Friday, March 21, 2014

Mr. Jones {A Finish}

Yah! I'm so excited to have Mr. Jones finally finished.

The quilt was practically finished, only the binding left, when I received my deadline for my book. And, unfortunately as close as it was to being finished, I had to set in aside to meet my deadline. Seems silly right? (You shoulda seen the deadline!)

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This pattern and fabric (Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt - my favorite line) reminded me of the polyester crazy quilts. Hence the name Mr. Jones, who wishes to be someone more funky.... So, for the quilting, I wanted to add more color (MOAR!).

I used several colors of Aurifil thread I had on hand. They didn't necessarily match, but they are so subtle they didn't not match.

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I started by quilting half of it in gray and then filled in the rest of the quilting with the other colors. The colors are a bit too subtle. If I had it to do again, I would have used more color. Maybe 30% gray and the rest color? And/ Or I would have used thicker thread for the colors.

Overall, I love the idea of using different colored threads and will likely use this technique in the future.

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Even though Mr. Jones was unfinished, it was not put away but put into use because of its fabulousness. (Have you ever used a quilt that wasn't bound? ) The main reason being the super cozy corduroy fabric I used for the back. It's the best! In the future I will definitely invest in cozy backings for quilts. Divine!

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And of course I had to use a scrappy binding. You know for MOAR color. :)

And, look for a tutorial for this quilt in the near future!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

10 comments:

  1. Fantastic - you really are going from strength to strength!

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  2. Um...Awesome-Sauce!!!! Love that Chicopee line too and cannot wait to use it.

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  3. This is SO stunning! I absolutely love it (and that song :) ).

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  4. Um, just gorgeous, and I love your idea for quilting in contrasting colored thread--brilliant! Also--*great* title (even though I thought you were referring to the song by the Talking Heads--one of my favorites--but to the best of my knowledge it's still all the same Mr. Jones they're talking about :) ).

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  5. So completely beautiful, Becca! It must feel fabulous to have this one done!

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  6. It's gorgeous, and I love the multi-colored quilting threads!

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  7. what a beautiful quilt! thanks for sharing!

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