A Gardenvale Finish

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Well, here she is. This is the view from my chair as I completed the binding on my  latest quilt. The main fabric is all from the Jen Kingwell line “Gardenvale”. The setting triangles, binding and backing fabric are all from a local fabric shop.

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The blocks were made using a layer cake and a jelly roll. I made two diagonal cuts on each layer cake and cut the jelly rolls into 2.5 inch squares and 8.5 inch by 2.5 inch strips. I don’t have the measurements for the setting triangles close by but if anyone would like them just let me know and I will dig around for them… I probably wrote it down somewhere.

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The quilt measures 65″ x 82″.

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This is the best shot I have of the back – it was really windy yesterday.

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The pattern I choose for the quilting is called ‘twister’. I thought the combination of points and softened curves was a good choice for the blocks. I also thought that since the quilting pattern is loosely spaced ( as opposed to closer together – more dense ) that it would give the quilt a softer hand and it does.

I am still a little saddened by the loss of all those points around the edges which I wrote about in my last post.  I think that the quilt has more positive aspects and I am focusing on those.

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It is the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada we are still seeding here on our farm but the end is in sight, now.. if we could have some rain… please !

Thanks for having a look, enjoy your weekend – long or not !

linking up with Amanda over at CrazyMomQuilts for Finish it up Friday.

 

 

 

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alison
    May 20, 2016 @ 10:27:11

    This looks awesome!

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  2. Janine
    May 20, 2016 @ 10:53:34

    Quilt looks great! Love the fabrics and pattern.

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  3. Marla
    May 20, 2016 @ 12:16:12

    I love your design. Nice.

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  4. Carie
    May 20, 2016 @ 14:21:26

    Woo hoo – what a lovely finish just in time for the weekend!

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  5. allisonreidnem
    May 20, 2016 @ 16:21:55

    The finished quilt looks really great and the lost points really don’t show in the photos so I guess it’s pretty hard to spot. Hope you get some timely rain.

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  6. jody
    May 25, 2016 @ 14:46:29

    Your quilt is dreamy – I LOVE it. I don’t know why I hesitated to buy the gardenvale – it is truly wonderful and you surely showcased it in a spectacular way. That is the quilt that I would go and seek – for a quiet read, a nap, some comfort. WELL DONE! Not to worry about those points – it’s too lovely to dwell on something so unnoticeable (except to your eye!)

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    • Colleen
      May 27, 2016 @ 08:00:55

      Thank you so much Jody. I ordered the Gardenvale fabric online and when it arrived by mail I was a little surprised – unsure if I would have bought it if I had seen it in person first. Once I started sewing the fabric into blocks it magically started getting that ‘Kingwell glow’, if you know what I mean. It was really weird but I love it too and so glad I didn’t put it away in the cupboard ! I’m working on a project with the scraps now and chuckled to myself as I realized that I am over compensating for those lost points 😉

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