Thursday, August 3, 2017

It's the Ernie Interruptus Quilt's Turn To Be Finally Finished

I made and finished this quilt while I was waiting for the birth of my first granddaughter, Micah in March, and previously posted about the inspiration, stats and the thinking behind the making of this quilt, you can read the post here.  It only took me four months to finally quilt it and I was probably working off the adrenalin from quilting the Dear Tula Pink quilt last week.
I backed this Ernie Quilt with some of the few remaining yardage I have of the Ikea Nummer fabric which I dearly love and only use it for my modern quilts which are Nummer worthy.  If I could be granted one quilting wish, it would be for Ikea to bring back this fabric because it is so perfect for backings.  As you can see, I did straight line quilting along each strip row with intermittent diagonal quilting. The quilt feels so nice and soft.
This is the fourth quilt in the Ernie Quilt series I made which was inspired by Mr. Quilt Muse himself, Ernie Jo Mauer, the American Farm Tiger owned by Mary Etherington, Country Threads, who also made the first Ernie quilt, you can read the post here.  The Ernie Quilts are stripe blocks made with 2.5" strips which can be made any size depending on the fabric or jelly roll you may have.  This is one of my favorite patterns since I can use my die-cutter to make the strips and also a great way to use up stash and scraps.
These are the other three "Ernie" quilts I've made and you can see this pattern is so versatile and can be made with modern, traditional, reproduction, etc. fabrics.   I have other "Ernie" quilts lined up to make which I can't wait to make--I have some new Cotton+Steel prints in my stash--whoo-hoo!

I'll wait until the next post to give an update to my Minus 100 yards Challenge. I thought I finally stopped shopping but then Crazy Mom's new fabric line "Emma & Myrtle" came out and I had to buy the four yards I just had to have now which should be arriving soon.  Hopefully I can get some quilt tops done to reduce the stash down before then.

Linking up with:
My Quilt Infatuation: Needle and Thread Thursday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict:  Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?
Busy Hands Quilts:  Finish Or Not Friday
Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework: Oh Scrap
Main Crush Monday

14 comments :

  1. This quilt turned out great, and now I am lusting after the Nummer fabric! What die cutter do you use? Am thinking of one, but haven't committed just yet. Gotta finish putting the studio back together (move to a smaller apartment and house sale in Sept!) before I add anything new. I really like the diagonal quilting every once in awhile as a nice way to break up the horizontal quilting.

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  2. Rose another beautiful quilt here. I need to check out your other Ernie quilts.

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  3. I love this quilt and I love the backing fabric! "I thought I was done shopping" made me laugh out loud because, seriously, are we ever done fabric shopping?? Hahaha. There's always another piece that we need, right?? Nice finish for the week, Rose!

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  4. I love, love, love this quilt! The fabrics are so beautiful, do I spy some Alison Glass in there? It is a gorgeous combination with the lighter background fabrics ... and that backing with the text, is just perfect! This is a perfect quilt. I love it. I think I need to make one.

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  5. Hi Rose,
    I love this quilt - AND especially the backing. Who knew IKEA ever had fabric? Is there anything they don't have??! All of these quilts just look so different - who would ever suspect they are from the same pattern. Stop shopping?? Who would ever do that - then you would have NO stash. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  6. Another great finish Rose! You certainly have a knack of bringing out the best in fabric with your simple but striking designs! I've never like the feel and weight of that IKEA fabric. I've used it a couple of times and find it doesn't baste well, shifting and not adhering with fabric spray properly. I stopped buying it for that reason. I think it was in my local IKEA up until a couple of months ago. I wish I'd known you loved it, I'd have gladly added to your stash!!!

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  7. This is really fabulous. I am tempted to copy, but in plums and gray... can you tell me the length of your 2.5" strips. I love the proportions of your squares here.

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  8. A great finish! And I love your other versins too, such a versatile pattern!

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  9. It's really a great quilt and the backing is so cool. I need to go back and read about your Minus 100 Yards Challenge. That sounds good to me!

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  10. Well, now I'm going to have to look up the Ernie pattern -- what a great way to use up fabric "families." I just used up fabric that I rationed and rationed. (Well, there are some scraps to cherish. )

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  11. Congratulations on a fabulous finish, however long it took you. Love the simplicity. Great for using up scraps. And the best part - It is very modern.

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  12. Rose, your Ernie quilts are beautiful. As is Mr. Ernie, I do believe he has "double paws"?!!

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  13. This quilt really caught my eye. I love everything about it including the great fabrics you used! A wonderful finish.

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