Friday, July 10, 2015

K's Lanterns: A Finished Quilt


I am thrilled to have finished this quilt for my sister.  It is my first time using the Quick Curve Ruler and sewing curves with  my machine.  I love how it turned out.  I used the Urban Abacus pattern as a guide, but made some changes (mainly wider lanterns and extending the bars on the top and bottom).  I went into more detail on the piecing and quilting of the quilt in my previous posts.

So how about a picture heavy, word light kind of post.  :)






Quilt Stats #142
Quilt Name: K's Lanterns
Pattern: Altered Urban Abacus
Fabrics: From my stash and my mom's with Kona Snow
Amount Used: About 8.5 yards
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20
Size:  About 59 x 71 inches
Date Finished: June 2015
What I learned:

  • I can sew curves with my machine.  :)


It is not as pretty in the shade, but you can see the changes I made to the top and bottom of the columns in this picture.


I have now finished quilts for 9 out of 10 of our siblings.  One more to go before I start on the nephews and nieces.  Considering we have more than 40 nephews and nieces, the current plan is to make them a quilt for their weddings.  Their ages range from 3 to 26, so I will have several years to get them done.  

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with some of the fun parties on my sidebar.  Check them out for lots of quilty inspiration.  

23 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks fantastic, Jasmine - and the quilting on the back?!?! Awesome! Has your sister already received it? I bet she loves it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Jasmine this is a fantastic finish! I enjoy watching your FMQ skills develop. I enjoyed each and every picture and am going to try that four corner picture some time. This is certainly a quilty kiss!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the quilting. You're so creative!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Jasmine, it's just awesome! And good luck with all those nieces and nephews. That's going to take a while!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love how you quilted this one - the texture on the back looks wonderful! Quilts for all those nieces and nephews will keep you busy for awhile... Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wonderful finish Jasmine. It looks so soft and inviting!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful finish Jasmine. Love the quilting you did, most especially the spirals in the lanterns. It looks really cool from the back. The only thing this post needs is one of your little guys comfort testing the lounge-abilty of your sisters quilt... hee hee.

    ReplyDelete
  8. These pictures are fantastic and they really show how the quilting just makes this quilt shine! Congratulations on a fabulous finish! What a great feeling to have one to go to have your siblings 'covered'! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your sister is sure to love this one, it looks lovely! The quilting is fabulous!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful quilt, I love all of it!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Beautiful finish! From a distance, the quilting on the back reminds me of lollipops!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Jasmine! this is such a great quilt! everything about it. the curved piecing, colors/fabric choices, and I think you did a fabulous job on your quilted curves. so happy for your sister!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh I love the swirl quilting on the lantern, isn't it lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I can see your love for your sister shining through this quilt-congrats on the finish!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great quilt, your sister will love it. great job with the quilting, it works so well in the negative spaces.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congratulations on such a delightful finish! Yes, those curves are fun and your choice of fabrics and quilting are perfect. Your sister is sure to love this beautiful quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Fantastic quilting, Jasmine! Love the designs!

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a wonderful pattern to show off a large print! Great choice of quilting on it, I love the added texture and movement it gives the quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  19. That quilt looks amazing -- congrats on the finish!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Did you create magic with just three fabrics???
    Love the simple yet striking pattern and the quilting compliments the patchwork perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  21. WHAT a difference the quilting makes. Simple motifs, so effective. It is just beautiful, and I know your sister will treasure this.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love everything about this quilt! The fabrics are beautiful together, the piecing looks perfect and the quilting adds so much movement and life! Great job, Jasmine.

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your thoughts, and I try to respond to every comment through email. I hope you will consider leaving one. If you are unable to leave a comment, you are welcome to email me at quilt dot kisses at gmail dot com.

Comments are now moderated on posts more than three days old so that I don't miss any. Thanks!