Finished Hope Valley Quilt

I finished the Hope Valley quilt I was working on, and it’s been successfully gifted to its recipient for Christmas!  I managed to use a bit of each of my fat quarters from the entire line, plus a bunch of stash solids and other patterns in similar colorways.  I ended up using ivory sashing and a grey back with a teal binding.

Here’s the new quilt just chillin’ beneath my (Inside A Black Apple) porcupine prints, which I adore:

Here’s the front:

I think the back is my favorite of all!  I’m loving the light gray, and blues combo:

Hope all of you that celebrate Christmas had a great one!  We just returned from a trip to Maine that was lovely as always and featured excellent company, awesome food (including as many, many sweets), an entertaining 3-year-old with a train obsession, fun present-giving and -receiving, and an all-around rejuvenating, relaxing time.

Tonight we got home and went to see Sherlock Holmes, which was witty and cute and felt all blockbustery with its filming and costumes and sets.  I now desire a stagecoach, two horses, and my very own cobblestone street to ride on.  Guess I have something to wish for for next Christmas!

Posted by robyn on December 28th, 2009 under crafts, sewing

20 Responses to “Finished Hope Valley Quilt”

  1. Sharon Betts Says:

    Check out the rest of the story.

    It is a beautiful piece of art and I am sooo lucky!
    Thank you.

  2. robyn Says:

    Sharon, that is too funny!!

  3. Lisa Clarke Says:

    Oh my gosh, that is just beautiful! Gorgeous fabrics. And I am so jealous of your quilting ability, with all of those delicious puckers.

  4. Krystyn Says:

    wow wee…that is a HUGE quilt AND you did that in lightning speed! I am envious!!

    It looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    .-= Krystyn´s last blog ..2010 To Do List =-.

  5. monica Says:

    Beautiful quilt!!

  6. Jana Says:

    love this! so inspiring!

  7. leigh Says:

    I didn’t love this line when it came out. But I LOVE it in this quilt. The perfect use of the whole line if you ask me!
    .-= leigh´s last blog ..Henrietta’s new cousin =-.

  8. Norma Boyd Says:

    Interesting site I plan to return to view often.

  9. robyn Says:

    Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments! You are too kind! <3

  10. robyn Says:

    Hi Norma, Thanks for your visit! I’m so glad you stopped by!


  11. robyn Says:

    Leigh, I had the same thought, actually, when the line came out. It all looked pretty in pictures, but then when I got it, I was unsure about big parts of it… I bought the entire line just for fun, and planned to use just the blues, but then lo and behold, this entire line quilt thing happened! I am really quite pleased with how it turned out! Thanks for the encouragement!


  12. robyn Says:

    Thank you, Jana!

  13. robyn Says:

    Thanks, Monica!

  14. robyn Says:

    Lisa, those puckers are totally worth all of the effort! I also love how that quilting style produces a nice and firm, substantial-feeling quilt. Just takes a lot of time, and incidentally, a LOT of thread, which I almost ran out of (on Xmas day, when no stores would have been open and I was giving it to someone the NEXT day)! Phew!


  15. Amanda Elizabeth Says:

    This is so so so gorgeous!!!!!
    .-= Amanda Elizabeth´s last blog ..{*~1.26~*} =-.

  16. Rosanna White Says:

    i love this quilt! any chance you’d be willing to share what the other fabrics are? they really make this quilt come alive! good job!

  17. Stacy Thompson Says:

    I also love this quilt. Did you quilt this with the 440?

  18. robyn Says:

    Hi Stacy,

    Yep, this one was done 100% by the 440! Thanks for the note.


  19. robyn Says:

    Rosanna, this note back to you is way, way, way, WAY later than your initial comment about the Hope Valley quilt (sorry!), but here’s a list of fabrics I used: Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy (a couple of fabric – some teal on the back, the white background with circles and daisies), Amy Butler’s Belle (dark blue with teal paisley), as well as some other Amy Butler yellow/green large loopy fabric in the yellow/green blocks, and some solids from my stash. I’ve also tagged them on Flickr so you can see which ones I mean ( Check it out! -Robyn

  20. Laurie Says:

    Hi! I’m kinda late here but I just bought the whole Hope Valley fabric line and I love your quilt! Is this a pattern or how did you do it?

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