Sunday, April 1, 2012

Green & Pink

I finished the green and pink quilt.


I slowly worked on hand stitching the binding over the course of a few evenings.  


After all the binding was stitched, I threw the quilt into the washer and dryer to plump it up. The softness and flexibility of the quilt after washing is so wonderful. I use Quilters Dream Wool batting and it's pretty much the only wool batting I use.

Quilters Dream also makes a wonderful cotton batting and the one I usually use in that line is the supreme. It is great that my local quilt shop carries these battings by Quilters Dream. Otherwise I may not have become familiar with them and learn to love them. Another bonus....they're made in the USA!  I have no affiliation with them, just a happy customer. Find them here on the web.

Hope you are having a great weekend.

20 comments:

  1. Great quilt Terri!

    Quilters Dream Batting is wonderful...it's all I use too!

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  2. That looks like the coziest quilt that I would love to wrap around myself and be inspired by all the gorgeous pinks and greens making me feel like I was sitting in the middle of a sunny flower garden!!!

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  3. Terri, it's beautiful. The colours and the texture is wonderful. You must be thrilled with it.

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  4. So you just wash and dry your wool bat like any other quilt? I love you quilt; looks to snuggly.

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    1. Yes! My washer is set to a warm wash cycle and a cold rinse. I put a little synthropol in and also a color magnet cloth as this wash is the first time most of the fabrics in the quilt have been washed. I then throw it in the dryer and dry completely on a medium temperature setting.

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    2. Thanks Terri. I have some wool bat here and have yet to use it. I love the look of washed quilts.

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  5. The quilt is gorgeous! How do you decide when to use wool and when to use cotton? I get Quilters Dream cotton from my LQS too but have wondered about the wool w/ our normally cold winters?

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    1. Thank you! I usually use the wool when it's a quilt that will be used like a bed quilt, lap quilt, baby quilt, etc. The cotton batting I use for art quilts or wall hangings.

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    2. Just love the pink and greens! Sorry I couldn't comment other than reply to a comment.

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  6. Love your new quilt. It is "sew" nice to see all the quilting on the backside :)

    Looks lovely and fresh,like spring flowers!

    auntie jude

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  7. It looks great and I agree, QD batting is wonderful. I love the cotton/poly blend.

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  8. wow! I loved it when I saw it on your wall, now I am IN love with it. Wonderful quilt.

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  9. Terri -- Wow -- that is gorgeous! I love the way you used color in this quilt. So very nice

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  10. This pink and green fluffly quilt is beautiful and sings Spring. Serene Sunday dear...

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  11. My LQS also carries this batting. A bit pricey but it is worth it for those special quilts. Looks great, Terri

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  12. A very sweet spring quilt! I don't have access to quilters dream batting... but I will get some!! Nice work on the quilting; so lovely and snuggly!

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  13. Это так красиво по цвету! Очень по-весеннему. Мне нравится, что цвет обратной стороны квилта как-будто проступает на лицевую сторону. Стежка замечательная!

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  14. I've been meaning to tell you that I love this quilt because of the greens and pinks and that whenever you have posted progress on it I am reminded of Maryline Collioud-Roberts piece "Paysage Imaginaire". I don't know if I can put a link in this comment but I'm gonna try.

    This is her gallery and you have to flip through to her green and red/pink piece. I thought hers was green and pinks until I went to look at it again. She has pinks and reds. But I love both her quilt and yours.
    http://www.marylinecollioudrobert.com/en/Recent_quilts.html

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! Thanks for the link also, I know I've seen some of Maryline's work as a few of her pieces seemed familiar, but I've never been to her web site. It's a fun and colorful visit.

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