Monday, September 28, 2015

Don't judge me by my backside....

(that should draw a crowd!)

I have another finish to share...


"Melbourne Town" is quilted and bound!

I had intended to hand quilt this but couldn't find the 

motivation to get started...


So I machine quilted the sky first on the diagonal,


then added some 'in-the-ditch' around the larger 

pieces.


By this stage I felt some hand quilting would finish it 

off nicely!

I used grey perle #8 thread for this.

And as it is often the case, I didn't really want to 

stop!


I chose a soft yellow gingham to frame it.

It matched nicely the backing!


Yes, this is the backside I referred to in my title!

I even remembered to put some 'hanger triangles' on the corners this time!

I resent paying top dollar for fabric that will go 

'sight unseen' against the wall.


And I have been trying to use my stash this year, so 

this is what I chose!

"Melbourne Town"  is now happily residing on my 

sewing room wall...

My favourite section!

where no one can see "my backside"!

Happy sewing,

SUZ

27 comments:

  1. Cheeky title... lol ;o)
    What a beautiful finish and what a pleasure it will be to see it hanging where you can admire it! A wonderful idea to combine machine and hand quilting, suits it so well. I just love your Melbourne Town, Suz.

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  2. A really lovely finish! It's bright & cheerful, and am sure it looks great in your sewing room. I think combining machine & hand quilting is often the way to go, practicality plus some big hand stitching to- as you say- finish it all off.

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  3. This looks great. I often use unused vintage cotton sheeting ( I got a lot from my Gran's house) for the backs of quilts or the quilted part of a pillow. Like you said, they are unseen, and much more cost efficient.

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  4. This is spectacular. I love the special buts you added in the sky. I'd love to see it up close.

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  5. A very interesting quilt ~ the more you look, the more you see.

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  6. Love it so much! What a beautiful addition to your sewing room. I bet it makes you smile whenever you see it.

    PS love the 1/2 Dresdens / NY Beauties 💕

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  7. You've done a wonderful job, Suz ... so bright und colorful ... an awesome idea to deplete "old" blocks ... Thank's a lot, for sharing it ... =)))

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  8. I love it! I need to get started on mine, yours is very inspiring.

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  9. Melbourne Town turned out gorgeous! I like the combination of machine and hand quilting. Much more sane IMO. The diagonals in the sky are striking. Congrats on a wonderful finish!!!!!

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  10. Well done finishing! I'm still plodding along. What a fabulous, fun quilt you've created. Simply amazing! I love it!

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  11. I would never judge your backside! I should say, as long as you won't judge mine! Your quilt is fantastic! I can imagine how sunny it must look on your sewing room wall. What a great place for it!

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  12. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful and even inspires me to make one even though I just finished making all of my Gypsy Wife blocks and don't want to make another Jen Kingwell pattern. This one, though I love the way the blocks are set and the blocks look so fun to make. Unfortunately, I've been looking for the pattern and can't find it. You and I both feel the same way about backing; I always wait for a sale or good $5 a yard fabric. Your backing like the front is perfect.

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  13. It turned out just perfect - I just love it! And it remains such an inspiration, backside and all.

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  14. The backing fabric is pretty and works really well, and of course the front is amazing!! Congratulations on such a great finish!!

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  15. Melbourne Town looks beautiful, I like the diagonal quilting in the sky, reminds me of rain :)

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  16. This is really beautiful. I can't believe mine is done as well! Although I didn't do all the extra pieces in Section 5 because of all the sky busy-ness going on. I plan on making a mini quilt of only Section 5 and doing the hexies, dresden, etc. Your quilt is just lovely!

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  17. Another fabulous finish!! I like the mixed quilting techniques. They add to the hustle and bustle of the "town". Great job!!!

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  18. This is so wonderful. I love quilts with yellow. The handquilting looks great alongside the machine quilting.

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  19. A beautiful quilt you've made. And I love the back side too.

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  20. Just love all the little details you included in your town.

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  21. Hi There. I am doing a catch up.
    Melbourne Town looks great. I enjoy looking at all the different fabrics that make up this wonderful quilt. I enjoy the way you combine machine and hand quilting to achieve a wonderful result.
    I have no problem with the backing. It is your quilt and your choice!
    Congratulations on a great finish.

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  22. Well done. It looks great, and you must be happy to have it on the wall. I've stalled on mine, but I will get back to it and will probably just keep going on it until it's all finished. The quilt along didn't really work for me. I think I'm better to do it in my own time. I'll refer back to your posts for guidance!

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  23. I so love this quilt! (And love the way you execute it and FINISHED it. . . you are always an example to me.) I finally picked up some small hexies yesterday at the quilt show, so I guess I'm moving it up to the top of my list, and your finish inspires me. It's so terrific!!

    Elizabeth

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  24. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    I put a bit of thought into the back of lap and bed quilts as they get moved and folded and flipped, so both sides show. For wall-hangings, I think you are right to say it doesn't matter. (But I don't mind what you chose anyway!)

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  25. How marvelous that you completed this quilt... already! You make me feel like a slug. Or, as I really am, a quilter who can't keep her attention on just one project. Your Melbourne Town turned out beautifully, back and all! I need to see a picture of it hanging on the wall of your sewing room. Do you just love staring at it? Good tip about the triangle hangers, by the way. I have never done that and need to give it a go on a smaller quilt. Now... to get to my own MSW that's been on the design wall since July, untouched!

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