Thursday, March 21, 2013

Done Ditty Done Done Done!



Here she is in all her glory, the BEST BEE QUILT EVER!  I know I've posted about this quilt before, but I finally finished the binding so it's really, truly done now!  I managed to get all the Good Folks line from fabric.com when it went on sale for $5/yard--I so wish I would have gotten more!  I almost cried when I cut up all my 1/2 yard bundle to send to my quilting bee ladies, but I'm so happy I did!  I received 25 of the best bee blocks from two of the best quilting bees, the VIBs and Twice Around the Block!  I can't thank you ladies enough, especially those of you who made two blocks!  


My dear friend Angela even made me a rainbow block because she knows what a sucker I am for a good rainbow!


Krista did an out-of-this-world custom quilting job for me!  I never send quilts out to be quilted.  I truly like having a hand in all the steps and really enjoy quilting, but sometimes the quilt demands more than I can give.  This quilt was so special to me I knew it needed something unique and I trusted Krista completely.  

I gave her no instructions on how to quilt it, just to do what she wanted.  I'm so happy I had faith in her amazing artistic abilities because elements like this monogramed "K" took my breath away.

Even the back looks kick-ass with her quilting! :)

This is my favorite print from Anna Maria Horner's Field Study line!  I thought the colors worked nicely with all the Good Folks and Kona Ash on the front of the quilt.

I decided to use Good Folks Buttoned Up in Ink for the binding (thanks to a sweet IG friend's destash!).  Really, I couldn't have designed a better binding!  I love when the binding gives a solid frame to the quilt--probably why I use black and white binding so much--but the hint of plum in there just ties the front and back together for me.

Yes, I actually hand stitched the binding down.  Honestly, I do prefer this method of binding and enjoy doing it, but I make too many quilts to do it every time.  I try to save it for extra special quilts--this being the most special quilt of all!

Thanks again to all the ladies who made this quilt possible!  I will treasure it always!

26 comments:

mindingmomma said...

it's lovely and bright!

Jenny said...

WOW!! Amazing quilt! The colors and quilting is awesome! Krista...did do a great job with it!

Carmen said...

So thrilled for you, Kelly!

Flying Blind... said...

It's a real stunner xxx

Lisa said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. Truly a work of art! Just so very pretty to look at - enjoy!!!

em's scrapbag said...

This is a truly amazing quilt. The colors are vibrant the quilting amazing!

Kira said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

felicity said...

Everything about this quilt is beautifully breathtaking! Love it!

luckycharm said...

Gorgalisious!

Jan said...

Oh, it's outstanding!

Elena said...

It's an amazing quilt, you can be so proud and happy. is lovely!!!

Jenny said...

It's beautiful.

Tonya A. said...

incredibly beautiful! I would treasure it always too! And spectacular quilting as well - wow! :)

Tonya A. said...

Spectacular quilt! I would treasure it too! :)

Ella said...

wow but that is gorgeousness!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Stunning! Enjoy!

Finding Fifth said...

Kelly what a work of art this quilt is! Well done to the ladies and Krista as well.

Jess said...

Oooh love! Seriously stunning - I could stare at that quilting all day :o)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Such gorgeous colours! And what incredible quilting - well done Krista!!

Anita said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Love it :)

ipatchandquilt said...

Just gorgeous!

basildonkitchens said...

Wow! I love everything about this quilt!!!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh - this is so beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fabulous, both the blocks and the quilting!

traceyjay said...

it's such a fun to look at quilt -- so many exciting things! Looks beautiful Kelly!

sewfunbymonique said...

That is amazing in every aspect! You were so right in getting it quilted. Just gorgeous!!!

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