Friday, May 27, 2011

Another Finish -- Really?

Yes!  Vinnie and I are a team!  We've gotten much more familiar with one another and the pile of finished quilt tops is quickly becoming smaller and smaller!
I mentioned in a previous post that this is Lil's Simpler Tymes pattern by Jeanne Horton of the Country Sampler using her Simpler Tymes fabric.  Once again I am photo-challenged in our house.  The lighting isn't optimal so I always try to include enough shots of my quilts in different lights and settings.  Here we are in the living room.

I tried one on the dining room table - not much better.  When Mr. Squash first saw the finished flimsy he remarked that it looked like a cup of hot chocolate, so I think that's what I'll call it - Hot Chocolate!
I used Quilter's Dream Wool batting for the first time and I'm sold!  The high loft was a little scary at first but it squished right up with the quilting and I had no trouble with tension whatsoever!  I also love how it really shows the quilting as opposed to something much lighter like Warm & Natural!
Here it is on my design wall - this photo gives you a little better feel for the blocks - double square in a square.  I sure wish I had gotten Monique's Square in a Square ruler when I was making this!  Nest one for sure!
Again on the dining room table -- the back is pieced together with leftover fabric from the front.  I can't believe how much you can cut from fat eighths!  I still have lots of fabric left over!  I quilted Hot Chocolate using a fun pantograph called Frisky Feathers by Lorien Quilting!  I'm sure this pattern will be used over and over!

Would you believe I've even finished another quilt?  I can't show it to you just yet, but will very soon!

19 comments:

ferne said...

Wow! You are doing fantastic! So when can I start sending you some of mine? Or how much room does Vinnie take? Maybe I should start creating a space for one of my own...

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks absolutely wonderful! I love the texture! For photos I turn off the flash and have back lighting through a window...Your photos are great!

Lynn said...

Oh Candace....love it, love it, love it! From the fabric to the quilting, it is perfect. So ME and my colors. You and Vinnie are quite the team. Isn't it wonderful to have your own quilting machine to have complete control over your quilts from beginning to end!

Lisa D. said...

Beautiful quilt and the quilting is magnificent! I think you were born to be a machine quilter! You and Vinnie make a great team!

Chris said...

What a wonderful quilt! Love it. :-) And so happy you and Lenni have bonded--it looks like the perfect long-term relationship! :-)

And if you're having the same weather we are, it's hard to get *any* light in the house with all the dark, stormy clouds and the rain. Sigh...

Mary said...

That is absolutely beautiful. And it's a two-for-one. The back is fantastic also.

Stephanie said...

Hot Chocolate is delicious! Your quilting is fabulous and your skill has grown by leaps and bounds as I'm sure you confidence has as well. You and Vinnie are awesome.

Shakerwood said...

Looks like you and Vinnie have become best buds! Don't tell Mr. Squash.......

Both you and Vinnie are doing a great job on those finishes. Aren't you glad you didn't stick with that first guy that let you down?!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! I used wool batting for the first time a couple of projects ago and agree it shows quilting nicely.

Vinnie is becoming a close friend, obviously! Yay for finished quilts :)

QuiltSue said...

Hot Chocolate is beautiful. I love the Frisky Feather quilting and I like what you did with the backing too.

Houseelf said...

Well done Candace you are on a roll now! Soon you will have no tops left to quilt. I'll see if I can get hold of the Quilter's Wool Dream. The one I just used had almost no rise so didn't show the quilting very well. I even went out of the ditch for it too. Typical! :-)

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your quilt - the quilting looks awesome!

*karendianne. said...

Square in a Square is one of my most favorite blocks!!! …and that backing is really neat. I love it. Your quilting is, well, stunning and happy. All in one. Stunning and happy. :)

Linda said...

Simply stunning!!! I can't believe how fast you are cranking out these gorgeous quilted tops!!! I really love the design you used. Love that quilt!!

Ulla said...

Your team work with Vinnie looks professional already! I love the Hot Chocolate colours.

afwifemomcrafter said...

You and Vinnie seem to be the perfect team! YAY! :-) Beautiful quilting and beautiful quilt too. The name definitely is perfect for it. I can't wait to see more!

Cindy said...

Oh Candace - THIS is one of favorites you have done to date!! I am IN LOVE with it - simply a winner! Mr. Squash named it perfectly !!!

Instead of "squished" - I believe "squashed" would be the word....LOL

Your quilting is wonderful !!

Carrie P. said...

Great job Candace! I just love the quilting design.
Yes, you will have your pile done in no time as you and Vinnie work together.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I'd say you and Vinnie are getting along splendidly. Your quilting looks so nice. I love the Frisky Feathers pattern, too.