Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Finished Supernova Quilt

I finished quilting it the other day:
finished supernova quilt
We had a little break in the rain yesterday so I could take pictures.


This quilt was made for my parents' 40th wedding anniversary that was last month. I wrote more about it a couple weeks ago, if you're interested. The supernova pattern is from Freshly Pieced, and my color scheme was inspired by Lee's finished quilt that can be seen here.

Here's a closer shot so you can see the quilting better:
supernova quilting closeup 
I did figure-8 type loops in the diagonal and straight color strips, spirals alternating with spiral flowers in the center 9-patches, and (sort of) straight line quilting in the gray triangle background pieces. The border is quilted with names. Our family includes me and my 5 siblings, our 6 spouses, and we have 16 kids all together. 16... is that right? Everyone's names are quilted in that outer border. But not my parents' names. I put them on the back:
supernova quilt back 
I'm so glad this is finished. One day I think I might make another one for me to keep. These colors were so fun to work with and it was fun making a secret project for my mom and dad. I've been working on some other projects and I'll be back to share more about them soon!

18 comments:

Dielle said...

It's stunning, Vicki! The names on the back are so much fun and your quilting is just amazing!!!

Caitlin said...

Beautiful, Vicki!

felicity said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I didn't know how to quilt my Supernova so stayed very conservative. I love LOVE what you've done with your quilting. What a special gift for your folks.

Audrie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Rachel said...

Really beautiful. I love it all -- the colors, the quilting, the special backing. Great job

Kristin said...

Oh, Vicki, it's absolutely wonderful. I love everything about it -- and I bet your folks do, too!

Leanne said...

I love your quilt! The colours and placement are really wonderful and your quilting is amazing! A beautiful present.

JanuaryT said...

I'm loving this quilt and the quilting is really amazing!! Bravo :)

amy smart said...

Vicki, this is fantastic!! I love everything about it: colors, amazing quilting but your parents names on the back are the icing on top. So awesome.

Judith Blinkenberg said...

Oh what a lovely quilt. I'm sure your parents are just amazed and what a wonderful anniversary gift especIally for 40 Years! Beautiful quilt and beautiful gift.

QuiltNut Creations said...

Beautiful Vicki! I love the quilting. And their names on the back? Perfect touch.

Terri said...

Beautiful job Vicki!
I especially like the childrens names in the borders.
I'm sure your parents will cherish it like we do ours.
It really brightens up our room.
Thanks!

Candied Fabrics said...

vicki, this is FANTASTIC! THe bright colors just POP off the grey, and the quilting is AWESOME!!!! Love the back as well - BRAVO!!!!

خياطة وتفصيل said...

It looks beautiful! thank you so much :)

Paula said...

I love thus quilt. Your color choices are so bright and happy. Beautiful!

Jan said...

Love it with the grey in between. So unique.

Rita Williams said...

Beautiful work. Your parents will treasure this. What a wonderful family heirloom you have created!

Grandma Rindy said...

You did such a great job and i have never seen s quilt design like it