September 17, 2015

Custom Queen Postcard From Sweden {Finished!!}

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I've finished the custom queen-size Postcard From Sweden quilt!  I made it in the original colors, following the layout exactly except in the rows I added.  It's fantastic!  I ♥ ♥ ♥ it, even more than the GRAVITY quilt that's on my bed, which says I love it to the sun and back since I love GRAVITY to the moon and back!  Too bad I had to mail it off!


I ♥ using my Accuquilt Go! to cut half-square triangles.  I used the 6-inch HST die for this project.  To see how little waste there is with this die, view this post. The perfect cuts make block assembly very easy and eliminate the need to trim!  I trimmed ZeRo HSTs in this quilt!


Following the original quilt, I quilted organic wavy lines in gray thread.  Mrs.Singer does this stitch very well and hums right along.  I learned quilting this quilt to stitch right to left exclusively, otherwise Mrs.Singer gets dizzy as she's going backwards and then messes up big time.  I put extra tension on the right side and had no problems with stitching all one direction, though I don't think I'd recommend that on a home machine.  I thought this stitch would be faster than an allover meandering stitch, but it actually takes longer.




Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:   Postcard From Sweden
  • Fabric:  100% Kona Cotton Solids
  • Size:  Queen, approx 95" square.
  • Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly
  • Backing:  Kona Cotton Clover
  • Quilting:  Organic wavy lines in gray thread on Mrs.Singer, my antique 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
  • Binding:  Kona Cotton Clover, double fold, attached by machine with mitered corners.
  • Value:  Happiness to the sun and back!
This quilt was a custom order through my Etsy shop.  Please contact me if you'd like a similar quilt.

24 comments :

Maria Malinovskaya said...

Fantastic!!

Kaitlyn Drinkwater said...

Gorgeous! Love this! I am planning to make one of these soon. Kat @ katandcatquilts.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Yep, it's awesome! Loving the green binding and the original colors. If only I wasn't so cheap - mine would look like that too! :)

GranChris said...

I love this. My colors!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I agree!!!! fantastic Myra.....great colours going on.

Gale Bulkley said...

Oh Myra. It is so very beautiful. The green binding/backing is a brilliant choice.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's awesome!!!! I still haven't started mine yet. Where does the time go??????? I like the wavy quilting.

Fort Worth Fabric Studio said...

Myra! This is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!! love the colors and the quilting - everything about it is so pretty & cheerful! ♥♥ --Jodie

Lynette said...

Wow, Myra!! This really is spectacular. You did a marvelous job with the added-on rows! And who would think that "easy" lines would take a longer time like that?

Heide said...

Myra, What a beautiful quilt! Your colors are just amazing, love seeing your work. Thanks for sharing.

Kara Zevchik said...

Beautiful! What a great finish!!

Grantham Lynn said...

Love your quilt. Beautiful colors. And great quilting.
Thanks for sharing.

Katie V said...

Wow how beautiful!!! It's so cheerful and bright.

AlidaP said...

Beautiful! I am really not a big fan of neither HST nor solids... but looking at your quilts makes me reconsider my usual style and taste! Thanks for sharing!!

Jasmine said...

Congrats on the finish. It turned out beautiful! I can see why this quilting took longer. There were so many starts and stops.

Valerie Levy said...

I really like this too....possibly more than Gravity. Oh gosh....
Great job Myra!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

So very beautiful! Congratulations on a great finish.

Maartje Quilt said...

Amazing!!! Congrats with this finish. What a beaty with all those happy colors and that great quilting. You did a great job.

Terry said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH MYRA!!! I LOVE IT! It looks beautiful in my room!

SewCraftyJenn said...

Beautiful! I love all the colors!

jan said...

WOW! OH WOW! That is gorgeous! Congrats on a beautiful finish!
jan

Shauna said...

I LOVE this quilt and have had my eye on it for a while now. It is on my list of 'to do's'. It's absolutely lovely!! What a beautiful finish.

Kate said...

Beautifully done! Love all the gorgeous and vivid colors.

Zenia Rene said...

Gorgeous!😍👌