Waiting In The Wings

Monday, June 14, 2021

Paintbox - quilted and bound

Paintbox has been waiting patiently to have the hand quilting completed
since - believe it or not - 2015!!!
I quilted up the last block four days ago and had the binding on
two days ago.

I should have quilted in the wider border and only really noticed
the wrinkles when this photo was taken - I think I can very carefully
hand quilt following the straight line design of the machine quilting.
Hopefully it will work because I'm not taking off the binding.

The hand quilting is minimal, the centre 'petal' in each  small square
is quilted in the ditch, difficult to see, and machine quilted good old
straight lines in the sashing.
The block design is Windmills from the beautiful
Cultural Fusion Quilts
Sujata Shah
click on the link above to see more quilts.

Two more photos

You can see I still need to work out how to have standardized  
lettering on all my photos!

I used this colourful butterfly fabric for backing.

Paint Box measures 40" square
Cotton/bamboo batting 50/50

We're well into the colder, wet weather here now, our Japanese Maple
is dropping leaves like crazy

and the large oak next door is bare, I now have a reasonable
view of the sunset.

"When the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing
and watch it"
Mehmet Murat Ildan

Enjoy the week


Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely quilt, and "paintbox" is a great name for it Maureen. I'm sure you will be able to add a little more hand quilting, at your leisure - I often backtrack & add more.

Julierose said...

Lovely finish on Paintbox; and that sunset is spectacular...hope all is well with you hugs, Julierose

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a lovely finish - I especially like that backing fabric (and we all know how amazing Sujata's book is). Beautiful nature scenes - getting very hot here (heat index over 100 for 3 days now) so seeing your cooler weather is reassuring. You take some gorgeous sunset photos!!!

Linda said...

What a pretty quilt, Maureen. Love the colours and of course the delicious Kaffe fabrics. The butterfly backing is gorgeous. Well done!

O'Quilts said...

So happy to see a post from you!! Wonderful quilt and wonderful sunset xo

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You can definitely add hand quilting to the border without taking off the binding. I have done that before with machine quilting and no problem. It is a very pretty quilt, my favorite color range.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Paintbox is aptly named. Such wonderful colors framed with a perfect print. I made one of that pattern with Merrimekko fabric, but it has been gone a long time as a comfort quilt. The sunset is spectacular. You have one of the best colorsenses I have ever seen.

Sue said...

Great to have another quilt finished Maureen. Beautiful fabrics!
No problem adding more hand quilting at this stage!

MissPat said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful sunset. Wise advice to stop everything and savor those sunsets.

gayle said...

Oh, that's absolutely luscious!

Kaja said...

This is really pretty, Maureen, and the backing fabric is just perfect. The flaws are the bits you see that no one else would spot.

audrey said...

It's a lovely quilt. The colors are just so happy. And you can definitely add some hand quilting without having to take off the binding, done it many a time myself! lol I need to figure out how to add lettering to my pics as well. Just never seem to have the time!

Louise said...

What a gorgeous finish! I'll bet Paintbox is so soft and snuggly. It turned out so well, hooray! :)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Lovely finish Maureen. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!