Sunday, September 30, 2012

Echo Stained - Ta Da!

Echo Stained

There she is, Echo Stained. This pattern is by Sarah from Narcoleptic in a Cupboard. I started this quilt as part of Sarah's Stained Quilt Along and finally, although I am one of those trailing along, I have finished it. That picture above is after she has been washed and dried.

Echo Stained

The fabrics are Echo by Lotta Jansdotter with Kona Charcoal as the sashing and the binding. I quilted along all the sashing lines. There was a lot of stopping, starting and turning. The quilt is about 42" x 53" so the quilting, although fussy, was quite doable.

Echo Stained - detail

I love how the washing makes it all bumpy and textured. I used a variegated grey-white-black Sulky thread for the quilting on the front and the back.

Echo Stained - detail

The coloured squares are nice and puffy so the quilt is soft and nice to use.

Echo Stained - back

I used an Ikea fabric on the back.

Echo Stained

This last picture is before I washed it.

Echo Stained is also my only finish for this quarter of Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap's Finish Along (you can see my optimistic list by clicking here) but since I love this little quilt so much I am good with that. The rest will roll over to the next list, as I love all the projects, but I tend to run out of time (at least that is my story and I am sticking with it).


And to show Echo Stained off a bit more I am also linking up at Katie From the Blue Chair's End of my Hallway link too. And tomorrow I will link her to {Sew} Modern Monday which Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations has restarted for fall - the button is on the right sidebar.

As always, each of these links will take you to other wonderful projects and inspiration.

I am off to work on the rest of my outstanding bee blocks, I am at the end of the month for them, hopefully life will provide a bit more sewing time for October.

Best,

Leanne

29 comments:

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Beautiful Leanne!

Susan Standen said...

Stained works so well with the Echo. Brilliant finish.

Jenny-Narcoleptic in a cupboards mum said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, I love it.
Don't they look so much better after a wash. Great job.

Valerie said...

Love this quilt! And love Echo. Still contemplating what to do with mine:)

Svetlana said...

Looks gorgeous, Leanne. All that Echo looks wonderful with Kona Charcoal. Such a lovely combination.

Sarah said...

Oh Leanne it's brilliant! I love it, and the quilting is perfect.

Captain StitchyPants said...

Oh, that's lovely!

Gertie Pye said...

Love this Leanne! My first quilt was a stained glass effect so I have a soft spot for them. Also the backing is fab! I must have a look at IKEA's fabrics (although I have to steel myself before going shopping there - sometimes I feel like I will never get out!). Great work x

Patchwork and Play said...

I think you picked the perfect pattern for your Echo fabric! It looks wonderful! (I've been quilting my Echo quilt this weekend too!)

Heather D. said...

Fantastic! I have one little Echo charm pack that I love, but don't know what to do with because it's only 20 pieces. Wishing I had a whole bunch of it like you did!!

Flying Blind... said...

It looks fantastic Leanne - a lovely finish to a long month x

felicity said...

Sarah's pattern works fabulously for the larger scale prints in this line. I love this finish, Leanne! And isn't that Ikea fabric the best? I have a couple metres awaiting the right project's backing.

Judith, Belfast said...

Wow! What a beauty L! Love how you've quilted it too! Jxo

Debbie said...

Really nice!! So glad you were able to get it finished. Nice quilting detail for this pattern too!

Terri said...

Wow! This is so pretty!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It's really gorgeous Leanne!

Annabella said...

It's a gorgeous finish Leanne - the Echo works so beautifully. Now I have to finish mine...as I'm one of those trailing along.

Kelly said...

I love your version of the Stained quilt - the Echo makes the perfect fabric for the windows!

Mary Menzer said...

I just wanted to say ohhhh, ahhhhh. Lovely! Nice finish.

kat129 said...

What a great way to showcase the echo prints! I have a stash of echo I can't quite decide what to do with. Really beautiful quilt!
-k

Catherine said...

It's lovely! Looks so squishy - can I ask, what sort of batting did you use?

Catherine said...

Oh it looks fantastic Leanne, what a great finish!

Katy Cameron said...

It's gorgeous, well done for getting your finish in! Love how the orange pops on it :o)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful! (I've taken an extended pit-stop!)

Cindy said...

It's beautiful! Better late than never, Miss L. Keep that in mind when I'm trailing behind for your QAL :)

diane said...

Ta Dah for sure. Love it Leanne

Kati said...

Love everything about this! The dark sashing is perfect for the fabrics! I really need to make this quilt. It's one of my favorite designs. You did a wonderful job.

**nicke... said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

Hazel Pethig said...

I used that same number fabric for sleep pants for my son who I at uni in the maths department!