But lo and behold, I actually did finish Jumbo Jaw Breaker... and in time to gift it to my dear friend and quilt holder, Ms. K.V, for her birthday tomorrow.
In the absence of a quilt holder, one must improvise. Cobble beaches offer so many possibilities for quilt weights. There are so many special fabrics in this quilt... many of them were also used for DT's Plus Two Quilts. For the quilting, I did an assymetrical hexagon pattern, echoing out from one of the hexies on the quilt top. Those echoes covered the entire quilt, reaching right out to the edges.
Then I chose two more hexies and did some echoes off of them. The echoes overlap like ripples in a pond when you throw more than one pebble. This pic also shows off my pieced back.
I even remembered to put on one of quilt labels before I quilted and bound it. My stock of these is dwindling... time for a new order!
I love the way the backing fabrics work with the top. And I love that they were in my stash! Some were hard to part with, but it one is going to buy fabric, they should be prepared to use it!So many glamour shots of this quilt. Once it was done with the cobbles, it really wanted to play on the dune grass. Who was I to say no?
Title: Jumbo Jaw Breaker (Jaw Breaker from Jaybird Quilts)
Size: 51 by 51 inches (it's not big, but it's small!)
Fabric Used: A big ole pile of teals from my stash with pops of acid green
Konas Used: None... it's shocking!
Quilting: Assymetrical echo ghost hexies in white and two shades of teal
Binding: Dottie's Cousin in Lime (Cotton & Steel), hand stitched with Gutterman 20 (White)
Backing: Pieced from my stash
Favourite Part(s): Being able to met what I thought was an impossible deadline and buying only batting to complete this quilt
So happiest of birthdays to you, Ms K.V., with much love from me, Himself, BT, and especially your favourite twin, GT. Your support in the past year means so much to all of us. From Friday BPM nights to early Sunday morning circus school, you've earned the title of Auntie!
And of course, I'm going all link-up crazy. I'm linking up with TGIFF @ Quilting Among the Groves, Finish up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, and ALYOF November Finishes Party @ Fibre of All Sorts. If you've got an hour (or two), head on over to all those link ups and check out the productivity and creativity on display!
No Konas?! *gasp* Lol. It looks great and you really cranked this one out, great job meeting that goal! I love the quilting, the asymmetry and overlap is a great touch. Your photo area is absolutely gorgeous too!ReplyDelete
Yeah!! It's a great finish. Congratulations on achieving your goal. But when did you find time for a photo shoot???ReplyDelete
This is really beautiful. Love the wonderful colors and the pattern. I'm sure Ms. K.V. wll love it. Good for you for meeting the goal. You did a great job photographing the quilt without a quilt holder. I love the photo with the quilt going up to the hill.ReplyDelete
It's very pretty! I was just picking out fabrics to do one simialar to this but the pattern is from Anka's Treasure so of course I had to zip over here from TGIFF and check yours out;-)ReplyDelete
This makes me smile, thinking that two crazy quilt-obsessed Canadian gals were photographing quilts on rocks by large bodies of water on (I think) the same day! I adore your colour choices, and that backing and binding are both terrific. Beautiful job!ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Not only did you finish it, but you finished it early enough for a fantastic photo shoot and in time to gift for a birthday? Well done! I like the balance of colors across the quilt top.ReplyDelete
A beautiful finish indeed, and lovely on the rocks!
Your quilt is lovely! I love the colours you've used - lucky recipient!ReplyDelete
A beautiful finish, congratulations. I love the fabric combinations, and find your way of piecing the hexagons ingenious!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your finish. It's a wonderful quilt. I'm envious of the beach. It's so gorgeous and you were blessed with a sunny day for picture taking.ReplyDelete
Jenn, it's stunning! Congratulations on your big finish! I love it so much, I'm going to look up the pattern and add it to "the list". We all have one! If I'm spray basting a quilt, I lay it out on my front deck and use cobbles to hold it down. They are wonderful, and best of all, free! XOReplyDelete
Love this! I need to get that ruler.ReplyDelete
Love this! I need to get that ruler.ReplyDelete
Perfect combination of hexagons and beautiful fabrics, Jenn. Congratulations on this gorgeous finish!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt in a beautiful setting!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilt! Love the teals and the wonderful backing and perfect quilting!ReplyDelete
Love this color combination, the binding is a great choice for this quilt.ReplyDelete
I love the colours of this. Yes, if you buy lovely fabrics, you have to be prepared to use them.ReplyDelete
How handy that the beach provides quilt weights!
Beautiful quilt and you definitely had a great place for a photo shoot!!! Sigh, thanks for the reminder to use up my beautiful fabrics!!! Congratulations on achieving your November goal!ReplyDelete
I don't know where to begin with this beautiful quilt! I love the color combination, the quilting, the back. Really, all of it!ReplyDelete
Love this quilt! The pattern is perfect and the colours are beautiful! Lovely photoshoot too!ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely quilt! Not typically my colors, but they just look so tranquil here. Congratulations!ReplyDelete