Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sew Retro Quilted

As I sit here typing, I'm waiting (as per usual) for my husband to get back from the farm so that we can take my dad and the kids to a local fair for the day.  I thought I would quickly post this photo of the quilting I did on this last night.  I originally had visions of custom quilting this and doing all sorts of fun things with it, but alas I decided the piecing was not quite up to that level.  This is the first time I've attempted this sort of paper piecing project and I learned a lot in the process, but I still need some work with my skills in this department.

I quilted this in an Argyle pattern as when I was choosing the wallpaper background prints I really wanted to choose that sort of a print, but because of the nature of paper piecing, it would not have looked very good.  So, instead I decided it would make a nice all over even texture to the quilt/wall hanging.   I have yet to decide the binding print.  Anyway, I think it will do its job of brightening up our kitchen.

22 comments:

Empty Closet Quilting said...

Adorable! The quilting is wonderful, I think it was a great choice.

thecraftyfarmer said...

I LOVE it!! Great job!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love love love! I think I need someone like you to quilt my stuff!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable Jeanette!

Kirsten said...

It looks amazing - really love that quilting!!

Shakey Stitches said...

It looks amazing! Great work.

Marg M said...

Lovely quilt as usual and a great quilting job. Lovely

Deborah said...

This is just too, too fabulous!

Deborah said...

this is amazing. Inspiring me to start paper piecing!

cat and vee xoxo said...

I love it SO much, you must be so happy with it!! Awesome work Jeannette.

Andee said...

This is really awesome..I have been watching your progress on it and love it!

Gina said...

You did such a great job on this! It will definitely cheer your kitchen!!

Catherine said...

It's really lovely - your choice of quilting is inspired and just right for it.

Jeannette said...

Jeannette, I adore this quilt!! The quilting it totally perfect too. What size is the total of this quilt? Gosh I am thinking about making this one too ;-O

franie-jay said...

Looks great! :-) Very retro.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Pure love! It is so bright and cheery, and the argyle quilting makes total sense :D

Leanne said...

This is such a fun quilt. I love the quilting you picked for it too, just finishes it off so nicely.

Sewjournal said...

Very clever. Is the pattern your design?

Sarah said...

Oh WOW! The quilting makes it look even more gorgeous.

Rineke said...

This is a very nice quilt, and your quilting is perfect!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Hi Jeanette! I found your beautiful Retro quilt by googling Quilt Sew Retro as I have been working on a design I called Sew Retro, Baby! I love your quilt and ESPECIALLY the quilting. Greetings from Canada, eh!

Quilt Junkie said...

Ooops! How embarrassing - clearly I was late to this party ... and still late ... but I *love* the quilting you did on this! Just perfect!

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