Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 RSC June Yellow Week 2 and Goodnight Irene Quilt Finished


After playing with yellow scraps this week, I'll add four scrappy happy houses, three 6.5" sampler midgets and a cotton knitted dishcloth to my collections. This dishcloth was knitted using leftover yarns, three colors.
To see what others made with their yellow scraps, go here Saturday morning.


I finished Goodnight Irene this week and I'm pleased with how it turned out.


In an attempt to use all my Amy Butler "Cameo" fatquarter bundle, I pieced scraps into the backing and a scrappy binding.


This close up shows the scrappy binding. The quilt is quilted with a loose free motion meander and white cotton thread. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 68" x 82". There was a lot of shrinkage. It's a wedding gift for a grandson and his finance. Their wedding is in two weeks. Goodnight Irene is currently making it's way to California via UPS.

27 comments:

Deb A said...

Beautiful finish on Irene! I'm planning to make one with some fall colored FQ's once the kids are back in school. Pretty yellows in your blocks. Love how you sashed the houses in the bright colors.

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on your finish. Such a beautiful quilt! More great RSC additions. The colored frames add such great contrast!

Andee said...

It all looks great! I especially love the dishcloth, really modern looking! I should try that. I see I have a few RSC blocks to do this weekend!

suemac said...

Nice finish. I am sure the happy couple will enjoy their gift.

Jo said...

Your Irene quilt looks great. So do all your other finishes

Angie said...

Goodnight Irene finished up just lovely! The pieced backing and binding really complimented the overall scrappiness of the quilt. Lucky grandson!

Terry said...

Your Irene is beautiful! I love how you pieced the backing too! :0)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wonderful collection of yellow blocks. Your Irene quilt came out so beautiful - what a lovely gift.

Pauline G said...

The wedding quilt will be treasured I am sure - it is so lovely

make.share.give said...

Happy little houses and I'm quite pleased with Goodnight Irene, too! Beautiful colors.

katie z. said...

The knitted leftovers dishcloth looks like a fun pattern instead of leftovers!

Karen H said...

Your "Goodnight Irene" turned out fantastic! Beautiful quilt! You must have found more yellow scraps!

Terri said...

Congrats on your finish. It is lovely! and the back and patchy binding add to it. And it's coming to CA? Hurray!!! Your happy couple will love it.
A yellow neighborhood - cute and so cheery. Love the knitted cloth - very artsy.
Hugs

Nell's Quilts said...

Great work on the yellow. Love those little houses. Good night Irene turned out so well. Love the strip of colour across the backing. A perfect way to use up all those little left over bits.

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Impera Magna said...

You've been very productive... and every thing is beautiful!

The quilt will "relax" a bit with use and become slightly larger. But... nothing beats a quilt straight from the dryer in all it's crinkly goodness!

Kate said...

Lots of fun yellows went into your blocks. Goodnight Irene turned out beautifully. Congrats on the finish!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I am sure the newly weds will love your quilt. Love the scraps added to the backing! It is amazing how much quilts shrink after that first washing. I find wool batting doesn't shrink as much and is great when you don't want the quilting design to be distorted by shrinking. But I also love using cotton and the lovely antique crinkly look.

Karen said...

I love your bright and cheerful yellow blocks. Your Irene quilt is very pretty. I love the colored border on it. I finally finish my Irene into a flimsy.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Such happy yellow blocks and I love your quilt too! That is one of my favorite patterns.

LA Paylor said...

your yellow blocks are stunning. What a nice mix of tone and intensity. LeeAnna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Ellen said...

Congrats on such a great finish and I love the backing too!

More great additions to the RSC!

Oddbjørg said...

Your Irene quilt is beautiful!

Teresa in Music City said...

I love Goodnight Irene!!! Such a gorgeous quilt - the colors suck you right in :) Great finish! And love all your yellowy goodness this week too :)

Muddling Through said...

Sheila, you did a magnificent job on Goodnight Irene! They will love it. I like your yellow treasures, too!

Marsha Cooper said...

I really like your Goodnight Irene.
I finished up my top at the retreat last weekend. I have no clue when I will finish it.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I love her! She sparkles right down to the binding. You do magic with color!

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