Friday, April 30, 2021

My Arbor🌳Day Finish

Gudrun at GE Designs did another QAL!!! My version has a very green, leafy feel, all finished on Arbor Day this year!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Strip Joints by GE Designs
Size: 37" X 37"
Batting: Quilters Dream Cotton
Thread: Glide--Irish Spring
Quilting: Birchwood by Leisha Farnsworth at Urban Elementz

Interesting Info: This quilt along ran from April 6 through April 27, 2021. Gudrun had three teaching videos she shared during the QAL. It's super helpful that Gudrun puts all the info for her QALs on one page on her blog. You can find all the info for this QAL here

I used fabrics from my collection and sized my quilt for Jack's Basket! On DH's suggestion, I made mine green, his favorite color. I cut too many of the longer strips, so I used them for an outer border. I rediscovered the fabric with color words and decided to add that in as sashing, using as many GREEN words as I could!!! Quilt top⤵️
I quilted it in a slender leaves design called Birchwood!⤴️⤵️
The block finishes at 16"⤵️
For backing, I pieced together two Japanese fabrics--dragonflies and sashiko:⤵️
The binding is this Tula Pink fabric that looks like Malachite, a green stone.⤵️
Check out the slideshow of 350 different versions of this quilt that Gudrun put together!!! The slideshow starts on this video at 25:10. Mine is shown at 25:36. The whole slideshow takes 5 minutes.

20 comments:

  1. The quilting looks like leaves and so appropriate to put it on a green quilt!

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  2. The colors work beautifully together. I love the word fabric. That was an inspired choice. Some little baby is going to love this quilt.

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  3. Oh it's so beautiful!! I love the colors and that leafy design, just perfect. That texture looks delicious.

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  4. I too love the word fabric! I’m going to try to remember Alligator as a green word! ❤️❤️.it’s a fabulous Jack’s Basket quilt!

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  5. i live your Arbor Day finish. The mod leaf quilting pattern is perfect. Congratulations on another terrific quilt got Jacks Basket and this being in Gudrun’s slide show.

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  6. Beautiful, I love the green text names! Thanks for linking up with the Favorite Finish Monthly Linkup!

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  7. Love it! And the words in the sashing are perfect. What a great idea. You are so creative!

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  8. Another great quilt for Jack's Basket, Nancy. LOVE that pattern in all those greens!!

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  9. The greens in this quilt are so pretty, and I love the word fabric tucked in! Of course, you chose a perfect quilting design, too. What a great finish!

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  10. What a great idea to add the words to this little green quilt. Very nice!

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  11. This is a beautiful quilt and love the fresh green colors. The quilting is amazing and perfect for this quilt. Have a lovely weekend. Happy quilting.

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  12. Too cute!! and a great block - so interesting!

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  13. Love it! The quilting is perfect for this quilt.

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  14. The written words are such an unexpected surprise and your quilting is the perfect finish.

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  15. Wonderful and bright little quilt! I love the written words, and great to have select them according to the color they should represent! The binding is perfect, as the quilting, lovely quilt.

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  16. I saw another version of this Monday night? Or so. It was hard to tell the pattern on zoom! I like all your bright greens. I have never seem to have green that goes with what I’m working on! Have a good week. Ps I like the quilting design.

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  17. That Birchwood design is such a fresh, contemporary take on "leaf quilting." Love it!

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  18. The greens are gorgeous in this one. Front and back.
    Lovely choice of quilting design, too.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend! It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week's party that goes live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.

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