September 18, 2015

GRAVITY Quilt Along {Finished Quilts!}

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Can you believe we're finishing our quilts in the GRAVITY Quilt Along!?

   Cheers  erupt,  confetti  falls,  and  happy  dance  begins!!  



This paragraph has been edited:  The back of the GRAVITY pattern book has a pillow pattern made from GRAVITY scraps.  For fun, there will be a link-up for finished pillows on December 11, 2015, which is three weeks after the Quilt Along ends.  One entrant will receive a PDF quilt pattern of their choice from Busy Hands Quilts.  I plan to use a gray background in mine since it will be handled everyday when I toss it on/off the bed.


And here's my GRAVITY!  







Christa of Cotton Berry Quilts, a sponsor of the GRAVITY Quilt Along, did an amazing job quilting my GRAVITY!  This is the first quilt I've ever had professionally custom quilted, and I am so very tickled with what she did.  My inspiration for quilting GRAVITY came from Tamarack Shack's blog.  You can view Christa's amazing pictures of my quilt on her blog.  WOW is all I have to say, just WOW.  A real camera and talent in using it make a load of difference above my pictures.


The background blocks are quilted with straight lines.  Their simplicity really keeps the focus on the center star.



Christa used Superior Mono Poly thread in the top, which is the slight sheen you see, and white thread in the bobbin.  Batting is Quilter's Dream Wool.

GRAVITY QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE:

March 8, 2015 Announcement!
March 10, 2015  Alternative Fabric Ideas
March 16, 2015 - Schedule and Sponsors
March 17, 2015  Sponsors and Prizes!
March 24, 2015  Template Tips
April 17, 2015  Block 1 Horizon
May 1, 2015  Block 2 Constellation 
May 15, 2015  Block 3 Orbit 
May 29, 2015  Block 4 Intergalactic 
June 12, 2015  Block 5 Celestial
June 26, 2015  Block 6 Ultraviolet
July 10, 2015  Block 7 Cosmic  
July 24, 2015  Block 8 Eclipse
August 7, 2015  Block 9 Voyage
August 21, 2015  Background Blocks 
September 4, 2015  Finished Quilt Tops 
September 18, 2015  Finished Quilts  ◄ You are here!
November 20, 2015 Last day to enter the Finished quilt link-up.
December 11, 2015  Finished GRAVITY pillows

 ♥ Quilt Top Prize Winner! ♥ 


A random fact about the five completed quilt tops - four of them are from Canada and one from the United States!  Great job to my Canadian friends!

A special Thank You to the sponsors for today's giveaway!  
The prize package winner is entry #3 Melissa!

Today's winner was chosen randomly.  All entrants had previously won!  The final Grand Prize Drawing of completed quilts will be random, and all previous winners can win that amazing package!


 ♥ Visit the QAL Sponsors to Get Your Supplies! ♥ 







 ♥ Quilt Finishing ♥ 

My tips for finishing your quilt:
  • If you are using a GRAVITY kit, remember that it includes fabric for the binding.  It's a lovely silver.  Before I remembered that the kit included fabric for the binding, I had intended to use black, but I am very pleased with the silver binding.

 ♥ ♥   Prize Package Giveaway!  ♥ ♥ 

Please visit our sponsors and show them some love by purchasing from their shops, bookmarking their storefronts for later shopping, and signing up for their newsletters.  Be sure to tell them you are visiting their shop from the GRAVITY Quilt Along!  Let them know sponsoring Quilt Alongs is advertising that works!

The following prize package will be randomly given away to one entrant when the Finished Quilt Link-up closes on November 20th.

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Fat Quarter Shop is known for a huge inventory, stocking all the new fabric collections, and $5 flat-rate shipping with free shipping on purchases over $80.  Kimberly's company is located in the great state of Texas.  She is so generously donating a $100 Gift Certificate for the Grand Prize drawing.

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Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew is donating 12 PDF patterns! Each prize drawing will include one PDF pattern of the winner's choice. Stop by her shop and take your merry time deliberating over which pattern you'd choose!  Allison has over 40 patterns to choose from, so you're sure to find just what you need.  Cluck Cluck Sew is located in Washington!  Here's a sampling of her patterns.


 Share Via Flickr, Social Media, & Your Blog! 


Please post your pictures to the Gravity Quilt Along Flickr Group!

Please share about the Gravity Quilt Along on social media!

#GravityQAL and #GravityQuilt

Please share the GRAVITY QAL button in your blog post.




 ♥ ♥   Link-Up Your Finished Quilt!   ♥ ♥ 


The link-up will be open until the Quilt Along ends.  To qualify for the prize giveaway, you must complete your quilt, including binding, and add your link by Friday, November 20th, 2015, 11:55 pm Pacific Coast US time.  You can link to a blog post, Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook.  Just make sure to link up before Saturday, November 21st to be entered in the prize package giveaway!  The winner will be announced the following week.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Please link to the GRAVITY Quilt Along in your post!


Linking to:  ♥ Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?!?Link a Finish FridayFabric Frenzy FridayOff the Wall FridayCreative Goodness ♥  Finish It Up FridayTGIFFMOP MondaysShow Off SaturdayFiber TuesdayToo Cute TuesdayLinky TuesdayLet's Bee SocialNeedle and Thread Thursday


This quilt was featured at these lovely link-ups!

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15 comments :

Schulz Family said...

visiting from crazy mum quilts. That quilt is a stunner

Laura said...

Your quilt looks great! I hope to have my top done this week.

Laurel said...

That is one gorgeous quilt!! I love it!! :)

Gale Bulkley said...

Wowed. I love the quilting. It is so beautiful Myra.

Mary Marcotte said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I recently attended a quilt show and voted for a gravity quilt for show favorite. Your quilting is much prettier--I like dense quilting and lots of motifs that work together. Your quilt motifs definitely work together.

Lynette said...

Hey, hey!!! Gravity all finished!Really cool having the pairings of quilting motifs like that.

Almaelou said...

This was so much fun! thanks to you and your QAL I actually started this quilt and have the motivation to finish! I will confess: When I bought the pattern I was like, well I have it but I won't probably ever make it and then I found your QAL and I thought "why not?" I was ALWAYS behind but I have all the center blocks made and now working on the background, BORING! I want to get it quilted like yours so I probably won't make the deadline of Nov 20, mainly because I don't know of a good custom quilter, but I'm going to try!

I can't wait to see what you next QAL will be!

Thanks for all the work you put into it!

Julie said...

The quilt is just beautiful, and I'm with you about the outstanding quilting Christa did! Wow!! Will have to be looking at your link ups as they come in now. Excellent quiltalong!

AlidaP said...

Stunning! And I am looking forward to see many colorful pillows! I love when a quilt has its matching pillow with leftover scraps! Thanks for sharing!!

Shannon said...

Wow! The quilting makes it even more beautiful! What an awesome quilt-a-long you have hosted!

Lindsey said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning! Featured your quilt over on the FWFS blog! :) Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

Lindsey :)

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Beautiful, bright, and brilliant!

Kathy said...

Amazing piecing and quilting!! This is an attention grabber for sure!

Sabrina said...

Hello!
Did I have to finish the quilt top by the deadline to meet the finished quilt one? Also, what if I change the background slightly but follow all the blocks?

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It's awesome!! It's been so fun quilting along with you. I will definitely join any future QALs.