Monday, March 21, 2011

Finished Quilt and Some Blocks

I finished the Harvest Diamond lap quilt.

I just had to hand stitch the binding down today. A quilt in just over a weekend - I could have finished it in a weekend if it wasn't for things like laundry, making meals....

Feathered wreaths in the large diamonds and

large meandering for the background.

I tried a new wool batting for this quilt. The one on the left is Hobbs Tuscany wool - my favorite batting, and the one on the right is the one I tried. It is much thinner than the Hobbs batting, although I can't really tell it is just because the Hobbs is fluffier. I usually buy the Hobbs batting for around $25/meter, and the new one was $19/meter (from Marshall's in Winnipeg).

Update - I forgot to mention that because the quilt was so thin, it was very easy to quilt - it fit under the machine beautifully and it was easier to maneuver. Also it is easier for new machine quilters (on DSM) to quilt with less puffy batting - so this works well.

I guess the determining factor if I use it again will be how it washes. The Hobbs wool washes beautifully.
I used flannel for the backing and the quilt came out to a nice weight.

Today I made some blocks (8½" - 8" finished). Beth (at Love Laugh Quilt) asked people to help her make quilts for Japan (here is the link for all the information and block instructions), I'll get these in the mail tomorrow - they need to arrive by April 4th, 2011.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

7 comments:

Peg said...

What a beautiful quilt - love the colors!

GerryART said...

I've been attempting to de-stash most of my Fall/Autumn fabrics. Though I do enjoy these colors in my home, I really want to break away and go to lighter, bright colors.
Now here you are with your Oh, So Gorgeous Harvest Diamond
tempting me, once again to use those autumn colors.
I really do love your quilt.
Hugs,
Gerry

Scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. I posted 2 of my blocks from the quilt along on my blog this morning if you'd like to see them. I've been to Marshall's a number of times when we've been in Wpg. It's quite the store!!

Joan said...

Lovely Joanne - a great weekend!!

cw said...

Very nice fall quilt. I love the feathers. I'll be interested to know your thoughts on the new wool batting you bought. I purchased some a month ago but haven't tried it yet. I've always used warm and natural but it's so cumbersome trying to fit it under the machine. I'm hoping the wool will be easier. Let us know your findings!

Karen said...

I have not tried the Tuscany wool though I have used a wool batting before. Please let us know how the wool you used in this quilt washes.

Kerri K said...

I love this quilt... the colors, design, everything! Beautiful!