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Aug 22, 2011

Hello Sunshine Queen Quilt Finish

Aug 22, 2011
Pin It Hello Sunshine is FINALLY finished!  The individual x-block used in this quilt has always reminded me of a railroad crossing sign.  So for this quilt's finish photo shoot I decided to head to a historical village with some railroad nostalgia.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #1

This quilt is queen sized for our master bedroom.  It's the first one I've made for our bed.  Yikes!  I can't imagine doing a king - this was big enough for me!  I started with a half yard bundle of 10 Nicey Jane prints that I received for Christmas.  I absolutely love how it pairs with the Kona Maize - it's so cheery and bright.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #2 edited

What started out as an x-block has a lattice effect when you look at the whole piece put together.  I think it was the right choice for the garden and vintage-y florals of the prints.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #3 edited

I was trying to learn how to use EQ7 when I designed this quilt (that was also a xmas present).  After having done a couple designs with the software, I have noticed it seems to overestimate yardage requirements.  When I first started this quilt, it was only to be lap size, 16 blocks.  I ended up making 42 - 14" blocks for the queen.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #4 edited

I quilted it at my LQS on a HQ Avante.  I love working with that machine!  It makes doing a large quilt so easy.  It only took me about 1.5 hours to quilt the whole thing.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #5 edited

I know you can't see very much of the quilt, but I just love this bench shot.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #6 edited

I uses one of the green prints for the binding, and struggled with whether I should hand or machine bind it.  In the end, getting it done quick won out.

Nicey Jane Hello Sunshine #7

Overall, I'm really happy with how it came out and it's really warm to sleep under at night!


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44 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! Love your railway shots :-)

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  2. It's great! And perfect for a warm, relaxing, and cheerful feel in the bedroom!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous...but I can't believe you let it touch the railroad tracks. I would be worried about grease stains.

    Nice job, love the quilting.

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  4. Love your quilt and the photography is great! You have inspired me to look for more intersting places to photograph my quilts.

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  5. What great shots of the quilt. It looks so fresh and airy. I love the colors.

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  6. Beautiful! I love the quilting -- I have got to make time for that class!

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  7. oh wow, it looks fantastic! Your quilting is amazing. I wish my LQS had a longarm for rental. I love the color choice with your quilting thread.

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  8. It's so beautiful, AnneMarie!
    And how wonderful that it's for YOU!
    Love the colors, LOVE the quilting!

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  9. It is beautiful!!! I love the soft colors! So nice that you made your first quilt for your own bed! I think queen size is big enough too... I have already warned my husband that we are NOT getting a king size bed because I refuse to make a quilt that big!!

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  10. Beautiful!!! I have to go and try out the machine at our LQS. Great job!

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  11. Fabulous quilt. Love the photos you took too.

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  12. Looks Great AnneMarie!

    Having used the HQ Avante' myself, I'll second your praise of that machine... And Woo Hoo to our LQS for rental time!!

    Take Care,
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  13. It's just beautiful! I'm sure it will look great on your bed. Nice quilting too! Long-arms are awesome.

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  14. Well done! Having one of your own quilts to sleep under is just priceless :-) Plus I'm a sucker for Nicey Jane...

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  15. Beautiful! Love the quilting too!

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  16. Great looking quilt, but it's really you pictures that are striking me as amazing too!! And yes, a queen size is no joke big!

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  17. Gorgeous! I love that Nicey Jane.

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  18. Pick up that lovely quilt 'cause I can hear the train a comin'.

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  19. Wow - simple and lovely all at the same time!

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  20. Such a beautiful quilt! I love how the pattern matches the colors. I can't believe it took you 1.5 hours to quilt it. *eyes monster quilt I don't really want to quilt* Maybe I'll try that pattern. Fab finish :)

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  21. It's beautiful! What a cheerful quilt to wake up to each morning. The quilting is perfect!

    Jennifer :)

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  22. Man-o-man, I'm wishing I could find a local LQS with a long-arm! Your quilt looks just lovely - love that you used a green thread for the quilting, I really dig the contrast. Fantastic finish, AM! :)

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  23. Wow, I can't believe how beautiful this is...I love the prints you used in the strips! Fabulous!

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  24. Beautiful colors! I love your quilting - simple but lovely!

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  25. That looks so fabulous! Love that pattern. And how awesome that you made it for yourself! Your quilting looks great, I really like your choice of thread. Your photos are excellent, too. Ok, enough gushing....

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  26. It's beautiful!! So sunny and bright! Great photos!! Fun quilting pattern, quilting in 1.5 hours would be a dream!

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  27. It looks so beautiful! I love that maize color!

    (I can't help but envision myself diving onto the track to rescue the quilt from an oncoming train!)

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  28. Beautiful quilt - I really love the Nicey Jane fabric too!!

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  29. Great railroad shots...just love the colors and pattern. Great job!

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  30. I work at my LQS and I was cutting some Kona Maize for a customer today and thought, this would look great with some greens and blues, and then BAM here your quilt is when I get home! Looks way more awesome then anything I came up with in my head!

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  31. Lovely - great choice of location for your photo shoot too!

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  32. Beautiful fabrics, colors and design!

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  33. lovely pictures and a lovely quilt!!!!

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  34. Love your quilt -- it is beautiful. I also really like your photographs by the rail road tracks.

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  35. Beautiful quilt. Glad a train didn't come. ;-)

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  36. Beautiful! Love the color combinations! So fresh!

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  37. Just BEAUTIFUL! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

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  38. This is stunning, AnneMarie. I love the pattern. I like the bench shot, too :)

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  39. Just Beautiful! Going to try to do my brother one in Western themed fabric. Really nice photos! You not only are a great quilter but a fabulous photographer!

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  40. Found your quilt after having seen your pitcher block on FB. I think this quilt is lovely. I have designed in EQ and I find that it does over estimate the yardage. I guess better to have more than enough than not what is needed. I sometimes do a quick estimate with strip sizes and width of fabric to see HOW much it is over. Again, the quilt is great.

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