Friday, August 7, 2015

SHANTY TOWN

My 'Shanty Town' quilt  ( aka Hillside Houses ) is finished !  A while back I followed the quilt along over at Pretty Little Quilts, and made this fun quilt.  It worked up quite fast having such big pieces and turned out a good size.  Then it was out for a photo shoot


The addition of the purple was a conscious decision to 'woo' my daughter in law. It's going to be a house warming present when they move into their new house in September : )


I'm very pleased with this one. It's so cheery!


When I saw how Lorna had quilted hers, I knew that's what I wanted. It gives it such great texture. I have Linda to thank for that : )

The backing fabric is called Shanty Town and it's by Westminster Fibres.  This was a fabric that I had looked at several times, but never thought I would use until...............
It is perfect.


With one quilt finished, it's surely time to start another one, or two. I was very pleased to receive a copy of the new Quiltmania magazine  'Simply Moderne'.


It's plug full of quilty inspiration


like hexagons -- my favourite shape ever


It's available at our local Chapters book store or by subscription.


Have yourself a lovely week end.  I'm hoping to find time to sew  : )

quilt stats:
pieced by me
quilted by Linda
fabrics are Moda Bella Solids
60 x 74

linking up to Finish It Up Friday

37 comments:

Terri said...

I love your little neighborhood. Reminds me of some of the hillside neighborhoods in Oakland CA... very picturesque. And the back is perfect, as you know. The whole quilt is perfect for its use. Thanks for sharing the link. I've gotta look into this one.
Hugs

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

This turned out so cute , Carla! The backing fabric is perfect for this quilt!

Needled Mom said...

It looks so fabulous. I really like that dark purple in it. I still need to quilt mine. ;-( I can't wait to see what your next project(s)choice is going to be.

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a beautiful finish! The addition of the purple looks fabulous. I think your daughter in law is going to be smitten! I love that backing and that you named the quilt after it. And I must say.... Those wavy lines look good on you! Can't wait to see what you make from your new book. The sneak peek is certainly interesting!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love this quilt!

Katherine said...

Gorgeous finish, Carla! I just love the colours you chose for Shanty Town and that perfect backing fabric. I'm sure your daughter in law is going to love her house warming gift!

Cathy said...

love it and love the perfect made for your quilt backing!!!!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

Oh it's absolutely beautiful Carla. I love it. And so will your daughter-in-law.

dutchcomfort said...

The Shanty Town quilt looks fabulous, love the organic quilted lines!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Perfect in every way - the front, the quilting, the back - I LOVE your quilt!

Margaret said...

It's beautiful! I've been eyeing this pattern for a while, but I think the backing is an real find!

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a lovely finish Carla, in it's bright and cheery colours! I love the wavy quilting line too!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Shanty Town turned out to be Chic Town! Very nice quilting! Congrats!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I LOVE Shanty Town! Great quilt. Love the feeling of dimension. Super job!

Melody said...

Love, love, love your version of Shanty Town

Ann said...

Your houses look like they are climbing a hillside. Very effective! What a perfect backing fabric for this quilt. Congratulations.

Little Island Quilting said...

Fab quilt with the perfect backing

Sarah said...

What a fab house warming gift - especially with the added purple! I'm sure she'll love it!

Jayne said...

Of course your daughter-in-law is going to love this! It turned out beautiful and such a great size! That backing was the perfect choice!

Stephanie said...

Love your houses quilt ... good to know that the pieces are on the large size, it looks so complex!

Debbie said...

This turned out SO fun!

Karen H said...

Love Shanty Town. What a great house warming gift it will be!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I wish my machine had that wavy line choice for quilting. I really like that!

Glinda ♥ said...

This is a stunner, Carla ... so tempting me to start another quilt! Love everything about this and like the idea of personalising it with a favourite colour :)

Kim said...

Love all those cheery and pretty houses peeking from behind each other. Your daughter-in-law is going to love this one. Love your blocks, love the quilting AND love the backing fabric. It and your gorgeous quilt top were made for each other. Your mag looks a treat....soooooo many beautiful hexies. Did you know this shape pulls at my heart strings.....=)

Cindy said...

It turned out so great! That's the quilting I'm gonna do too. Simple and doable. :) Just have to remember to actually finish it.

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I love how you finished this!! I still haven't figured that part out. (Of course, that hasn't stopped my oldest from claiming it as his, and requesting a second for the bunk beds that Santa is apparently bringing.) I also adore the purple! Those houses pop! :)

FlourishingPalms said...

Such a pretty quilt! Like you, I love the bright colors. And it made into such a nice size quilt. Seeing yours is tempting me to make one. What a great exercise in working with solids. So nicely done, Carla. You can be proud of your handiwork.

Lynne said...

I love the quilting!! Kinda wish I had made a big one like this. Beautiful finish Carla :)

Janine said...

Love how your quilt finished up. It's a really special house warming gift.

Janine said...

This is stunning! The perfect house warming gift :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh my gosh - that backing fabric really is perfect!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

That backing fabric is even better than perfect. I am sure the daughter-in-law will treasure it.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I think your Shanty Town is one of my favorite quilts plus it's given new meaning to the Kaffe house fabric which is one of his I've never purchased.

Carla said...

If you need a home for shanty town send it my way. LOL

Susan Mac Donald said...

***BEAUTIFUL*** you have inspired me!!

Paige said...

Beautiful!