Friday, June 1, 2012

Perfectly Imperfect


A good friend of mine was looking at one of my quilts and commented, "I love your attention to detail." which I'm pretty sure was a very nice way of saying "you are completely compulsive".  It's true, I am one of those obsessively organzied control freaks.  For me quilting is all about matched points and precision piecing.  This quilt has none of that!  There are a few tucks where I forced the Xs together, the quilting can best be described as "organic", and it's not quite square because I accidentally trimed one corner a 1/4" short in my excitement to finish it up.  And I'm OK with that. 

Becuase this quilt was made for this...

and this:-)  It's for chilly mornings at the lake and late night reading sessions.  I complained a lot about all that quilting but it gives it so much texture.  This is a quilt you can't help but cuddle up with. 

I ♥ this quilt and despite all it's flaws it definitely ranks as one of my all time favorite quilts I've made. I suspect it will be well loved for years to come and that's just perfect!

Details:
Finished quilt is 55" x 64".

Pattern is Chain Reaction by Lee, the wonderful hostess of W.i.P Wednesday at freshly pieced published in the March/April 2012 issue of Quiltmaker magazine.

Fabrics:  Bella bleached white, Kate Spain's Verna jellyroll, scraps from stash including Hope Valley, Carmen, Nicey Jane, Sweetwater Pure, California Girl, Joel Dewberry...  The back is from Kate Spain Good Fortune and Amy Butler Love.  Binding is more Verna.  My favorite, Dream Orient batting.

12 comments:

  1. gorgeous!! It looks awesome, Alice. I would love to be on that deck, under that quilt!

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  2. It's absolutely wonderful and just might be one of my favorites that you've made. I agree, the frustration of the quilting was worth it, it looks awesome!

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  3. It looks wonderful--no imperfections are visible in the photos!

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  4. REally, really beautiful! I love how the quilting makes the prints pop. The back is amazing - you should have shown us more! It must feel really wonderful with all that texture.

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  5. This turned out wonderful! I love it! You know, I have found that you only notice the imperfections when you are making a quilt. You seem to forget them as time goes by. Congrats on the finish!

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  6. I think it's just perfect. Not at all imperfect.

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  7. Beautiful! I definitely do not see any imperfections, it's just stunning in the pictures! I love the quilting!!

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  8. Wow -- that's a stunning quilt!!! I love how fresh and cute it looks -- AND that it's being used! A great finish!!!

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  9. You've done such a great job on this quilt! It's beautiful, but the great quilting makes the quilt. I love how you quilted it. Thanks for linking up to Slash the Stash!

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  10. Awesome. Perfect for snuggling.

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  11. That is one beautiful quilt. Love the quilting too! Looks great!

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  12. I'm having a hard time spotting any of those flaws! Your quilting is amazing and I love the colors you chose! Thanks for making one of my patterns! : )

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