Posts in the Finished Quilts category

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Finally finished up this little quilt! I love it. The quilting looks like it was randomly done, but it wasn’t. Each line follows along the edge of a different triangle… This was one of those quilting situations where you really aren’t sure you’re doing the right thing as it’s happening, but the end result is fantastic. I’m really happy with the overall effect!

Here’s the back:

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I took a quick video of it for Instagram and thought I’d post it here too!

Tomorrow I’m headed up to Sisters, Oregon a week to teach and speak! I’m so looking forward to it. I should be a wonderful time. I’ll post all of the mini quilts I made for class samples soon!

Greater Than – Center City

I finished up my quilt that I made with Jay McCarroll‘s latest line, Center City. Of course I included lots of solids too to really make those prints shine!

Center City Greater Than

It’s a different spin on this same idea…Lots more improv piecing this time around.

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The more time I spend quilting the more I’m realizing that I like repeating some main design elements. But I think there’s something to be said for exploring a theme for a bit… I like each one a bit more than the previous!

Center City Greater Than - Back

For the back I used some big pieces of the same line.

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Of course there’s loads of straight-line quilting and I also bound in my favorite print of the line.  I so, so love the binding on this one. It’s so nice to get another quilt finished up!

Another quilt that I had hanging at QuiltCon was this group quilt, made by the members of Bee Imaginative. I have posted about what inspired these blocks here.

Bee Imaginative Quilt

I finished it up by quilting the backgroud with dense straight lines. Then I went back and filled in the piecing with straight lines in the opposite direction that are set further apart.

Bee Imaginative Quilt detail

I am so happy to have finished up this quilt. I often put my bee blocks to the side with every intention of putting them together into a top, and suddenly two years have passed and I still haven’t found the time… Thrilled to get to use this wonderful quilt!

Bias

I was proud to have quilts hanging in the QuiltCon show.  One of them was Bias which I’ve posted about a couple of times while it was in progress.

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The quilting on this is all straight line, echoing the piecing design. It took foreeeever, as this dense straight line quilting always does. Good thing there was a deadline to get it finished because it was hard to get it done!

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I think that this quilt is a nice balance of clean, uncomplicated design, while also having interest. I’m really happy with it!

In a Sea of Blue finished!

Remember this idea? Well I got this commission finished up about a week ago. My first finish of 2013.

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It’s a big queen sized quilt. And look, I’m taking a flat photo of it! Very exciting stuff. This is because for Christmas my husband got me a great photography set up for my big quilts.

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Until the day comes that I have some fabulous enormous studio space where I can shoot my big quilts, this will be my set up! I need to figure out a better clip and hang system than the clothes hangers but I will… and then I’m hoping that I get the gumption to take it different places beyond my sister’s back yard.

Here’s a detail of the quilt after I’d washed it (these first photos are before I washed it) and it got that nice crinkle. I’d say that the colors are truest in this photo.

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The orange is Kona flame and boy is it bright! But in this sea of blue it works. I was thinking about using negative space differently in this quilt… sorta like I pieced it with all of the blue. I know it doesn’t really read that way, but it’s an idea I hope that I find more time time to explore in the future!