Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Pieceful Finish

I have a finish to show off!  I started this quilt in 2016 (you can read about the blocks in this post), sent it off to my longarm quilter, then it sat in my sewing room waiting to be bound.  Well, voila, here is Pieceful:

Pieceful is 78" square, a little larger than Mr. Main Street's wingspan, and my secondary quilt holder, Miss Main Street, moved away to Brooklyn to live the life of a recent college grad and pursue her dream of becoming a comedian.  So I have to make do. 

Pieceful is part of my Fig Tree Harvest series, an effort to finally make quilts from all my hoarded stash of Fig Tree Quilts fabrics.  You can see my collection to date under the Fig Tree Harvest tab at the top of the page or here.  The weird thing is that I've made all these quilts but the basket holding my Fig Tree stash does not seem to get any emptier!  There are still a few more in there. 

Karen Thompson did the quilting using a panto.  I like the quilting design very much.  The dense, wavy lines soften the hard edges of all the small squares and blur the colors together. 

Here's a closer-up of the quilting.

I even used fabric from stash for the backing and binding.  The backing is a large-scale floral tone-on-tone.  It's not Fig Tree and has been in my stash for years, I'm glad I finally found a good application for it.  And the binding is leftover fabric I bought for the centers and outer rings for Globe Trotting, an earlier Fig Tree Harvest quilt.

I have no idea what will be next in the Fig Tree Harvest series.  I have quite a bit of fabric left but it is a mish-mash of colors and designs, lots of small pieces, so will likely have to be something very scrappy.  But that will have to wait; I have other quilting fun planned for the near term.  Stay tuned!

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  1. Always nice to have a finish in some favorite fabrics! That quilting is a wonderful contribution to the whole. Enjoy!

  2. What a beautiful finish.. You keep harvesting some lovely combinations. The quilting does soften the edges. It was a great choice. Have fun deciding what's next.

  3. I love how the quilting looks, it gives the quilt a lot of movement! It is such a great look from 2 blocks. Glad you have another finish on the books!


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