Monday, December 16, 2013

Belated Finish

I actually finished this quilt quite a while ago... like just after Thanksgiving.

But then the Christmas rush started.

And then I became obsessed with knitting.

And then finals.

Excuses, excuses. I'm a bad blogger.

SO. Here she is, California Dreamin, in all her FMQ'ed glory.


This is the first time I've edge-to-edge free-motioned a quilt this big. I have to say it turned out better than I expected!

The back is an amalgam of Denyse prints from Joanns (that middle yellow flower is such a fave of mine!), and some pearl bracelets. It took me ages to decide what to bind it with (a really long time... remember this?), I really wanted to do something colorful, but everything I tried competed with the top too much. So I just threw in some scraps from the leaves and used the dark gray pearl bracelets. I love how it turned out!

I know it's not a Christmas quilt by any stretch of the imagination, but it's currently on the couch, along with Good Morning Starshine. They're friends. :-)

California Dreamin
Fabrics from stash - Denyse Schmidt, Juliana Horner, V & Co, Lizzy House among others
Pieced and quilted on my Bernina with Aurifil 2600


  1. you picked the right word saying here it is in all its glory as the first word that jumped into my head when I saw it was glorious.

  2. It is really beautiful - and the leaf quilting is amazing. You did such a brilliant job on it.

  3. Congratulations on a fabulous finish! Have to agree.... you chose the perfect fabrics for the binding. Great job!

  4. I love it! Looks awesome...and you can never go wrong with Denyse, can you?

  5. It is a festive and seasonal quilt. Love it!

  6. Completely amazing! I love it!! Pearl bracelet binding FTW!