and best of luck! :)

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Just beautiful!! Love the alternate quilting of the flowers...

Priscilla said...

It's an amazing quilt, both sides, well done, congratulations to you!
Kristina
www.priscillacraft.blogspot.com

Nanci said...

Well as you know from visiting me, I love brights, which makes us all so different. You have done a great works here! You would have my vote! You would win! And I would hire a masseuse to rub your back as one of the prizes!
Wonderful!

Vivian Love said...

This is beautiful! Worth all the work you put into it. Good luck at the show! Awesome!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

What a beauty! Good luck in the show! I wish I could see it in person. It looks like an incredible piece of artwork!

Angela said...

I love the bright colors. So pretty!!

Iva said...

This is an awesome quilt... what an amazing job you did!! And the bright colors are just perfect.

At one time brights were not my favorite either; but things change. So maybe some day this quilt will become among your favorites.

Good luck at the show!

another amy said...

Oh that back is SO cool! I have truly never seen anything like it. A work of art!

Sølvi's blog said...

Wow - you did beautiful quilting on this one. Great job!

Tozz said...

I love the effect you have produced in these blocks. How clever are you?? I hope you win HMQS show...it would be awesome!

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