My Second Quilt Finish – Fit for a Queen – Full Reveal

First: Make sure you head to The Intrepid Thread blog today to enter in the Molli Sparkles Mardi Gras Bundle giveaway. Hello! Stop being so monochromatic, you need these fabrics in your life. For full details, read Wednesday’s post.
As for this fabulous finished Friday, it’s time to make full confession. In late January I lifted my skirts ankle-high to reveal a sultry peak of my second quilt finish.  Well, now, it’s time to take it all off and let the girls out to play!  This quilt, entitled, “Um, Okay” was a top secret present destined for my bestest Mt. St. Everest friend, Lacy J who lives in San Diego, California. On my trip stateside last week, I popped this guy in the mail to save on shipping from Australia.  (Do you know how ridiculously expensive it is to send quilts overseas, especially the really pretty ones?) I was all ready to bring this to your attention last Friday, but someone found it impossible to get to the post office. Ahem.
I awoke this morning to a voicemail from a frantic, crying woman who I first thought surely must have her weave being ripped out of her head, but then realised it was simply Lacy J exclaiming how much she really, really, really, really (and again) loved her quilt. I’ll accept that; however, I would also love to be the “Emergency Weave” hotline number … the things I would say! Anywho, the quilt was really well received to say the least. To show some of the process, here’s a section of the quilt in construction; there are nine of these sections forming the entire quilt.
I know you’ll all be looking at these pictures and asking yourself, “Hot pinks, greys and bright yellows? Um, okay.” Exactly. I knew, despite some thinking it a bit garish, this would be right up Lacy J’s colour palette alley. Originally starting with a chevron idea, taking inspiration from Jeni’s Patchwork Chevron quilt, it actually came about from some of the leftover strip pieced blocks I had from my first quilt and my then slight obsession with Madrona Road. So I threw them all in a blender and this emerged.
“Um, Okay” finished up at about 90″ square, which I didn’t realize at the time, is considered on the larger side of things. Noted. This was also my first time using Sharpie Stained fabric markers, and I must say they are quite pleasant to work with. I like hand writing the label because it imparts that little extra personal touch, and I’ve always got a lot to say, and even more to touch. Mmm hmmm. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to capture a full, front on view of the quilt, as I’ve yet to find that elusively perfect photo space. To make up for it, I’ve tried to include photos from every other perfect angle, and like me, there are a lot of those, so this could take a while.


Really, thank goodness it’s any kind of Friday!

25 Responses

  1. audrey says:

    Hot. Pink. Thread. Oh, my! 🙂

  2. Cheryl says:

    Second finished quilt as in ever? Amazing!

  3. LynCC says:

    It's awesome. I love this! Love the pink quilting thread and the fun pop of the back's contrast color.

  4. vexa says:

    The first picture seems a bit like blue. I consider blue and yellow the worst combination ever but grey is all right. The title fits just right. I like the pattern and quilting but the yellow makes it Um, Okay.

  5. pasqueflower says:

    What a fun quilt. Love the binding and the pink thread.

  6. Love the thread work you did, the quilt is fabulous.

  7. The O's says:

    You continue to inspire and amaze me. If you can quilt a quilt on your machine then so can I! Well done. Love the colours and especially the hot pink thread.

  8. Oh my. How would you feel getting this quilt in the mail? It's stunning! Hot pink thread nothing short of inspired. A triumph in every way. You rock Molli.

  9. Jess says:

    I love the hot pink thread! Fabulous finish, in all it's enormity.

  10. Laurancavs says:

    First linky in – you're a fast mover Molli Sparkles! Enjoy Mardi grad today. Fab quilt!

  11. Jenelle says:

    I'll second the hot pink thread! That is such a fantastic detail. 🙂 It's awesome to give a quilt to someone who appreciates it so much (cracking up over the emergency weave hotline!).

  12. Gorgeous quilt and great chair! The thread choice is fantastic too 🙂 Well done!

  13. quiltma says:

    I am a blog follower. I really enjoy reading them. This is a very relaxing part of my day. I just love the fabrics they are really great.

  14. Sooli says:

    Definitely the right move taking it to the US and mailing from there, can you imagine how much that size quilt would have cost from here in Oz?! Eek! Well that and that would have meant an empty suitcase to fill with fabric goodies to bring home – inspired thinking on your part! The quilt looks beautiful and I'm not surprised you got the frantic weepy phone call!

  15. Dawn says:

    Wow! Hard to believe that is only your second finish! Great pics! Love the colors, too! Maybe because I would not choose them, but they worked out great. 90" square is a big quilt to take on as a second quilt. You did good!
    Have a awesome weekend!

  16. Deb says:

    I love the combination of colors, it's simply beautiful!

  17. Allison says:

    oh, this is the quilt I've been waiting to see! I swear, in that last picture I can hear the quilt saying 'come here baby, let's cuddle' 🙂 have a great weekend!

  18. Melanie says:

    I love the color choices!! Such a great quilt- And I your quotes from Mr. Sparkle had me crackin' up 🙂

  19. Deborah says:

    FAB-u-lous quilt!! You are one inspiring quilter!!

  20. Sarah_L_N says:

    That is amazing! I totally love it! Love the pink quilting too, I definitely need to think outside the box a bit more when I combine fabrics 🙂

  21. It's a beautiful quilt! Loving the hot pink quilting!

  22. Becky says:

    a beautiful and happy quilt. i love the pink topstitching. it really is a nice touch. yellow, pink and grey are lovely together in this creation of yours. what a gift for your friend. your hand-written note is such a nice touch.

  23. Lisa S. says:

    This quilt is tremendous as is your first, which looks like quilts I have seen in museum books. Your color choices are right on and I LOVE the hot pink with the yellow. You are a natural quilter.

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