Friday, August 2, 2013

teakwood

Teakwood is finally finished! . . . in the wash as we speak.

I got the idea off this Moda bake shop blog post.






Process slide show:











I found the only way to make the letters and numbers look good was to fish in a LOT of strings.





Along the borders, I quilted the addresses of some of the houses we've lived in.





Each house is quilted different then the one next to it.  












Empty lots here and there.




Wow, the washing worked really well, you can hardly see "teakwood".








Washed:













all linked up:

finish it up friday w/ AmandaJean

















28 comments:

  1. What a fantastic quilt! I love the idea and the quilting, but I like the design as well. Congratulations with this finish!

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  2. I love the idea of putting the old addresses in there! Adds a special touch. Beautiful!

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  3. I love the quilting! What a great finishing touch!

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  4. I think that washing a machine quilted quilt finishes it perfectly! It adds fluff, pulls in the fabric, and closes the needle holes from quilting! Love this quilt!

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  5. Wowza - love all the along quilting you did!!

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous . . . what a lovely family heirloom you have created. I love how you quilted each house with a different stitch.
    Perfection :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  7. Wonderful quilting and that is a great idea for a quilt. love the addresses of houses you lived in, makes it so special.

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  8. Your quilt came out great! I'm impressed by your machine quilting.

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  9. Wow! It's fabulous, and will be one that you will always treasure. There is no place like home. :)

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  10. visiting via crazy mum quilts, this is awesome.

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  11. Cute quilt, in one of my favourite fabric lines.

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  12. Fabulous work! I love this idea with all of the houses you have lived in.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  13. I think I'm addicted to Houses- my favourite project so far is a baby House quilt. I love your quilt writing! Lovely finish - congrats!

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  14. Beautiful! I think it's cool that you have the numbers of the houses you live in in the quilt!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ <a href="http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/08/submarine-sunday-43.html>Submarine Sunday Link Party</a>

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  15. This has to be the cutest quilt I have seen in a long time. What a wonderful idea to incorporate your former addresses...the quilting is superb. Good Job!!!

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  16. Love this quilt and all the stitching details - so creative and original!!!

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  17. What a great quilt! I like how you added some of your old addresses in there. The detail of the quilting is excellent.

    beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Oh wow, that is fabulous! Love the houses, but your quilting really takes it over the top! Whoop whoop!!

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  19. You truly deserve a BIG WhooP WhooP as your quilting was soooo darn creative! What a wonderful personal touch!

    Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  20. So cute, it kind of reminds me of beach huts at the beach we go to. I love the idea if adding your addresses to the quilting, it makes it so personal :-)

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  21. The quilting on this is amazing linda! I love it. I just bought some ikea numbers fabric for backing too.

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  22. I really love the idea of including past addresses in the quilting! What other tidbits could be incorporated in similar fashion? You've got me thinking... :)

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  23. I really love the idea of including past addresses in the quilting! What other tidbits could be incorporated in similar fashion? You've got me thinking... :)

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  24. What a fun idea! I love the idea of adding the address numbers. That is how we refer to all the places we've lived. 604, 615, 14805.... :)

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  25. This is a really fun quilt! I love all the detail, especially that each house is quilted differently than its neighbor and that you quilted previous addresses into the border. I love your fabrics, too. Congrats on a great finish! Thank you for linking up!

    xo -E

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  26. I really like this one! Very effective (yet not too complicated) and a fun way to try out new styles of quilting.

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