My First 2015 Finish!

Every time I finish a quilt I say to myself “Self, this is my favorite quilt!”  Do you do that?

I think I do that because I always learn something new with every project. This week I finished the ‘Deconstructed – Not’ quilt. (Just to let you know, I have renamed her to Exuberance. This line of fabric is so fun and exciting and I think the new name fits perfectly.)

Front of Exuberance Quilt

Quilting Exuberance taught me a lot about thread color choice. I tried to use a variegated thread, but found out I preferred a cream thread that blended so well it practically became invisible. You can read more about the variegated thread in this post.

Quilting Texture pre-wash

The quilting is pretty simple — I used a medium stipple in each block, and a slanted “S” shape in all the sashing and borders — but it was time consuming and used a lot of thread. I used 5 bobbins just for the ‘s’ shapes. The above picture was taken before washing.  The picture below was taken after a wash & dry. Just look at that texture!

Quilting Texture Post Wash

I really like the orange fabric used in the binding. It tones down all the pink but keeps the overall look nice and bright.

Binding on Exuberance Quilt

I enjoyed making this quilt – it is so fast and easy!  I used the Scrappy Tiles pattern from Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs, but modified it to add the sashing and borders.

The Front & The Back

Here’s another picture just because.  🙂  I love how cuddly it looks here!

Exuberance Quilt

This was one of the projects on my first quarter 2015 Finish Along with Adrianne of On The Windy Side. So, one done and now I’m back to making HSTs for Anthony’s quilt. 🙂

Linking up with TGIFF @ From Bolt to Beauty, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday

About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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6 Responses to My First 2015 Finish!

  1. Izzy says:

    Beautiful finish! I agree – the orange binding is perfect!

  2. Jasmine says:

    It does look great and cuddly. I can see why you love Exuberance so much.

  3. Shauna says:

    Wow that is beautiful, I love the colors and adding the sashing really made the blocks pop.

  4. I love it! It is amazing how the addition of the sashing changed the whole look of the pattern, it gives all of the blocks room to breathe. I love the quilting too.

  5. fancyfootfarm says:

    Looks great Beth! Love the colors – so nice and happy. It amazes me how 20 mintues of FMQ can result in hours of unsewing, but I think your time was worth it. The tone on tone keeps the sashing from fighting the colors.

  6. Congratulations on your first finish of the year! I don’t find myself falling in love with every project anymore… just most of them! 🙂 I really like the orange binding, and the quilt has a great snuggle factor after its first wash. Do you have plans for the quilt?

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