Monday, September 7, 2009

DQS7 | Finished!


Finished binding my DQS7 quilt this morning just in the nick of time. I have an international partner and my mailing deadline was today. Since there was no mail here in the US, I was able to squeak out an extra day! I will pack this up and ship it off to my partner sometime tomorrow.


This dot fabric is From the Swell line by Moda. It has been one of my favorite from that line. I ordered some more to incorporate into other projects. It is out of print and getting harder to find.


This is labeled as my favorite corner of the quilt. No rhyme or reason. Just liked it.


This photo showed the variegated thread the best. You can really see all the colors the thread changed while I was quilting it.

I ended up using a bamboo batting to go along with the natural linen fabric and natural cotton thread. I prefer the thin battings and this was my first time using the bamboo. It seemed very silky to the touch. It was quite pleasing.

I've already started more 1/2 square triangles to use up the charms of aqua red and pinks that were left over. I want to make a larger version so I can see how the pattern radiates.

Hope everyone had a great labor day!

Round 2 of my 5" Fabric Noodle Strip Swap starts Sept. 11 over at Swap-Bot. We had a lot of fun the last round and I decided to add an international leg this time. Please wander over and join us if you haven't already. Membership is FREE.

23 comments:

  1. The binding looks great -- just perfect!

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  2. this quilt looks great!
    i just signed up for your swap...should be fun!
    Thanks

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  3. I love it ! linen, thread, fabric, hope to be your international secret partner....please !
    Hugs from France

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  4. you did a fantastic job on that quilt..I love it all..;)

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  5. Turned out beautiful, Ryan. I like the thinner bats, too, love summer quilts! Not to mention, easier for hand quilting? Do you ever hand quilt? I haven't tried Bamboo bats yet and wonder how they are to hand quilt.

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  6. No wonder your wife wanted to keep it for herself...it's beautiful! Your points are perfect and the variegated stitching really adds dimension.

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  7. This quilt is just beautiful! I love the binding, I definitely would want to keep it too.

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  8. Gorgeous! Your swap partner will love it, I'm sure! love the quilting too!

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  9. I really like your choice of colors....fun for the eye.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  10. The quilt is wonderful! Your choice of fabrics was terrific!
    Micki

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  11. Ryan, thanks so much for stopping by my blog so I could then find yours. I love quilting so will be checking back often :)

    I'm not sure if you came back to check on an answer to your paint colors question. Alex commented that the blue is Aqua Rapids and the red is Hibiscus, both from Lowe's and from their standard paint brand (which I think is Behr). Both colors are gorgeous and especially so together.

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  12. Ryan! What a lovely little quilt! I've seen that same beige/tanish/grey fabric used with bright colors in another quilt in blog land and loved it! it really makes the other fabrics POP!

    Your minis trun out so great and watching your blog has inspired me to make my first one - actually 2 of the same since a blog friend and I are swapping with each other. I have my top together and now need some ideas on quilting... I'd love to eamil you a copy of my pic... for suggestions. For now I just have a mixed up photo of it on my blog to let her see a sneak peek ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  13. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was a nice abstract project. I put away my coffee cup, and when I came back, it looks like a fish. It is beautiful either way.

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  14. I love your quilt! I was just perusingyour past-posts... glad I saw this, it's stunning!

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  15. Wow!!! That looks sharp!! Way to go!

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  16. Your simple straight line stitching sure gives the quilt zing. I love to see pure and simple straight lines. You made a fun quilt!

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  17. That is a gorgeous mini! (Hi! I wandered over from a friend's blog)

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  18. wow!!!
    I love it!
    Gayly
    quiltnmamaquilt.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Ryan - I just found your blog over the weekend and I love it! I was wondering if you know the name of the fabric with the little pigs on it in this quilt - it is just gorgeous :)

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  20. lovely little quilt!
    I adore aqua and red and will give linen or taupe coloured fabric as partner a try :)
    I heard you are working on a big one, this will be great, I'm sure.

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  21. I absolutely love this quilt! It inspired me so much and I used that inspiration to make a baby quilt for my friend Yasmine. You're so talented!

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