Finish It Up Friday – Downton Abbey

It feels like this quilt was in process forever! In fact, I posted about cutting the pieces on August 24th, less than two months ago.  The first pictures show the quilt before washing.

I really like the pixelated look that you get when viewing this at a distance! The quilt finished at about 68 by 80 before washing. I haven’t measured it after!

In some places, I ended up with “strings” of like squares. This was not intentional but I liked the look so I left it.

I used a pantograph called Ground Cover. I love the texture that it gives. I struggled to find the right binding fabric in my stash and eventually settled on this blue. Not a usual choice for me, but I rather like it now.

It is always a challenge to get good pictures in the wind!

A look at the back:     The rest of these pictures show the quilt after washing. It crinkled up quite nicely!     Linking up with Richard and Tanya Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric , A Quilting Reader’s Garden

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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21 Responses to Finish It Up Friday – Downton Abbey

  1. Kathy D says:

    Another beautifully crafted quilt, Katy. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kathy says:

    Just gorgeous, Katy!

  3. looks fantastic! I[‘m still thinking that this is what I will use for my RSC15 four patches. one question: are your 4 patches all random, or did you put in one light, with 3 med/darks? or is that just coincidental? I’ve been looking at the pictures as you post along, and can’t quite tell…

  4. Cathy L says:

    Lovely finish. I just love the way quilts get all crinkly after washing.

  5. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love it!

  6. Cécile says:

    Wonderful finish Katy !! It’s simply awesome !!

  7. lois92346 says:

    It probably SEEMS like forever because of all the thought that went into it before you even started. I love the photo of it in the wind. Thank you so much for continuing to share your accomplishments with us.

  8. Beverly Parrish says:

    WOW!!!! Another beautiful quilt. And by the way thank you for your information about what basic machine quilting rulers I should have at first. I have ordered and now waiting to get started. Thank you again and for sharing your beautiful accomplishments.

  9. sandi says:

    I think you did wonderful! I love it and the blue border looks perfect! Have a good weekend. Hugs,

  10. dezertsuz says:

    I, too, love the pixelated look. This would be a great scrappy quilt with some leftover squares, too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful finish. I like the quilting pattern you used, and post-washing looks great.

  11. Sue says:

    Another beautiful quilt Katy. It came out great

  12. Julierose says:

    This is a really lovely finish–so perfect for those fabrics–hugs, Julierose

  13. Tracy says:

    This is gorgeous! I just love a crinkly quilt!

  14. Jeanne says:

    Love it, Katy!

  15. Kathy S. says:

    Love the quilting. It did crinkle up nicely! Great pattern for scraps. Congrats on another beautiful finish.

  16. It turned out great. Love the quilting pattern. Kudos.

  17. JanineMarie says:

    I really like your choice for the binding. It picks up the light blue in the rest of the quilt so well.

  18. katyquilts says:

    Thanks! It is a great scrappy pattern. It was so nice to use it last night! Take care, Katy

  19. mindingmomma says:

    I rather like the blue a lot. Nicely quilted.

  20. Your quilt is beautiful, I love pic in the wind! And your quilting is stunning, well done!

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