Friday, February 21, 2014

Q1 - Summertime Sadness finished


It is here! The long time awaited Summertime Sadness aka Broken Herringbone quilt is finished! It turned out to be 2 in 1 as the B side is just as pretty as the front :-)


It all started as part of #MSBHQAL last year. I showed the pattern to my friend and we talked. I liked the pattern but I didn't really felt like we need another quilt. My friend runs fabric shop and I offered to make the quilt for her. She agreed and sent me box of fabrics she picked. Some solids and some prints and the layout was up to me.


My first idea was to run continues strips but I got off center and the strip was not long enough. I set up designer's wall (piece of batting on the wall) and started to reinvent the idea. I came up with the cold colors against the warm. This is the most colorful project I worked on. I don't have that many fabrics in stash so I was glad for the opportunity to play with someone else's, lol.


At first we didn't talk about the back side. The original arrangement was to make a quilt top as I'm not so keen on quilting. There were enough fabrics left to make the back side as well. I wanted to try simple jelly roll style. It shows the quilting beautifully. It was quilted by local pro and I love it.


The binding is grey. I sewed on white strips to the sides before giving it to quilting service just to prevent the fraying and at the end it adds a pretty detail I love.


I named the quilt after song and it doesn't make me sad. I just wanted to be reminded about the quilt every time I hear the song :-) Songs are not always about the lyrics but about the tune and vibe and I just liked that one.


The quilt will be on display in my friend's shop and it will also go to local quilt show. It'll be part of her booth. I'm so excited! I'll be linking up to Q1 FAL as this is part of my list. So far I completed 3 out of 10. I better speed up a bit :-)

Finish Along 2014


I leave you with today's sunrise. The high voltage poles turned out pretty good don't you think :-)
I'm linking up to TGIFF and Crazy mom quilts. Plus Whoop whoop :-) 


30 comments:

  1. Love this broken herringbone....fabulous! The back is pretty amazing too! Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  2. This quilt and the photos just brought tears to my eyes. I'm not joking, I am just so gobsmacked at how wonderfully beautiful this came out. I love the originality, the play of colour, the fade of the back, even it's irregular shape with the half row. And the way you went and named it Summertime Sadness and then captured that in the photos with the desolate fields and the iciness of the sunrise (mimicking the cool versus warm colour scheme of the quilt). Oh just the highest praise for this. Congratulations!!!!

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  3. it's wonderful! Well done!

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  4. What Molli said! This is just jaw dropping! And even better getting to play with another's stash! :D Beautifully done! Be proud, be VERY proud!!

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  5. This is gorgeous, front and back!

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  6. It's stunning! And the photos!?!?!?!? WOW!!

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  7. Love it! I am so happy to see the big finish on this fabulous quilt, Vera. The quilting is beautiful. Love the grey binding. Just gorgeous all around and so are the photos. Well done!

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  8. wow! Its gorgeous - far from sadness - the name throws me every time! I love the back too - almost more than the front :-) Absolutely amazing - a brilliant finish :-)

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  9. It's lovely! Congrats on the finish! :)

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  10. Oh wow! I love both the front and back of this quilt! You did a wonderful job with the layout!

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  11. Wow, Vera, it's stunning! I love the warm cool effect of the colours and the design. You took that block to a whole new level. Gorgeous!

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  12. Fabulous - absolutely fabulous - the front - the back - the quilting - the photography - you must be thrilled that it's completed, and it's so beautiful!

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  13. Awesome. The palette is so great and I love the tiny white border next to the grey binding. My favorite photo is the last one.

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  14. simply awesome, love both sides!!!!

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  15. Wow, Vera, Absolutely stunning! I must make one of these some time this year...
    Janeen
    janeenvn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Turned out lovely. Fun how you finished the backing.

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  17. This quilt always remind me of beautiful stained glass art. Wonderful work with grouping of the colors. It's a stunning quilt, Vera!

    -Soma

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  18. That's a beautiful quilt! I love all the details even down to the binding. Very classy :)

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  19. Wow! That's one seriously gorgeous quilt! I LOVE that last picture. <3

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  20. So beautiful. The extra white border in the front is lovely. I hadn't noticed it until you pointed it out, but then I looked and it was just so right! The grey binding is perfect! I just love all these colours and textures together. And the cool vs warm... So gorgeous.
    E xx

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  21. I'm pretty sure I gushed all over this when it was just a quilt top, but now that it's finished, it's even somehow more amazing! I love this quilt so much, Vera! :D I love the continuous color fade with the hard stop at various positions throughout. Also I love the song it's named after, and now it's stuck in my head, but that's not a bad thing. :)
    Beautiful work and finish!

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  22. Vera, it looks amazingly fantastic, and I love that it is going to be on display for lots and lots and lots of people to admire it and appreciate it.

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  23. This is stunning Vera, both front and back! There's not one thing i don't love about it... and your photo's!!
    Your photo's are equally as gorgeous! Great work as always :)

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  24. Vera, this is amazing! I have no doubt that you are proud of this finish and everyone will admire it at your friends shop/booth

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous - I especially love the B-side! Thank you for linking your finish!

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  26. Oh my that is so very amazing. I love that it is dual sided and they both offer unique beauty. Well done!

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  27. Oh your quilt is just gorgeous! The colors are like a painting... and that is on both sides! You must be so proud of the beautiful quilt!

    Susie

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  28. Vera, what a beautiful quilt! And I mean both sides! Your photographs are amazing. What a lucky friend!

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  29. I love the quilt the back is almost as fun as the front. I have never tried a Herringbone block are they as hard as they look to do?

    Richard and Tanya Quilts
    Richard and Tanya Quilts Patterns on Craftsy

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  30. very cool & great photography to show it off!

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