Saturday, August 31, 2013

Octagonal Orb ~ finished!

It was back in May sometime that I decided to make a quilt using Elizabeth Hartman's Octagonal Orb block tutorial and my lovely stack of Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill (my Christmas present from myself to myself!).  I had starts and stops along the way - waiting for fabric to arrive, bored and needing a break, summer fun that had a higher priority than sewing, etc., but I'm pleased to finally show you the finished quilt, and I couldn't be happier with it.  I'll spare you a lot of the details, since I feel like I've been talking about this project for months and months now and most of the details can be found in my recent blog posts.  I'll let the photos do the talking.





Quilt stats:
Finished size:  56" x 75"
Pattern:  Octagonal Orb by Elizabeth Hartman
Fabric:  Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry, Kona Natural, Kona Ash (backing) and Kona Kumquat (binding)
Quilted by:  me, using Aurifil 50wt cotton thread #2021 in the pattern Echo Shell

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26 comments:

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

Oh Heather it is absolutely beautiful! Your quilting looks amazing, and I love the back as much as the front. Gorgeous finish!

Patchwork and Play said...

Heather, you have done an amazing job of this quilt!! You must be so proud of how it turned out- the quilting is incredible!!! And I agree with Jess, the back is as beautiful as the back!! Congratulations!

Carla said...

Brilliant Heather! A fabulous finish. Your quilting is the icing on the cake. You did fabulous in getting this done

Katie B said...

Just gorgeous.

snips said...

Oh holy wow!! As if it wasn't enough with the fabulous piecing, to add in the quilting... stunning! Seriously amazing work Heather, you must be so proud!

Patti said...

eek! Will ya look at how gorgeous that is! Heather, your quilting is inspired!! Love the binding colour too. Everything is just fabulous!

DeborahGun said...

A stunning finish - this is such a beautiful quilt.

Alisa said...

It is so gorgeous, Heather! I am sure you are thrilled with it. I hope you are keeping it for yourself!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

Oh, Heather, it's fabulous! I love the texture the quilting gives it. Woo hoo!

Lorna McMahon said...

Absolutely, stunningly gorgeous! LOVE that quilting. Makes me think I should give that a try! Excellent Friday finish, Heather! Hope you don't mind if I share this, with a link back, on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness!! Heather, this is simply stunning! Every detail is just perfect and I can only imagine how pleased you must be! I'll be sharing on my fb page too - this is a quilt that really deserves to be shown off.

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous quilt Heather ! Really love the colours and your beautiful quilting design.

Christiane Esser said...

It looks so beautiful! You did great job and the colours are also mine. Thanks for sharing! With besteht regards Form germany, chris

mle said...

Yay! It's beautiful! You really did great with that quilting! Feels good to have a special quilt finished doesn't it?

Erica said...

Wow you really rocked this, I like it more every time you post about it. The quilt has so much movement and it is so happy to look at :)

CitricSugar said...

So beautiful!! So glad you worked out your folded backing issue - the quilting looks amazing. Such impact!

Taryn said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love both the front and the back. The quilting is so beautiful!

Suzanne said...

A..maz..ing!
One day I want to be able to do this too :)

Kelsey said...

Heather your quilting on this is stunning! Such smooth arches, what an amazing finish! And now you get to snuggle under it just in time for fall :)

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Just beautiful and your quilting is spectacular!

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropping by from Better Off Thread - your quilt is gorgeous and as others have said before me, your quilting is WOW :)

Renee said...

Beautiful quilt!! Love the colors and quilting!

amy said...

congrats on an amazing finish!! looks gorgeous!

Sophisticat Studio said...

Beautiful job! Love everything about it, and the quilting is amazing.

Pam said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love that line of fabric. I love the design, the back, and the quilting!

Kate said...

Oh mylanta. I love this.