Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Garden Fence Finish!

I know I said I wasn't in a hurry to finish this quilt...but it just kinda happened. I remembered that I had a 50% off coupon from JoAnn's to use, so I picked up my backing fabric. After I had that, it went together quickly.

DS Quilts Garden Fence finished!
Woo hoo! A Christmas gift finish! This will be for my grandma. It's a small throw (about 45x55), but she's a small woman, so it should work. The Garden Fence pattern is so fun to work with. The tutorial is from Hyacinth Designs.

Garden Fence close
I chose to stipple this. It really seemed like the logical choice. The DS Quilts Picnics and Fairgrounds has a vintage look, and I thought the crinkly finish would pair well with it.


I picked up some of the new DS Quilts Sugar Creek fabric for the backing. The typo on the selvedge drives me nuts!!

Garden Fence back
After I bought the fabric, I remembered my grandma gave me this red floral print awhile ago. I think she said she got it on a trip she and my grandpa took to Hawaii. I decided it would be fun to incorporate this into the back, so I made a jumbo Garden Fence block. Yes, this pleases me.


I was worried about this red fabric of unknown origins bleeding on my white fabric, so I soaked it in a vinegar solution and prewashed it. I threw in a few Color Catchers when I washed the quilt and had no problems (whew!).

Garden Fence binding
I had lots of the Sugar Creek print left over, so I used it for the binding too. I know I got some of my sewing genes from my grandma, so I'm excited to give this to her.

28 comments:

Rylee Kettner said...

Looks great! And congrats on already having a Christmas finish done! I always seem to put mine off till about 2 weeks before and then spend the whole time in my sewing room!

traceyjay said...

so cute Katie! :)
I love it.

Meghan said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the jumbo back!!! I may have to make another one with this block but jumbo!! I really enjoyed making the Garden Fence quilt.

Elizabeth D. said...

So cool!!! I adore the back! :) And that typo still makes me laugh!

Debbie said...

Great finish! Is that Sugar Creek in the last photo? (the red) Great quilt back too! Congrats!
(yes, that selvage IS ridiculous. curious.)

Michelle said...

beautiful!

Toni said...

That is the perfect choice for the back! And how cool that you are using fabric from your Grandma in a quilt you are making for her? Great job!

Sarah Craig said...

It's a beautiful quilt, and I love the back too!!

Beth said...

This is so great! I saw that tutorial and have it saved for a christmas quilt gift I need to finish - yours gets me motivated! I love how you did the big block for the back!

Cindy said...

Great job! It's really gorgeous!

Megan said...

GREAT finish, Katie! I love it, especially what you did with the back! :)

Ann Marie said...

I LOVE what you did on the back!!! I am almost done with my JUMBO garden fence quilt top, and I have been thinking how I wanted to finish the back. I never do just one piece of fabric, I love this idea. I will have to do 4 or 9 or 16 even, because my quilt is 100 squares big on the front side. hmmmm will have to see what fabrics I have leftover and then decide what I am doing.

Linz said...

Oh!! I love it!! It is just wonderful! The back is AWESOME!!! Your grandma is going to love it!!

felicity said...

This is 100% fabulous. I love everything about it! Especially the back - brilliant choice. Your grandma is going to LOVE it.

Caitlin said...

I love the back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadie said...

Beautiful finish :-) such a lovely quilt, your grandma is going to treasure it for sure!

Mitzi said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Of all the quilts I've seen that used this fabric this one is my favorite! I LOVE the backing, too. Perfect!

Becky said...

beautiful! Congrats on a gorgeous finish. And on having a christmas present done already!

sukie said...

The back is my favorite!! Love it woman!

Jules said...

such a beautiful quilt. i love the garden fence blocks.

Kirsten N said...

Beautiful quilt Katie - and I love the giant block on the back:)

Leah said...

Doesn't your grandma read your blog? I love how you did the back and used fabric she gave you. I love the whole thing!

Lee said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love it! And aren't there actually TWO typos on that selvage? Leave it to Joanne's ...

Cheryl Arkison said...

Fun finish. Love the navy in that line!
And the back! Fantastic idea.

Jenniffier said...

Looks just wonderful! I keep trying to track down that fabric at my joanne's but it is so unorganized that I end up just leaving.

angela said...

Fabulous! I really love that huge garden fence on the back!!

AnneMarie said...

Love this quilt - and I love what you did with the back!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That really turned out nice. Congrats on the finish!
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva