Saturday, October 6, 2012

Urban Holiday ~ Finished!!

The last thing I did last night before going to sleep, was stitching on the binding to my "Urban Holiday" quilt.


I'm so happy with how this quilt turned out and LOVE how the red and white striped binding finished it off!


I think each ornament takes on a look of it's own.


28 Ornaments and 28 different designs.  Towards the end of it all I think I was going "crazy", did you happen to spot the GRINCH!!  That was for the kids. ;o)

Love how the back looks!


You can really see the string of beads.


A pattern will be available in a couple of weeks for those of you wanting to make "Urban Holiday" this year!

Many questions were asked about my quilting process and so I took a picture of everything I used.


 I also took some great ideas for the bow...the bell...and the stocking.   Thanks so much for that!  The bow ornament is my favorite one!

Thanks so much for following my progress on this quilt, I've loved sharing my progress on it and am so happy to have it done!

 Do you have a favorite ornament?

~Jenny~


82 comments:

Lee said...

As usual, I am just blown away by your quilting! And the design and the colors are just to die for! Love it, Jenny!

Linda said...

Stunning, Jenny!!! You are a creative genius!!! And sweet as can be to boot....a little Grinch is ok. :-) I couldn't pick a favorite ornie, they are all spectacular

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Awesome quilting!!

Crickets Corner said...

It still amazes me that one person can be so creative and talented. Your quilts and quilting always take my breath away and this is another shining example. Love It!

What Comes Next? said...

oh wow! no favourite, they are all stunning and I love the look from the back with those strings of pearls. Thank you for sharing a whole pile of inspiring ideas for quilting.

Nancy said...

This quilt is absolutely a work of art! So beautiful!! You have created a family heirloom!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Beautiful, just beautiful Jenny!!! Can't choose just one as a favorite...love them and the back as well!!

Anna O said...

holy cow! That is INCREDIBLE! Every single one is my favorite. So so so cool.

Anna said...

It looks absolutely amazing! Masterful and Gorgeous!

Barbie Mills said...

I am just drooling over this. Mad skills, Jenny. Mad skills.

I had to go back and look for the Grinch. Love it.

•stephanie• said...

wow.
just wow!
it took me a minute to recognize the grinch, but when i did, i started laughing.
what a perfect/unexpected touch.
{the bow is my favorite, too. i mean if my life depended on it and i absolutely had to choose a favorite. otherwise, the whole thing is just spectacular!}
and the perfect binding, also.
what a treasure.

regan said...

I have about 10 'favorites'! lol These are so lovely, and I love the back.....it does show off those strings of pearls beautifully! Well done!

Have you ever done a video of you quilting.....I'd love to see your technique!

ann said...

No idea what to say. I am truly speechless. Congratulations on a masterpiece.

mathea said...

Your quilting is amazing! This is a real jaw-dropping quilt! The colours are great together, I love the christmas ornament idea - and I love how it looks from the back as well!

Kathy said...

Oh that binding fabric is perfect! What a great selection of designs and yes I saw the Grinch right away! :)
Question about your clear circle templates...what kind are yours? I am looking into buying a set and have no clue which ones to get.

Little Island Quilting said...

Your quilting is utterly superb.

~Diana said...

This is just lovely! You have such talent, thank you for sharing!

Laura Davies said...

Looks great! Love the pearls. I like that you gave each ornament its own style. Beautiful!

Sharon S said...

#17 & #19 are my fans(if I had to pick) They are all wonderful. This quilt is really "show "worthy Jenny. Hope you enter your Urban loveliness in a BIG quilt show. Will I see you next Saturday?

Anonymous said...

I loved the "ride" Everything about this one is beautiful!
Thanks.
Michelle

QuiltsHappen said...

Sew BEAUTIFUL .. I love your quilting.. you have a true gift.

felice said...

Gorgeous!

Diane said...

Your quilting is absolutely stunning!

Ethne said...

This is unbelievably stunning - I'm actually speechless .....

Marls said...

OMG that is amazing. I am in total awe of your fantastic skill. Can't wait for the pattern release.

knitandpatch said...

This is so great! I love this quilting and the pictures - thank you so much for sharing it with us.

humble needle said...

I love them all! Each time you finish a quilt it's my favorite, now,my new favorite! Thanks for sharing, Jenny it is an honor to see your work. This quilt wins a "Best of Show" from ME!

Linda Pruitt said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

AMAZING!!! Just amazing!

Helen said...

AMAZING!
I love them all..... I cannot pick just one. I do love the snow flakes.

Patti said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I could never pick just one favourite! Thanks for sharing the journey with us.

Borderline Quilter said...

Fantastic!!!!

Auntie Pami said...

Fantastic challenge! You have outdone yourself! I'd like a pattern please!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

This is probably the most gorgeous quilt I've seen so far, to be honest! It is stunning!!! Thanks for the tip, and sharing which tools you used. That is very helpful for a newbie like me :-) I should have bought some of these circle rulers before I started the quilt I'm working on... would make the designs so much more accurate... I've been looking for rulers like this, but maybe you can share a tip where to buy them?
Wish you a great weekend!

Dolly said...

I can't choose a favorite.......my jaw is still lying in my lap !

I linked to you in my latest blog post, because I actually feel sorry for people who haven't seen your latest work !

Pam said...

beautiful love the back

tawny_tawny said...

I've commented on your last two posts and I have to say it again. This is the best quilt I've seen all year, if not ever. You should enter it in a show or something. Stunning, unique, fun, perfect, the end.

sandra said...

Wow Jenny this quilt is just so amazing beautiful. I wish I could quilt half as well as you do. I love the Grinch but all the designs are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Mama Pea said...

This is amazing! The grinch is great! I don't have a favorite, because the whole thing together is what really makes it. WOW! And the binding is just the cat's meow! Holy cow. I love this quilt!

FrancisMoore said...

Beyond Gorgeous. Love the quilting.

Cathy said...

I think the quilt turned out wonderful! Nice job!

Petit Design Co. said...

gorgeous! I love the back it's fantastic.

Kati said...

Jenny, this is just amazing. I have really enjoyed watching the progression of this quilt. You are so talented! This quilt is beautiful.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I can't help but follow!! Your quilting is stunning

Furball Farm Quilting said...

I love everything about this quilt, .... the colours, the piecing, the quilting. Everything! I may just have to dabble with this ruler and pattern of yours. Thanks for sharing.

2MuchFun said...

Incredible quilting!

Michelle Jensen said...

AMAZING! Wow. I love everything. I bet it would look so amazing in person because the pictures are so so cool. Thanks for sharing :)

Vicki in MN said...

This is just to die for!! I think it is so awesome you shared your whole journey on this and let us see each block. A favorite 'one'- nope they are all my fav!!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Jenny - this is truly a stunning piece of art! I LOVE this Urban Holiday quilt. You just HAVE to enter this quilt in a national show! I also think that any one of the major quilting magazines would love to feature this and an article about you in their publication. AWESOME beyond belief! :)

Teresa Silva said...

Amazing!!!!! I love this quilt so much and your quilting is absolutely spectacular. Awesome job, Jenny.

chicken lover said...

Stunning quilting! Oh to be able to quilt something more than straight lines!

Annabella said...

Unbelievable Jenny - just amazing!

Karen said...

I have just recently found your blog - to say I'm speechless is an understatement. You truly have a gift and I will be back to sit and be inspired! This truly is spectacular.

jojo said...

Oh JENNY!!! You are GENIUS! STUNNING!

Okay - I've stepped away to collect myself. I love what you've done! I can't tell you my favorite ornament because I truly love them all BUT I'm a HUGE sucker for your beads! Love love love beads. Do u have a vid of you making beads? Can't wait for the pattern:). Hurry before Baby Jojo arrives;)

Your adoring fan ,
Jojo

jojo said...

Oh JENNY!!! You are GENIUS! STUNNING!

Okay - I've stepped away to collect myself. I love what you've done! I can't tell you my favorite ornament because I truly love them all BUT I'm a HUGE sucker for your beads! Love love love beads. Do u have a vid of you making beads? Can't wait for the pattern:). Hurry before Baby Jojo arrives;)

Your adoring fan ,
Jojo

karen said...

That is absolutely stunning! I looked & looked again, & I think my favorite one is the red one with the diagonal stripes, but it they're all fabulous!!!!!!

Sharon T said...

Oh, Jenny, your quilting is absolutely amazing! What a fabulous talent...it takes my breath away!

Lynda said...

you have taken a beautiful quilt and made it absolutely stunning with the quilting. Personally I like the fabric to speak in lieu of the quilting, but this quilt speaks volumes - great work.

Lisa E said...

I can't stand it! Your quilt is so beautiful. You should enter this quilt into a show. Thanks for the individual photos of the ornaments. Good inspiration for the next time I attempt machine quilting.

sparklesax said...

The quilting is STUNNING!

MM Quilts and Embroidery said...

Your quilt turned out gorgeous and I think the grinch ornament is my favorite actually:) Great job!

Shanna said...

This quilt is just amazing...my jaw dropped when I saw it completed!!! I think my favorite ornament is the snowflake, but they are all just gorgeous. I can't wait for the pattern to come out!

Leslie Unfinished said...

This is spectacular!

Cynthia said...

This quilt is so fun to look at! Just beautiful!

Malia said...

I'm such a copy cat, the bow is my fav too. The whole quilt is just amazing though! Wonderful job

Anonymous said...

This is utterly, beyond words AWE-some. Amazing job!

Teresa in Music City said...

It's simply GORGEOUS Jenny!!! What a quilt!!!!

Wanda said...

This quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I am just starting my machine quilting journey. You are such an inspiration. I couldn't choose a favorite block. I like the back as much as the front. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.

dianneo said...

This quilt is amazing and so beautiful. It is award winning for sure!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

That is SO pretty Jenny!

Teaquilts said...

Gorgeous quilt.

Lisa D. said...

It's so beautiful... there are no words. You have so much talent!

Kelsey said...

You are seriously amazing! I cannot get over how awesome this quilt is! The back is awesome, all the designs are awesome and I love that you put in a grinch :) You rock!!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

It is awesome!!!

Monica said...

I really love the one with feathers and the grinch is super cool! How long did it take you to quilt this? Just curious. Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The quilting is amazing. All are beautiful. I love the ornament with the bow. Thanks for showing off your holiday quilt.

Dora, the Quilter said...

Jenny, it's lovely. I so like the fact that each ornament is quilted differently.
A wonderful accomplishment!

Geta Grama said...

Awesome quilting, Jenny! The colors you chose are to die for! An inspiration to all of us- thank you!

Michelle said...

As much as I love the front....the back is just absolutely beautiful.

LJ said...

This quilt is totally fabulous!!! I'm a new follower and I am completely impressed with your quilting. WOW!!

Anonymous said...

I loved the faraway look of this quilt, the colors make me happy...i gasped out loud however, when i saw your quilting in each ornament...STUNNING! Really beautiful work...thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Karin said...

Jenny, this is a *masterpiece*!!!! You should enter it in a quilt show, it's just JAW-DROPPING gorgeous!!! I am SO jealous of your quilting skills! And the Grinch made me giggle, LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!!!!!!!!