Monday, July 28, 2014

Cozy in Purple Quilted Finish

Last September I finished a quilt top made with a rich purple and lots of Dutch chintz.  You can read more about it HERE.

I finally got it quilted and bound!  If you look at the original finish you will see that it only had borders on one side.  Mr. Squash agreed with me that it needed borders all around.  Thank goodness I had enough leftover fabric!
I photographed this yesterday outside.  There was some unexpected cloud cover which made getting the color just right.
Here is the back taken inside.  It's Kaffe Ombre which as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect backing.  Even Mr. Squash agreed again.  What a guy.
If you click on the photo you can see the quilting.  I did an all over feather which is just right for this quilt.  It will be a gift to a friend who has been ill for some time.  She can snuggle up in it on days when she doesn't want to get off the couch.

Check out my new food dehydrator.  Looks like a space-age UFO, doesn't it.  Once again Mr. Squash came up with a way to use our enormous grape crop this year - make raisins!  I think I'll keep him (wink). I have my first batch going out on his work table in the garage because it generates a lot of heat.  On a 90+ degree day, that isn't good in the house.  If they turn out, I'll give you a peek.

26 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a happy and vibrant quilt. I'm sure your friend will feel like she's wrapped in a big quilted hug. The backing is perfect! Can't wait to see the result of your grape bounty turned raisins.

Me and My Stitches said...

Nice quilt! I like the happy, funky design (and I know your friend will too) and I agree...the backing fabric is perfect! Glad your grapes are doing so well - have fun with your new dehydrator.

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Needled Mom said...

What a beautiful gesture of love for your friend!!! I really like the design. It looks like twirling ribbons.

Raisens??? Great idea. Those will be wonderful year round.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful and such a heart felt gift to your friend.

Sue said...

What a lovely quilt it should bring a big smile for your friend !

Have fun making raisins !

Kaaren said...

I've never seen that pattern before. How cool is that!!! And the colors are so regal. Your longarm quilting is coming along really well. Good for you!

Yep, I agree...Mr. Squash is a keeper. A perfect pair!!!

Can't wait to see your raisins, one of my faves!

kathyalden said...

Love the quilt and the added borders finishes it! As for your dehydrator, I place mine outside on the back porch. Keeps the heat down in the house. Anxious to dee the raisins!!

Prairie Stitcher said...

That's a lovely quilt, for sure. Very artistic. Don't we just love purple? Thanks for sharing. Hope those raisins turn out scrumptious. I heard it through the grapevine!

QuiltSue said...

What a lovely quilt. I'm sure your friend will love it and it will help her feel better.

I'll be very interested to hear how you get on with the hydrator.

As for Mr Squash, well if ever you decide he's not a keeper, just remember I asked first!

pratima said...

Fantastic colors, that purple background is just perfect and makes your patchwork standout, Beautiful finish, Candace! Love your flowing quilting design! I hope you will have jars full of raisins to enjoy soon :)

Michele said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love it!! I might have to make one myself I like it that much!! I agree the backing goes perfectly with the top! I love it when that happens :-) How did it go with your dehydrator? My son and I were just trying to dry out jalepenos? a few weeks ago and we tried to use the oven, until we realized how long it would take. I didn't want to heat up the house that much either.

Tammy said...

Love that quilt and the backing fabric is wonderful!! How'd the raisins turn out - you two are always up to something interesting and fun. Hugs!!

Carrie P. said...

YOur quilt turned out fabulous. Well done.
Looking forward to see how your grapes turn out.

Connie said...

Your quilt is beautiful . . . I love the colors. Also, I am looking forward to seeing your raisins. We have grapes and I am going to have to decide what to do with them. Maybe I need to invest in a food dehydrator. Do you use yours much?
Connie :)

Jeanna said...

I love the quilt Candace. You and Mr. Squash make a great team (obviously). Praying comfort for your friend.

MARCIE said...

That is such a very interesting and cool pattern! I really like it!

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