Thursday, June 14, 2012

Frankie ~ finished, and visiting the beach!

I am hosting a giveaway for three 'for the love designs' patterns of your choice.  To enter, {click here}.  Giveaway ends Saturday, June 23/12 at 5pm PST.

Frankie is finished, has had a nice gentle wash in the machine (p.s. the washable Crayola marker I used for marking the top all came out!  Awesome!), so what comes next?  Photos!  Often I will use the clothesline in the back yard for quilt photos, but today I decided to venture out to the beach.  We're very fortunate to live where we do and I hope you enjoy seeing a part of my world.






{had to include an arbutus tree in one photo!}

{one of my favourite things at the beach.  I'm amazed how these manage to flower and thrive in the rock}

Quilt stats:

Pattern:  Frankie, by for the love designs
Finished size:  64" x 72"
Fabric:  Freebird by Momo for Moda, Kona Ash, Heritage Cotton 
solids in Chocolate and Plum, a little bit of Hometown Reunion 
(small yellow floral), and Sonoma by Franchelle 
Contreras for Henry Glass Fabrics (backing)
Quilted by:  me, using Aurifil 50wt thread in an all-over 
randomly spaced straight line grid (though let's be real, I
marked every single one of those lines - thank you Crayola!)





Fresh Poppy Design

27 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt in wonderful surroundings! Thanks for sharing some of your neighborhood.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Totally brilliant... the quilt, the scenery and the crayola! :)

Debbie said...

oh my goodness! My reader is down, but saw your quilt on Aurifil's fb page & followed the link over. This turned out extra special Heather! LOVE the quilting you did. Love the addition of the plum - very clever. ...and oh my - awesome photos at the beach! Very very nice!

Patti Shanks said...

Oh my goodness, Heather! It turned out so fabulous, and the setting for the photos ain't too shabby either!! Love the use of crayola markers!

Jenelle said...

You can just send me this quilt! ;) I love everything about it from the colors, to the design, to those fun little plum bars. The quilting is also very nice because it doesn't compete with or copy the piecing, it's just like another added texture. Your beach pics are great too! Don't you just love those strange, beautiful trees. :)

Lily Mulholland said...

This is a gorgeous quilt - the random grid adds so much texture - it's a whole other element of the quilt. Love the beach setting too. Well done!

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Carmel Morris said...

The quilt looks great - love those pops of purple.

How did you go with getting the marks out after you were finished? Did you have to wash the quilt completely, or ust spray it, like you would with a proper fabric marker?

Alisa said...

Beautiful! Both the quilt and the landscape!

Katie B. said...

It looks awesome! I love the color palette.

Poppyprint said...

What a finish!!! Great photo shoot, too (although what the heck with this Juneuary weather???). I happen to know there is a great little label on the back of that honey :)

Svetlana said...

Heather, what a gorgeous quilt. I just love everything about it! And the beach!!!! lucky you!

Sew Festive said...

This turned out great! I really like the pattern...I've been looking for a design for a king-size quilt for my bed and this is totally a contender. You made it look so beautiful :)

felicity said...

Fantastic finish, Heather! I love your photo shoot, too!

Jess said...

Oh I love it! Perfect use for freebird - it's such a summery quilt. Thanks for the glimpse of your part of the world - lovely photos :o)

Kate said...

Love it! The colors blend so well and then the POP of the plum! Perfect! And I love that your "random" lines were totally marked. ;) Good to know that the Crayola comes out. Maybe I'll stop spending $$ on fabric markers. Oh, and love the beach!

Kate said...

That looks fantastics. I love the fabric with that pattern. It just turned out so well. Great job!!

CityHouseStudio said...

Awesome quilt Heather!
The quilting is wonderful - totally worth it with the marker stress, I hope!
Love the photos, too!
You must be so happy with this one.

Kelly said...

Beautiful. I love your quilting!

Betty said...

What a stunner!

Toni said...

Heather, this turned out so beautifully! Everything about it is just right, and your pictures look fabulous, too. Glad to hear another good review of the markers!

elizabeth said...

It's a beauty! I will have to try the washable crayons markers, great idea!

The Sunflower Patch said...

Your quilt is beautiful,as is the setting for the photos! Those flowers are also pretty too :)

Taylor @ Mama Java said...

WOW! I love it!

CitricSugar said...

It turned out absolutely gorgeous! To tell the truth, I didn't even notice the ocean backdrop until you mentioned it.

Jennifer said...

I relly love averything about this quilt! From the colors , to the prints nice choices.

Megan said...

Everything about this quilt is awesome! I love how the photo backdrops you chose really bring out the bright colors in the quilt!