I've given you some sneak-peeks at this quilt over a couple of posts; well here she is. I called her Parisville Weave because the fabric is mainly from Tula Pink's Parisville line, and the red rectangles give a woven effect. The original quilt is "Over and Under" from Quilt Sampler Fall 2011, the first quilt I bought (I've since bought one more) from a magazine I have collected since, oh, 1998. I've drooled over many, thought, should I? and usually talked myself out of the purchase.
I didn't care for the way it was quilted in the magazine. I wanted an Angela Walters-worthy design in those setting triangles. No red thread there for me. When I saw this design on a quilt of Kathleen's, I just knew that was it. It uses a signature Angela design, framed ribbon candy and elongated figure eights (note the figure eights in Tula's fabric too!) with Angela's dot to dot ideas, but put together in Kathleen style. I love it.
|Note the separate border quilting designs|
In border 2, I did an Angela dot to dot border design from the same book. Six passes, lots of ruler work, but what an effect, no?
I hand-stitched the binding down to the back, stitching for a while here and there over the first few days. I only really sat for an extended length of time Wednesday evening and yesterday morning to get this done! About 4.5 hours of hand-stitching all told.
I bought the backing from Fat Quarter Shop, on sale for $4.38/yard. Like crazy-good deal. Since I needed oh, 6-7 yards, they actually emailed me after I'd ordered to say they had the quantity but it was in two pieces; was I okay with that? Great service. No affiliation; I just adore them. :-)
|Tried, with limited success, to get the texture to show up. Maybe a wool batt would've shown more definition, maybe a solid backing...next quilt right?!|
|Beautiful view of Lake Erie, no? My neighbour lives a few doors down from us. He told me to tell everyone, if you like the quilt....his house is for sale...best view on the street.|
The sun was not full out; it was a typical southern Ontario summer day of that high haze for most of the day.
|This is Kathleen's feather design. I saw it here.|
In the floral red rectangles, which were oriented in the opposite direction, to create the woven effect, I did a flying geese design, similar to what Kathleen did in Pat Bravo's quilt here.
In all the colourful squares of Tula Pink's gorgeous fabric, I did a Christina Cameli design from her book, Step By Step Free Motion Quilting, called Bauble. It worked out super and, once again, echoes the shapes in some of Tula's fabrics.
|Doesn't the Coats and Clark variegated thread look cool, at about the halfway mark of the 600 yard spool?|
My label, as usual, applied to the backing prior to quilting:
I love this quilt so much. I'm so glad I went for it!
Pattern: Over and Under from Quilts Sampler Fall 2011
Size: pre-washing: 74 3/4 X 86 3/4"; post-washing: 72 3/8 X 84 3/8"
Fabric: top: Tula Pink "Parisville", some Art Gallery, the floral red is Anna Maria Horner "Innocent Crush"; backing is "Tropical Dreams" by SPX Fabrics
Batting: Warm 'n Natural
Quilted: on my Avanté, Avril
Threads: pieced with Gütermann, quilted with Isacord 40 wt threads in #5450 (green), 3951(blue), 1704 (red), and Coats and Clark 40 wt variegated 100% polyester in pastels (Avril loved both of these quilting threads)
Number of Stitches: 289 817! Thanks to Jasmine, I am now tracking the number of stitches on each quilt. My Avanté has 3 703 952 stitches in her lifetime. Some are from the previous owner, who had her for not quite 2 months, but the vast majority are mine.
I'm linking up today with TGIFF, today at My Quilt Infatuation, (thanks, Kelly, for hosting), and with Crazy Mom Quilts, and with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
Pink Doxies' Pet Project Show! I am so proud of this baby.
I'll also be linking this up to the Q3 FAL at the end of September. Two more big quilts on my list...I can do it, I can do it, yes I can!