Another finish……….

Yes, the “Carnation Quilt” is finally ready to be used!!! This quilt has been somewhat “in process” for way too long. I had already made a smaller version as a gift for DIL a few years ago. Some of my previous posts can be found here, here, and here. It washed/dried beautifully! Here are the final photos (they really don’t do it justice…no surprise!)………….Carnation Quilt--Finish 001

Carnation Quilt--Finish 002

Carnation Quilt--Finish 003

Carnation Quilt--Finish 004

Carnation Quilt--Finish 005

And the final photo, where it has found its home………….Carnation 001  As you may be able to tell, our bed is a “full”/double size…not super large at all. After washing & drying, the quilt measures 76”x84”….perfect size (w/ a bedskirt). I did use a wool batt in this quilt and this one did come out very soft and “drapey”. Sulky rayon thread, in pink or green, was used on the top and Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly was used in the bobbin. The batting is by Hobbs. Usually, I use Hobbs 80/20 (cotton/poly) batting but I wanted something that was lighter weight but just as warm. The darker pink fabric for the binding was in my stash!!!!!! Yup! I couldn’t believe it…….a perfect match!!!! Most of the squares were from several charm packs of Moda “Half Moon” line and the darker green border is a Stonehenge by Northcott fabric.

Off to check my stack of “next-up” projects…………………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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28 Responses to Another finish……….

  1. Beth Ann says:

    The carnation quilt is fabulous! I love how that stash fabric finished this one off so perfectly. Lovely.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I had said to DH, when I had just added that binding fabric need to my shopping list, maybe I should check my ‘stash’ first……..and we both laughed! …………………

  2. mtetar says:

    Lovely I must say. Blessings, Mtetar

  3. Jeanne says:

    Gorgeous! I really love the appliquéd flowers on it.

  4. It looks even more beautiful on your bed. BTW, my hubby and I have only a full-sized bed, too. No room for a larger one in our bedroom. So we’re always nice and cozy.

  5. Karen says:

    that is about the same size as our camper bed and it works on the road but at home I need more space as is hubby takes up 2/3’s of the bed! I tolerate a smaller bed when traveling – quilt is cute

  6. Thread crazy says:

    Oh I know that feeling with hubby hogging the bed! We got a king size bed several years ago and sometimes it still isn’t big enough. lol…love the finished product and happy you found something in your stash that works! That’s always an added bonus.

  7. The quilt is so sophisticated! It is perfect for a couple: not too femine and not too masculine, fabulous mix!
    Esther

  8. Your quilt is beautiful!!! I’m loving the color combinations.

    • treadlemusic says:

      One of my (recent) goals has been to branch out a bit and try some different color combos and I must say I’m liking this direction!!! I’m glad you like it, too!!!! Hugs……

  9. witchylin says:

    I am so pleased you went for the deeper pink binding. What an added bonus of having it in your stash. We should always look in the stash but often don’t bother, because we think we can remember what is in there. No chance! It certainly does look great on your bed.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I think it really adds to the “romantic” feel, too!!!! The walls are the same color pink/lite raspberry as is in the quilt……it was planned. Yup, a well appointed stash is a good thing!!! LOL!

  10. Michele says:

    I love the colors and the addition of the carnations. Nicely done.

  11. This quilt is so beautiful and I love your quilting! Its just amazing. I love wool batting too. Sulky Rayon threads are my favorite! The bigger ones are better!

    • treadlemusic says:

      I have been going back and forth between the Sulky rayon and the Isacord poly. The colors and shine really set off the quilting nicely, don’t they?? So great you dropped by!!!! Hugs………………………

      • Yes, I love Sulky Rayon. I have tried many from Isacord to superior threads…So Fine#50. But Sulky is what works for me in my home machine.

        • treadlemusic says:

          I am so glad that you have that!!! I just picked up some more yesterday at Hancock Fabric/Crafts. I’m not sure how popular it is as there always seems to be ample supply of all the colors but I do love it and so does my machine!!!! Hugs…………………..

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