Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Patched Quilt - Finish


I finished my 3rd quilt of 2013 this week.  Part of my plan for 2013 was to make more big quilts and I have accomplished that.  Of course, the bigger the quilt, the more time it takes and the more difficult it is to photograph since I can't hang it on the wall and my 18 month old is a just a little too short to hold it up for display!

 
My original idea for this quilt was to do all scrappy rectangles from my stash and scraps bin.  However, as I was working on the first few rows, it reminded me too much of my scrappy trip along since I was using most of the same fabrics so I decided to add in the Kona oyster to make it a little different from that.  But instead of having large pieces of the solid fabric, I cut the Kona into strips and added a low volume or light color rectangle of fabric to each strip (which is why I called it Patched.)  Of course, now it just reminds me of this quilt which is made with fabrics from my stash plus Kona snow.


I backed the quilt in some cozy flannel.


And I machine stitched the binding again (which you can see in this pic I took while my husband was resting during the 5 minute photo shoot!)



My first thought was to just add some light quilting.  At the bottom of the quilt, I just quilted some wavy lines and some large clamshells but then when I got to the solid fabric, I remembered that I wanted to try this stitch that Marta used recently which was inspired by Denyse Schmidt and I loved it.  When I got to the middle scrappy section, I did more wavy lines and clamshells but then I finished the entire top half of the quilt with the scrolls.  It is such a fun stitch to do and I really like the way it looks - even though mine is very wonky and uneven.  


And surprising I didn't use gray thread for this one!  I used Aurifil 50 weight in color 2309 - it is more of a beige/off-white color and it blended so nicely with the Kona Oyster as well as all the other colors in this quilt.

Next up:  some spring/summer dresses for my daughters and then I'm excited to get back to tackling the Farmer's Wife blocks.

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts.


43 comments:

  1. I just love this! The low volume bricks sprinkled throughout are the perfect touch.

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  2. Fabulous quilt! I love the way you quilted it. And the low volume rectangles really are a nice touch :)

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  3. LOVE it!! It looks extra fab against the wall (what a great wall!) - red/white bricks, brightly coloured bricks.

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  4. Wow, I seriously love this. The colors are just perfect.

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  5. Beth, this is absolutely gorgeous! The quilting is so beautiful against that solid white, and I love the way the prints work together. Another triumph!!

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  6. Another beautiful finish! I absolutely love the colors of the patchwork and the quilting is perfect. Gorgeous quilt!

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  7. It's really really pretty Beth - I just love it! I love the look of the Kona Oyster too :)

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  8. Looks great Beth. The oyster Kona was a brilliant choice!, I love the photos with that awesome brick wall. I got a laugh out of your husband having to take a rest...it is so exhausting holding up a quilt!!

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  9. This quilt is very pretty! I really like how you added the low volume pieces to the oyster sections. Just lovely!

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  10. This turned out beautiful. I love backing my quilts with flannel. They make them so soft, warm, and cozy:) Your quilting is just beautiful.

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  11. So pretty Beth! The quilting must have taken you forever? Bigger quilts are on my list for this year. Soon!

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  12. What a great quilt. Simple design but really striking!

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  13. Gorgeous! I wish I had more hours in the day, so many things to make!! :o)

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  14. this is really beautiful. i really love the simplicity of the rectangles combined with the colorfulness of the scrappy look

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  15. Beth, you can do no wrong in my eyes. Everything you make seems to take my breath away. And thank you for linking up with me! Did you end up marking your lines before you quilted or did you do it freehand? It looks so great!

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  16. beautiful! Love all those scrappy rectangles, low volume + solid spaces, and the quilting is wonderful. What a great quilt.

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  17. Really love this! What another great way to use up some scraps. I love the way you changed up the quilting. I feel the same way with the scraps, you just seem to keep seeing them in each quilt. They keep coming! Great finish!

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  18. Beth this is gorgeous and your quilting looks fabulous!!
    Amanda

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  19. It's a gorgeous quilt, and I love the quilting! Great job :-)

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  20. Beautiful quilt! I love the quilting! I can't wait to have a quilt to bind. I really want to try the glue and machine bind tutorial.

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  21. I love those bricks - and especially against the bricks in the wall. I also like the way you added some neutral bricks in the background. Nice touch.

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  22. Lovely quilt Beth!! It's amazing how something so simple can look so stunning. Less is best!! Right?!

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  23. I love it. I love the colors and how you did the sections/blocks

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  24. It is a beautiful quilt! I really like how you added a few prints in the middle of the solid. I love the scroll quilting too!

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  25. It is so beautiful and snuggly looking! I love the oyster color and the quilting adds such great texture! Does your husband whine about his arms being tired about 10 seconds after holding a quilt up for photos? Mine does!

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  26. This is lovely! Nice job. :)

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  27. Congrats on finishing 3 quilts already this year. You must be very excited. This quilt is gorgeous and I love your swirling quilting.

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  28. this quilt is really beautiful, Beth!

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  29. Such wonderful quilting! Beautiful all around.

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  30. I didn't realize this has Shelbourne Falls in it but now I do;). Good luck! It really is a beautiful quilt.

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  31. I can't believe it took me almost a month to see this. I am so behind on reading and blogging! Anyway, I love it. I like how you separated the patchwork with oyster, it definitely makes the colors stand out. And it looks so cozy. Where does it live?

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  32. I love this! Especially the random strips of lights, they keep catching my eye. Great quilting... I'd love to cuddle up in it!

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  33. Love the colors. And the quilting is beautiful!

    I can relate to difficulty photographing larger quilts. I live a alone and sometimes it takes a lot of creativity to get a decent photo depending on weather/quilt size/availability of friends to be quilt holders. Your distressed brick wall is a very cool background though!

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  34. my goodness, it's fantastic! I like the pops of navy mixed in with the lighter colors as well as the kona you added. and the quilting looks wonderfully crinkly. what a cozy quilt!

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  35. Beautiful quilt! I linked over here from Rachel's blog Stitched in Color. I just love the way you used up all those wonderful scraps and added some interest and texture to your solid.

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  36. So simple, yet GORGEOUS! Great finish.

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  37. What a stunningly beautiful quilt....simple yet well thought-out and just enough color. I'm really impressed with the low volume pieces in the solid sections. Most people (myself included) would have taken the fast, easy way. This is so much better!

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