Procrastination Complete

I'm not really procrastinating from anything now, and it's almost hard to remember how stressful and crazy life was last semester when I was trying to finish my Masters, but I'll always have this quilt to remind me..
Dubbed "Procrastination in Blue and Orange", it was pieced in a 36 hour period in February '11 when I took a much needed break from searching for a research topic.  I piece it, loved it, and promptly forgot about it as the chaos of grad school engulfed me again.  (click here for earlier posts about my process)
I took my time piecing the back, trying several creative layouts to make the most of stash fabrics before settling on one that incorporated our entire last name pieced in 4" high letters.  (sorry, no full pics.  The internet doesn't allow us that much privacy, but I can try). 


I quilted it according to my original plan, with only slight adjustments for the spirals in the center of each circlish-thing.


  I haven't washed it yet, but I love how it turned out.  I plan to bring this with us on our next trip to Greece and leave it in our house there (George's room, family room? we'll see).  Until then it looks pretty good in George's room here.. and he will need a second quilt on the bed soon.  God, it's nice to be able to make something so practical~
Other details:

Size-- roughly 60" x 80"
fabrics-- all from the stash, with some gifted from Shannon and Carolyn.  Stash fabrics here date back to '02 and there are triangles representing at least 9 other projects I've made over the years, including the blue & brown HST quilt we're doing for my month in the Two's Company Bee.
quilting-- quilted in yellow-orange verigated YLI thread, 40 weight.  It's my first time using it, and I'm not so sure I like the thickness of the thread, but the colors are awesome.
timeline-- started February 2011, completed November 18, 2011.

Comments

  1. Fun quilt nice colors. I like your FMQing.

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  2. Oh, I love those colours and that layout, Jessica! And your FMQ is so fun and whimsical -- I like how you combined motifs. Congrats! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  3. Oh, and I like your new blog header -- great font!

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  4. I love that you used fabric scraps from other Projects and yet they all go so well together! Great job on your finish this week!

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  5. What a great quilt! I love the colors! Scrap quilts are my favorites... so much fun to use fabrics left over from other projects and see them all come together! Good job!

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  6. The colors are so great together.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the warm, cool palette and the triangles are fab! Great idea putting names on the back. I also love making something so practical :)

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  8. Brilliant, I love the quilting in particular. I think it has the perfect colours to be used in beautiful Greece!

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  9. Yea! I love the sparkling blue, gold and orange. Congratulations! Yes, it IS nice to make something so practical, and beautiful at the same time.

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  10. I love this quilt color combination. For some reason it makes me think of goldfish swimming in a pond. Very Cheery!

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  11. I love this quilt!!! The colors are just fabulous and the quilting is lovely. Very cozy. I know George will love it for years to come. ox

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  12. Love it! Love it! The colors are gorgeous. It will look great in either a bedroom or a family room.

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  13. It's a very nice quilt...no matter the length of time it was 'put off'...but it's even nice to have it finished, huh!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that today I awarded you the Liebster Blog Award. You can check it out here:
    http://homedesignsbyamanda.blogspot.com/2011/11/occ-and-award.html

    Congratulations!

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  14. i loved this quilt (and the reason behind making it) when you first posted it. now that it's complete, it's even better! you did a fabulous job quilting it! LOVE the color combo, too!

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