Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Finish - Technicolor Galaxy

A long time ago, in a life that seems far, far away, I received an incredible birthday gift. Himself gave me the Skill Builder BOM 2015 course, the printed templates, AND The fabric kit. Heaven! And now 20 months later, Technicolor Galaxy is finished. Epic.
The greys of the Halifax waterfront seemed the perfect foil for this bit of rainbow madness.
I thought about taking pics of each and every spoke up close...
But there were limits to the attention spans of the toddlers who accompanied me on this mission!

I love the back of this quilt as much as the front. I wish there were an easy way to display both sides at once!

The quilting (as always) shows so well on the back!
And then there's the binding. Twelve different lovely Konas matched to the spokes of the quilt. I'm so glad I went with my own idea of rainbow instead of white. I think it really adds to the quilt

Wasn't it nice of the French navy to provide me with this lovely backdrop?
The Deets  
Title: Technicolor Galaxy
Size: 60 by 60 inches
Konas Used in Top: Breakers, Cardinal, Carrot, Cerise, Corn Yellow, Crimson, Deep Blue, Emerald, Flame, Grasshopper, Heliotrope, Lapis, Lime, Pacific, Peacock, Persimmon, Purple, Sangria, School Bus, Silver, Spruce, Rich Red, Wasabi, White, Yarrow
Konas Used in Back: Azure, Banana, Berry, Bonsai, Breakers, Brt Peri, Cardinal, Carrot, Cerise, Chartreuse, Copen, Corn Yellow, Crimson, Curry, Cyan, Goldfish, Grasshopper, Hibiscus, Jungle, Lapis, Kumquat, Red, Rich Red, Riviera, Tangerine, Tomato, Turquoise, Pacific, Peapod, Persimmon, School Bus, Ultramarine, Wasabi, White, Wisteria

Konas Used in Binding: Breakers, Brt Peri, Cardinal, Corn Yellow, Flame, Grasshopper, Heliotrope, Lapis, Lime, Pacific, Peacock, Persimmon, Rich Red, Sangria
Quilting: Free motion and straight line quilt as you go

You can read more about this unbelievable quilt adventure by checking out these posts. Set aside a few hours! ☺
Piecing the Scattered Geese
Piecing the Arrowheads 

Wanna make your own? Head on over to Pile o Fabric and buy the course. Heck, buy the kit. And get ready for a wild skill building ride. If you stick to the monthly schedule, it's all very doable!
And that's that.


P.S. I'm linking up today with Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, as well as TGIFF @ Busy Hands Quilts. Pop on over and see some more fab finishes.

P.P.S Many thanks to my very talented quilt holder, Ms Kelka!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Where does the time go?

Ack. I've become one of THOSE bloggers. You know, the ones that don't post forever and then kvetch about it? Well, I'm skipping the kvetching and going straight to what I've been working on. Every once in a while the stars align and I have both the time and the energy to sew!

When last I shared about this epic WIP, Technicolor Galaxy, I was assembling the already quilted curved blocks into spokes. I have to admit that I've shown more on Instagram than I have on the blog about this one. If you're interested, you can follow me at A_Quarter_Inch_From_The_Edge. No pressure. Getting those seams just right was a royal PITA. But I got 'er done!
Honestly, I think I measured the center about... well... a thousand times. I was so afraid I'd make a mistake and end up with a centre medallion that was too small to fit in the hole in the quilt. The stuff of nightmares. Thankfully, my "measure a dozen times, cut once" strategy worked. And my freezer paper template worked beautifully.
 Nerve wracking. But here is that (very first block) centre medallion all cut out and ready to go.
All that remained was to make some more bias binding and get that medallion in place! It was a tedious business, but being so close to the end kept me motivated!
As if there wasn't enough in this quilt, I opted to forego the suggested white binding and went for a matched rainbow one. I was a little fiddly, but I think it's worth it in the end!
I can't help but tease you a little here. But I will say that you won't have to wait much longer to see the finished creation.
I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts. It's been a while! And stay with me people, there's a big finish coming this Friday!