Thursday, September 20, 2012

Double Finish

Simple at the beach

Oh, hello there... greetings from the beach!

finishing....

Yesterday I journeyed with family and friends to the coast of South Carolina for a last summer hurrah.  Before leaving, I stitched up the zigzag binding on the pink and lime "girl" version of my Simply Stacked coin quilts.  I'm so glad to have them both done!

Simply Stacked

Each is a simple 8" wide coin quilt, with coins of random widths and a heavily neutral color scheme.  They are twin-sized, for a young brother and sister who share a room - one pink and lime and one teal and orange.  Mama and I are hoping that the quilts manage to speak to the siblings' individual personalities while still managing to coexist quite well.

I can't wait to see them on their beds, but for now it's fun to see them at the beach!

Simply Stacked twin quilts

These were quilted on my Pfaff smarter with that nice quilting table and plenty of harp space to maneuver.  My Pfaff needs to visit the sewing machine doctor, but if I do some finagling, it still sews well enough.  These are quilted across the width of the quilt, in the same direction as the coin stacks at about 3" intervals.  Easy and fast!  Really fast.

a double finish

I bound them mostly in Pezzy prints and used black thread for all the zigzag stitching.  It's pretty fun!

a double finish

I love the wild mix of prints, but I'll tell you that for me it "worked" because I used so very many solids too.  Always solids.

So today I finally got to be the crazy quilt woman at the beach.  Yep, the one who makes her friends look silly too! Thanks Heather and Casey for helping a girl out with holding up those quilts!

We'll Be Here

Now we'll be here - digging holes, jumping over waves and trying not to take all the sand home with us every night.  I'll catch you tomorrow when voting opens on our Softly Against Black mosaic contest.  See you again then!

20 comments:

  1. They look great! Bro & sis will love them.

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  2. Such great quilts! I'm sure they will be received with big smiles all round =D

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  3. Oh, a finish is fantastic, but two?? Yay! They turned out so lovely! And happy beach photos! Enjoy your beach break!

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  4. The beach looks wonderful! I always like it better when the weather is cooler and there are less people. If there's an idiot on the beach in a snow storm that'll be me. The quilts are lovely, and I really like how neither scream boy or girl, they'll have more longevity that way.

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  5. Those turned out great! Love the binding! Have a joyful last hurrah on the beach with family!

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  6. Love the quilts and the way you stitched them.

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  7. What a great place to be able to display your quilts. I'm sure the children will love them.

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  8. These are just perfect for twins, same structure and still two strong personalities. I love this layout, so relaxed, timeless and pretty. Your mix of fabric and colors is very pretty. Can you tell that I love these two quilts? A new favorite on the bucket list...
    ; )

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  9. They look fantastic!! I love the mix of colors!

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    1. Thanks, Kirsty. I would have never thought to use so much neutral myself, but the mama friend I made these for looooooves neutrals.

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  10. I wish I had a beach for the background of my quilt photos. They look great. I recently discovered the awesomeness of zig-zag binding!

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  11. so pretty! they turned out fabulous!

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  12. At first glance the neutral stands out but after a second look the colors shine through, nicely done! Enjoy your beach time, I'll be on the other side of the continent doing the sane thing on the Oregon coast! Hooray!

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  13. oooooh, such gorgeous quilts!!!Love all the fabric you used, and tons of neutrals.

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  14. Oh wow those quilts look amazing........especially on the beach!

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  15. I love the boy version. I love the colours. I can imagine having such a quilt on my own, too.

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  16. oh i love them both and i want to be on that beach! like right now!

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  17. Great finishes! Love the backdrop at the beach!

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  18. I love these and needed to stop by and say so. I clicked back through to this post from your 2012 run down and am so glad that I did! Such lovely coordinating quilts without too much matchy-matchy!

    I have a question, Rachel. If the batting says lines every 10" - does that mean that vertical every 5" would suffice, or would there need to be horizontal quilted lines as well? Do you know what I mean? I always have wondered about that. I notice you said you did lines across the width if these quilts but no verticals!

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    1. Thanks, Meg! Right, so you can do lines just one way. 5" lines would work just fine! Technically, you could do 10" lines, but I don't think it would look fab ;). And, it's true, that regardless of the batting specs, quilting closer together will make a quilt stronger, as it reinforces all the piecing. I just like less-quilting for my quilts!

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