Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tumbleweeds

This whole blogging thing sure has been taking the back seat lately.

I took this photo on the left on Monday to show you my progress and now just finally got around to posting it. I wanted to share with you that I was done with all the paper piecing on the shop sample WIP, and I was very excited to start putting the units together.


Well, I couldn't contained the excitement of finally getting the top together, so every chance I got was spent on sewing. This is the result...



This pattern is called Tumbleweeds by Judy Niemeyer.

The colors are washed out in the photo. In person, the colors are more vibrant. One thing that I like to change is the background fabric in that swirl in the top left corner. I was concerned that it might be too dark when I was sewing the top together.... I was right..... picture shows all.... that swirl practically jumps out at you. Although, it doesn't show as much in person as in the photo.

Oh well, not much I can do with it now. The top is done! ... was dropped off yesterday at the shop for the quilting. I should be getting it back sometimes next week to put the binding on.

Overall, this quilt was a challenge but doable if you have a few quilts under your belt. It involves lots of foundation piecing, curve piecing, and my least favorite part... partial seams piecing. Don't get me wrong.... I love the partial seams technique when it's done in small sizes like a quilt block. However, putting the whole quilt top together using the partial seams technique was definitely a challenge for me. But I persevered... and happy that I did because the result is a great looking quilt. :o)

9 comments:

Trisha said...

Wow! Absolutely stunning!

Patchwork Penguin said...

That is just way too cool!!! Thanks for sharing.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee....not sure what to say...that is stunning...

gertie said...

Stunning! The time and effort that have gone into that top are amazing. You can be very proud of this quilt!

Candace said...

Absolutely awesome.

GARI said...

You have every right to be proud and excited about your quilt, it is outstanding.

quilterchibb said...

That is beautiful! WOW!

Kucki68 said...

Very lovely and sure to sell some patterns. I wonder how it would look in orange,red and yellow... Hmmm.

ROBI said...

I really like that. I don't know how to quilt, but it would be so appropriate for the theme of my blog: http://tumbleweedsandlemonade.blogspot.com

Maybe when I get settled I will return and try to make one. Thanks for the pic, it is really beautiful!