Show Off Quilt Finished

I just finished this single bed quilt designed by Maple Island Quilts called Show off.  I am so happy with the way it came out.

It is a modern style, and very fast and easy to piece.  I hand quilted a pattern on it called the Bishop’s Fan.

I decided to hand quilt this for a few reasons. I knew I would love the way the curves looked quilted on top of the various boxes, contrasting sharp edges with soft curves. I always like to have some hand work so that I can pick it up when my husband and I watch TV, and when one of my hand stitching quilt groups meets.  Also, I know that this quilt will stay in our family for a long time,and be passed down.

I dedicated it to my cat Biscuit. He has always been attracted to the fabric with the triangles, even as a kitten.

I am in the midst of making other quilts, but thinking I will be creating this pattern again for a king size bed for just us.
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  • Reply Lorna McMahon August 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Hi Annieb! Wanted to thank you for your visit to my blog, and since you are a no reply blogger, I tracked you down by returning the visit! Glad I did. Your Show Off is certainly lives up to its name! Congrats on such a lovely finish! The hand quilting – extraordinary! Looking forward to seeing the king size quilt you have in the plans. Biscuit is a sweetie. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply annieb August 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Lorna, Happy you came by. This blog will have a makeover and look completely different, sometime this week.
    I have been waiting for it to happen, and then post more on a regular basis, maybe 2-3 times per week. I am really excited about that, and I will be blogging about a number of topics, including a sewing room makeover.
    Thanks for alerting me to the fact that the blog is coming up as a no reply blog. I am a reply blogger.

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