Retro – A finished quilt

I shared a lot of work in progress pictures of this project and I am happy to show you today, Retro, the finished quilt !
J’ai partagé beaucoup de photos en cours de réalisation de ce projet et je suis contente de vous montrer aujourd’hui, Retro, le quilt terminé !

Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt with improv curves

The name ‘Retro’ came to me since I sewed the first blocks. I suppose the mustard yellow and brown colours make it look a little bit like a wall paper from the ’60s. The fabric I used on the back is a newspaper print from Moda in a retro style too. I love that print but find difficult to include it in a top and so decided to use it as lining and backing for different projects.
Le nom “Retro” m’est venu depuis que j’ai cousu les premiers blocs. Je suppose que les couleurs jaune moutarde et brun lui donnent un petit air de papier peint des années 60. Le tissu que j’ai utilisé au dos est un imprimé journal de chez Moda, aussi dans un style retro. J’adore cet imprimé mais je trouve difficile de l’intégrer dans un top et j’ai donc décidé de l’utiliser comme doublure et dos pour différents projets.

Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt - On the ladder

You can read here a post I wrote last year about the beginning of this project.
Vous pouvez lire ici un article que j’ai écrit à propos du début de ce projet.

Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt with improv curves - On the sofa

I wanted to make a black and white striped binding for a long time and was just waiting for the right project 🙂 As usual I ran out of fabric and had to add turquoise scraps on top and bottom of the quilt. And as often when I have to deal with lack of fabric I think the result is more interesting …
J’avais envie de faire un binding rayé noir et blanc depuis longtemps et j’attendais juste le bon projet pour le faire 🙂 Comme d’habitude, j’ai manqué de tissu et j’ai dû ajouter des scraps turquoise en haut et en bas du quilt. Et comme souvent quand je dois faire face à un manque de tissu, je trouve le résultat plus intéressant …

Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt with improv curves - Photo shoot outside

I quilted an even grid all over using mostly a mustard yellow thread. On the side borders, the vertical lines are in light turquoise and I worked with a slightly different spacement.
J’ai quilté une grille régulière sur l’ensemble, en utilisant principalement un fil jaune moutarde. Sur les bordures latérales, les lignes verticales sont en turquoise et j’ai travaillé avec un espacement un peu différent.

Luna Lovequilts - Retro - Close-up on quilting - Aurifil thread on Essex Linen fabric

Ages ago … we were used to walk around this lake with the kids and they always wanted to be seated on this tree trunk. Nowadays I walk my quilts … :-))
Il y a quelques années … nous avions l’habitude de marcher autour de ce lac avec les enfants et ils voulaient toujours s’asseoir sur ce tronc. Maintenant je promène mes quilts … :-))

Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt with improv curves - Photo shoot outside

Beautiful reflections in the water aka the calm before the rain … 
Magnifiques reflets dans l’eau, ou le calme avant la pluie …

Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt with improv curves - Lac Brenet

My helper carefully folding the quilt after the photo shoot !

Mon aide pliant soigneusement le quilt après la séance photo !
Luna Lovequilts - Retro, a finished quilt with improv curves - Photo shoot outside
This project was #3 on my list for quarter #1 of 2018 Finish-Along.
Ce projet était le #3 sur ma liste pour le trimestre #1 du Finish-Along 2018.
I am linking up with 
Patty at Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal
Kelly for NTT 
and Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday

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29 thoughts on “Retro – A finished quilt

  1. I love this quilt so much! I'm so glad to see it finished. My style is very retro too so it's no wonder I love the colors you picked. It was brilliant to add that black/white striped fabric because it adds so much to the overall look. That crosshatching quilting design gives it such wonderful texture.

  2. Beautiful quilt! I wondered about the binding choice, and was so glad you explained what you did and why. Very interesting, I do the same and agree, the end result is usually better.

  3. Encore une fois je suis sous le charme de tes créations. Les couleurs que tu as utilisées me parlent beaucoup, je trouve que cela le rend très moderne, contrairement à son nom.

  4. So beautiful Sophie – the colours seem to be drawn from the landscape! I really love the stripes too. What a great finish, congratulations 🙂

  5. Gosh. I love this SO much!! What lovely use of color (and brown!!) and how you incorporated that stripe. Inspired all the way!

  6. Congratulations on a wonderful finish. The mustard blends so well with the hillside in your final shot. I like the way you inserted the turquoise and blue into the binding of your quilt. Deliberately lining it up for the top and bottom sides adds to your design. I must remember that. Thanks.

  7. Non seulement tu es douée pour faire les quilts, mais en plus tu l'es pour les présenter chez toi ou dans la nature! Les tons de ce quilt vont vraiment bien avec les couleurs de cette nature en fin d'hiver. Je suis d'accord avec toi, ce biais en trois tissus est une réussite!

  8. I absolutely love this quilt. The colors, the quilting – great job! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  9. This quilt is just amazing. I like the colors, the quilting and the striped binding. I especially like the colors in the binding along with the stripes. It just adds a little something to the whole quilt. Nicely done!

  10. Hi Sophie. I really like the colours. I also like the cross hatch quilting you have done, very effective. I just found your site and am enjoying it a lot. Thanks for sharing your journey,

  11. Sophie, this quilt is marvelous! The colors are nice on that perfect background for it, and the back newsprint fabric works very nicely. LOVE what you did for the binding. And what a fantastic photo op area! I'd be taking my quilts for the walk, too. 🙂

  12. Thank you so much Mary Lynn ! I tried a couple of cotton battings and my favourite is Quilters Dream Cotton. ps : your email address is hidden and I hope you'll get my answer anyway !

  13. Is your background a linen? It's lovely! I love your color choices and the improv. On behalf of the Finish-A-Long crew, congrats on the finish and thank you for joining in!

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