Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Scrappy Stained Man (Quilt) With a Curious Nature

Ta dah!

Curious Nature by Parson Grey
 Okay, it`s a semi-ta dah moment as this is only the top but I finished up the Stained quilt top today. Sarah did an incredible job with the instructions for 4 different blocks of which multiples were made.  I`m a visual learner and Sarah`s wonderful diagrams enabled me to make this quilt top pretty quickly although I cut for every block, which isn`t very factory production like is it? I`m pretty pleased with the colour placement as I didn`t plan at all - just cut away merrily hoping I would have enough fabric and that the colours would look well spread.


Here it is chilling on the kitchen floor. To make it a little bigger, I added a 5 inch border of the Herb solid (I wish I had gone slightly bigger) and then I just had to add a scrappy border.  You know me - I love a scrappy border...as you can see from my header!

So there you have it. It needs a good press and a lot of threads pulled out. There will be a brief hiatus on this one as I have no batting or backing fabric for it and may take it with me to England next month.  There`s no worry.  It`s hotting up here and as this is for the hubster, he won`t be using it until the end of October at least! Any suggestions for the binding?  I feel it needs a pop.  A manly pop.

I`m waiting on so much post you wouldn`t believe.  Bee blocks, fabric, lovely winnings...the usual.  I did however have a lovely start to the week with a win over at Lynne`s yesterday...


 ...a set of Sew-Ichigo kitchen classics patterns by Kerry and Penny.  Thankfully, I didn`t have to wait long as they plopped into my inbox today!  Thank you so much Lynne, Kerry and Penny. Now I really do have to try out paper piecing....KATY???????



35 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Stunning Stained!
Orange binding?

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the Stained top! Not sure about binding though! Will the paper piecing bug bite?? Good luck!

susan said...

Stained looks wonderful. Is there a stronger shade of the moss green you used for the sashing that you could use for the binding? And yippee for the win.

Toni said...

Just beautiful, Annabella! And of course my vote goes for an orange binding!

Little Island Quilting said...

Wow wow wow. It just shimmers. Lovely. May yet run out of superlatives!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

I love this! Its fab! I would go for maybe something like an aqua or turquoise binding, maybe something a shade brighter than one of the brighter colours in the fabrics. Oh - and I love that you have that quilt in your header ;-) Gives me a smile every time I visit!

Amorette said...

gorgeous! i love the pattern with curious nature! it looks amazing. and your lines look so perfect and straight!

Ansell said...

Just love your manly quilt top. The hubster will love it too!
Mxx

Cherie said...

Wow that looks incredible! So very manly indeed. The scrappy border looks great!..Lime green binding perhaps? =D

Trudi said...

That's a rather handsome stained indeed! As for binding, I'd go for something like the harlequin fabric, one of the blues, or how about some Klona Jade? Oooh or even turquoise Ta Dots? (I have some I can put by for next month if you'd like)

moira said...

that quilt is seriously cool. I agree with Flying Blind - orange binding!

Catherine said...

Wow, that was fast, and it's absolutely beautiful. I'd probably bind it in a plain deep blue matching one in the prints, in a less is more way, but that's probably dull:-)

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, loving the stained! The piece I have from that line feels lovely, I can only imagine how a whole quilt will feel.

As for the paper piecing, well, yeah, you might have to start at week 1 and get sewing ;o)

diane said...

This might be my all time favorite Annabella creation. I love the colors and the manliness of your stained quilt! And well done you on your winnings.
My word for Stitch Tease could be Baking! Hint, hint!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oh it's fabulous annabella! I think an orange binding would look nice... Or maybe green?

linda said...

beautiful who would guess that greys would look so gorgeous ................orange binding sounds great !! or aqua .
good look with the piecing .

Sarah said...

Oh thats a very classy Stained! Love it :-)

Dolores said...

Great quilt top! This pattern and the solid really work for this collection. The colour that first popped into my mind was orange, then mustard or olive but I can also see how a turquoise would work. All are great suggestions. Do you have a swatch card to work with or will you order some binding fabric blind?

dxx

Rhonda said...

Hi there! I've just found your blog, become a "FOLLOWER" and love your stained piece. The colors you chose gives me ideas for a project I've been thinking about for months.
Take care!!

Tamie said...

I don't know if your husband is a more subtle chap- if so I'd vote for navy. If he is more out there, I think the orange would be cool.

Debbie said...

Love your Stained quilt! Love the binding suggestions - a shade of orange might be nice, yes. A black wouldn't pop as much but would be nice too.

Dianne Neale said...

Lovely stained quilt. Not sure on the binding - how about the blue diamond?

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Utterly gorgeous!! Well done :)
Congratulations on the lovely win!

Kelly said...

That is the nicest man stain with a curious nature I have ever seen! Congrats on the win.

Mary/Sy Lake Quilts said...

It Great! Good Job! My first reaction is to go with the bright navy that pops out from the print that looks like diamonds. I know there are a lot of votes for orange & turquoise -- i'd think where this quilt will be used, and how the various colors would look there, because all three would look good as binding.

Leanne said...

I love it, including the borders! I suggest a dark blue or navy binding. I know you want a pop but it is so sophisticated as it is now, and I would go with that.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Hi Annabella, you know I think I'd go for either red or orange. but what do I know?

Geri Centonze said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. I don't know anything about placement or quilting, but this is so pleasing to my eye!

Catherine said...

i love this! the colours all so well together: your hubby will love it!

Karen said...

Sumptuous Stained! it looks fab A:)

LT said...

The top is really fantastic, and its great you had such an enjoyable time putting it together. Thanks as always for sharing. As for the binding question, my first thought was a nice deep red or Burgundy. My second was for a nice deep navy. I'm sure you'll figure something great put though!

LT said...

The top is really fantastic, and its great you had such an enjoyable time putting it together. Thanks as always for sharing. As for the binding question, my first thought was a nice deep red or Burgundy. My second was for a nice deep navy. I'm sure you'll figure something great put though!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your quilt! I'd be tempted to go for a navy or dark grey binding but I think a turquoise would add a nice pop...whatever you choose will be fabulous!

Jenelle said...

Annabella this is fantastic! The pattern really suits the fabrics you chose and the colors are very nice and subdued (quite manly actually). :) The scrappy border is so lovely too!

Kris said...

I love this. Great fabrics too.