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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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

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I love how the quilting looks on the back too.

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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.

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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. 

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

17 comments:

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.
Saludos,
Yasmin

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
Josefina
tijerasycuchara.wordpress.com

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: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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