Wednesday, 4 July 2012

LynneBobSquarePants finished

LynneBobSquarePants is finished.  


Twenty-five blocks, each one 12" square, scraps on Kona charcoal, then a scrappy skinny strip then some more scrappy HSTs then a border of a Lakehouse dot called something like little donuts.  72" square finished.


Thank you to the members of Stash Trad Bee and VIBees (and Amy Badksirt) for the wonderful blocks you made for me and the beautiful scraps you put in them.  There are some real treasures in there.   


I quilted it with my current favourite quilting - lines about 2" apart on both diagonals.  Katy I'm a Ginger Monkey told me that one of the golden rules of quilting is that your lines MUST NOT CROSS.   So I guess this must be BAD QUILTING which is annoying. 


A scrappy binding seemed the right choice for this very scrappy quilt.  


And finally, backed with a luscious Art Gallery Pat Bravo fabric - soft as Egyptian cotton - this quilt is for me so only the best for the best. 

76 comments:

  1. This is wonderful - happy that you made it for yourself!

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  2. oh it's absolutely beautiful, perfect for snuggling up in with a good book :)

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  3. wow - that is amazing! I love the skinny strip!

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  4. I love everything about this quilt! The borders are excellent as is the binding. And I think your quilting is great, even if the lines cross.

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  5. Stunning, yes! But how utterly, humongously annoying!
    The quilting I mean

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  6. So modest, but so true!
    Great finish x

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  7. You deserve the best and got the best!!

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  8. beautiful. I've only heard the 'do not cross' rule for meandering/stippling. I think cross hatching is pretty common although I've become lazy and have been doing channel quilting lately. Less chance of puckering.

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  9. It looks amazing Lynne, well done

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  10. Ooh, how fab! Oh man, if we're not allowed to cross lines when quilting, there's a lot of us going straight to the bad fire ;o)

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  11. Yay! This looks incredible. I'm glad to have played a small part in this quilt.

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  12. It is great! I particularly love the skinny border and the backing - both wonderful touches!

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  13. Oh it's so grown up and sophisticated! That Lakehouse dot border is in-spired! Totes amazin ...

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  14. oh love the borders you chose. GOOD idea! ;-)

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  15. How could they not cross with this pattern?!? I so love this quilt! Beautiful!

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  16. Your border is great, I love the skinny strip! The dot is great too, it disappears until you see it close up so its even more added interest innit :-) Very clever missus x

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  17. So modest hehe! ? Or just telling it like it is?

    Glorious - love the skinny strip, the scrappy binding, the cross quilting, the luscious backing - well the whole damn lot actually!

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  18. Beeeeautiful! Love the framed border!

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  19. Well if this is bad quilting mine must be awful! I'm always crossing lines ;) Fabulous quilt Lynne :)

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  20. Quite right, only the best for the best. And that Katy doesn't know what she's talking about...do we have to make her up a Quilt Constable badge? hehe.

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  21. Love love love it! Turned out so beautiful! I love the binding choice. It really adds a pop!

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  22. I agree, terrible quilting indeed ;-)

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  23. What a gorgeous quilt! I love, love, love the border - it couldn't be more perfect! Is there a name for the block you've used in this quilt? P.S. The quilting is stunning, as well!

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  24. Oops! Never mind! I just found the pattern, kindly shared in your Tutorials and Quiltalongs section. What a treasure trove! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. Such a gorgeous quilt! The quilting really adds to the fabrics. Loving that backing and binding =D

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  26. Amazingly beautiful! I adore the border you added, it's perfect!

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  27. You know Sugar, I do love your BAD quilting and that back is just delicious.

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  28. Brilliant quilt - and I love your cross hatch quilting, it's terrific.

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  29. 1) Amazing job!!!!
    2) silliness about the lines crossing - super traditional patterns often using a tight cross-hatching background to make something stand out (like in wholecloth quilting) so clearly it's not a "golden" rule. i would say that it is a "sometimes" rule - as in, if you are supposed to be able to create the pattern without crossing (like stippling). clearly, the concept of cross-hatching is not one of those instances!!

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  30. Fabulous quilt.Love,love.well done!!

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  31. I don't machine quilt. Tried it once and got on a terrible mess. But I understood that the Not crossing rule applied to free motion stippling or meandering.

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  32. those quilt rules are just made to be broken - *adore* the finish ;)

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  33. You have a great eye for color! Love the quilt :)

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  34. It's perfect Lynne. The dots are inspired And the backing is rich and beautiful. :)

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  35. Oh em gee! It's a stunner!!! Show & tell tomorrow please yes?

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  36. Gorgeous! I love everything about it!

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  37. Lovely! I cross lines all the time. *shrugs*

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  38. Oh wow! It's stunningly gorgeous!

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  39. totally in love with this quilt!

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  40. I think you might get a stamp from the teacher for this one!!! It looks seriously fantastic.
    Congrats!!
    Kx

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  41. Grid quilting is quite common throughout quilting's history, and is a perfectly acceptable, beautiful way to complete a quilt.

    Perhaps Katy was referring to stippling or meandering? That's the only instance in which I've heard that crossing the lines isn't acceptable.

    LMAO - I just had a thought. "Don't cross the streams!" from Ghostbusters.

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  42. Holey moley I love it. The scrappy binding, the dotty border with the extra HSTs, especially the skinny innerborder, and the quilting is freak out amazing.

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  43. A sharp looking quilt! I like the gray background. Makes those colors sing.

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  44. Beautiful quilt!! I love all that scrappiness!! And what's that saying? "Rules - we don't need no stinkin' rules!" ;-)

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  45. Sooo beautiful....and yes I believe that rule is for meandering etc....and if not, who cares, it looks perfect.

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  46. I love how you finished it off - it's gorgeous!!!

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  47. Your quilt it beautiful! I am going to have to make one of these one day!

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  48. I think your quilt and your quilting are lovely. Rules are made to be broken, after all.

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  49. I made one of your blocks for my Block Swap. It turned out great. I like the quilt.

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  50. It's beautiful Lynne! I'm so proud to have a little piece in this quilt that you are actually keeping for yourself. I love the polka dot you used in the border. Great touch! And now I'm feeling the need to get some of that Pat Bravo fabric. I knew I shouldn't have read this. lol

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  51. gorgeous! no bad quilting in sight!

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  52. Looks great--love the backing!

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  53. What! another beautiful quilt
    You are on a roll lady

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  54. I am in love with this one. I have some plain black cotton and a mountain of scraps. I think I will try and copy it.

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  55. Damn it, you've gone and done it again! Another quilt I adore. One that makes me want to rush upstairs and start pulling fabrics for my own version...

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  56. Gorgeous quilt, Lynne! Everyone's scraps play so well together and pop wonderfully off the charcoal background. I love the quilting - I think the don't cross your lines thing is for free motion quilting. If not, who cares, it still looks fantastic!

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  57. I've never hear the "must not cross" rule before. I can't see why that would matter. I think your quilting is perfect.

    Love the way you finished it...the little line between the blocks is inspired.

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  58. Wow what a beautiful quilt! Love it!

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  59. When I look at the picture of this finished quilt "stunning" is the word that comes to mind. the black really makes it dramatic. Your LBSP block sure makes for a memorable quilt ;o)

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  60. YAY !! Definitely needed that border to accentuate the lovely piecing. That is looking great!

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  61. So fun to see this finished! I once again love how you did the quilting. Love the charcoal.

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  62. Gosh Lynne - it's just so gorgeous! I absolutely love it. You must be thrilled.

    (Not too sure about the crossed quilting lines - I've never heard that one before! Looks fine to me though)

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  63. Oh my lordy lord, that is stunning!!!!! I love the border finish.

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  64. So, so, so, so, so beautiful :-) I've been wanting to make a quilt with this block of yours. It's so awesome it makes for some foolproof quilting! Your finished quilt is amazing :-D

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  65. Its beautiful! Back when you originally posted this block I started one of my own and finished it just a month ago. I finally got to posting it on my blog here (http://silverlilysews.blogspot.com/2012/07/finished.html). Thanks for the inspiration!

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