Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rockin Robin, a Finished Quilt


Way back in July I started the Rockin Robin QAL. 
Each week a different designer shared her instructions for the next row.
Jul 5     Row 1- Lisa Marie from That Crazy Quilty Girl
Jul 11   Row 2- Melissa from Lilac Lane
Jul 18   Row 3- Heather and Megan from Quilt Story
Jul 25   Row 4- Anne Marie of Gen X Quilters
Aug 1  Row 5- Jen at ReannaLily Designs Blog
I used Ty Pennington's Impressions fabrics with a few other fabrics mixed in, on a Moda grey (I don't know what exact color) background.
I really like the pops of black used to show off certain elements of the quilt.
I finished the QAL on the schedule the designers planned and then folded it up and forgot to take it to the long arm quilter. 
Then my quilter had a death in her family and my quilt was put on her back burner.
When I finally got it back in December, I was in the middle of all the Christmas sewing so once again it was put at the bottom of my pile.
But, finally, I have made the binding and sewn it all down.
I like the way the Kona Pepper frames the quilt and ties in all the little bits of black I used in the quilt.
The Rockin Robin and I went on a photo shoot this week. It's my first time to take a quilt on the road, for a photo shoot. We have an old train in town that is a piece of Yorba Linda history, so I actually laid my quilt on this dirty, rusty caboose. It was really windy and I didn't have anybody to hold it.
I also draped it over the old luggage cars.
And took a photo of it after it blew on the ground.
I also threw it over our gates and took one more photo.


My daughter-in-law and granddaughter held it up so I could get a photo of the pieced back.
I forgot to sew a label onto this quilt, so I will need to do that this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

19 comments:

Linda Coleman said...

great quilt Di, love the grey background and the colours are really nice

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful quilt, the colors are fabulous! Great concept for a qal as well!

Katy Cameron said...

Well glad it finally made it to the top of the pile! How fun to have places like that to take your quilts on tour to as well :o)

susan said...

Not my usual colours but the quilt looks fab. I love when I see something that takes me out of my comfort zone and shows me that I need to open my eyes to new ideas.

Annabella said...

Great quilt Di and I love the border you put on it. Wonderful photo shoot!

Patchwork and Play said...

Great job! The photos really do it justice, especially the one with the yellow and "peach' in it!

Danny said...

Fun! I'm going to have to take one of my quilts on a photo shoot... that is, if I ever finish one!

Cindy said...

Great quilt Di!

Flying Blind... said...

Beautiful quilt and brilliant photo-shoot, not sure any of mine would look great in the muddy puddles round here!

Vickie said...

Oh wow, Di, this is great! I remember seeing those tuts last summer. I always breeze through your blog, but had to take time to comment on this one. I agree...love the pops of black! And that quilting!!! Ahhhh....
Hugs! -Vickie

Becky said...

Very nice! It must be a great time for finishing summer quilts. I just finished one too! Feels great, doesn't it?!

Diane said...

It looks great! I love the bits of black in there too! :)

LuLu said...

That is gorgeous Di! I love the touches of black!

Tubaville Quilts said...

I love the gray! I've been itching to do something in gray but have been having a hard time finding a true gray.

Carla said...

it's absolutely wonderful! Love the black frames.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

I REALLY love this Di - wasn't a bit sure at the beginning as grey isn't really my thing at all, but it turned out to be fabulous! The border and the black outlining really made it!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Di...this is a gorgeous quilt and I love the photos with the train. Great job!

Cindy said...

Very nice. It looks like the sort of quilt that a son would snatch up and spirit away.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Looks great Di! Love the wavy quilting. :)