Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pink and Orange for Kat

I've got a fun finish to share today and it's another super-sized one (I wrote about my super-sized Spiraled last week).  About a year ago, I read this blog post on the Sew Mama Sew website and loved the colours as well as the design of this mini so much, I saved it.

When I purchased a bundle of Amanda Jean Nyberg's Good Neighbors fabric collection, I remembered that blog post and decided I needed to use my new fabric on a blown-up version of that mini quilt.

The original size of the design is 24" square so I multiplied the size by 3.  In my version, each block is 12" x 18", making the finished size 72" square.


I added some Michael Miller fat quarters to my Good Neighbors bundle along with other fabrics I had in my stash.  I just love the end result.  The colours are bright, but everything just works so nicely together thanks to the grey and the white.

I pieced the backing with a bunch of fabrics I had in my stash and the binding is a lot of pink, orange and grey scraps I had.


For the quilting, I went with straight lines - some of them about 1" apart and others only about 1/4" apart.  I really like the texture it's giving the quilt.


You can't really tell in the pictures because the difference is extremely subtle, but I used a different colour of thread in each of the columns - white, grey, pink and orange.  It isn't glaring, but it adds a little bit of interest to the quilt when you look at it in person.


As soon as this quilt is washed and dried, it's going to live with my friend Kat who's moving soon and has been through a bit of a tough time lately.  I'm hoping the bright and happy colours will put a big smile on her face.

This is project number 6 on my Q1 FAL list.  I'm really excited about all of the WIPs I'm finally getting done!  Yay!


I will also be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Jennifer's for TGIFF.

Izzy


21 comments:

  1. I do love a supersized quilt block and this turned out lovely! I like the matchstick quilting bit. I'll share on our FAL fb page, ok? You've done great with your finishes!

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  2. I love this quilt! The colors are so beautiful together, and the quilting really adds fantastic texture. Wonderful work!!

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  3. I am sure Kat will have a smile from ear to ear!! I love this quilt. Great idea to blow up the design. Lovely fabrics and colors. Great job!!

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  4. That is a beautiful quilt. I love the colors you have used. It seems like a very good pattern for showing off beautiful fabrics. I love how you have used the quilting to add texture and dimension.

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  5. Oh I love the brightness of this quilt, Izzy! Super fun!!

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  6. I absolutely love this quilt! I just cut into my Good Neighbors fabric too. You sure have had a lot of finishes this year already. Thanks for the motivation!

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  7. Oh I love it!! Gorgeous colours and fabrics. I'm sure Kat will love it! Xx

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  8. Bright, modern, and fun. What's not to love.
    Smiles from
    Kate

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  9. Fun quilt - your quilting is wonderful!

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  10. I think the quilting is my favourite part. I might steal that idea!

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  11. I love the simple graphic nature of this quilt and think it would make a great donation quilt. I love your version..the fabrics work quite well with the pattern.

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  12. I love this!! That texture one the quilting is so fun! I'll have to try that. I love the subtle thread change. I did that once and it creates movement without being in your face. Great finish!

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  13. Very Modern and the colors are just perfect. I love this simple design where the fabric gets to shine. Your simple but very elegant quilting adds extra class to the quilt.
    Preeti.
    http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

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  14. Don't you love how quickly a quilt top comes together when you make such large blocks? Gives you time for awesome teeny tiny quilting like that! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  15. It's great! I love the pink and orange together. Never thought to mix those two colours.

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  16. Wow! Juste wow! Moi aussi je vais peut-être te "piquer" ton idée pour le piquage. Bravo!

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  17. Great colour combination and fab finish!

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  18. Very nice. I like how the different spaced straight lines give such a cool texture to the quilt.

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  19. This is beautiful. I've always loved pink and orange together and the gray is an inspired addition.

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  20. I love this quilt, such a great graphic design when the blocks are made large like this. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

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