Friday, May 6, 2011

Ta Da! Supernova

Supernova, finished

It's all done, quilted, bound and washed - out in the spring sun for a photograph.

Supernova, finished, detail, after washing

I decided to straight line quilting inside the long rows. The diagonal rows are wider so I did an extra echo line inside the first one on the diagonals only.

Supernova, close up of quilting

This made a cute little star in the centre.

I am really pleased with the back.

Supernova, back, after washing

The idea of a centre medallion type quilt has been on my mind for a while, I guess this was a bit of a trial run. It is, unsurprisingly, hard to line up the back perfectly on a quilt this size and the straight line quilting does show that, but I am pretty pleased with this result. The binding is made of scraps of the fabrics, scraps were also used for the border of blocks around the back medallion.

This quilt could use a name, any suggestions would be appreciated.

This quilt along was great fun. The supernova block is just more beautiful with each fabric combination and variation, the flickr group here is a great place to see that. Lee, at Freshly Pieced, did an excellent job at every stage of the instructions. If you have not yet started one, it is not too late.

And, for those of you who enjoy podcasts and getting to know other bloggers, my internet friend Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap has ventured into the podcast arena. I encourage you to head over here and give her a listen, I enjoyed her first foray into podcasting and look forward to the next one.

Best,

Leanne
ps. I am going to link this to {Sew} Modern Monday. The projects are beautiful and I hope you go to look.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

21 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh, your supernova came out beautifully! I just love it! The quilting is great and I reaaallly like your pieced back too! Very nice!

Lee said...

Beautiful! I love it! And I'm impressed with how well you got the Supernova on the back lined up with the front! It looks really close.

MariQuilts said...

Looks wonderful....I love the back too.

diane said...

WOW! Looks great!

tusen said...

She's a beauty. I saw the photos on flickr in the morning just when I was getting ready to work and definitely brightened my day :)
And you did an amazing job with lining up the back with the front.
And I just love the centre block in the quilt top.

Manda said...

Quilt looks beautiful! Love the back and the quilting!
I'm just listening to Rhonda now :)

Linz said...

Amazing!! This is so beautiful! I LOVE the back!! Congratulations!!

Kathy said...

Great finish. I love the way you machine quilted it. LOVE the back as well! Right now my Supernova is in a big ball around my sewing machine. But I'm working on it and we'll get there!

Teje said...

Hello Leanne! I love your Supernova and really good choice for the back! I looked around your other quilts and everything is so wonderful!
Thank you for your visit and lovely words on my blog! x Teje

Sheila said...

Super quilt, feeling quite tempted.........

A.J. Dub. said...

It turned out wonderfully! Love the quilting.

felicity said...

Completely fabulous - I love it!!

Jeannette said...

I love it! Beautiful fabrics together and the quilting is nice too!

Judith said...

This is amazing Leanne! What a fab quilt, and the quilting you choose is perfect. How about 'Star of Wonder!'?

CityHouseStudio said...

It's beautiful! Your quilting looks fabulous!
I love what you did with the back, too - I'll have to tuck that idea away for a future quilt!

Wandering Minstrel said...

Oh, each Supernova quilt is so beautiful, and this one is no exception! I love it, and congrats on a fantastic finish!

Elizabeth D. said...

Leanne, great job! I really like what you did with your center block, it draws your eye in nicely. I think the back looks amazing, and I agree, it is awfully hard to line up a quilt top with a quilt back that you want to keep straight. I think you did a wonderful job of it, looks straight to me! :)

Karen said...

Realy beautiful! I love the way you use color!

Marg said...

Wow it's beautiful, I love the black block in the centre. the back of the quilt is amazing too!

Becky said...

Looks great! Love that back too!!

Megan said...

Beautiful! I love how you pieced the back. Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!