Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Mendocino quilt - finally!

I have actually been storing this finished quilt in my sewing room for several weeks now.  The quilting was finished in early June, but I stalled out on the binding.  Once Matt left for Seattle, I spent most of my nights in my sewing room rather than sitting in front of the tv (which is when I sew most of my binding).  I did finish it up after a few movie nights, but then I had to wait for a photo opportunity.  It's kind of hard to photograph a full size quilt all by yourself. ;)

The details:
I used Kona in pale flesh for the solid
All prints are Mendocino by Heather Ross
The pattern was based on this:
I couldn't find any information about this pattern online, but it's called Kid in the Candy Store and it was designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr.  I found the pattern in the April 2006 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.
I didn't piece the rectangles because I wanted larger pieces of the prints.  I referenced the pattern for yardage and cutting dimensions, but did my own thing with the piecing.
Machine pieced and quilted.  Quilting is a random, gentle wave pattern that travels across the quilt.

The front:

The label, including a tiny bit of selvedge (which I haven't written out yet!):

And the back, which shows the quilting better:

I love how this quilt turned out.  It took a lot longer to piece than I would have expected, and I had a tough time making the colors look random enough for my liking.  It was really worth it, though!  I love the colors, and I think it will work well in Addy's bedroom for a long time.
I have quite a few scraps left, and I'm hoping to make some fun pillows from them.  Just don't hold your breathe for a post on them. ;)


Anna said...

ooo, that is amazing, love the fabrics of course and the quilting really sets it off!

Madame Awesomepants said...

It turned out so great. I'm glad to finally see it come to fruition after so many nights of plotting and planning.

trish said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Kristie said...

This is fantastic! I love these fabrics, and you did a great job making them pop.

MariQuilts said...

Great Quilt.....I love that selvedge on the label.

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity of this quilt. I have this line and haven't found a design yet that I want to jump into.