Saturday, January 26, 2013

FNSI Results~A Completed Quilt Top!

My Rainy Days quilt top finally came together, with the help of a few hours of sewing yesterday afternoon/evening for Friday Night Sew-In.  I have had this fabric for soo long, I think it was the first FQ pack I ever bought, and I couldn't bear to cut it up for the longest time. I wish it was sunny for the photo, but overcast today. I guess that's appropriate for this quilt top, actually. 

I waffled back and forth for ages on which pattern to use, because I didn't want to cut up those umbrellas too much.  I finally chose a free download, Celebrate, from the Riley Blake site.  But to show the umbrellas more, I decided to enlarge the pattern which made for some challenging math. Glad that's over!  

It was so easy and fun to sew with the fabric because it's my favorite, and well.. it is so cheery and colorful.

Once the diamonds were done, I had to decide about what to do with the border.  No border.. scrappy border.. solid (one fabric)border like the pattern...  I tried pinning up a couple of different ideas.. 

Then I very scientifically went about sewing up a border.  

Scrappy strips.  And in the end I'm glad I went with the scrappy strips.  I really like it.  Now I need to choose a backing.  Hmm..

Indoor can see my hub's shadowy arm behind it. :)

Hope you all had a great FNSI and have a great weekend!

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Super cute! The border is just right. Great job!

Yay for finish tops! I'm just waiting for my floor to dry so I can baste...

The scrappy binding looks great! I don't know if I'm daring enough to try it but it turned out so beautiful!

Claire said...

Kelli, it is just gorgeous - I can't wait to see how your quit it.

Fiona said...

such a bright and cheerful quilt...

Janet said...

I really like this design and the fabrics you used. Lovely! I am thinking about doing a design of this style with Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

i love the diamonds..will have to check out this pattern, thanks

Diann said...

It's beautiful. The pattern choice you made shows off the fabrics perfectly. I'll be looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Rosie said...

Love the quilt and the fabric is beautiful.

Great job on this quilt! I love it! You chose the perfect border for it!!! I can't wait to see it quilted!

Julimond said...

Dear Kelli
Your wonderful Quilt looks like Spring. Wonderful fabrics. I like it.

Greetings from Germany

sunny said...

Beautiful! The pattern is perfect to showcase your fun fabric.

wow wow wowweeeee! It is fantastic! And what great fabrics. I will have to check out the website for that pattern....What a great FNSI result to start off 2013.

Great choice of pattern for this fabric and perfect border choice. congrats. hugs

I loved that fabric line!!! It looks just darling too with that border.

Your quilt is lovely! Fantastic colors!

This is the loveliest quilt! It was worth saving these fabrics until you found such a perfect patter to show them off :)

Wendy said...

Your new quilt is beautiful Kelli, you are so clever!! Hugs Wendy

Kelli, it turned out fabulous! Scrappy borders are my favorite....and especially when they are "scientifically" sewed! LOL Good job.

LJ said...

Wow, gorgeous quilt! The diamonds are super and the fabrics outstanding. I did go to Riley Blake and checked out the Celebrate pattern. Honestly, the pattern doesn't do much for me but your quilt is wonderful. You are one of those amazing people who can take different fabrics than what the pattern shows and make a quilt that's TOPS! RB needs to change their site to use your quilt because YOURS makes the pattern so much more appealing.

MsMidge said...

That is just gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Love this fabric and I love the pattern you used. Lovely!

Noela said...

Love the scrappy border. The quilt is beautiful. Hugs....

Carla said...

Beautiful finish. Enjoy choosing the back and quilting!

Anthea said...

Yay Kelli, it had come together wonderfully, I love the scrappy border... shows off more of those fabrics you love so much!

Hilachas said...

You are so creative, Kelli. I love the story of how your quilt came along as you had all your ideas. Beautiful results!

CeLynn said...

Woo hoo for a finish! It turned out just lovely too,and the scrappy boarder suits it :)

Brandie said...

This is beautiful! Now I may have to go get that template.

Lisa Lisa said...

You've done it again, Kelli! Another beautiful quilt! I absolutely love this fabric and pattern! I don't think I could've ever figured out the math part of it, though. And I love the scrappy border---excellent choice!!

Kelli, that's a beautiful quilt - great fabrics and fabulous design! Whoop whoop!!

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John'aLee said...

I'm in love with your quilt. So many 'happy' quilts being posted in blog land these days! Can't get enough of them!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the umbrella fabrics! I'm pinning this to my Quilts board!!!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Gorgeous quilt! Great job! Thanks for linking up to The Weekly Creative.

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

Lisa said...

Beautiful Quilt! I love the Riley Blake designs. Have a great day!

Featuring you today at the weekly creative :)

Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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