Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hemispheres Quilted

The Hemispheres Quilt-Along wall hanging is now completely done.  Another one checked off the to-be-finished list!

I used a walking foot to quilt it, following the arc of the curves and using a chaco liner to mark the curves where I didn't have the ditch to follow.

I wanted the top thread color to match the azure fabric but was limited by what was locally available on short notice.  The big box store had a turquoise Coats and Clark 40-wt. trilobal polyester embroidery thread, so I thought I'd give it a shot, with Aurifil in the bobbin.  I am happy with the result.  The CC didn't shred or lint and had a nice sheen.

The fabrics in the top are Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen in azure, charcoal, and snow.  I love the bit of dimension you can see up close, yet it still reads as a solid from a couple feet away.

While I was at the store, I spied what looked to be an interesting fabric for the backing, so I grabbed a couple yards of that as well.
 

Some of you may recall that this JCP skirt was my inspiration. I found it while online shopping and pinned it on Pinterest, commenting that it'd make a cool quilt.

Not long afterwards, I heard about the Hemispheres Quilt-Along and saw the quilt pattern.  It was serendipity!

So there you have it for this week's finish.  Linking to:

February Finishes

18 comments:

  1. I love that! Did you mark your stitch line with something, or just eyeball it as you went? Your curves match so well.

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  2. Lovely – another beautiful project from the House of P...love all those curves and colours. I think your top thread adds another dimension to the quilt too...Great job!

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  3. Yep...it was obviously meant to be!! Love the striking and bold colours and that quilting...'tis perfect!!

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  4. I think any time you use Aurifil somewhere in the mix you are set! Just my humble opinion;) I like all the linen in this quilt. Very organic.

    You did a very good job on the quilting too. I never thought to use a marking tool of some sort to draw out this specific design. I have done the orange peel in the past and wasn't too thrilled with the results.

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  5. You are amazing! I love the curves in fabric and thread. Great how inspiration comes from everywhere ~
    :-}pokey

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  6. I just love this quilt, and the close up pics make me love it even more. The minimal quilting is perfect for it. You could write a pattern for this if you wanted. I could see it being very popular.

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  7. Wow...great piecing. I love your colors choices ..very graphic.

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  8. Love this color combination using that pattern! I haven't made it yet, but it's on my list too!

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  9. It's beautiful, P.! Love the way you quilted it, too. Whoop whoop!!

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  10. Oh yum! Love that blue thread, just perfect. You are on a roll!

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  11. Gorgeous! I am a sucker for stark geometric designs and curves. Really enjoy the color combination as well. Your quilting is fantastic, really complimenting the overall design.

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  12. Really beautiful, and the story behind it is fantastic.

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  13. You MUST enter this in a show!!!!!!

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  14. Holy smokes! I LOVE it! you did a great job, and the quilting simply enhances it that much more! Good eye P, good eye!

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  15. stopping by from the Linky party Stitch in Time, Great finish

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  16. I love your fabrics and colors! And your quilting is just perfect! Congrats on an amazing finish! It is awesome! And thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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