Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I didn't want to finish...

Do you ever make a quilt and 

not want to be finished with it?

Machine quilted but not bound...

That's how I felt about my Scrappy Sandwiches!


I had machine quilted with twin lines 

on either side of the white strip


AND bound it.


when I decided it needed,


and I wanted to...


hand quilt it too!

I used (almost)the last of my 

Aurifil #28 wool thread to quilt 

the centres of the sandy coloured squares!


And I am really glad I did!

Running bugs on Scrappy Sandwiches!

I love it!


Quilt details:
Scrappy Sandwiches (tutorial here) 56" x 70"
Backed with "Glimma" in Mineral Dust
Pieced, machine and hand quilted in Aurifil thead
Bound with Saffron Craig "Running Bugs"

Happy sewing!

SUZ

37 comments:

  1. It is wonderful. Look at all those scrappy sandwiches! Love the idea of machine and hand quilting. Lovely effect at the finish.

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  2. Beautiful - the hand quilting was the perfect finishing touch.

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  3. This is such a wonderful quilt!! I love the balance of colourful scrappy and neutral order. Hand quilting always add that special magic. Is this a gift or are you keeping this one?

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  4. Wow, it looks great. I like every details you have used!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Your hand quilting is perfect!

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  6. I love it too - it's a brilliant quilt. I love how you 'roll with it' so to speak. That's me all over. I just need to create a quilt like this now!

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  7. I love everything about this quilt.

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  8. This is absolutely awesome! The hand quilting is the perfect detail to a wonderful scrappy quilt!

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  9. this is such a beautiful quilt! the hand stitching is a wonderful addition.

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  10. Yes absolutely (that mini I finished on Sunday was a perfect example of a quilt I didn't want to finish!) I completely understand with this one Susan, it is absolutely gorgeous - and the hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch.

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  11. Absolutely love everything about this quilt! Your choices were all just right! That is a treasure.

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  12. I love the mix of hand and machine quilting. I used it on my swoon. hugs

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  13. WOWSERS . So great Suz. All those lovely scraps and that quilting is the icing on the cake. Perfect stitches

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  14. Love this pattern. Is there an actually pattern for this?

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  15. I love it too. When my scraps breed to sufficient quantities again ...

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  16. oh yeah! That hand quilting was the perfect finishing touch! beautiful!

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  17. I love it! The hand quilting made it.

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  18. It's everything I expected and more! Such a beautiful finish. And the extra hand quilting is the perfect touch for this special scrappy piece. Great job!

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  19. Oh my goodness,this is a beaut! I love the sand colored squares, what a great idea. The hand stitching is extra special. Well done!

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  20. Suz, this is really fabulous and the touch of hand quilting just makes it all the more special. ARe you keeping this one?

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  21. Aaah, it's turned out so well! The centres are just perfect, that little bit of white sets off the scraps so nicely. I can see why you're sad to finish. Might have to make another one...I'm sure you have enough scraps ;)

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  22. Wow! This did turn out sooooo well! It is so fun with all the scrappy bright colors and then the neutral sand colored squares! Just genius! The backing is perfect in every way! I do hope this is a keeper...it is so good. A big pat on the back for you!

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  23. Nope - never wished for a quilt not to be over. But I have wished for ones to be already finished without me having to do it. lol. Got a flimsy and a back to baste and quilt but can't be bothered right now.

    I can see why you've enjoyed this one though... Very pretty, Suz! Your points turned out so well, too - impressed!

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  24. I must say that I absolutely LOVE this. I think I'm going to make one of my own with my DS scraps. That is... once I complete a DS quilt and have scraps leftover! (Which means, count me in 3 years from now at the rate I'm going!) GREAT JOB! (charlottesgraceforacure[at]gmail[dot]com)

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  25. Very yummy sandwiches. Nice finish with the hand touch. I'm never motivated to do any handwork but love the look.

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  26. Looks fabulous.... cant wait to give it a go

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  27. An awesome finish Susan, and a really lovely touch that hand stitching adds.

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  28. Such a happy and delightful quilt. I feel that the addition of the beige inner square was brilliant. Love it!

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  29. it is so beautiful. Must be fun to have so many favourite scraps in one quilt :-)

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  30. Perfect, you should be proud its looks fabulous!!

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  31. Beautiful hand quilting--it's the magical finishing touch.

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  32. What a beauty! I'm so impressed with your hand quilting, Susan. Isn't this just the best pattern!!

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  33. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Love your quilting too. I feel a sudden desire to dive into my scrap bin...

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  34. This looks terrific, esp. with the combo of the machinne and the hand quilting. I love the pop of those brights, striding across the quilt!

    Good luck with your teaching--don't you start again this month?

    Elizabeth

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  35. I LOVE this quilt. No wonder you didn't quite want to finish it. Thanks for including the link to the tutorial. This makes me want to dig out my scraps and start sewing.

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