Hope Valley Quilt

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hope Valley Quilt, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Finished up my Hope Valley quilt today! After seeing another lovely HV quilt, I was re-motivated to finish mine. I am also really anxious to start working on my Castle Peeps quilt and wanted to finish this one before starting another. The quilting is very minimal. I am still trying to figure out what I like, so now I have this very light quilting to compare to the quilt I heavily free-motioned. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I am very happy with how the binding turned out this time. I finally got my seam allowances correct, and even the back looks good! :)

Hope Valley Quilt - Detail, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I knew that I wanted the color-ways to be separated. I love this line, but don't like it much when the color-ways are mixed. I asked for pattern suggestions and finally decided on a coin quilt. I enjoyed the piecing, but once the quilt was complete I wasn't motivated to quilt and finish it.

Hope Valley Quilt - Binding, originally uploaded by jenib320.
I may need to add a little more of the stripes to my stash, they became one of my favorites in the collection!

Hope Valley Quilt - Back, originally uploaded by jenib320.
Clearly I need a walking foot! I'll definitely be picking one up before I have to quilt my yet to be made Castle Peeps quilt.


Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Good for you! I also try to finish one before starting another. It's always exciting to start! BTW, I have a walking foot, but my quilt backs still drag. I wonder if I need a better basting technique.

Also, wanted to let you know that I posted a picture of your value quilt (the one I added to my gallery) to my blog today, with a link to your blog. It's a post about value quilt inspiration!

Megan said...

Great job Jeni! It's lovely. I really like minimal quilting sometimes because the quilt is so much more cuddly that way. I wish I could have the discipline to only work on one quilt at a time but I have complete project ADD - I think I have at least seven going right now!! Eeek!

quirky granola girl said...

very pretty! highlighting those stripes in the binding was a great idea.

Alice said...

Wow that's amazing! Great job!