the big reveal!

i finished the christmas-present-to-myself quilt!  i showed you the backing fabric as i was loading it on the frame! here's a reminder...notice my helpful studio assistant!










so what quilt did i pair it with....Footnotes!

*SQUEE!* i want to buried with this quilt. it is hands-down my favorite of all my quilts.

it is a queen sized quilt: 90" x 103". it is all based on 2.5" cut strips and squares. blocks finish at 12".






this is my favorite shot.... i was sewing the binding on. yup- my sewing machine has an eye. i have these stickers.

that was my grandmother's machine. my grandfather bought for her for their 10th wedding anniversary. she taught me how to quilt on it, and i still use it to this day. the serial number has it produced in 1954. i'll blog about my vintage machines one day.





i quilted it with my topo meander.







and a flimsy transformed into a beautiful quilt and they lived happily ever after. the end...

13 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, Shannon! I just found your blog, through a link to your 2011 BOM. I've been looking at some of your photos and just love your color combinations.

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  2. I can honestly say the top has lived up to the backing...it is so fun!

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  3. It is beautiful. And you couldn't have picked a better backing fabric for it.

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  4. OMGosh! I don't know which I like better. The front or the back! It is AWESOME!!! I do believe that zebra sashing is the greatest choice you could have made. Amazing how your mind works. lol

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  5. I love both sides of this one!

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  6. Well...that backing was just hanging around waiting for that flimsy...what a match...love it!

    Kay in Scotland

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  7. Awesome!!!! Just love it

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  8. So happy and wonderful.

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  9. I love the topo meander...really works on this quilt...

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  10. I LOVE it! Your quilt is beautiful and big!! I would be proud too!!!

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  11. I like your topo meander, and would like to know more about it. Do you have any other photos of this quilting design? I'd like to figure it out.
    JANLC56@mac.com

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  12. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt. I love all of the vibrant colours

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