Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Goal Quilt Finished

My first paintbox quilt is finished.  I could have finished it a couple of days earlier but I had already put June on the label, and I liked the idea of finishing it on what would have been my parents wedding anniversary.  Sixty-six years if they were still here.

The back was a little fancier than my normal ones.  I've gotten to where I have backed several of my last quilts with 100 percent cotton sheets.  This one is a Moda solid, and somehow it seems heavier to me.  Maybe it's partly due to the piecing on the back.  It seems to weigh a lot for its size.   It hasn't been washed yet, so maybe that will lighten it up a bit.

Another embroidery machine label.  No recipient's name on this one.  I haven't decided what to do with it yet.  There are a few possibilities.  For a while it will live at my house, probably at least until I finish the other one, which will probably be this month.  I've ordered some lavender solids for it, so it will be lavenders and purples instead of browns and tans.

PS   I gave this quilt Last night (June 10th) to my visiting teacher, Becky Thomas, who has been visiting me for over 4 years.


Kay said...

This is an heirlooom piece to be treasured forever. You are so talented, Candace. Wow!

Anita said...

What a beautiful quilt. Anyone would love it so maybe you should keep it.


Amanda said...

Isn't it wonderful how such a simple idea can look so good with the right colours and fabrics. I love the back too.

Marie said...

Candace that is truly a masterpiece and I love the label also. Can't wait to see it in the lavenders which are among my favorite colors. Hope all is doing well on your homefront. I do believe things will improve on mine very soon. Hugs, Marie

regan said...

I love this quilt, Candace! And the back design is super! Love it!

scraphappy said...

What a great finished quilt. The pieced back is especially nice. Such a simple pattern but with really spectacular results.