Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jewel Box Quilt Finished

This weekend is the big Black Hills quilt guild show at the Civic Center. I worked today, but was off early so I got to enjoy the show. I saw lots of quilting friends there and enjoyed visiting with everyone. I left with lots of inspiration to quilt tonight. I made a Tastefully Simple supper of Beer bread, Creamy Wild Rice soup, and Polka Dot bars. While it was all cooking I loaded the backing of the Jewel Box quilt on the frame. I was able to get the batting and top on before supper. After supper I quilted with a stipple all over the quilt. I had one place where I hit the bump wrong, but otherwise it quilted up great. I used a dark purple King Tut and Bottomline. After I pulled it off the frame, I squared it up and put the binding on, so I just have the handwork left to do now.
The coloring is a little better in this picture, but still not the true color of purple. It's not nearly this blue of purple.
Here's a close up of the quilting. The squares are 2" finished. The blocks are 8" finished, so very tiny pieces to work with.
I have a friend who loves purple as much as I do, so I think her new little girl will love it. I hope to get the binding on this week and hopefully I can give it to her soon. I'm so excited to have one goal completed for June!


Melinda Cornish said...

it looks beautiful! dinner sounds good too!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Looks great Moneik! I love that pattern!

piecesofpatti said...

Looks great! You do such good work!

Jen said...

It looks great Moneik!

cowgirl commentaries said...

I love this one!!!!