Friday, April 29, 2016

A Queen for Friday-OMG

I had a very good week-I finished this queen size quilt for us!  At the beginning of the month I entered this as my OMG challenge over at Red Letter Quilts. Here is what it looked like on April 1st.

  The pattern was from April 2010 American Patchwork & Quilting magazine called Color Cues. A year ago I was fortunate to have won this bundle of wonderful colors of fat quarter solids from The Fat Quarter shop!!  I was so very happy and almost immediately I knew that I would use them to make this quilt.  I pulled out the brightest colors to use for this quilt.  
I cut it out in January of this year and pieced most of the blocks while at retreat the end of January. Then, since I wasn't in a big hurry, I set it aside and moved onto other things-you know how that goes right?  But, it is almost at the season I want to be using it, I figured setting it as my April goal would assure me that I get it done.

And here is what it looks like now at the end of the month!  It was a very easy pattern to make and I love how it came out.  Normally I would like to quilt it to bits, but since it will be on a bed I wanted it softer and more cuddly. Therefore, quilting an allover more open design made sense. So freehand one of my fun designs was a good choice.  I used Quilters Dream Wool for the batting, Glide turquoise thread on top and So fine grey in the bobbin made for easy quilting and great tension. It has some really great texture because of the wool batting.  If the sun would just shine I could get some better pictures, it has been gloomy and rainy all week here.

I leave you today with a pic of our wild plum blossoms-oh man they smell soooo good, wish I could send you all a wonderful scent too!

I hope everyone has met their monthly goal!  I am pretty darn happy with myself as I have 3 queens that I finished up this year!!  This one was totally start to finish, the other 2 were UFO's.  Ahhhhh ;-)

Linking up at:
OMG-Red Letter Quilts
Whoop Whoop
Fabric Frenzy Friday


  1. Lovely and modern. The quilting looks great and stands out well with the lovely loft of the batting.

  2. Hi,
    Beautiful quilt, love all those pretty bright colors. Have a great day!

  3. Congrats Vicki, I'm lovin this happy quilt, especially with the blue. The wool looks soo nice too!

  4. What a beautiful quilt! I love all of the colors , the blue color for the neutral front, and the quilting ! Sew pretty!

  5. Love your bright and cheerful quilt! It is queen worthy!

  6. It turned out so great! I love how the eagle on the porch looks like he's nodding in approval over your quilt :-)

  7. Never mind the weather, your beautiful quilt brings sunny thoughts to my life! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Congrats on your finish! I love all those bright colors.

  9. Great finish. Love the bright colors of this one. I've recently saw and touched some of the wool batting. I'm inclined to use it on my next big quilt -- if the quilt stays with me and doesn't get given away.

  10. Love the bright fabrics and the pattern, it makes me smile on this day where it looks like the sun isn't going to shine.

    Three queen size done this year is fantastic. You are giving me inspiration.

  11. It's so pretty! Lovely! Congrats!

  12. That is a gorgeous quilt, Vicki! All that color really appeals to me! That will be a fun one to have on your bed.

  13. It is bright, beautiful, and oh so cuddly!

  14. Vicki, please give me some tips as to how you accomplish so very much...and all the knitting/crocheting you do as well. This is a great quilt! I will look up that pattern, as I have all the magazines ;-), and I have a 10" stack of solids I won 2 years ago, and I'd like a proper queen quilt (all mine seem to be not quite queen for some reason).


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