Monday, September 30, 2013

Flying Plaids is Quilted!

I've been quilting this puppy off and on all summer.



Wish I'd used brown thread for the back.  Oh well.



I got pretty good at this design.



I made the top last summer, all out of thrift store shirt plaids.




Yahoo!



I'm celebrating with a new toy, recommended by Kathy Doughty.



Very fun!



40 comments:

audrey said...

Your Flying Plaids is fabulous! Love the bright, sparky pieces and all the motion. Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Mamifleur said...

Très beau votre quilt vol d'oies écossais , une idée pour utiliser tous mes tissus écossais qui dorment dans mon armoire !

Amitié de la France !

Aliceart said...

I have loved this quilt since I first saw it! Wonderful!

Rachel said...

Love the flying plaids. The texture of this quilt must be awesome.

Barb said...

LOVE your flying geese plaid quilt. The quilting design is terrific. I'm always stumped by FG blocks. Looks great and soft and cuddly!
cool new toy!

Nat Palaskas said...

Amazing quilting! Love love plaids flying geese - hugs Nat

Sujata Shah said...

LeeAnn, Your Flying Geese is gorgeous! Love the pictures and I actually think the white thread shows off your beautiful quilting very well.

Julie Fukuda said...

Great job! I love the arrangement and all the color.

Cathy said...

Love love love this quilt, and your quilting is fabulous Nifty! Mmm I must get one of those hexi thingies! xo

Chris said...

Great finish! That is a lot of feather stitching, well done!! And I'm loving the hexie design too. Love how you create your quilts, they have such a free and fun feeling. I tend to ponder my choices much longer - but I'm finally finishing up a quilt that's been too long on the design wall. Thanks for the inspiration!

Margaret said...

Just love the plaid geese quilt ... and the white quilting even though you wish it were brown on the back ... and the green hexagon in progress. Gosh, seems like there's nothing you do that I don't love!

Marit said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish! So vibrant and fun, love the playfulness and the colors... and your quilting. Another favorite quilt of mine from you.
Fun to see your big green hexagons tumbling around. Will you be sewing them by machine? I might need to try that, myself. Big hexagons...
; )

Mary said...

Love plaid and love this quilt! It is perfect!

Kim said...

Wow now you are a machine quilter too! Nicely done! Oh boy a new toy..Love hexies, looks like you are well on your way to a new beauty.

Happy Sewing

Cathy said...

What a beautiful quilt. Love the quilting. Hugs

smazoochie said...

These 2 may have just leapt to the top of my niftyquit favorites! Love them both!!!
(love the black settee as well)

Quilteuse Forever said...

Love these nifty flying geese!
And I am longing for new quilts made with this ruler!

Mary Keasler said...

Bravo! The quilting looks fabulous.

Karen said...

I have loved watching this quilt grow. It is fabulous !!

roccagal said...

wonderful fabrics-such a fun quilt!
the quilting finishes it off perfectly!

Carla said...

Great backing on a fun quilt!

Cindy said...

I just love the flying geese in those plaids! It's making me want to run to the thrift store and buy plaids and try my hand at putting one together!

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

This is all awesome! I love the backing you chose. I love the use of thrift store plaids. And the big hexies randomly arranged - just fantastic!

sallgood said...

Love this scrappy quilt for so many reasons! Love the mix, love the up cycling, love the movement and happiness!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congrats on the finish of Flying Plaids - FANTASTIC quilt!!!

Anonymous said...

Add my name to the list of Flying Plaid fans! This is a quilt I would love to see in person. Super fun.
Roxanne in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Add my name to the list of Flying Plaid fans! This is a quilt I would love to see in person. Super fun.
Roxanne in Virginia

Rachaeldaisy said...

OMG, Flying Plaids is fabulous!! How wonderful to have it finished so you can use it and admire all those fun fabrics and gorgeous quilting. I love the photo where it's laid over the couch with the beautiful quilt on the wall and the yo-yo cushion!! Your hexies are brilliant too. There's just so much goodness in this post!!

Helen said...

I remember seeing your video last summer and have been waiting to see this finished. It is a huge success!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

It is just perfect; the colour, the movement, the no-border layout!

meli B said...

I think the white thread was a good choice. If you are going to all the trouble of quilting something with so much detail you may as well show it off. How well did it all work out? Bet those shirts are happy that you bought them home.

Tonya Ricucci said...

Congrats - beautiful quilt! and your quilting is wonderful. woohoo, love it!

cinzia said...

Your quilt is simply gorgeous! I have been wanting to make a quilt with my husband's old shirts for a while now. Your quilt inspires me to get it.

Karen said...

What a fun post seeing all your quilts.

Angie said...

I am absolutely head over heels in love with this plaid flying geese quilt---now that I'm caught up in envy, I guess I'll just have to make me one now. ;D

Victoria said...

Your flying geese quilt is fun and fabulous! (And I like your back stitching showing!)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

PLAIDS! GEESE!

SWOONING!

Rose Marie said...

Oh my .... love your Flying Plaids quilt! What a great way to use up all those plaid scraps.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nifty. Just LUV your flying geese quilt. Plaids are so often overlooked, but they give such interesting effects, as you have shown.
best, nadia

patricia belyea said...

Flying Plaids is a treasure. Well done on the design and the quilting. P.