Sunday, May 10, 2009

a quilt reveal: the car quilt is done!

and i love it, love it, love it! i decided to go with a stripey binding (my first non-solid binding!) and ended up finishing the hand-sewing in one evening, with the help of hulu and episodes of arrested development. that is some funny stuff.

here is a full shot of the quilt top hung on the backstop at the park across the street from my house:

in my head, i usually orient it vertically (not horizontally), but i'm not tall enough to hang it that way for the photo, so you'll just have to turn your head or your monitor.

loopy, loopy quilting. it's quite a mess, but i actually sort of like it that way.

and here is the back (i used a lovely, lightweight dark denim that my grandma gave me from her stash):

i've even tried it out in my car to see if it works (that's my toasty warm feet up on the dash):

it works! too well, in fact. i spent a wee bit too much of my lunch hour admiring the way the sun shines through to the backside when you're cozied up underneath it. it was the perfect weather for trying out a quilt--sunny, but surprisingly chilly.

i haven't yet washed it, and i haven't made the bag that the quilt will get stored in in the car (that's where your block will go, liz), so you may get to see more pictures of this quilt. i am so happy with it! thanks a million for helping me to create this beautiful, funky and soon-to-be-very-well-loved-and-frequently-used quilt!

16 comments:

Allie said...

That quilt is amazing - I LOVE it!

jenny said...

It looks great! fun to see the final product.

Evelyn said...

It's really fantastic! Great photos too. :-)

Andi said...

Love it.
Love the quilting, the pieced back, the stripey binding, all of it.
Andi :-)

Tina said...

Fun, fun! It turned out great!

Rebekah said...

wow! I love it! You started with such a great set of fabrics and I love how you utilized all of the different sizes. Great job!

jacquie said...

wonderful! love the whole thing!

Lunden said...

It looks fantastic. Next time you are driving around New York, I fully expect to get a ride in your car so I can hang out with the quilt. Nice work!

Mal* from turningturning said...

I'm feeling a major pull lately toward darker, quieter, deeper colors and this quilt is just the ticket. I love it.

One Shabby Chick said...

It's wonderful - so excited to be a part of it :-)

abcgirl said...

thanks, everyone!

Oiyi said...

It's fantastic!

Patty said...

I so enjoy looking at the various blocks that are displayed on the Common Threads blog but I especially enjoy viewing completed quilts. Your quilt turned out very nice and I imaging you will have a smile on your face each time you look at it.

Be sure to locks the car doors so no one walks off with it!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks wonderful! I love the way you have quilted it.

MoxyIdeas said...

I seriously love this quilt. That fun white sashing is genius. So smart. And the loopy quilting is perfect. Great work!

Oh, and isn't hulu the best?

amandajean said...

it's a gorgeous quilt! congrats on a beautiful finish!