Thursday, 11 April 2013

TGIFF! - Su{Brrr}nova

O Happy Day! Welcome to this week's TGIFF!, where every finish deserves a celebration.

I'm excited to share my finished Su{Brrr}nova! I have to admit that I was starting to wonder if this day would ever come. LOL!

Lee's Supernova QAL has been on my bucket list ever since I started cruising the blogosphere two years ago.

I picked up a fat quarter bundle of Laurie Wisbrun's Brrr! last year from Mad About Patchwork and after patting it for way too long, I thought it might be fun to do a Supernova with the line. I added some white for the background and some additional coordinating fabrics, hoping that this colourway might make the supernova look a little like snowflakes.

Those polar bears were clearly calling out to be the block centres -- they are too cute!

So what's with the name? Well, Supernova + Brrr! = Su{Brrr}nova. The hubster prefers to call it the Coca Cola quilt. He's so funny.

I've been trying out some different battings lately, looking for a thicker, but still quiltable batting -- it's cold here in the winter! I decided to try Quilter's Dream Cotton - Select. I liked that it came in a package so I could keep it thread free. It quilted beautifully. We'll see about the warmth factor. I think I'll get to test it out tonight because it's supposed to snow here -- yeah, crazy, I know.
Su{Brrr}nova - Front 
This baby is quilted with almost 1,000 meters of white Aurifil #2021; I only have one bobbin full left. I did peacock feathers in the snowflakes/stars, double fan thingies in between the snowflakes/stars and wind/water swirls in the border. Although I had to pause frequently, it was excellent physiotherapy for my wrist. LOL!

Su{Brrr}nova - Front
The binding is the stripe from the Brrr! line. I absolutely love the binding. It reminds me a little of a candy cane or peppermint candy.



Quiltography: "Su{Brrr}nova," by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, 60" by 60", 2013.

Happy dance!

39 comments:

  1. Simply stunning, M-R! Makes me want to make another Supernova so I can play with the quilting like you did.

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  2. Awesome job M-R. Look forward to seeing it in person.

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  3. Fantastic work M-R....the color is so very nice; and I love your quilting.

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  4. Now THAT is some quilt! I can see why is was 1000m.

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  5. How gorgeous! Love it! Your quilting is just perfect.

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  6. Love the colors in this quilt and your quilting is PERFECT on it!

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  7. Nice colours and beautiful quilting. The colours remind me of the 3 colour/popsicle I used to love! Bleu-blanc-rouge!

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  8. Beautiful finish and your quilting is fantastic M-R!

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  9. I love everything about this quilt! And the quilting is amazing!!
    And the binding is a perfect finish!

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  10. Absolutely perfect M-R. Colours, design, quilting, binding, EVERYTHING! You are a super star. I hope you've sent a pic to Laurie Wisbrun. She will be beyond stoked. x

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  11. Beautiful quilt M-R! Love the fussy cut polar bears, and that stunning quilting! Gorgeous!

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  12. I so love that colour combination. I had just painted my studio with that turquoise but ended painting over with much lighter shade. Was not appreciated by everyone in the house! I need to make a quilt to hang up with that fabric. Great quilting too. Yeah we are getting snow here to in NS. Snow fall warning! Yikes!

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  13. M-R this is gorgeous! I am really getting more interested in the actual quilting now and not just the piecing. Your whole cloth back is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing such a beauty with all of us!

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  14. Awesome! I lové everything about this quilt! Great job M-R! Will it be in the show?

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  15. M-R, this quilt is fantastic! I love everything about it! :)

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  16. It's absolutely gorgeous! Well done on the finish. Must be very satisfying :)

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  17. Well done. Your chilly quilt is beautiful.

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  18. This is such a great quilt. I hope it's warm. Congrats on finishing it :)

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  19. Oooh, I want to see this in person! Absolutely LOVE the quilting! Will you bring it with you to the info meeting?

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  20. Incredible!! The quilting is just amazing and such a gorgeous quilt! Enjoy snuggling under it and hope it is lovely and warm :)

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  21. Awesome! I chuckled at the coca cola comment.

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  22. I've heard "the binding makes the quilt" but rarely see one as effective as yours here. You're right... it does look like a candy cane!

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  23. Absolutely fabulous! Your quilting is amazing! Love those colors and prints, everything!

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  24. Beautiful. What amazing quilting.

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  25. Absolutely positively stunning. WOW! Love it.

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  26. That is just lovely M-R, fantastic looking quilt!

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  27. This quilt is so awesome, M-R!! The colors, the quilting motifs, the adorable bears. . . Drooling over here :D

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  28. Hello Michèle-Renée,

    Your quilt is beautiful, such cheerful colours! I hope it keeps you nice and warm.

    I'm linking up for the first time today. I've had to stretch the rules - it's not something I finished this week, but a fortnight ago. I couldn't show it on the blog until it reached its new owner - let's just say a swap quilt isn't finished until it arrives!

    Love from England,
    Muv aka Lizzie Lenard

    PS. I'd gladly swap your snow for our wretched rain

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  29. You did an amazing job with the quilting ... love this quilt!

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  30. Coca-cola quilt! Hahaha.

    The quilting on this is absolutely stunning.

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  31. So beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

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  32. I just can't get over how beautiful this is! Fantastic work :)

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  33. Ohhhh. Swoon. This is AMAZING. And your quilting is perfection. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  34. It may be late but I have just seen this picture, very nice

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  35. Do you love Coke or Pepsi?
    SUBMIT YOUR ANSWER and you could get a prepaid VISA gift card!

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