Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Roundabout quilt



It was strange. This quilt.

I had a back-and-forth love/hate kind of relationship with it while making it.



Loved the design. Loved the fabric.





Hated the curved piecing. But loved the curved piecing.





Sort of half way hated each completed block. Then grew to love them.





Hated it while quilting it. Love it now that it is finished. And almost love the back more than the front.

Almost.

-dana

P.S. Made following the tutorial found on A Common Place Life.

41 comments:

Katy said...

good on you for sticking with it - because it's amazing now it's all done


(I hate curved piecing - but that is because I suck at it. So I think actually I hate me for sucking at it!!!)

Shorty said...

I haven't tried curved quilting yet... it seems very intimidating! But, your project turned out beautiful! It has a retro look to me, which I love almost all things retro!

Kelly O. said...

I can totally see what you're saying...I don't know that curved piecing is in my future...it's just too.... round...
I know I don't make sense, but I know what I mean :)
and I know what you mean too :)

SummersDesigns said...

I adore this quilt!

Jacque. said...

Dana, so glad you stuck with it. I love this quilt!

littlecumulus said...

Love it - especially how the quilting offsets the curviness. Way to pull through!

trish said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors you chose. :o) Great job in following through those tough moments.
Sincerely ~ Trish

Kristen said...

Great quilt! I love then hate then love all my projects. I'm too scared to try curved piecing yet. I'm so thrilled you finished this. Love it!

liz at olliekate said...

I love it Dana. It is a great mix of colors and design. I just got my quilts back from Rhonda, I love them! Thanks for reccomending her. They're on my blog and I mentioned you too! Take Care!

Raspberry said...

I love it.

Blue Is Bleu said...

I love it. And I go through the same with my quilts. The one I'm working on right now, I've loved and hated at least twice over today alone :)

Deb said...

Dana, I love the quilt! I also love your honesty :) It makes me not feel alone that I have love/hate relationships with my projects haha!

Gail :) said...

Gorgeous! That is my fabric line! The back is beautiful too. I have that sheet with coral flowers, but the blue is phenomenol!!!

DeeRoo said...

Did you know that "awesome" and "amazing" are on the no-no list for 2010? Man...what am I going to use for superlatives?:) I think you get the picture!

Ok....it's getting to be really funny now....had 5" last night on top of the 6" Sat and now we are supposed to have another major storm fri/sat....1-2 feet!:) Hummm...what project should I start next?;)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I love it!! So beautiful. I'm glad you stuck with it :)

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I love it!! So beautiful. I'm glad you stuck with it :)

Kimberly said...

I probably would have just done applique... good for you with all those curves (and I mean on the quilt)

Sewn With Grace said...

You expressed just what I feel when I'm quilting. Most of the time I don't like what I'm doing at all until it is completely finished and I'm using it. I'm just baffled by this.

Bloggy Mama said...

um.. wow!

Lara said...

Hehe well I love love it... so if you don't I'll be more than happy to give her a very loving home!! hehe

Thanks so much for always sharing your gorgeous work! We've set a date to get married - November 6 and I wish you were NZ based so that you could be our photographer!!!

Can't wait for round 4 - Verna layer cake arrived today so I hope I can work it with the pattern??

Libby said...

Very pretty quilt! You did a wonderful job!

Elissa said...

love/ hate, shmove/shmate. i'm just impressed!

and. yeah, the back kinda makes me drooly. something about that red border. red is the best neutral i know.

brown robin said...

Oooo... I'm so jealous for all your creativity and quilting right now! Just love this new one. I want to curl up under it and take a long nap.

susan said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhh come on now, that curved piecing aint that bad. i love it actually :-) i think it turned out very nice. love picture of cardinal. everytime i take a shower i think of you and that soon i will have to order more of your wonderful soap...i love the stuff! i bought so many types and think i saved the unfavorties for last, so now i cannot remember my favs....duh....oh well
the weather up here is wierd, warmer than usual with way less snow, seems everybody else is getting it besides us. razor is the man...third place huh...glad all is well with you and family. take care

Miss G said...

I love it! I came over from Jane's Apron's blog roll. Kelly

Amy said...

I think it came out splendidly!

And I totally understand your thoughts on the curved piecing. I've just finished revising the pattern - but this time I used seam allowances (and make the block size bigger). The piecing is really much easier this way - but I had to use much more fabric.

sarah, rsm said...

LOVE your quilt, as always!! :) I want to be YOU when I grow up! :o

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous Dana! Glad you love it in the end.

amylouwho said...

I loved this quilt when I saw Amy's. It's so great! And I love your interpretation of it! Is it snowing at your house?

Lynne S of Oz said...

Looks great! Haven't tried curved piecing yet - been a bit busy with house and chemo stuff.
You have green grass! (We do too - very odd for Melbourne in Feb - should be brown and dry)

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Amy - Park City Girl said...

I love it Dana! Those fabrics are so pretty together that way :)

Christina Joy said...

Holy moly! I am completely transfixed by that pattern! So complex...yet so simple. I can see the love/hate thing going on.

Its an inspirational piece! Makes me want to go work on my easy-peasy Around the World I've got cooking. Nice work!

erica said...

Stunning!

Jessica Christensen said...

I saw that you were doing this, so I went to the tutorial and made a top myself. It's just at quilt-top stage, so I'm not sure I'm loving it yet. Still in that love/hate situation. I'll let you know how it ends up. Yours looks lovely. It gives me hope!

kathy said...

love it!

WhiteStone said...

Photo on the clothesline is always fun. Lovely quilt, indeed!

Brenna's Mom said...

That quilt is fantastic. Love it and wish I had it!

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