Monday, June 6, 2011

Wee Play HST quilt DONE DONE DONE!

Warning, picture overload!
Prior to washing:


and then the post-washing wonderful crinkliness below!







 Then, I got my 17 year old son to hold it up for me outside........



then it went for a photoshoot on my vintage Serro Scotty camper trailer:


OK, the details about this quilt:
Wee Play by American Jane for Moda ( I can't remember if I used 3 or 4 charm packs - and equal white squares, which was a quilter's cotton)
Endless possibilities pattern from Moda Bake Shop
80/20 cotton/poly batting
100% sewn and quilted on my Pfaff Tiptronic sewing machine (no long-armer here!)
quilting - done with a variegated red cotton Gutermann (which was incredibly linty!) - I think I have about 8 hours into quilting this!
binding - scrappy to match, machine sewn to front, hand sewn to back (about 2 1/2 hours ugh)
backing - I believe this is by Benartex, but it wasn't labeled, so I'm not positive......  
here is the secret of the quilting......

This one is now in my Etsy Shop
I used a pre-printed backing and ''sort of'' followed the lines. I had to baste it with the back-side up as if the top was the backing and the backing was the top.  I used a bazillion safety pins to baste and I am happy to say that I cannot notice one pleat in the front!  There might be tiny ones, but I can't see any, so it worked out great!  I took artistic liberties to make some curves curvier and I didn't worry too much if I went off course a bit - you can't tell at all now that it's washed and the blue lines have washed out :)  I think this backing is from Benartex, but I'm not positive.  It was stuff I got before my LQS closed (owner retired) and they had a huge clearance sale.  It was cheap and I got all they had - now I wish there had been more!  I have enough to do another small quilt with this though, but I'm going to have to piece and wing it on matching up those lines where I piece it.  Should be fine for a baby quilt or lap quilt though :)

EDIT: one of my readers found sources for this backing material at fabric.com and at quiltnutsandbolts.com - thanks so much Linda!!!

19 comments:

  1. Love this quilt and the quilting just makes it more stunning .

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  2. Wow! Awesome job! I didnt know about the preprinted backing. I am going to check this out for sure.

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  3. Love the crinkles after washing. It went from a beautiful quilt to an awesome quilt with the crinkles!

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  4. Terrific quilt. Your colors are great. I don't long arm either just quilt them on my Janome. I have never seen pre-marked quilting fabric. What a great idea. Good job!

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  5. this one feels like it should be at my house...those fabrics are my faves...and make lots of appearances in my home.

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  6. How can you bear to part with it?! You did an amazing job on the quilting! You give me hope! Beautiful!

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  7. I'll have to look into the preprinted quilt fabric what a great idea. The quilt looks great!

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  8. I've never seen the pre-printed backing either--what a great idea! The quilt is wonderful and that quilting is the icing on the cake. Nice work!

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  9. When I first saw the backing picture I thought you had marked that backing yourself. I thought, "oh, that's one crazy girl". I was glad to read it was preprinted - never of that before. But it's the front I love. Great colors. Striking. Great job.

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  10. Picture overload-NOT! The more the merrier. Thanks for the show.

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  11. Very cute with the Wee Play fabrics.

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  12. I love, love, love what you did with those charms packs. Makes me want to do one with my scraps. What size were the finished HST blocks?
    Great quilting pattern too. Dar in MO

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  13. Your quilt looks great! I'm quilting a similar one now, that I had contemplated trying an all over swirly design on. But I changed my mind and stitched in the ditch around the white parts and am echoing that at quarter inch intervals. Seeing yours makes me wish I'd stuck with my original idea!

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  14. LOVE the quilt! I'm working on a quilt with the same pattern! Mine is made from jelly rolls and yes I'm nuts - the squares end up SO small! It never occurred to me to use my charm squares!!! Guess that will go on the Bucket List....

    Love the quilting, too - I'll have to check out that link. Does the quilting pattern meander all over the place, or does it go in rows? I guess what I'm asking is would it work on a frame?

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  15. Gorgeous! You did a beautiful job!

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  16. So awesome, it is truly beautiful, and the quilting is awesome. Hope you sell it Lickety Split!

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  17. Awesome. I love the texture...you can almost feel it through the screen.

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  18. I love, love, love this quilt! What a fantastic job! I have used that backing fabric and loved the way the quilting turned out. It's really cool!

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  19. Wee Play is my FAVORITE. I have to say I'm impressed by the FMQ, especially since I have the Creative Pfaff which is like the tiptronic. I can't get it to FMQ at all, even in that weird "middle" setting for the foot.

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