Friday, July 10, 2015

MIchael Miller Challenge Quilt...Finally

I finally finished this quilt! It has been in the works since last summer when I started working on it for the Michael Miller Challenge through MQG. I wasn't in love with it the entire time I was making it, which explains why it took me so long. This is one of the problems I have with challenges. Sometimes the fabrics and colors just aren't me. Although, now that it's finished I'm quite happy with it how it came together.


I quilted this project several months ago, and it took me until just last week to finally bind it. I love the quilting on this one, although, don't look too close! This arch design is hard to execute smoothly on a standard machine.

I'm still unsure of how this embroidery pattern will wear over time, but I love this addition to the design. It's something unique that I've never attempted before.


I originally intended to back this quilt with minky, but ultimately opted to back it with a Target sheet I've had in my stash for a long time. I also pieced together a few sections of the leftover fabric. I really didn't want any of this left. These prints are not ones I see myself using again. Making quilt backs like this are my favorite because it uses up the leftovers in a constructive way without wasting anything or increasing my stash size.



I bound it with a sketch print in orange. I was leaning toward aqua, but with the backing of the same color, decided to frame it with something that would provide more contrast.


The final size is 60" x 72", which I think is the perfect throw size.

11 comments:

  1. Your embroidery just makes the quilt sing!

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  2. Beautiful quilt. The quilting looks great.

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  3. The solids sure work nicely with those fabrics. I did not really like the prints from the challenge much either but I do love your quilt.

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  4. This turned out lovely! I had similar feelings about mine. Glad yours finished into something you can be proud of.

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  5. Very nicely done. Your quilting looks wonderful and I love the backs that use up leftovers. That's one of my favorite things to do too.!

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  6. I didn't like the fabric at the time I was doing the challenge, but now it is one of my favorite groupings. Great job on quilt and finishing it. Sincerely, Paula K.

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  7. It really came out great. I wasn't too excited about the fabric either but I love what you did with it.

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  8. Beautiful!!! My attempt is still hanging 1/2 finished on my bedroom closet door.

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  9. Very cute quilt, I love it and the flower design in the corner!

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