Wednesday, November 30, 2016

finished Cranberry Tart

Thank you all for the birth congratulations!  Our first week has been lovely.  It's much like having a first baby all over again, so filled with wonder it is, but lots easier since I have experience to draw upon.  She is absolutely delighting us all!  If you'd like to see more pictures, I'm sure I'll be dropping them into my Instagram feed from time to time.

Cranberry Tart quilt

Meanwhile, the quilts go on!  This quilt recently arrived back from Emily of Emerson Quilting.  After she worked her longarm quilting magic, all I had to do was put on the binding!

Cranberry Tart quilt

It's fun to see how the colors of this quilt really do speak to the season.  Here in the south November is our autumnal climax.  Everything is yellow, orange and red outside, mixed with evergreen.  The trees are pure drama, as is this quilt - elegant and showy, like its namesake: cranberry tart!

 Cranberry Tart quilt

Didn't Emily do fabulously with the custom quilting?  I just told her I was thinking straight lines that emphasize different parts of the patchwork pattern.  She took it from there!  I admire how the straight lines in the yellow, orange and red sections have contrasting widths.   Such great texture.  And although I hadn't thought about incorporating swirls, when I got this back I agreed they are the perfect royal flourishes on the plum fabrics.  It makes it feel all the more elegant and showy.

Cranberry Tart quilt

My backing is pieced together from yardage on hand, as per usual, in colors that match the quilt top.  It's my favorite way to create fabric turnover, haha.  A good thing since I did indulge in some weekend shopping...  Those sales were too good to resist, right?

Cranberry Tart quilt

The quilting makes the back!

Cranberry Tart quilt

She's bound in a lovely textured fabric from the Loominous II collection.  It has running stitch stripes of yellow and pink.  Stripes make the best bindings!

I've listed Cranberry Tart today in my Etsy shop as well as a hefty stack of Loominous II fabrics at a bargain price, leftover from making this quilt.

Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. What is more amazing: the beauty of your quilt or that you bound it within a week of giving birth? Wow!

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  2. That quilt is gorgeous!! I wouldn't be able to part with it! It looks like it's already sold so congratulations on a spectacular finish and sale!!!

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  3. Congratulations on the baby . And what a vibrant quilt , makes me smile as does the backing

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  4. That is absolutely stunning and though I'm usually a fan of much simpler quilting that varied stitch work is simply perfection for this design. Best wishes for continued baby enjoyment!

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  5. What a stunning quilt! And congratulations on your new baby, so happy for you! xx

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  6. Really love this one Rachel I'm sure someone will snap it up x

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  7. What a beautiful and stunning quilt - and yes, Emily did a wonderful job of quilting this.

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  8. Your quilt makes my heart sing! It's so gorgeous!

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  9. Yes, November is when autumn sings it's beautiful song for the south. Cranberry Tart, I love that name and the quilting is amazing. I'm sure it will make someone very happy this Christmas.
    I love her baby wiggles! Sweetness comes in the smallest packages doesn't it. She looks so tiny and perfect.

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  10. This is an amazing quilt. I am sure it will be sold in a jiffy.
    I am so happy you are having a wonderful time with your little Elora.
    When my girls were little, I savored every moment.
    I love my grand baby too. We are blessed to have such gifts.
    Friday we are finally having the memorial service for mom (my brother had a busy November at his job)
    This afternoon I am getting a pile of flowers at Wegmans and my sister in law and I are going to make awesome arrangements.
    Life is beautiful.
    My oldest daughter has done all of the arranging printing, planning.
    My youngest daughter is playing all of the music on the piano.
    Me and dad? we will be brave and happy
    I love you Rachel. Love to all of you

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  11. This is one of the most stunningly beautiful quilts I have ever seen. The owner is very lucky. Also, the quilting is magical. Emily did a fabulous job with the quilting. Happy you and your family are doing well.

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  12. Love your finished Cranberry Tart quilt! It looks so amazing with the quilting and really beautiful!

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