Ahhh.... my first real finish of 2014! It's the Giant Starburst from the QAL at Canoe Ridge Creations
It features four bright Konas (Persimmon, Wasabi, Punch and Capri) from the new 2013 Kona colours... I just couldn't resist. The grey is Kona Coal. Wanna read more about the process of making this little lovely? Check out this
Thread selection was a real sticking point. I deliberated for a long time before choosing, well, all the options! Coloured thread for the Coal and grey thread for the colours. I decided to experiment by using the quilting stitch on my machine which resulted in a longer stitch length than usual. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the result.
I'm in love with the Riley Blake extra wide backing! I wish I had more large quilts on the go so I could justify buying more! I opted to bind it in the Coal Kona. Even Himself commented that I didn't use my usual eye catching binding. It was a conscious choice to keep the colours balanced and not distract from the quilt top.
And now, the gratuitous shots of one of my favourite local spaces. Point Pleasant Park
is a 190 acre park just minutes from my workplace and from our city's downtown core. It's enjoyed by more that 1.4 million visitors a year. It's got wooded walking trails, a beach, a couple of forts, something for everyone. The Prince of Wales Martello tower is just one of it's jewels. And in the summer, you can go out on the roof and get a top notch view of the harbour.
Nothing like blue bird skies and tromping around in the snow to end the work day on a high note!
Love the snow covered trees! I know, I know, I was there to take quilt pics, but I couldn't resist!
And.... back to the quilt! I love this one so much that it's going to be my new couch quilt. Once I get it back indoors!
Quilts and the great outdoors... love it!
I'm linking up with Thank Goodness it's Finished Friday at Riddle and Whimsy!
P.S. Big kudos to my quilt-y photo assistant, Miss K.V. She's always up for an adventure!
Looks great! Love the giant size and bright colors.ReplyDelete
LOVE this!! Quilting is perfect to make that star shine!! Wow!ReplyDelete
Your Giant Starburst does not disappoint! You did a fantastic job on the quilting. Can't wait to see that one. Love the pics of PPP... it's been way to long since I have been there.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors! I like how you experimented with the thread. Great job!ReplyDelete
Just fabulous! Love how you did the quilting. What a beauty! Those Kona colours are just amazing together..ReplyDelete
Awesome. Guess I better get moving and get mine quilted. :)ReplyDelete
Hooray! It looks amazing in the snow. Love how this turned out and I'm so glad you are keeping it. It will be great for snuggling on the couch. And that park looks so nice. What a fun photoshoot location!ReplyDelete
your quilting decisions were great, wonderful finish and love the photosReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! Love the colors you chose and the threads are a great detail!ReplyDelete
Or it could be my new couch quilt, just sayin :)ReplyDelete
It's fantastic, i love all the colours! And what a perfect spot for the photos.
Jennifer-your quilt is fantastic! And the colored thread-I would never have the patience to keep changing colors, but totally worth it. Have fun tomorrow!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt and photos...love the colors and thread choices!ReplyDelete
Your quilt turned out beautifully. I love how you incorporated all of the thread colours.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the different colors you used for quilting in the grey!ReplyDelete
Wow! Fantastic quilt, fantastic photos:-) Your coloured quilting is lovely.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Love the coloured thread and the backing too! CongratulationsReplyDelete
Holy crap. This is gorgeous. You use solids in the best ways.ReplyDelete