Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrate Color

Have you heard about this fantastic fall contest going on at Stitched in Color

It's called Celebrate Color and it's only being held during the months of September, October, and November.  The idea is to make something fantastic in fall colors and you have a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  Since I have had this partially made quilt sitting around for at least 2 years, I thought this would be the kick in the pants I needed to get it done.  So, I entered the Home Decor part of the contest with this quilt. 

I'm going with the name Wonky Fall.  Although after all the trouble it's given me I should name it Beautiful Disaster!  I had the wonky squares on the outside border finished and all the pieces cut to make more.  But, since this has been sitting around for so long I ended up using the tan fabric for other projects and was left with the little strips of Acadia fabric. (Which I don't even think Moda sells anymore)  Oops!  So, I had to figure out what I was going to do.  What you see is what I figured out and I do love how it turned out. 

Every part of this quilt was a struggle, but I am still in love with it.  I am actually keeping this one to snuggle with.  All of my other quilts have gone to my kids, charity, or given as gifts.  And I love doing all of that stuff, but I thought it was high time I actually kept one!

One of the struggles with this quilt was the backing.  The entire time I was making it, I could not decide if I liked the backing I chose or not.  I loved the fabric itself, I just couldn't decide if it actually matched.  Now that it's finished, I have decided that I do love it together.  The fabric is by Amy Butler, called Midwest Modern Optic Blossom.

For the quilting I free motioned a swirl pattern because I wanted the feel of a blustery fall day!

With all of the struggles this quilt gave me, I actually did learn a new way to handstitch the binding on and it's fantastic!!  You can't see the stitches at all, they are completely hidden.  But, I suppose that's another post altogether.


  1. Lovely! These are the perfect fall colours, although I've never thought of this line that way before. And good for you for finally getting it done and for keeping it for yourself. It must feel great!

  2. Thanks Sheila!! It does feel great, I got to snuggle up in it last night!

  3. The colors and fabrics are so yummy! Great quilt!

  4. oh this is stunning....the fabrics are lovely. those colors are perfect for fall

  5. Thanks ladies!! I'm so glad I finally finished it in time to enjoy fall with it!

  6. While I love it. You sound like me. I had struggles with the one I finished this week and posted. I love yours. And I love the back I think it's perfect. Your quilting is great.
    I am glad I got to meet you today. I'll be back! BTW I love your blog name!
    Have a great weekend

  7. I LOVE the acadia line - great colors!!! (stopping by from crazy mom quilt's finish it up friday link)

  8. It is beautiful, and congrats on getting it finished!

  9. It really is beautiful, and I love the backing you chose. Love it!