Show Off Quilt Finished

I just finished this single bed quilt designed by Maple Island Quilts called Show off.  I am so happy with the way it came out.

It is a modern style, and very fast and easy to piece.  I hand quilted a pattern on it called the Bishop’s Fan.

I decided to hand quilt this for a few reasons. I knew I would love the way the curves looked quilted on top of the various boxes, contrasting sharp edges with soft curves. I always like to have some hand work so that I can pick it up when my husband and I watch TV, and when one of my hand stitching quilt groups meets.  Also, I know that this quilt will stay in our family for a long time,and be passed down.

I dedicated it to my cat Biscuit. He has always been attracted to the fabric with the triangles, even as a kitten.

I am in the midst of making other quilts, but thinking I will be creating this pattern again for a king size bed for just us.

Biscuit, Emma and Quilting

Well, what can I say?  These are 2 of my biggest inspirations.  They often follow me around our home, sit on quilts, fabric, and of course Emma’s favorite spot, on top of my sewing box. The handsome cat sprawled across the table is Biscuit, who has a heart of gold.  He has a quilt dedicated to him which I hand quilted while recuperating from hip surgery last year.  Emma’s is “in progress” at the hand quilting stage. The fabric on the back of her quilt is very special. Actually one of the fabrics in his quilt has special significance too.
I will upload them this week.  Right now I am working on the bear kit quilt.

I have to mention another blogger and her amazing blog‎
Jeni Baker has done an amazing job of explain the color wheel.