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.