Thursday, June 27, 2013

Newspaper quilt

Drum roll please! My Newspaper quilt is finished. What a relief! The top was pieced back in March and it took me sooo long to finish that thing. One of the reasons would be that I'm not really happy about the layout. I simply don't like the overall view. If I look at it closely I love the details but ... Well the story is. I bought these fabrics to make a male quilt. I came across the Something New Sampler SAL and jumped on board. I put the quilt top together based on the fabrics I had available. Made up the layout and that was it. I only have like tiny scraps left so that's a success in a way. I do like the blocks I made during the SAL but there is something, something not right.


I like the close up look though. I hand stitched all of the newspaper blocks and many of the sampler blocks too. Have you noticed that I tried some outdoor picture taking? I need to practise. I had the in laws to hold that quilt for me. They even borrowed old glasses and book to complete the picture. Isn't that sweet?


My favorite block from the SAL would be the trapunto one.



The quilting is very simple but it took me forever. I have kind of love and hate relationship with fleece. I love the warm snuggly part but hate to quilt with it. There are few little puckers along the binding but I can live with that. My feelings are very mixed up so I just digest it and we'll see.


Linking up with TGIFF @ Blossom Heart Quilts

15 comments:

  1. Aw, what a lovely photo shoot!! The book and glasses are the perfect touch :) Do you think maybe your issue with the quilt is it's all low contrast? I love the fabrics though, and it's perfect for a male!

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  2. I really love how you incorporated your sampler blocks into a quilt, it's very effective and such a clever idea! I've never quilted with fleece, too scared of the movement lol well done and thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think that's a pretty cool layout, actually - with the plain on the left and the prints on the right, it looks intertwined - I like it! BTW - little tucks are design decisions - they were added for TEXTURE. Right? RIGHT! I think your quilt is beautiful - you should be very happy with it :)

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  4. I did notice the outdoor pictures!!! And I did drumroll before reading the entire post :-)
    It looks great. I know you say quilting the fleece is difficult, but I really like the design you made when quilting - very geometric and clean looking. Cheers to being done!

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  5. Yay for finishing this one!! I love the photos - they are fab!

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  6. Great job on your quilt. The layout is perfect.

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  7. Great finish! The detail is subtle which means you get to enjoy it as you snuggle with it. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Your outdoor pics look great. I've never quilted with fleece, it sure does look snuggly.

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  9. Definitely a drum roll! I think this looks fab! I love the layout and it's even nicer close up with the hand quilting and trapunto :)

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  10. Yay for finishing your sampler (mine is still at the block stage)! I like the newspaper print. Great job! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

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  11. Love the props :) This is seriously amazing. The quilting came out gorgeous!

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  12. I had a very positive reaction to your blue quilt, so I was surprised to hear you don't like the layout. I went back and tried to find fault with it, but couldn't. :-)

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  13. Really nice quilt, it is subtle and needs lots of close up looking at so all the details can be appreciated.

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  14. Hi Vera! I'm so happy to meet you and your beautiful blog! I love this newspaper quilt! There is everything I really like - blue and white colours, texts, lovely blogs, great quilting! Enjoyable! x Teje

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  15. Congrats on finishing this! I must say, this is probably the cuddliest looking one of the bunch!! The flannel backing - perfect. Looks sooo snuggly, and that handquilting is just the perfect touch. Especially on a trapunto block - I never would have thought of doing that! Lovely!! Such a wonderful finish :). I here ya on the love/hate, though, ha!! Had some issues with mine as well. I think down the road, it'll just turn to love when the rose colored glasses come out :)

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