Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Polaroid Photo Quilt #7 - Completed Quilt

A lot of things have happened since my plea for help on the 23rd of January. I met wonderful people online, had many nice written conversations, and received many inspired and pretty blocks, which subsequently turned into this wonderful quilt.

Polaroid Photo Quilt, Puppilalla, Patchwork, completed quilt


I am over the moon with how the quilt turned out. It was definitely a good decision to choose the yellow over the sky blue for the background colour. It makes the quilt so much livelier than blue could have. Every volunteer got represented with at least one block. I wanted everyone to be included considering all the work everyone invested in this. 
Layout wise, I tried to maintain a sort of frame by aiming for an unbroken outermost ring of polaroids, which almost worked. The ‘blank’ spaces mostly kept to the inside of the quilt top, where they provide some rest for the eye and some breathing space for the camera block. As previously said, I like it =)

Unfortunately, I have pretty much run out of the ‘Kona Grellow’ otherwise, I would have liked to make the binding yellow as well. I believe it might have given off the impression of Polaroids floating on a yellow background. 

Bias Tape, Patchwork, Puppilalla, Binding

As it is, I used the background fabric to make some bias tape. The stripes look definitely cheerful and also work very well with the front.
Bias Tape, Patchwork, Puppilalla, Binding
I just love looking at all the detailed pictures and am sure that Hanno, Milla and Emma will have a lot of fun with the blanket.

Polaroid Photo Quilt, Puppilalla, Patchwork, completed quilt


At the moment we are looking at one finished blanket and five extra blocks that want transforming into pillowcases. 
Polaroid Photo Quilt, Puppilalla, Patchwork, completed quilt, orphan blocks


I have received a long e-mail from Hanno’s dad, who gives periodic up-dates on the family situation and after the last three months’ trials, the family looks forward to some quiet time to catch their breaths.

Once I have completed the pillowcases (I am just such a slow sewist), I will wrap the presents prettily and write a letter to the family to tell them of the people I met along the journey that helped making the blanket and without whom it would not have been realized. For example, I will tell Hanno of five year old James in Utah, who - hero that he is - shared his stash of star wars and cowboy prints, so his mum could make polaroids of them AND generously sent wrist tattoos along to this German boy also aged 5 and his sisters. Very generous indeed.
=)


Polaroid Photo Quilt, Puppilalla, Patchwork, completed quilt
I guess we will be looking at one more post to wrap up the project upon completion of the pillowcases. Until then stay well and healthy and enjoy the Spring.

I link up with 'Sew Cute Tuesday' @ 'Blossom Heart Quilts'.


http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/2016/04/sew-cute-tuesday-granny-mauds-girl/







13 comments:

  1. This turned out to be a beautiful quilt! So many people have put so much work into the blocks, and not to mention you who puzzled everything together! An outstanding job, Katrin!

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  2. The quilt looks wonderful Katrin.

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  3. What a beautiful and fun quilt! I love the background fabric color! Very striking!

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  4. You did a wonderful job of getting help - and boy your finish is fabulous! : )

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  5. That's a terrific quilt. What a great idea, beautifully executed!

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  6. Wonderful job, Katrin! You have a great eye for putting things together. This turned out just darling. Looking forward to seeing the pillow cases :)

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  7. What a wonderful idea...and turned out absolutely stunning! X

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  8. You are completely right; that grellow turned out awesome. I love the variation in the layout of the Polaroid blocks and that striped binding.

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  9. Lovely quilt and for such a great cause. He will enjoy it a lot. Hope Hanno will be fine soon!

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  10. I love it when I find a stripe printed on the diagonal that allows me to make bias binding with the stripe straight. Maybe that is even better than the sea of yellow. (Me, I love stripy binding.)
    What a hero James of Utah is.

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  11. This quilt turned out so well! Hanno is going to love it!!

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