Friday, July 19, 2013

Fresh Finish Friday!

This is a quilt top I have been working on for my step daughter Ellie. She is getting ready to go off to school this fall. All grown up and headed off to college. The pattern is an interpretation of Curlicue Crush by Chasing Cottons.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with the curves so I made some templates and started playing around with it. The cutting and piecing was slow going with this quilt. The seems hide a lot of sewing and cutting sins. I was compulsively buying purple and grey fabric for months. I wanted to use a different fabric for each swirly. I have a whole bunch of extra grey and purple fabric now. Now I just have to quilt this bad boy up. 

The backing is from Connecting Threads and its called Crystalline. They are sold out of a much of this collection which makes me sad cause there are so many prints I wish I would have bought. They still have this in an awesome Midnight Blue Color. 

I had trouble finding an area big enough to take a picture of this quilt. I need to figure out a hanging/pulley  system so I can take pictures outside by myself. In the meantime I have tried many locations inside. I made sure the dogs were outside and then blocked off the doorway to take pictures of the quilt. I forgot that I have a furry jerk living in my house.....

and his partner in crime....

Outsmarted by the cats. I accept defeat......

Linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts....

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  1. What a great quilt top. I love the pattern.

  2. Kitties always add interest (that's me making lemonade out of lemons, because I can't get a photo without my little quilt inspectors, either!)I like how your backing compliments the shape of the top. ;)

  3. The curlicue crush quilt looks great! I have this one on my to make one day list.