Friday, September 21, 2012

pow wow {a finish}


Yay! The Pow Wow quilt for my son is bound, washed, dried, softened, and ready for snuggling.


It all started with this stack of fabric. I was planning on making a simple patchwork quilt for our family room, but these colors begged to become a new quilt for my son's bed. So, I went through the stack again, taking away some of the girly/ flowery fabrics, and adding a few more boy appropriate ones.


I followed Pow Wow pattern by Allison (Cluck Cluck Sew) to make the quilt top. I've loved this pattern from the moment Allison first showed it on her blog and I was really happy to give it a try. Well, happiness only lasted a while - after just a few blocks I realized that I didn't particularly like piecing triangles. Fortunately I figured that if I worked on a few blocks at a time the whole process did not seem as painful, and totally worth it.


Once the quilt top was finished, I decided hand quilting was the way to go. I must admit, my fingers are as sore as can be, but I really adore these chunky hand stitches -  they give an extra dose of charm and character to the whole quilt, don't you think?


I then used this pretty gray/ white striped Riley Blake fabric for the binding. I think it matches the quilt perfectly. I must say, I'm totally in love with this quilt. It turned out as great as I had imagined.


And, it works really well for pretend flying, too.

Wishing you all a wonderful day. Svetlana

 

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! Love everything about it :) Perfect colors!

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  2. Love it! The binding is the perfect finish. And I'm impressed with the hand stitching too. But I'm with you on the triangles--I love how they look but just hate to piece them.

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  3. Beautiful design and color's!!

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  4. Really pretty! I love the splash of bright turquoise.

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  5. I agree about the triangles. They look so nice but are so overwhelming to actually make. Your hand stitching is beautiful!

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  6. Man, you sure hand quilted that fast!! I looks so great. A quilt any little boy would love. Glad you got the process figured out. I wouldn't look at the pattern and think "triangles", I would think that it's all HSTs but I guess not. On a sort of unrelated note, yesterday I was at a quilt shop that I'd never been to before and I actually saw Cluck Cluck Sew patterns there, it was kind of exciting!!

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  7. Gorgeous! And I love the hand quilting. You did a fantastic job!

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  8. Beautiful quilt. The colors are so pretty and your hadquilting looks fantastic!

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  9. I like it a lot. I like the colours you chose. I look forward to making my own pow wow quilt, too. Once the ordered fabric arrives...

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  10. Love everything about this quilt. And hand quilting! WOW,

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  11. It is beautiful! You have a wonderful eye for fabric.
    cheers!
    -k

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  12. I'm so in love with this quilt too -- beautiful!!

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  13. oh it's lovely!! I hate that when I start something & really don't enjoy the piecing. It happens tho! And your hand-stitching is a special treat on this quilt, as is the binding- one of my fav stripes! Congrats on a really wonderful finish!

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  14. Beautiful quilt! I am planning to use this pattern for my son as well.

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  15. It looks fab, love the fabric you chose for the binding :o)

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  16. It looks fantastic! Fresh and bright!

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  17. It's perfect! The hand stitching is lovely, and I adore the binding fabric. I am sure your son loves it.

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  18. Looks amazing! I agree with the chunky hand quilting!

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  19. oh it is so so lovely! beautiful beautiful! and i can't believe you hand quilted it sooo fast!

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  20. I love it!!! I hope you are going to bring all your awesome finishes to the meeting Thursday - they will work right into the Modern Quilting presentation. Hint hint {bring them} LOL

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