Friday, June 1, 2012

A Hunky Dory Snowball Quilt

Hunky Dory 1Another quilt, almost done!  This quilt was actually one of the first quilts I had ever pieced, but it's taken me this long to get it quilted.

Actually, I have a confession.  I cannot take credit for the quilting.  Mr. Elvy actually did the quilting for me, using this beast of a machine.  Pretty awesome, huh?

He used an all-over pantograph curlicue type pattern.  It only took about 1 1/2 hours to quilt, which is probably about a fraction of the time it would have taken me to do on my home sewing machine. 

The fabric is an old collection called Hunky Dory, designed by Chez Moi for Moda Fabrics.  Actually, I bought this as part of a beginner's type quilting kit.

Here's the quilt all folded up, minus the binding that I still need to complete.

Hunky Dory 3 I love the floral pattern for the backing. The quilting doesn't show up real well, as the thread Mr. Elvy used was pretty close in color to the background.

Hunky Dory 2 And, just one last gratuitous detail shot.

Hunky Dory 4 I'm linking up today with Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts!

Lily's Quilts
Lily's Quilts

11 comments:

April said...

very pretty! I love the grey sashing and borders. Grey seems very popular these days.

JanetK said...

Nice finish! I haven't tried snowballs yet - they always look so great though.

Mina said...

I really like those colors.

A snowball quilt is on my "to-do" list, but I am not so fond of triangles.

Izzy said...

Looks great! Great job on the quilting too! :-)

Foster said...

That "beast of a machine' did a lovely job on the quilting. And the quilt is beautiful as well. Stopping in from the Small Blog Meet

Mrs A said...

Great quilt! the quilting is lovely!

made by ChrissieD said...

Love the piecing and the loose quilting design - they work well together. Dropped by from Lily's Quilts and lovely to meet you :)

Diane-crewe said...

team work rocks xx

Amanda said...

That's really pretty! I like the light grey background.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your quilt looks gorgeous! I'm stopping by from the small blogger linky :)

kimluthy said...

Love the color combination...