A do.Good finish…

Okay it took me a while but I finally got the do.Good.Stitches Icicle quilt done…. so without further ado here she is….

do good stitches quiltThis quilt started life when I was doing Julie @ 627Handworks “Block Rockin” paper pieced blocks.  I loved how the Icky Thump block looked and decided it needed to be a quilt all its own.

Paper pieced blockWith the help of the Hope Circle of do.Good.Stitches a Icky Thump quilt was made.  It was a fun process seeing how different quilters took on the paper piecing challenge and what lovely fabrics they had in their stash.  I infatuated with these tiny mice in particular…

mice fabricIt took me a while to decide how I wanted to quilt this top up.  I ummed and ahhed for weeks about what to do and finally decided to quilt to enhance the star pattern.

finsihed icicles quilt detailI was not completely sold on this quilting until I turned the quilt around and looked at the back…

finished quilt back..the quilting really works on the back.  Now I know I am not noted for my quilting prowess, as my darling friend Lisa confirmed yesterday (I piece like a champion but quilt like a beginner)… but I am chuffed with how this looks.

finished quilt back detailFor the backing I used one of the blocks I was sent that was a little small and made it the focal point.  This way everyone who contributed a block is represented in this quilt.

finished quilt bindingFinally I hand bound the quilt using some solid scraps I had.  It was a lovely exercise to put the finishing touches on this quilt by hand.  Another do.Good quilt ready to head off to do good!

Quilt Stats
Pattern:  Icky Thump paper pieced pattern
Finished quilt size:  48 x 60 inches
Fabrics: various
Backing: Kona Medium Grey and various others.

41 thoughts on “A do.Good finish…

  1. This is so gorgeous!!! I don’t know what it is about grey these days, but I just llllove the look of grey-heavy quilts, especially with just one other main color. The back of your quilt is especially gorgeous! I find I like backs even more than fronts sometimes!! Great finish!

  2. “Chuffed” means really happy, very pleased with yourself which is what Cath must feel now she has finished her lovely quilt. As a Brit I know what Chuffed means, didn’t know it was an Aussie word though. Good oldCommonwealth connections!

  3. Every time I think I don’t want to learn paper piecing I see one of your fabulous quilts and then I know I have to. I think this one (love the colors) and your other quilts are very inspiring, indeed! And the quilting is just lovely.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Cath!! I love every little bit of it.
    The colours are just gorgeous and used that way with Julie’s block pattern, perfect!
    And your quilting!! Outstanding! The shot of the back is just as beautiful as the front, you should be quite pleased with yourself 🙂

  5. Fabulous! You have really opened my eyes regarding the use of multiple fun fabrics in a block, now I buy fabrics I’d never had considered before! Thank you 🙂

  6. Oh, an OT comment, I’ve been meaning to thank you for your encouragement re. making a quilt for an acquaintance after she lost her husband. I stopped second guessing fabric choices, etc., made her a lap quilt, and she really like it 🙂

  7. You could have fooled me about the “quilt like a beginner” bit. The back especially looks fabulous. All the fabrics come together nicely (not always true with bee blocks!) I love those cameras near the mice.

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