Thursday, September 11, 2008

Orange Crush


Hooray! My OC is quilted and awaiting binding. The binding is ready to apply, I'll do that tonight and then the hand sewing will be 'TV watching work' until its done. Also, will need to stitch on a label. So, while it isn't 'done-done' it is much closer to being done than anything else. I couldn't wait to share a picture, so here it is, sans binding. I think that it looks different in the photo than it does to the eye. If you scroll on back to see the earlier posts with OC photos, you may be able to see what I mean. I think the dark borders have a definite influence on the appearance of the blocks, and I like the quilt so much better with the borders on than I did before. Those borders are not solid black, but a black with olive drab fluer de lis, this will be the last of that fabric, and it has been one of my favorites.

There is also a picture of the back, which is pieced with assorted fabrics from my stash, The whole thing is leftovers from previous quilts and small stash pieces. The back may not be beautiful, but it didn't cost anything additional. Since this entire project was a stashbuster, can I consider this quilt a 'freebie'?

16 comments:

Vicki W said...

This is one of the best Orange Crush quilts!

Candace said...

It is absolutely beautiful. I love the way the blue makes the crosses look like they are spinning. The border is great and is perfect for the quilt.

Sharyn said...

Good job! Particularly love that back, it shows your quilting beautifully! Sharyn/KalamaQuilts

Jeanne said...

You chose the perfect fabrics for this quilt! It is gorgeous!

Lynn E said...

wonderful job it looks just great

Sue R said...

Wow, your OC is a stunner! The dark border does look so different and works really well. Using big left over pieces for the back is such a great idea. Nice job!

quiltcabine said...

Fantastic Orange Crush ! Congratulations !

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh I like the back, too, very pretty.

quilterpolly said...

great OC quilt...I love your back as much as the front...great job:)
Polly

Shasta said...

It's not free, it is priceless. Beautiful.

Kathy Wagner said...

Congratulations on your amazing "free" quilt!
Great job!
Don't you just love putting the binding on?!?! It's one of my favorite parts of quilting!

Nancy said...

Love your border! Mine has been set aside for a bit while I work on a baby quilt, but I am saving a copy of your quilt to give me some ideas for the border. I am just beginning to sew the blocks together, and still have about 5 more to piece. Great job!

Rose said...

Wow this is gorgeous! I love the colours you have chosen. The borders balance and complete it and your quilting looks wonderful!! Great job!!

ForestJane said...

Love your colors... congrats on a finish using stash! And I really like the pieced backing too. :)

bingo~bonnie said...

what a beautiful Orane Crush Quilt! Your right the boarders really add to the quilt. Great job adn I love the pieced orange backing ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

bingo~bonnie said...

I'e revisiting again today - and jsut wanted to say.... YOUR Orange Crush i the "best of the best" ;) there are a lot of really great ones out there... but if I could choose only one to have... I'd pick yours :)

again, GREAT job! Your fabrics are fantastic and those boarders are PERFECT! ;) If tehre were a book of photos of quiltville quilts your's would be on the cover ;)

I'm forwarding the link to this post to Bonnie - she needs to see it.

Happy Weekend and Love from Texas! ~bonnie