Wednesday, June 26, 2013

C'est une finition

It's a finish!

And even though I'm a little sad this fun project has come to an end, it's hard to be too sad, because I love how it turned out.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number #105 - Coastal Lily
The pattern is Coastal Lily by Minick and Simpson (click here)
It finished at 76" x 86"
The fabric is mainly Happy Go Lucky by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It has approximately 1,275 pieces.


This is the first pattern by Minick and Simpson that I have pieced, which is sort of funny, given how many quilts I've made using their fabric.  The instructions were great, easy to follow and I loved all the colored illustrations.  I think this pattern could be made using any type/style of fabric, and I think a scrappy background would really give it a great look.

I loved working on the stem blocks, they were a nice change of pace from the piecing and I feel like I added a few new tools to my toolbox because of them.  A few quilters have said they love the pattern but don't feel up to the appliqué.  Those dots were a breeze to make and if you don't think your skills are good enough to machine appliqué those berries then you could either glue or steam a seam them in place and tell your quilter to be sure to stitch around them when the top is quilted.




I've got a couple of friends in the process of making their own Coastal Lily, I'll be sure to link to their blogs when they're done.  There's nothing I like better than seeing the same pattern made using different fabric. And speaking of the same pattern made using different fabric, it's almost time for the AYOS Schnibbles parade.  I've heard from more than one person that the June Schnibbles pattern, Dulcinea, is a breeze and goes fast.  

Finally, thanks for the great comments you left while I was piecing Coastal Lily, this really was outside my normal style and I really appreciated you letting me know you were enjoying the change of pace.  I'll probably go more traditional with my next project, but I enjoyed working with these bright colors too much not to do it again soon.







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48 comments:

  1. Never in a million years would I deviate from what Lori Minnick does with color, but you have hit the ball out of the park with this fabric and pattern. But then I'm not surprised; you always do a bang-up job! Another nice quilt.

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  2. absolutely stunning , well thanks for sharing now I have to add this to my list of quilts to make. I really love the fabrics you chose.
    Kathie

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  3. Great piece... one for the record books.

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  4. It is just so perfect. I love everything about it!

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  5. This is the prettiest one I have seen of your quilts. So interesting and fun. I would like to cut it down, but not sure how to make it shorter.

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  6. Very pretty -congrats! I love the grey sashing - a great choice.
    Hilda

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  7. It turned out so beautiful! The colors are perfect, and so is your piecing!

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  8. I love this quilt! It is so happy and full of energy! Great dot print on the top and bottom...will that be the border?

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  9. Wow that is absolutely stunning, I adore your fabric choices, well done!

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  10. Beeeeee U Teee Ful!!! I can't wait to see how it's quilted. Love that you changed it up and as much as I love red and the original version - seeing it in a new light really is a winner!! Did the pattern call for the white border to be cut differently or did you just want a more rectangle quilt? The outer border is wonder to tie it all together. This one is a real winner!!

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  11. I've loved watching this quilt come together! Love your fabric choice! Beautiful work!

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  12. I've really enjoyed watching the progression of this quilt...it turned out fantastic with your fabrics! Love the navy border.

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  13. Beautiful! Your version with the brighter colors is a fun variation from the original.... I'm looking forward to seeing what other stitchers choose to use too! Fun pattern for sure!

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  14. C'est fantastique! So fresh and bright. The perfect border fabric too.

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  15. This is fabulous! What a cheery beauty! Is the binding going to be that same navy as the top and bottom border? Just that little bit of navy would unify it so nicely, and that is what it looks like in the original pattern.

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  16. Beautiful finish and congrats on a great quilt. A real beauty to add to your collection. ;)))
    Gail

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  17. Absolutely Gorgeous Thelma ! I can't wait to see this when it is quilted :-D

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  18. I watched as you proceeded with this one - it's really a striking quilt! I love how it looks all together - nice work!!

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  19. This is a beautiful quilt! I love how it turned out. So glad you enjoyed stepping out of your box with this project - it was well worth it! Can't wait to see what you start next!

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  20. Another beauty! This would be fabulous to use on your bed at the end of the winter when you need a little something bright to perk you up after months of grey.

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  21. Breathtakingly beautiful! It is a stunning quilt! The flying geese are perfect for the sashing.

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  22. What did I say - another "HIT". Good job - love - love - love it!!

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  23. Absolutely fabulous! Loved it while it was a work in progress now I'm totally smitten with the finished top. Still got the quilting to look forward too. Bet it'll be amazing too. :o)

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  24. It was fun to follow your progress on Coastal Lily, Thelma! It's a real beauty!

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  25. Gorgeous, as always! This would be good scrappy, you're right. Really a great pattern.

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  26. Standing ovation from me! Although I love the cover quilt on the pattern... and am making mine similar to it... I think yours is outstanding. The pattern is so fun... I wouldn't making another one in a happy fabric group like yours! Congratulations on #105... you rock!

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  27. I absolutely love your choice of colors for this quilt. It is so fresh and lively! Congrats on a great finish!!

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  28. Love it, Thelma! Those colors speak loudly to me. Well done...applause, applause.

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  29. It's lovely, especially in the colors you chose.

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  30. WOW - I really like your choice of fabrics - I wasn't interested in the pattern until I saw what you did with it! :O)

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  31. Oh wow!! What a beauty!! Love the colors. You did a great job on this one.

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  32. Your Coastal Lily is beautiful. And I've really enjoyed seeing you work through it. Organized, steady, thoughtful progress all the way to a wonderful finish. Thanks for the inside view, and the inspiration.
    Debbie R.

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  33. Just love how it turned out! Gorgeous :)

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  34. I absolutely love your choice of colors for this quilt, I have to order this pattern, your version is so much attractive ! It's depressing to see your blog, I LOVE ALL what you made LOL

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  35. Love this quilt. It makes me so happy. Maybe I'll make this in the fall when I am an empty nester. Looking at it would certainly cheer me up. Love your fabric choices and how you aren't afraid to think outside the box.

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  36. Your quilt is beautiful! I'm always amazed how you can stick to one project until it's finished. I'm always getting side-tracked in my quilting which is why I have so many UFOs. Congrats on a quilt well done!

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  37. wow, i'm amazed at how fast you can punch out a project. your work is wonderful. i'm so loving coastal lilly

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  38. WOW! Awesome finish! I love the colors/fabrics you chose for this one.

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  39. It's a beauty Thelma! A real treasure. I like it much better in Happy Go Lucky than in traditional colours. Great finish, well done.

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