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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ring Around the Rosy

Fair warning!  This is a photo-heavy post because I am in love with this quilt and could not stop taking pictures of it!

Quilt infatuation strikes again, and Ring Around the Rosy is finished!  Wild thing had a friend over to spend the night last night and they stayed up late and woke up early.  Which means I did too.  Good thing I had a project while they played!  Who am I kidding?  We all know I would have happily sacrificed sleep to get this quilt done anyway.  :)



Here is one thing I've noticed over my last several quilts- pieced backings can make basting more of a pain than it already is.  Maybe it's because all of the seams leave lots of room for error?  That's my best guess.  And this back has lots of pieces.  So many that I consider this quilt reversible.

The back-



Anyway, I did manage to finally get all of the wrinkles out of the backing and get it taped down.  The rest was easy peasy.  Even though I despise crawling around on the floor, my results are never as good if I baste other ways, so I guess I'll just continue to deal with it.

This morning I woke up and sprinted to the finish.  I wasn't under any sort of deadline, and had no other reason than my complete adoration of these fabrics and this quilt!  (that, and we were stuck at home for practically the whole day waiting for the washing machine repair guy)

The backing is a soft Tiffany blue with just a little monochromatic print- just a shade lighter than the blue in the fabric line; and the binding is Kona Tarragon.  In retrospect, I may have chosen a more vibrant binding.  Here's a close up of both (and the label).  You can see the cute orange polkadot fabric I added to the backing in the label.


When photographing the quilt, I realized that the colors in the Marmalade fabric line are the exact colors of the old Pyrex primary bowls, and I couldn't resist bringing my set outside and putting them with the quilt.  First the boots with the Western Kaleidoscope quilt, now this?  This cheesiness has got to stop!


And here are a few more pictures because... did I mention that I love this quilt so much that I couldn't stop photographing it?  By the way- the finished quilt measures 64 inches square, so it's a nice size for snuggling.




I decided to call it Ring Around the Rosy because of course, the fabric is just full of roses, and it is sewn in a spiral around the center square.  As I mentioned in my last post, I am choosing to completely ignore the fact that this song is actually about the Plague (of course my husband pointed that out to me. Nice, honey.)



I am planning to sell this quilt, but it will have to go to someone who I know will love it as much as I do!


57 comments:

  1. Oh.My.Goodness!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!

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  2. Really like your quilt and the floral prints are summery cheerful.

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    1. Thank you Celia! I am so glad you like it!

      ps- responding here since you are a no-reply Blogger. :)

      Kelly

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  3. What a lovely quilt! The giant log cabin is a really great design for this line, because of the big florals. And I like the back *almost* as well as the front. Very smart choices. I'm sure it will find a very loving home.

    My grandma made my daughter a dress from the red flowers on yellow print from this line, and it is just too precious. I haven't put it on her yet because she wears her dresses HARD and I can't bear to see the pretty Marmalade destroyed. :)

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    1. haha! actually, I really do love my sleep! I'm generally an 8 hour girl, but sometimes when I'm quilting that gets whittled down a little bit. I'm a teacher, so I'm out for the summer, which is making my projects go really quickly these days. Ordinarily, it takes me a little longer to finish something when I have a "day job." :)

      -Kelly
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  5. You're on fire girl! Just knockin quilts out left and right. Love this one more now that it's finished! Great work :)

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  6. Looks great! The floor just kills me too. I have been trying a new basting with spray adhesive you can do on a table top. Was a tutorial my sister found on pinterest, doesn't believe in pins...ever:) She finally convinced me to try and I have to say it was nice! Will share when I find it.

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  7. Gorgeous quilt, love that fabric I have some of the pin wheels... so pretty.

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  8. OMG! It is very pretty. The back is as pretty as the front. Someone is really going to love Ring Around Rosie.

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  9. Love the colors. Great finish!

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  10. I love the pic with the bowls. So pretty!

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  11. This quilt is amazing - I can't decide which side I love more! You must be feeling really accomplished!

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  12. It's gorgeous! Great job. And I love the name!

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    1. I'm answering you here, because you're showing up as a no-reply blogger. :)

      Thank you Lauren! I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for stopping by, and for your kind comment.

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  13. Pretty! I've just got some of that fabric. Ohhhh. Exciting!

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    1. Liz, I'm responding to you here, because you're showing up as a no-reply blogger to me. Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad you like the quilt. And I LOVE this fabric too!

      -Kelly

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    2. Oh no. I'd better fix that! I came to leave a comment from the Lets Get Acquainted link, but we're already acquainted :-)

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  14. It's a beautiful quilt, I can see why you love it so much!

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  15. yay for the finish! turned out wonderfully.

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  16. Great finish! And, bring on some more cheese please! Your photos are wonderful!

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  17. That is so pretty, Kelly! Love the colors in that fabric line, and you did a great job with this quilt! Whoop whoop!!

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  18. Ok the next best thing to quilts are bowls. So I REALLY LOVE the pic of the bowls and the quilt. Great quilt, great bowls :)

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  19. Perfect title for your beautiful quilt. It really looks great!

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  20. Lovely and congrats on the finish! I never knew that about that song! :)

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  21. another stunningly gorgeous quilt - I can't believe I go away for a week and you whip up another one!!! :)

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  22. I love the photo of the quilt with the bowls... gives that photo a real vintage feel to it. And the quilt itself is beautiful.

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  23. Kelly, I love that your husband pointed out the song is about the plague! Mine would have done the exact same thing! Beautiful quilt and your quilting looks awesome. I just basted a quilt for the first time with a pieced backing and had the same problem! I think you're right - the seams. This quilt is lovely and DON'T stop the photos. That's why we're here - to oogle!

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    1. haha! Men! Thank you so much for your kind comment! I am so glad you like it. I have to say that I agree. A little extra aggravation in the basting process is so worth it when the quilt is all done. And glad you like the photos- I have just decided to embrace the cheese and go completely prop-tastic from now on whenever possible.

      :) Kelly

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  24. Beautiful quilt, no wonder you love it so much!

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  25. I love this fabric by Bonnie and Camille. It's getting pretty hard to find.

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  26. Hi, wow, I love the quilt. Pieced backs are a pain but also worth it. and I have had a look around and see you are a really new blogger - even newer than me, and you are so professional and really know what you are doing! I will definitely be joining your link party! love Marianne

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  27. Beautiful quilt! I love the fabric by Bonnie and Camille that you used,the colors are just perfect.

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  28. This is a gorgeous quilt! I love it!

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  29. That is just DARLING! I'm so in love with it!

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    1. Thanks Alyx! I am so glad you like it! It was really fun and easy to make!

      :) Kelly

      ps- you're a no-reply blogger, so I'm responding here!

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  30. Great finish! I'm in love with the Marmalade collection as well. Love the pieced back (even if they are a pain)!

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  31. Your quilt is fantastic - how can you bear to part with it? I loved the picture with the Pyrex bowls - I have the same set except my red bowl died a tragic death. I miss it!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Cheryl! It will certainly be tough to part with, but I'm just running out of room so I have to share the love! :) I love that set of bowls! you should check on ebay for a replacement for your red one. I'll be you could find one that is has lost its brothers and sisters throughout the years that is just looking for a home!

      :) Kelly

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  32. beautiful quilt! cheesy or not, your photo props look great with your quilts. My sons love knowing that Ring Around the rosy had to do with the plague, they sometimes make their own version to emphasize the song's beginnings ;)

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  33. So lovely I'm going to use Good Morning jelly for this.... ;-) how do you keep fron getting sore back? If I sew for a. Few hours I have to stop for a week and I'm in pain all that time :| any advice???

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    1. a jelly roll would work well for this pattern! I used to get sore all the time when my sewing machine was on my dining room table since it was so high. Now I have it in a cabinet. That is at the proper height and helps me keep good posture while sewing so I don't get sore at all. The cabinet was one of the best sewing investments I've made! hope this helps!

      :) Kelly
      ps- you're a no-reply blogger, so I'm answering here!

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  34. Wow! I love your enthusiasm! This quilt is really fun. I love the colors and I think your binding was just the right choice for this quilt. Congrats on a great finish & thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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  35. I love this quilt. I'd buy it its beautiful~
    Stephanie

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  36. Love the quilt. Now to get busy on my end and produce more with my stash. Looking for a new sewing machine if suggestions. Kenmore won't drop feed dogs and I want a bigger neck opening, some nice decorative stitches, blanket stitch. Suggestions?

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