Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Grellow and Blue in Love


 I can hardly believe I finished two quilts in January! The binding was completed late last night and I couldn't wait this morning to run outside in my bathrobe in between rain showers to take a few pictures. I apologize for the many photos in this post, but this quilt is my new favorite and I could not resist.


It was started over a year ago when I pulled a stack of grey, gold, blue and cream fabrics for a bee project and fell in love with the color palette. I knew immediately I needed a quilt using those prints. Inspiration struck in the form of Denyse Schmidt's Drunk Love pattern. I knew I wanted to go for something a bit more free form though, so this was made all on the fly with no pattern involved. Just slightly off-kilter log cabin blocks with no precise measuring involved except in the finished block size (12.5 inches).


It was so much fun to play with so many beloved prints from my stash. During the first few years of learning I made most of my quilts from one designer line of prints. Now I'm having even more fun choosing my own stacks and creating combinations. This quilt includes favorite prints from Heather Ross, lots of Denyse Schmidt, Uptown, Modern Meadow, Momo, Cosmo Cricket, a smattering of japanese lovelies and lots more.


I quilted it in an organic swirl pattern on my home machine (Bernina QE440). It's not perfect but I think it turned out pretty well. The backing is a Robert Kaufman Monaluna print I scored for $7 a yard on sale with a pieced strip using leftover scraps. I bound it with a Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley Prairie Rose I had on hand.


The quilt was originally going to be a king size for our bed, but in the end I stopped at a nice 70x70 to use on our family room sofa.


This one is going to get lots of snuggling for sure.



27 comments:

  1. I love it. Congratulations on your finishes!! What a great way to start 2012.

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  2. Megan, this quilt is just beautiful. Wow! I love how all the different fabrics make it so interesting to look at besides it just being a beautiful quilt.

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  3. So gorgeous! Love the colours.

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  4. This quilt is so beautiful! I love the colors and the mix of prints. I'm impressed that you finished 2 quilts in January, nice work! :)

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  5. I had fun looking at all these lovely fabrics in your lovely quilt! Wonderful combos!

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  6. It's beautiful! Way to go on 2 big finishes!

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  7. I just love it! Congratulations on your finish! :)

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  8. It's such a beautiful quilt. I truly love this. The fabrics, the colors, the quilting, everything is wonderful!

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  9. it's gorgeous! Hooray for it being done!

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  10. Its really pretty! Fantastico!!! Congrats on productivity!! A little jealous here. I'm off to a VERY slow start!!

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  11. This is gorgeous! And I love all the photos - great to see the different details & prints. That quilt deserves to be snuggled lots!

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  12. Looks very snuggly indeed!! Beautiful quilt!!

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  13. Yes, oh yes, Megan! This is one lovely quilt. Like, you know, it's classically lovely. So exciting to see you back in the sewing saddle. Hooray!

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  14. Ooooh! It's gorgeous! I love it!

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  15. Congrats on 2 quilts done in a month! This is so pretty!!

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  16. It's fantastic!! I love the prints you chose and the colors - they are some of my favorites. How great to have them all in one place!!

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  17. Different colors are strips look so gorgeous.Blue,Gold color square look so beautiful in this strips.

    Garages

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  18. Congrats on such a beautiful quilt. I love your mix of prints.

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  19. This is amazing!!! And it is beyond me how anyone could finish two quilts in a month...I am impressed!!!

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  20. Absolutely love this quilt! You should totall link up to our 12 Quilts in '12 Challenge! http://safieh.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/12-quilts-in-12-january-link-up/

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous! I know what you mean about sticking with one designer fabric line the first few years of quilting! lol. Congrats on you finish!

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  22. This is so gorgeous. I remember when you first blogged about this. It looks so fabulous now it's all complete!

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  23. It look amazing.Color combination are look so creative and fabulous in this fabrics.Thanx to share with us.

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  24. Love this quilt! we would love to feature you on Quiltstory, email back if that is okay. Can't find a contact on your blog. Thanks!

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  25. Beautiful quilt! Love the color combo, and the little wonky bits here and there :)

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