Monday, June 21, 2010

All for Me - Neptune Quilt

Here's is what I've been working on for the last week or so - my Neptune quilt.

The top has been sitting in my closet for a few months now, and now that it's done I don't know why I waited so long to finish it. I love it! This is going to be my very own quilt to snuggle up on the couch with. 44 x 57 is just the right size.

Didn't quite get the back to line up the way I had hoped. Also, note to self - don't do a seriously pieced back when there are already tons of seams on the top of the quilt to deal with!
The lime green and aqua are what drew me to Neptune by Tula Pink, and I love how soft and watery they look together when pieced in this way. I did straightline quilting, more or less following a guide on my walking foot.

I made the quilt from parts of two honey buns. You can read more about the process here, here, here, and here.

18 comments:

quiltingismytherapy said...

I love it! After my failed attempt at potholders, I know now that quilting straight lines on a sewing machine isn't easy!!! You did great!

Vicki said...

it looks great! I love Neptune!

Suzanne said...

I love how this turned out!! The quilting in the white sets it off so nicely!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow! That turned out great! The blues and greens are so soothing. Love the quilting you did on it too and the cute pieces in the back.

MGM

Meghan said...

The quilting is fabulous! As I was scrolling down this post, I got to the picture of the back and thought "WOW! The center diamond is perfectly fit in the diamond of the quilting!" Then I scrolled down and saw "Didn't quite get the back to line up the way I had hoped." Maybe it doesn't look like you hoped, but I'm still wildly impressed :)

Anna said...

I love it! It looks amazing!!

Kate said...

I agree with everyone. The quilt itself is beautiful, the quilting is fab!

What Comes Next? said...

Fabulous quilt! I love how you quilted it.

tong said...

i love the quilting! beautiful quilt!

Lizzy said...

This is stunning!! Love it!!

CitricSugar said...

It turned out beautifully! I especially love the back of it. My 'straight' quilting is always a little off. I call them 'character lines.' :-)

Gorgeous result, dear!!

jaybird said...

i love it!!! it turned out so beautiful!

Jennifer said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy your new quilt!

Jennifer :)

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors and the quilting...amazing work!

Team NE said...

WOW! It turned out beautiful!!! Love that neptune collection!

DebG said...

Beautiful!

Judy said...

I love it, I love it, I love it!! What a great design and a great fabric line! I'm working on a zig-zag quilt in smiliar colors for my bed....I may have to pick up some of this to make something else for me!!!

Your quilting is great too! and I really like the back.

Jenniffier said...

Can I ask what is you background - I know white, but was it bleached white, or pfd white? I am about to do a swoon quilt in Neptune and really like how your background pops. Love the addition of the solids.