7/25/13

Ta Da!

Today I finished quilting and binding the Hello Sun/You Are My Sunshine quilt.  Hooray!


I'm loving how the rainbow binding looks, thanks to all of you and your impeccable taste about such things. If I hadn't asked you a few weeks ago, I probably would have gone the safe route and used that same yellow from the inner border.  Of course, I still need to hand sew the binding.

Here's how it looks from the back.  It's a little hard to see the quilting.  I stippled around the outer border and stitched-in-the-ditch around the inner border and all of the stars.


I tried bumping up the contrast a little bit so the stitching would stand out better, but that's as good as it gets. This next image is a little closer up, and maybe you can get a better idea of how it looks.  Either way, I think the back fabric is just right for this quilt.


I did this sort of swirl in the pinwheel cornerstones.


Those pinwheels are made from the triangles I cut from the stars when I made the flying geese.  And here are the individual blocks.

January


February


March


April


May


June


July


August


September


October


November


December


This quilt was made from the Hello Sun Quilt Along designed by April Mae Designs at Making Ends Meet. She's currently posting the blocks for her newest Quilt Along, Hello Moon.  Those blocks are every bit as cute as the Hello Sun blocks.  You can find them right here.  The July block was just posted, and I'm excited to get started on it.

This is the largest quilt I've ever quilted on my domestic sewing machine, and I'm pretty darned proud of myself for quilting it on my own.  The new sewing machine is making me very happy in that regard.

So now I'm at that post quilt finish let down.  


I posted this image on Cat Patches' Facebook page yesterday.  It definitely fits right now.  Thanks to Quiltville for that share.

So with that, I guess I'll go try to find something constructive to do.

34 comments from clever and witty friends:

gpc said...

Love love LOVE it! Great job! :)

Mary said...

The quilt is looking great! Do love the binding of muti-colored fabric.

Malini said...

Wow! I really love this quilt. Your quilting is awesome too!

Junebug613 said...

It came out really fantastic! I really love the binding, too. How can you, the lady who always has bunches of projects going, be down? You should be doing the Snoopy dance, that you finished another one! I'm quite sure you will be right as rain tomorrow!

Jodi said...

Haha! So cute that is! And the "something constructive" would be, what else, start another quilt! :-)

Quilting Babcia said...

Super job! And that rainbow binding is the perfect finish. Is there ever really a moment when we quilters don't know what to do next??

Janarama said...

Such a fun, happy quilt! It's beautiful and the binding if perfect.

Vicki W said...

What a cute quilt and the rainbow binding is perfect!

SoozeM said...

Wow it is just gorgeous, and I love love love the backing, it is absolutely perfect!!

Judy1522 said...

Your quilt looks great!

quiltzyx said...

Terrific job! The rainbow binding is JUST right. I love love love the swirly curls in the pinwheel blocks too.

Hooray hoorah!!!

Dana Gaffney said...

It's wonderful, so bright and happy. Congrats, great job!

indebeukenhof said...

Fantastic! You did a great job (again, I might add).
Hope you find a solution fast for that 'empty' feeling :-))
Dea

Heidi said...

What a great finish! Every block, the quilting, and the fabric choices all came together so sweetly. Truly a beauty!

Mimi said...

It is adorable!!! Love it!!

Dasha said...

Barbara, that binding absolutely sets the quilt off. It looks fabulous. Great backing for the quilt too :-)

ana-ane said...

Ha quedado precioso, el acolchado está muy bonito.

saludos

knitnkwilt said...

Adorable! You're right, the rainbow binding isperfect.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

A finish! Woohoo! Oh no! What could you possibly start working on now? Gotta have another NewFO in the works (or 5).

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a happy quilt this is - congratulations on the big finish.

Kate said...

You are my Sunshine turned out beautifully, very inspired quilting motifs.

Diane Wild said...

Oh my gosh, that is an adorable quilt. So happy looking and your quilting is wonderful. I like what you did with the pinwheels. Nice to have a finish.

Dar said...

Wonderfully cute quilt and finish. You did real good with your quilting and should be very proud of yourself!!
Now, onward and upward!!

Jacque said...

TA DA is right! Awesome finish!

Teresa in Music City said...

Wonderful finish Barbara!!! You always inspire me :*) I just love the way you chose your settings and then the quilting motifs. Perfect! As perfect as that rainbow binding, of course!

LethargicLass said...

love all your quilting on this one!

Sandy said...

That turned out SO cute. The quilting is awesome!

Betty said...

Just as cute as can be. The rainbow binding looks great!

Brown Family said...

Amazing! You did such a good job on the quilting!

Michele said...

I just love the way this turned out. The binding fabric is just perfect for it. I need to get me some yardage of that one if you'd be so kind as to tell me what it is.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I don't know if my favorite is the owl or the little deer, all the blocks are so cute.

Lyndsey said...

I just love that quilt Barbara and the backing fabric and binding are perfect. Love how you have quilted the blocks.

make.share.give said...

Just what I needed on an overcast Saturday! Love the rainbow binding. So bright and happy!

Lynne said...

Hey Barbara, I know I'm a month behind but I just had to leave a comment to tell you how cute that quilt is! And the binding is purr-fect!