Friday, June 10, 2011

Solid Doors

I wanted to show you a little more of my quilt from the quilt show.  I am totally crazy for this quilt and love that every inch of it is Kona solids, my favorite.  The pattern for this quilt is from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine April 2010 issue.


I made the top back at a retreat last year and I set it aside, not sure how I wanted to quilt it and fearing that I would ruin it. 


I got up the nerve to quilt it after trying out the technique on the mini version that I made and sent off to New Zealand for the Doll Quilt Swap.


For the back I used one from every color I used on the front (except the teal sashing) to make a rainbow.  They are varying heights but they are all the same width.  I sat down and sketched out my design on paper, figured out some measurements, and then went for it.  I love how it turned out. 


I wished there was some way to have the back showing at the quilt show.  


I love how the quilting looks on the back too.


I knew this quilt needed a wow binding so I used my Faux Piped Binding Tutorial to give the binding this pop of color.  Because the quilt is big, I wanted that pop of color to really show so I cut my accent strips 2” wide instead of 1 3/4” like it states in the tutorial.


I have been so happily surprised to the overwhelming response to my Faux Piped Binding tutorial.  I love hearing about how it has worked for you and seeing the beautiful quilts you have made using the technique.   I am more than happy for you to continue to share it with your friends and to link to my tutorial on your blogs. 




Thanks for letting me share my latest favorite finished quilt with you!


Karen said...

Wow, that's stunning! I loved your mini version too! The back is great, I might make a front in that style! :o)

Linda said...

That is absolutely beautiful!!! Great job!

Suzanne said...

You did a great job!

thea said...

Stunning is the perfect word for this quilt! I love the binding -- I love the whole thing, the binding is the icing on the cake. I haven't tried the Faux Piped Binding yet, but it's on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

traceyjay said...

Oh my gosh this quilt is gorgeous! (and quite photogenic too I must say). Beautiful. :)

*karendianne. said...

This quilt is pure delight. For real, friend. For real. It makes a person happy when looking at it.

LynCC said...

Wonderful, wonderful quilt - front *and* back~! Thank you for sharing. :D

Susie (aka Three Boys Farm Mama) said...

LOVE it!!! Well done!

JCnNC said...

What a wonderful quilt - I love the Kona solids. The tutorial on the piped binding I am sure has gone around the world. I certainly did my best to share it - and have used it a couple of times. Thank you for your kind and genrous nature. Judy C sends her best.

manos de chicureo said...

Me encantó. Te quedó muy contemporáneo y hermoso. El revés del quilt está de todo mi gusto también. Buena idea.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I really love it. Is it called a paint box? Because that is what it reminds me of. Like coming home with a fresh new paintbox before it gets used and icky. I used to wipe mine out so it would stay pretty but it wasn't the same. This quilt will always look fresh and new! I love it.

Stanton Blog said...

I love the way you quilted it!

peepla said...

Nice! Very nice!

Josefina said...

I like your work, they are beautiful.
I congratulate them
happy weekend

cozy said...

so beautiful!!!

Kelly said...

I love this quilt and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like:

Kelly said...

I love this quilt - it's just yummy! I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like:

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