Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ovals Quilt Finish aka 'The Bossy Quilt'

Some of you may remember my Ovals Quilt that I began in late October. I started out with the 'Happy Hour' Pattern from the book Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman and a few piles of fabric. 

Well, I finished it up this weekend!!! Yay me!!!

Let me tell you a little about this sure had a mind of its own! From fabric selection to quilting - this quilt knew what it wanted and spoke loud and clear. 

For example: the orange in that original pile of fabric - forget it. Every time I placed a piece of that gorgeous tangerine orange fabric on my design wall, this quilt yelled NOOOOOO!!! I would pull off the orange, hide it back in the pile and then stick it back on the design wall a little later...and again the quilt would yell - NOOOOO! It was hilarious. No matter what I did, there were certain  fabrics in my chosen piles, that this quilt was just not going to have. 

Again with the quilting, I thought it would be interesting to quilt in large V's towards the centre - densely quilting some areas and leaving some strips without quilting. I went ahead and started quilting like this and again the quilt  - NOOOOOO!!! It was to be densely quilted all over.

And you know, the quilt was always right! I have renamed it, 'The Bossy Quilt' and am super happy with this finish. It is a gift for a special friend for Christmas. So I am going to wish it farewell (I always find this hard to do!) and wrap it up all Christmas style tomorrow.

My first label - purchased here from Hobbytime on Etsy.

I added some wonky stars on the back for some fun detail.

Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Happy Hanukkah!

Linking up with Plum and June for the Monday Link up party.



  1. Wow!
    I love the colours, the design and the starts at the back. Your friend would be very happy.


  2. Looks wonderful Lisa! Your friend will adore it. love the stars on the back too.

  3. I am jealous of your friend! Beautiful work Lisa. I think you did a superb job. Christmas blessings to you and yours xxxx Fi

  4. Talk about gorgeous! I just love the straight line quilting. I agree that some quilts definitely have minds of their own! That is such a good story and I love the labels!

  5. Wow Lisa it is a absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it. I'm sure your friend will love and treasure it.
    Happy holidays, Feliz Navidad!

  6. Love your interpretation of this pattern.

  7. Wow! It looks great and I love your label, so professional! Beautiful quilting!