Monday, 18 May 2015

Finishes! Light Bright Quilt and Horizon Lines Mini

I have had a productive weekend! (Long weekends are good for that!) Not only did I get my flower gardens and containers planted but I finished a throw quilt and a mini quilt.

Here is my "Light Bright" quilt made with Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt. This quilt was made to use up scraps left from my "Hashtag Quilt" which was recently raffled off by my local Military Family Resource Centre (a non-profit organization) and raised over $700.00.

"Light Bright" throw quilt designed, pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. As you can see, we had some nice weather here today.
 The "Light Bright" quilt measures 48" (four feet) by 72" (six feet) and is available for sale here. The bright Chicopee fabrics are set against a white background and the overall feeling is light and fun. I thought this would be perfect for a tween or teen's room or lounge area but it would also fit in well in a modern decor scheme.

The colours really pop in the bright sun so that's what made me think of "Light Brights" from when I was a kid.

The backing is this very cook and funky IKEA fabric it is a whole piece of cloth with no seams.

A closer look at the backing. I quilted the quilt with 28 weight Aurifil cotton thread which is a heavier weight of thread so the stitches really show up.

A stripey binding of course. I love stripes on binding.

A closer look at the front.
 The "Light Bright" quilt was on my Q2 Finish Along list so I am so pleased to have a finish that I will be able to link up at the end of the second quarter of the year. :)
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I also sewed this mini quilt for the May birthday girl in my #CanuckBirthdayClub. She loves modern and she loves Carolyn Friedlander so I came up with this design using all Carolyn Friedlander fabrics. I am calling it "Horizon Lines". To me, it's like looking through ship's portals at the ocean horizon line in different lights or different parts of the world. The squiggly quilting lines make me thing of water vapour rising from the ocean's surface.
"Horizon Lines" designed, pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.
 I used my Drunkard's Path dies and my Sissix 'Big Shot' to cut the pieces. The circles are all from the Botanics Line and the background is from the Doe line.
This is the backing. It's loaded in sideways here. The label should be on the left. But you get the idea. :) This is a Lotta Jansdotter fabric.
I am happy I can get my birthday package out in the mail ahead of schedule this month. Thanks for stopping by to see my finished projects. :)

8 comments:

  1. Two great projects completed. I love the circles and the quilting. And it's great you've got some gardening done too.

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    1. Thank you so much Bella Quilts! I appreciate your comments and am so happy you came by my blog to see my projects. You are "no reply" so I cannot email you back but I hope you see this message here. :)

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  2. Congrats on raising $700.00 for the Military Family Resource Centre. I really love the mini quilt with the circles and you are right it's like looking out a port hole at the ocean. Happy that you are finally getting some nice weather. Same here - finally. Take care.

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  3. I love the mini especially - great design and beautiful colours :-)

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  4. ok, I'm just saying it again. I need to be a Canuck!!
    I am so thrilled that your quilt made $700! Your Light Brights quilt is marvelous! That quilting and backing! My Niecey saw it and Loved it! XX!

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  5. Your "Light Bright" quilt is beautiful - Chicopee is one of my favourite lines and I love how you have used it in this quilt. Your Horizon mini is lovely too.
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.*

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  6. I really like the simplicity of this quilt -- and the colors are great! Nice job.

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