Friday, 9 August 2013

Lattice Quilt: Finished!

Hello quilty friends. It's been quite an exhausting week in the Shush household, what with the excitement of hosting WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and then finishing the lattice quilt. 

Yes you heard me right - the Lattice Quilt is all finished.  This quilt has been such a rollercoaster ride - it was pretty hit and miss there for a while whether it would get finished at all.  Then there was the greasy mark incident - I mean honestly, you wonder if some things aren't meant to be.  But now it's finished, and the world is a better place. 

Well, that might be a bit extreme, but I'm sure happy.

And because hubby has a new camera, I even took it outside for a photo shoot. I'm not sure quite why a quilt would choose to drape over a bench seat in the sunshine, but apparently that was what it wanted to do.  Who am I to question these things?

The wind conveniently wanted to show you the DS 2011 print on the back. That is no artful arrangement of mine, I tell you. I was responsible for the broom in the background though. Really wishing I'd moved it now ...

Lazy lounging lattice

Are you loving it?  I am, and that of course is the ultimate test of taste and discernment in quilting. 

Luxuriating lattice

After it had finished draping and fluttering around being artful, quilt told me it would like to be folded up and sit on the wee table. This is so you can admire the chocolate binding. And it turns out we all like chocolate, don't we?!  Don't forget to ooh and ahh over the stippling plus straight line quilting. 


The total size is roughly 56" x 74", and it's made of only 12 blocks. The patchwork fabric is Coquette by Moda.  I had a layer cake to use, and I have enough leftover to make something else. Like I need another project on the go!  The solids are a random hot pink and aqua from Spotlight. Here's hoping that pink doesn't run in the wash. Then there would be tears before bedtime. 

I have set out before the rough details of how it was made. But let me know if you want a proper tutorial with all the deets so you don't have to go rummaging around the interwebby. I could do that for you, my quilty friends. Yes, I could. 

I'm feeling pretty good now it's done. Now it's on to Oh Deer (blergh), the Zombie Quilt (grab your hatchet, there may be bloodshed), EPP (that's not finishing any time soon) and my Citrus Sweet Love BOM. Plus anything else I can think to start from the monster stash. I just can't. stop. shopping. 

Linking up to all the fabulous linky parties. Howdy visitors!  I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. 

PS - if you're a follower, don't miss out on my giveaway - it's the last day on Monday NZ time (that's Sunday for lots of you folks). 


18 comments:

Ida said...

I love the chocolate binding. It rocks. And the quilt is quite lovely as well. A tutorial sounds like a fabulous idea as I'm adding this to my growing list of quilts to make.

Leonie said...

Absolutely gorgeous - yay for finishes! and for new projects and a healthy stash :)

Maartje Quilt said...

Adorable quilt and I love the contrasting binding! The sashing in two colors is 'eyecatching'!

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from TGIFF - what a fabulous finish, loving the lattice work and your quilting sets it off a treat :)

jan said...

So adorable and I love the binding!

Patti said...

Pure awesomeness!!! Now I need the pattern because I LOVE it and have at least one layer cake that is crying to be used. Love your sense of humor too!!!

Karen said...

Very pretty quilt. It is so bright and cheerful. The binding is a great finish on the quilt.

audrey said...

So much fun! I love the binding, and I love the lattice colors. What a lovely finish!

Glinda ♥ said...

This really is divine, Liz and I loved your WIP hostess with the mostest post :)

Ruth said...

Congrats on a really lovely finish - I love coquette fabric - it's so sugary and your solids are perfect with it.

Denise Russell said...

It is beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose!

Kelly Young said...

it is no wonder that it wants us to admire it's chocolate binding- it rocks! Really pretty quilt, Liz!

Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Adrianne said...

This looks awesome! I really love that DS Quilts print - I have quite a bit stashed away. Well done on another finish.

BedTime Quilting said...

I really like that line by Moda. I have a few yards of the flowery multi-colored print that I plan to make into a dress for one of my little girls. Your quilt is very nice! Thanks for linking up! :)

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

That chocolate stripe binding is very right in asking to be showed off. It's perfect for this quilt! Nice photos. Those lattice blocks turned out fabulous together, with the red and teal skinny skinny sashing. Congrats on a good finish!

hydeeannsews said...

This is making me feel like I haven't done anything in ages. Which I haven't! And neither of us has started anything new in ages, either. I bet once you start working on oh deer again, you will suddenly be inspired by that large stash. :)

The binding is a superb choice, as is the backing. And nice job with the actual camera for your finish photos! The winter sun looks perfect. Still getting some good gardening going on?

Mary said...

Gorgeous! Love the binding. Your pictures are very artsy. The wind added to that. Great job and thanks for sharing.

KatieQ said...

It's a great quilt. The binding is perfect. I looked through your blog, but didn't find a tutorial. I hope you will do one in the future.