Friday, April 5, 2013

The Big EZ Finish

I mentioned this finish in a couple of posts this week, and now is the time for the full reveal!

Those of you who have been following my blog for a loooooong time might recall that the fabrics for this quilt were all chosen by my youngest - the only direction I gave him was that the fabric needed to have some purple in it or coordinate well with purple.

The pattern is from the book Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicky Bellino and the top came together super fast and easy. But then it sat in my pile of tops forever! Finally in March, I decided to make this my ONE finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes so got to work.

At about the same time, I discovered Leah Day's Craftsy class on FMQ and fell in love (with FMQ and with Leah - she is such an amazing teacher!).

Since The Big EZ has all those fabulous squares, I decided to practice my newly found FMQ skills on it. Here is the back where you can see some of the FMQ designs I chose.

I'm not very fast yet, so this top took many, many hours to quilt, but it was so worth the time and effort. I love the texture all that quilting gave to the quilt.

The finished size is about 74" x 95". I used polyester batting because I really wanted the stitching to show, mistakes and all!

Linking up at AmandaJean's for Finish It Up, at The Freemotion Quilting Project for FMQ Friday and at Quokka Quilts for TGIFF.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Izzy

 

16 comments:

Muv said...

Hello Izzy,

Fabulous quilting - well worth the effort!

Love from England,
Muv

Pat Merkle said...

Love, love, love the quilting!

Susan said...

That's really nice! My 9 year old daughter picked fabrics for her first quilt. We started on it last night. I don't expect it to be anywhere near as coordinated as this one. :)

Pieces of Cotton said...

Congratulations on mastering FMQ! I've bought a foot for my machine, but I'm still too scared to take it out of the package:)

Brenna said...

Wonderful quilting - I've seen good things about the class you mention. I might have to finally bite the bullet and get over my FMQ fears!

Ginette said...

What an awesome quilt! Great job with the FMQ!

Anita in Florida said...

Love your quilt, such lovely col9rs!

ratama said...

Great work! Your FMQ looks super and a compliment to your child for this great color choice!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a great way to practice your FMQing. I love the colours that your son chose for the quilt.

Whitney said...

think i'm going to have to get my kids involved in fabric selection! beautiful quilt!

Sinta Renee said...

Wow Izzy, your quilt looks amazing! The quilting is just beautiful. I wish I could do that!!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow that's some serious quilting! It looks great! I love the fabrics your son chose--purple is my favorite!

Laura said...

Oh that's gorgeous!

vita said...

Wow! Gorgeous

Shauna said...

Gorgeous! A very unique pattern and you did a wonderful job on the quilting! I've yet to tackle something like that.

Kirsten said...

Such a beautiful quilt - love the colours and the quilting is amazing!

 
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