Saturday, October 8, 2011

Urban Utility II


Well, it took me long enough, but I finally finished Urban Utility II.  It only took me 4 months to get around to finishing up the quilting and the binding.  Oh well.


I know it looks a LOT like the first one, but it's arranged a little differently and I changed up the quilting ever so slightly.


Still love the color combos.  And here's my favorite part...


Are these jellyfish awesome, or what?!  My son likes them so much he was trying to convince me that they are the front of the quilt.  As for myself, I can't get enough of them.


There was such a long gap between when I started quilting this and when I finished that I ended up putting the wrong color thread in the bobbin.  At first I was disgusted with myself, but then I took a look at it again and decided I kinda liked the different colors so I ended up using black, grey, and blue thread for various parts of it.  It's only on the back anyway.


BTW, we still have our hummingbird plants out... we haven't see any today, but we spotted one a couple days ago (hummingbirds, that is).  


Just to prove that the two sister quilts are different, you can see them side by side.  They are remarkably similar, but if you even knew how many hours I agonized over the placement of each square in relation to the others you would die laughing.  Seriously.



<< Urban Utility II




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I'll be linking this up at Met Monday and a bunch of other awesome link parties...  go ahead, check 'em out!

14 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Someday, we'll have to meet at Brookfield Zoo and go see the jellyfish. Then we can see the dolphin show where my good friend is a trainer. Perhaps even pet a dolphin!

;)

Karen said...

Wow, it looks great. In fact, both look fantastic!

Julie said...

Looks even better than the first one!

Remember that kit I picked up with the green-brown-cream fabrics with quilting words on them when we went to the show in New Lenox? The one that was basically a giant panel plus two borders? I actually finished it last week. (!)

Teje said...

These quilts are so beautiful! Especially because I love blue! And that jellyfish fabric is really unique!
I'm like you - thinking and changing the blocks just too long to decide how I like them!
xxx Teje

Barbara said...

Wow, I love the colors in this. Is this your own design? Very striking. I've been trying to find a good pattern for a certain large scale print I have, and this design would be very striking for what I have in mind.

Wendy said...

I loved the original quilt and now I love version II just as much. Gorgeous.

Lyndsay said...

I love the grid quilting! It complements the overall design so well. (And the jellyfish are amazing.)

Jill said...

Two beautiful quilts! And that jelly fish fabric is amazing!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

Awesome quilts!!! I do like the jellyfish fabric. Your son can always turn it over if he likes that side.

Kristy Armstrong said...

Love them both!

Melissa said...

They look fabulous. I adore the jellyfish fabric and I think the late on two is definitely better.

Sara said...

So beautiful!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-8.html

Michelle said...

Love the quilts, especially those jelly fish!

Donene said...

Wow. what beautiful colors and beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for your nice comments and visiting me!