Saturday, June 11, 2011

Confetti Quilt

For a 19"x20" project, this sure took me a long time! But I'm so pleased with the results.

Confetti Quilt! Is! Finished!

Confetti Quilt Full Frontal

Here is the main process post, but to sum it up quickly, I couldn't bear to ditch the teeny tiny scraps that were left over from making my Modify Tradition swap quilt. They were truly only shards but Anna Maria Horner's Bohemian line is just beautiful, so I kept them, intending to sew them into a sewing machine cover in the style of Lady Havartine's Confetti. The final product wasn't big enough to cover my machine. But it sure looks nice on my office Wall O' Quilts, doesn't it?

Wall O' Quilts
l-r: the quilt I received in the Modify Tradition Swap, Confetti Quilt, and a random mugrug I made

Some detail of the quilting, for which I used a variety of DMC and Coates embroidery flosses:
Confetti Quilt Detail

What's that? You'd like to see an artsier Full Frontal photo? Okay! 

Confetti Quilt Full

And the back? I used this tutorial to create a no-show binding. I quite like the effect, and it's SUPER easy to do.
Confetti Quilt Back

I love this little mini, I truly do. And no, my sewing machine still doesn't have a (nice) cover. It's on the list!

Linking up to both {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations, and Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations
Fresh Poppy Design

31 comments:

  1. This is awesome! The no-binding binding is just perfect, as are the handstitches.

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  2. What a great little quilt using your 'shards.' Love the colored hand-quilting you did!

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  3. Aah, I'm in love! So simple, but so awesome!

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  4. Wow! I love this little quilt! It may be small but makes a big impact! LOVE THE STITCHING!

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  5. V.cute! A proper work of art! Jxo

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  6. Beautiful Felicity! i love this!

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  7. What a great inspiration for quilters--love your hand-stitching and the perfect pops of color on white! Nice job!

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  8. Confetti perfection. I hope I get to drool over this in person soon, Felicity! I just love it that you didn't bind it with a double-fold. This finish is perfect. Artsy shot: check. Nicely done.

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  9. What a really cute little quilt!

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  10. Wow, that turned out beautifully! It makes a superb wall hanging. You're welcome to link it up to Manic Monday linky party: http://sewhappygeek.co.uk

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  11. SO cool, Felicity!!! I love the no-show binding, that looks especially awesome. This definitely looks amazing on your Wall of Quilts!

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  12. So cute, love it!
    I love how the hand stitching looks, too - the perfect way to finish it!

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  13. How cool to have a wall of quilts. I love how you saved and used the tiniest scraps!

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  14. I love the quilting! And the binding! That technique isn't used near often enough. :) I will have to keep it in mind!

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  15. This is really cute! I love the fabrics and on the white, they look even more beautiful. I also love the hand stitching and I'd like to try that binding technique. Very nice!!

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  16. This is beautiful, I love it, looks super modern with the binding done like that

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  17. Cute Felicity! :)
    I too like the way you made the invisible binding. Looks great... :)

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  18. Great quilt! and I'm so glad that you found my tutorial helpful. I have a listing of Alternative Quilt Finishing Techniques on my website.

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  19. Love the hand quilting! Great job!

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  20. I love it. I must try to do one myself :)

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  21. A wall hanging, how awesome! I love how you continued the front to the back, and in particular the handstitching! So awesome!

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  22. I love that. What a great idea for those scraps almost too small to keep but too good to throw away.

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  23. What a lovely quilt, and what a great idea for using little scraps! You did it beautifully, and the hand quilting is just gorgeous!

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  24. Hi Felicity,
    Thank you for the nice comments! Great hand quilting on your fabric tuesday entry. And I just finished another pouch and yes, that is a teacher`s gift, as well as another asian inspired one I made the other day. Great gift idea!

    Jeanette

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  25. Love it - saw it on Quilt Story!

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  26. I love everything about this--the stitching, the wonky-sess (is that even a word), and that invisible binding. Great job! :) Thanks for linking this beauty up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

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  27. Hiya! Just wanted to let you know I featured your link today over at SewHappyGeek! Have a great weekend!

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  28. This little quilt is totally adorable! I love the hand-quilting in different colors, just perfect!

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  29. I love the hand stitching on this quilt. Beautiful!

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