Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fairytale Finish


Remember this one? I began it back in April by joining two lovely fabric lines together...Heather Ross's Far Far Away II and Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley.


Combining the cotton Hope Valley with the heavier linen base Far Far Away worked out really well and they sewed up beautifully together.


Having the gorgeous fairytale fabrics like Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Owl and the Pussycat, I decided I must find a castle to hang this quilt off. Not too far from me is the gorgeous Manyung Art Gallery that looks just like a miniature castle don't you think?!


To go along with the fairytale theme I wanted to quilt this one in a bit of a fanciful manner, so I did a curvy zigzag over every seam...


and then used stipple stitch in the fairytale blocks only (click on the photo's to get a better look!).


The back of the quilt was designed by using leftovers from my stash piles plus an extra yard of orange and purple.


I'm really happy with how it turned out.


A finish always feel great! xo

51 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great Cathy..........I love this fabric you have made a super cute quilt.........

Shocking Hocking said...

looks fantastic - not too cutesy - just perfect.

Jan said...

Lovely finish Cath. Those two fabric ranges mix well. I like the squiggly quilting over the seams I did this on one of my recent quilts to. Well done. I do like trying out the fancy stitches on my Janome.

Andi said...

Gorgeous work (as always)!
I never liked the Hope Valley range but you have given me a new perspective ;-)

Maree: said...

Sure Do Cathy...Great use of 2 fabric ranges your quilt looks Great...Love the Back Drop too.
cheers

bec said...

those 2 lines together look like they were made for each other!Gorgeous!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow just so cute Cathy....you have once again done an amazing job...

Donna~~ said...

A lovely finish, and such an appropriate setting for your photos! Your fabric lines certainly played well together!

pomegranateandchintz said...

Just gorgeous Cathy - love it! And what a great setting for your photos.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your quilt is lovely and your setting for the photos perfect Cathy.

Oops-Lah said...

Great quilt and I just love the way you took the photos. Very clever indeed!

Catherine said...

I love how these two fabric collections go together and your quilting design is very effective! I wish I had that wavy zig-zag on my machine.

Kathie said...

just adorable!!!! great finish.
what a photographer :)
Kathie

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Oh Cathy, this is so beautiful - you make such a huge variety of quilts and they're always wonderful. It's my birthday tomorrow so perhaps you could pop this one in the post to me ... :-)

Christine said...

What a great place to take a picture of a beautiful quilt, love it

Lurline said...

So lovely, Cathy - your backdrop ... just divine!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lurline said...

oh, Cathy - your stash has me fascinated - one day you must write a looong post on it!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cardygirl said...

Looks great Cathy...love the fabrics together...love the setting for the pics too!

Lisa said...

Those two lines work so well together and I never would have thought so, great idea to mix them. Your quilt is lovely and I really love that you had a castle to photograph it on! Hahaha. Perfect!

Jackie said...

The perfect place for a photo shoot with your perfect quilt! It just looks gorgeous! The quilting is just right too.

Brianna said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Cathy, I need to use my pieces of that fabric up too so I can buy more! Thank you for your well wishes too. xox

Nedra said...

Great place for a photo shoot for your quilt! The fabrics look beautiful together, and as always, you've done a wonderful job.

Barb said...

What a lovely quilt!

fiberchick said...

What a fantastic marriage of the two fabric lines. As usual, your quilt is lovely!

West Michigan Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love those fabrics. I never would have thought to put those two different lines together. Great idea.

Sheila said...

Two cute quilts in one! Beautifully quilted! Great job. LOVE IT!

Helen in Switzerland said...

Really nice Cathy - simple but extremely effective - and the back is gorgeous!

Julierose said...

Those purple flower blocks are my favorite--it does look like it should be hung in a castle...Julierose

Ruth said...

That quilt is beautiful! And I love the fairytale castle photo setting! Genius!

Clair said...

This quilt is fabulous! Great use of two different weight fabrics, and don't the two ranges look like they were just meant to go together.

meli B said...

How did you ever get that quilt to hang up so high?
Best combo of two fabric ranges. I love everything about the quilt. The quilting, the design, the backing, just everything. It would be a great one to send off to a publisher.

Tatkis said...

Adorable and really fairy quilt! Fabrics are just lovely together!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Brenda said...

gorgeous

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Beautiful Cathy! Amazing photos ...

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Soooo pretty Cathy! Let me know if you ever need a partner in crime for interesting photo shoots!!

Sarah said...

Gosh, you should be happy - it's bloody gorgeous! Your stippling is so good...wow! Aren't the yellows and oranges beautiful too? I'm really keen to use yellow in a project in the near future and you have motivated me to find some beautiful ones. Xxx

Stephanie said...

A perfect setting for a Fairytale Quilt.

pam! said...

I love this and what a perfect marriage of the linen & cotton weight fabrics! Do you mind sharing what sized blocks you used?

mieke said...

I love this quilt, Cathy, and since there is a grandbaby coming ( in december!!!)...I might be inspired!!! I don't know if it will be a boy or a girl, but your colorsheme is perfect for both!x
We have our last warm days here ( 27° C is really exceptionnal for october, by the end of the week, it will only be 13° C!) and I have started a christmas project with Lynette Andersons gorgeous "skandinavian christmas"- line...
x Mieke

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wonderful! This one is still my favorite. The back is great! :)

MulticoloredPieces said...

I must say, the fabrics you use are so fun! Really liked your appliqué flower block too.
best, nadia

Marit said...

Congratulations! Love how you mixed two of my most favorite lines in a beautiful quilt.
; )
I might have to cut into my most precious stash? Funny how some fabric seems to pretty to use. You are an inspiration!

bearpaw said...

I love that gorgeous colour palette - sigh. And the simple design really shows off the beautiful fabrics. I finally started that all Liberty EPP star quilt, but now my blog has broken and won't update so I can't share it with anybody!! Double sigh.

Susie said...

I've been watching the progress of this one as I have some Far Far and Away also and not sure what I will do with it. As always you are inspirining and this quilt is gorgeous! Happy Stitching, Susie

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

totally awesome. I love this quit. You put so much thought into your pictures of it also. Thanks for the inspiration.

Julia said...

Beautifil Cathy...What a great backdrop setting for the quilt..
Julia ♥

Cate - Urban Quilts said...

Lovely quilt Cathy. Well Done. The colours look good in a plain square setting. You are an amazing professional quilter to be able to put the colours together, piece it so carefully and precisely and then quilt it on your own maching. Amazing work. Fantastic.

Cape Pincushion said...

The colours and shapes are so harmonious, its perfect!

imquilternity said...

Oh, I love this quilt Cathy. The colors and fabrics are just wonderful and your photos and photo locations are perfect to highlight it.

Cynthia said...

This is so cute and I love your castle pics!

Helen said...

Oh my!! This is just gorgeous!!