BQF: Weathervane Island

The Weathervane quilt is finished! 

I used the weathervane block variation that Patch the Giraffe used for this beauty with a different design for the sashing.  
Before its wash
Hand-quilted about 1/4" away from the colored fabric in each block, and 1/4" outside the cornerstone squares.  In the picture below, you can see a bit of the purple-on-white print I used instead of white on the inside of two of the squares. 

Green and purple may be my favorite color combination.  The green fabrics are a combination of stash and much hunted-for shades of the exact right green, which for me means true green leaning toward teal. 

After its wash

The back was pieced from fabric that's not my favorite, or that I have a whole lot of and bought just for backings. 

The back, featuring not-the-best green

The binding used up most of the rest of my Fizz in the medium green hue - I'm sad to see it go, but I love the shade of it and thought it was worth it to use on the binding, since it is pretty visible. 

This one will hang in the very bare bedroom.  

Quilt Stats:

Pattern: Weathervane variation
Dimensions: 39"x39"
Thread: pieced in C&C white 100% poly, quilted in crazy strong old handquilting thread in white
Batting: Natural 100% Cotton Hobbs Heirloom
Yay: Favorite colors! and Secondary pattern in cornerstones
Doh: I'd change some of the value pairings of color if I were starting over again
Binding: Double Fold, machine sewn to front, hand sewn to back

Linking to the Blogger's Quilt Festival and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Up Friday.

Happy Crafting! 


Quilting Babcia said...

Lovely quilt and striking colors! It would be so cheery as a table topper. Love it!

Cathy said...

Oh, I think I like that color combo too! Lovely hand quilting and pretty block choice makes for a beautiful quilt!

Lonci said...

I love the colours, very nice:))

Writingmom said...

Bold and striking use of colors. Lovely

Wendy said...

beautiful, I love the colours!