Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Turns to Ecstatic

The Radio Flyer wonky log cabin is finished! Yippee! Here it is all neatly folded and ready to be packaged for its recipient and also spread out in all its glory. It's 48" x 60", way bigger than I originally intended. The back is a black flannel print with a strip of the vintage Radio Flyer baby blanket running across the back. I ended out having to rip out another corner of the quilting this morning when I found a big pucker that I couldn't live with. It's quilted with red thread. I started with black..not a good idea, changed to cream...too boring. Finally decided on red and I love it. It almost gives it a harlequin feeling. This honey had more thinking, canoodling and fussing in it, but now that it's finished I think it's funky and sweet all at the same time.

38 comments:

simplysewn said...

Wow! This is a fantastic quilt. I love the color combination and agree that the red quilting is wonderful. I am going to take a whole evening sometime soon just to browse through your blog! Amazing.

QuiltedSimple said...

You did a fantastically amazing job on this one - you should give yourself several pats on the back!!! I love it, and now am inspired to think about some wonky log cabin blocks meself.

Kris

jenny said...

that looks great! nice job. I especially like the polka dot fabric.

Michelle said...

Wow! How great is that quilt! I just love the polka dots - them being cut the way they are really make it fun.

Michelle said...

Love the red quilting, too!

magikquilter said...

Did I miss something....you are not keeping it? It is wonderful and would look great with modern decor...you know white, black or red leather sofas etc. Fantastic job and the red stitching is perfect and meant you did not need the ricrak after all.

Isn't it great to have something creative to distract us when all hell breaks loose in the family and blog?

John said...

It's beautiful! The recipient is very, very lucky. How inspiring!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It looks amazing - the red quilting really sets it off!

Catherine said...

I love it -- and the red quilting really just is the final touch! What a fabulous quilt!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jacquie, I just love it...fantastic

Stephanie said...

Oh, I like that! I never would have thought of quilting it with a contrasting color thread--have just always done it with the fabric's color so it was part of the background. But it adds so much!

syko kajsa said...

It IS funky and sweet and just gorgeous! You make me so inspired to quilt, but I have orders to take care of before I can start, sigh!

audreypawdrey said...

It turned out beautifully! I love the red quilting.

Kieny said...

That is a wonderful, beautiful quilt. absolutely gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

How fun. Love it, especially because of the polka dots.

just being crafty said...

How Beautiful!!! LOVE IT!!!
Your work is just amazing!!!

Kathy

Darcie said...

What a great looking finish, Jacquie!!! Well done.

Stacy A. said...

The quilt is finally done! Woo hoo! Wow Jacquie, it really looks great. And the red quilting is a great touch. You have really inspired me with this one. Love Stacy

Shanna said...

This quilt is great!! I am a little scared of quilting straight lines...It looks fantastic! I have been reading your blog for a while now and think your quilts are great!! I love it!!

amandajean said...

oooh, Jacquie, it is fantastic. I'd be ecstatic, too. and i like the word canoodling. :)

Rebekah C said...

this is such a pretty quilt! I love the quilting you did on it!

upstateLisa said...

Love your quilt!!!!! I just love your choice of fabrics in all your projects!!!! I am wonky about dotty! :-)

nicolette said...

The Radio Flyer quilt is absolutely stunning Jacquie! Great decision to use red thread! Love it!

Marcia said...

I don't know if I like the polka dots or the red more....what a wonderful combo. Love that quilt!

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

Love it Jacquie! You're right, funky and sweet at the same time ... :-)

Deb

Kate said...

Wonderful colours and fabrics - it is fantastic!

Sara said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love it. You did a great job on it, and I am sure its recepient will love it. I also love the radio one in your last post!

Exuberant Color said...

I don't know how you can part with it. It turned out so great and red was perfect for the quilting.

ellen said...

Wowsers! What a fantastic quilt. It has such energy. You did a fantastic job. Whoever gets this beauty will be thrilled.

Dana said...

I love it!!!!! Really, really love it!

Marie' said...

Wow, I love it!

Kari said...

I love how you mixed the solids with the graphic dots. The outcome is so striking!

susan said...

it is awesome and i had fun watching it grow!! thanks for sharing it. its so pretty, i cant believe youre giving it away!

gardenymph said...

Awesome!! Great job, I want to make something right now SO badly.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

those polka dots are too cute! I hope you haven't given this one away YET, as I'd love to see a photo with the corner turned back to see the fabric on the backing...

we plan to give our twins Radio Flyer ride on toys for their 1st birthday and while searching on eBay I came across RF fabric... never saw that before then.

Hope you can share 1 more pic. ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

QuiltsbyLisa said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt! It makes me happy, just to see the great colors, fab design and bold patterns. You did a wonderful job on this!

QuiltsbyLisa said...

Yikes! Forgot to ask ... Where can I find the white on black fabric?

Jacquie said...

Lisa, The black and white are Olivia Dots I believe from Andover fabrics. Just google Olivia fabric and you should be able to find it. I can't email because you have one of those no reply comments. Sorry.