Friday, September 13, 2013

Road to Fortune!




  Name:  Road to Fortune


Design: a traditional paper pieced block, inspiration That Stash Bee February


Size:  approx  70" by 70"


Fabric:  Scraps and stash fabrics for binding, borders and backing


Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white on the diagonal






It's finished!  I have been working on this one since last spring.  I first made several blocks for That Stash Bee and thought, "hey, these are fun!"  So I made more of them.  25 of them to be exact.  I made one a week for awhile until I decided I was tired of them.  Then I decided that I really need to just get this finished!  Totally made from scraps, the Road to Fortune block is a paper pieced traditional block.  I even used white scraps so the white in each block is also scrappy.   The quilt is bound in one of my favourite binding fabrics, a purple tone on tone from RJR fabrics from forever ago.
I quilted it on the diagonal in aurifil 50 wt in white.  Erg.  Quilting on the diagonal.  It is just awkward!  But I love the look!  The quilt is backed with some brightly coloured dragonfly print and a print from Ikea that I have had forever.  I know I made our daughter a sun dress with it when she was about 6 or 7 and she is now 24!  I added a bit of scrappy-ness in the borders too.
Isn't it fun to finish a quilt!  Linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday.
















16 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous! I'm sure you're so happy to have it done.

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  2. Good for you Cathy! Another one off the list. Now for some new starts? How was guild?

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  3. THIS IS SO GREAT! I can't believe you paper pieced all those blocks. One a week makes istseem much more manageable. Great use of scraps, and great idea.

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  4. Finishing a quilt is the best, and this is a great one. Very nicely done Cathy. The quilting is just right (even if it's a pain!) and the scrappy bits in the border are a lot of fun.

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  5. I absolutely adore the punch of color in the border! Great job finishing this up :)

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  6. Really scraptacular. I love the colours of this quilt - so fun, so vibrant.

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  7. that is so beautiful! I love it and it makes me wish I quilted.
    Cathy

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  8. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! The colours are great and there is so much movement!

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  9. This is simply lovely! I love the bright colors along with the white. It really makes them stand out. Beautiful!

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  10. Congrats on a great finish! I love the colors in this quilt!

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  11. I love this quilt! It's so colorful! May I ask, is this your own pattern?

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  12. love this bright colourful well pieced quilt...well done!

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  13. You know I love this one so much!! And the fact that mine is still blocks staring at me and yours is finished makes me want to GET BUSY! Which is exactly the motivation I needed. Just think of us sitting on our couches under twin quilts so very far away but brought together by a love of quilting and good friends. :)

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