5.20.2011

quilt bliss

remember when i mentioned this quilt forever ago?  i'm so excited to say it's finished!!  i started it over a year ago when i was in utah on vacation and thought it would make a great hand sewing project for watching tv or sitting on the couch.  i'll admit i had to put it away a few times because it was just too much... all those pieces to cut out and pressing all the edges under and pinning and stitching...
thanks to our recent move and two 24 hour drives, i got the motivation to finish it once and for all.
and i love it. 
i love it so much, i kicked all my old favorite quilts off my ladder and here it sits.
the pattern is camille roskelley's bliss
i loved every thing about the pattern so i even used the same fabrics as she did... except for the binding and backing.  i loved the rosy ticking stripe from camille's simple abundance line so i used it for the back.  
it was a pretty simple pattern. don't be discouraged by my experience... she recommend using machine applique.  so. much. faster.  i just really like the look of hand applique and thought this quilt would look more vintage with it so i did it that way.

do you love the ric-rac?
i decided this was a quilt that needed to be professionally quilted so i had millie of millie's meandering do it.  she did an amazing job!  the quilting really takes this quilt from cute to WOW!  millie has quilted a couple quilts for me now and every time she does i am so so in love!  she's fast, she's very good, and her prices are great!  she doesn't have a website, but if you want her info, let me know. oh, she's in utah, so i just take quilts in when i'm there and have someone pick them up for me.
anyway, i finished this quilt a few months ago, but i just go inspired to post it through the blogger's quilt festival hosted by amy!  there are so many gorgeous quilts to look at!  go check it out- it's pure quilt bliss!

10 comments:

stitchinpenny said...

I would have had it professionally quilted with all that work in it. It is beautiful.

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissima!
Ciao

Andrea Pisano said...

beautiful work. I congratulate

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt and it deserves all that ladder space! A future family heirloom!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

It turned out gorgeous. I love the use of the jumbo ric rac. Wonderful family treasure.

Siobhan said...

Its gorgeous, I love it :)

henny said...

I like the simplicity of the pattern, beautiful! All your hardworks is really worth it :)

Eileen said...

beautiful and i love hand applique, too. wonderful. and quilting is fantastic too. thanks for sharing and have a great day

JCnNC said...

Beautiful quilt and wonderful quilting. Thanks for sharing it. Judy C

Anne Ida said...

Thst is one beautiful quilt!